Mudskipper fish and tiger salamander

Fins and Limbs Tell Evolutionary Tale

January 16, 2020

How did our earliest ancestors take their first steps from water to land? GW Biology’s Sandy Kawano follows the trail of “walking fish” on their giant leaps for humankind.

A record from the Emigrant Savings Bank shows the names and occupations of depositors, including Peter J. Faye.

Illuminating Stories from a Famine

January 08, 2020

CCAS professor Tyler Anbinder’s latest project is the largest longitudinal research database of Irish Potato Famine immigrants in New York City.

Battery-Free Pacemakers Could Transform Cardiac Care

December 17, 2019

Researchers developed and tested a miniaturized, battery-free pacemaker that could improve future patient outcomes. 

CGIU 19-20

Six GW Students Selected for Clinton Global Initiative University

December 09, 2019

The 2020 CGI U cohort seeks to solve world problems on issues ranging from human rights to education.

Paella fall 2019

In Photos: Students Learn the Craft of Cooking Paella

December 09, 2019

In the last “World on a Plate” class of the semester, students met at the F Street House to learn how to make the Spanish rice dish from chef José Andrés.

Joan Meier

#FamiliesToo: Family Courts Discredit Women’s Abuse Allegations

December 02, 2019

A study by GW Law professor Joan Meier found that courts fail to protect children by favoring fathers in child custody battles despite a mother’s allegation of abuse.

(Left to right) Sylvain Guiriec, Thomas LeBlanc and Anne LeBlanc examine equipment in the Innovation Lab. (William Atkins/GW Tod

University Launches Innovation Lab to Create Interdisciplinary Solutions

December 02, 2019

Space in Corcoran Hall will be open to all members of the GW community.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Collaboration with China Is Critical to Achieving Climate Goals

November 15, 2019

SEAS Assistant Professor John Helveston published a commentary urging international cooperation on the development of low carbon energy technologies.

youth sports research

New Study Dispels Myths about What Makes Youth Sports Fun

November 14, 2019

Girls and boys alike say trying your best and working hard—as opposed to winning—are key to having fun.