GW Today Archives

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Adam Aviv

Mobile Device Security Is Key to Digital Future

December 02, 2019

Adam Aviv, a new SEAS associate professor, received a NSF CAREER award to research how users access and protect their mobile devices. 

Message from Grace Speights

November 27, 2019

To the George Washington University Community:

African American Financial Literacy

New Study Highlights Disparity in Black Financial Literacy

November 26, 2019

African Americans lag behind U.S. population as a whole in financial literacy and wellness, according to a GW report.

Thomas Campbell smiling with arms crossed standing by pillars

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

November 22, 2019

Museum leader recognized for generating appreciation of the textile arts

Marlon West visited the Corcoran to discuss the process of animating magical worlds. (William Atkins/GW Today)

Behind the Scenes of ‘Frozen 2’

November 21, 2019

Corcoran students previewed the likely winter blockbuster with a Disney animator who created its effects.

French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne

France’s Perspective on the State of Europe

November 21, 2019

French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne called for a sovereign European Union.

GRB 190114C

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

November 20, 2019

Two GW astrophysicists were among an international team that identified a previously unseen component of extreme stellar explosions.

Colonists trade with Wampanoag Indians at Martha’s Vineyard

Carving the Thanksgiving Story

November 20, 2019

History professor David J. Silverman’s new book takes a close look at how the traditional Thanksgiving story distorts facts about Native Americans.

Muriel Bowser

Mayor Muriel Bowser Discusses D.C.’s Future

November 20, 2019

During a George Talks Business Event, the mayor shared plans she has to attract businesses to D.C. and solve some of the problems the District is facing with affordability.

Heart and Vascular Institute Marks 10 Years of Care in Honduras

November 20, 2019

Every year a team of GW medical professionals travel to Honduras to implant pacemakers and defibrillators for patients in need. 

Sarala Duckworth

Elliott School Student Researches Childhood Vulnerabilities in Myanmar

November 19, 2019

Sarala Duckworth, a GW Undergraduate Research Award recipient, hopes to improve climate and conflict-based programming for at-risk youth in the Southeast Asian country.

Facebook study

Study of Vaccine-Related Facebook Ads Reveals Challenges for Public Health

November 19, 2019

The social media platform’s efforts to improve transparency have led to the removal of ads promoting vaccinations, a new paper finds.

Nikki Haley

Knowing the Power of Her Voice

November 19, 2019

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley discussed her book at GW’s Presidential Distinguished Event Series.

Thurston Hall

GW Leaders Thank Students for Patience Following Thurston Hall Evacuation

November 18, 2019

Thirteen rooms in Thurston Hall are being evaluated for water damage following a Friday fire.

GW Professor Hope Harrison, then a graduate student, visited the Berlin Wall at the time of its historic fall.

A Witness When the Berlin Wall Came Down

November 18, 2019

Professor Hope M. Harrison, who was in the city during the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, now studies the way it is remembered.