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News Releases

U.S. Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey

Lowey Receives GW Award For Congressional Leadership In Public Diplomacy

January 15, 2020

U.S. Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, received the George Washington University’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication’s (IPDGC) annual Walter Roberts Award for Congressional Leadership in Public Diplomacy.

GW Extremism Tracker: Four New Individual Identified in November for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

December 18, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 200, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

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Battery-Free Pacemaker Reduces Equipment to Size of a Dime

December 17, 2019

Research Alert: Researchers have developed and tested for the first time in vivo a miniaturized, battery-free pacemaker that supports optical and electrical multisite stimulation. The new device is powered wirelessly, omitting the weight and bulk associated with battery power, along with the need to replace or recharge, thereby allowing for indefinite operation.

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GW Experts Available to Speak for Holiday Stories

November 27, 2019

The George Washington University (GW) has various experts available to speak on topics related to the holidays, such as managing depression, handling physical and emotional stress, and maintaining

Dr. Thomas Campbell

Thomas P. Campbell Honored with George Hewitt Myers Award for Lifetime Achievement in Textile Arts

November 22, 2019

Museum leader Thomas P. Campbell received the George Hewitt Myers Award for lifetime achievement in furthering the field of textile arts. The Myers Award, named for The Textile Museum’s founder and presented by the board of trustees of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, is recognized internationally as the highest accolade in the field of textile arts. The award was presented at a museum celebration on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.

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Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light From a Gamma-ray Burst

November 20, 2019

An international team of researchers, including two astrophysicists from the George Washington University, has observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow that featured the highest energy photons—a trillion times more energetic than visible light—ever detected in a burst.

Facebook Vaccine Misinformation

Inoculating Against the Spread of Viral Misinformation

November 13, 2019

In the first study of public health-related Facebook advertising, newly published in the journal Vaccine, researchers at the University of Maryland, the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University show that a small group of anti-vaccine ad buyers has successfully leveraged Facebook to reach targeted audiences and that the social media platform’s efforts to improve transparency have actually led to the removal of ads promoting vaccination and communicating scientific findings.

Marie-Eve Celio to Lead New Textile Study Center at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

October 21, 2019

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum announced the appointment of Marie-Eve Celio as the academic coordinator for the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center.

Warren Leads Democratic Field, Also Preferred Second Choice for Sanders and Biden Voters

October 15, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic presidential field and is well positioned to pick up more support as other candidates drop out, according to a new edition of the GW Politics Poll.

GW Extremism Tracker: Two New Individual Identified in September for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

October 15, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 196, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

New Organization Invites Public to Pledge Commitment to American Ideals

September 18, 2019

Acclaimed advocate and academic Amitai Etzioni has launched the Patriotic Movement to encourage people to publicly pledge their commitment to core American ideals.

GW Extremism Tracker: Three New Individual Identified in August for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

September 16, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 194, according to updated research from GW’s Program on Extremism.

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Research Finds Extreme Elitism, Social Hierarchy Among Gab Users

September 01, 2019

Despite its portrayal as a network that “champions free speech,” users of the social media platform Gab display more extreme social hierarchy and elitism when compared to Twitter users, according to a new study published in the September edition of the online journal “First Monday.”

Luxury Textiles, Wall Hangings That Infused Beauty into Egyptian Interiors Now on Display at GW

August 29, 2019

Interest in interior design existed long before HGTV’s “Property Brothers” hit television screens. Textiles have played an important role in defining spaces and social experiences for centuries. An exhibition opening today organized by two D.C. institutions—the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, and Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection—showcases fabrics that once adorned homes in medieval Egypt.

Map of Global Hate Highways

First of Its Kind Mapping Model Tracks How Hate Spreads and Adapts Online

August 21, 2019

Researchers at the George Washington University developed a mapping model, the first of its kind, to track how online hate clusters thrive. They believe it could help social media platforms and law enforcement in the battle against hate online.