Ruth Steinhardt's Stories



Image of the U.S. Capitol Building (Harrison Jones/GW Today)

IDDP Director: Social Media Abetted, but Didn’t Cause, Capitol Riots

January 11, 2021

Rebekah Tromble said that while social media helped unite far-right groups and spread disinformation, institutional support for the extremist cause made the insurrection possible.

Ethan Porter

GW All Access: Ethan Porter of the School of Media and Public Affairs

August 21, 2020

Dr. Porter teaches students to apply data science to political phenomena.

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.

The AFI Silver is a cultural destination in Silver Spring, Md.

Getting to Know the DMV: Takoma Park and Silver Spring

September 30, 2019

These two residential Maryland neighborhoods offer quirky atmospheres, delicious food, woodland walks and easy shopping for those looking for a quick trip out of town.

Holding a color in mind affects the perceived color of an image. (Dwight Kravitz)

What You Think Is What You See

July 16, 2019

New research by CCAS professor Dwight Kravitz shows that perception and working memory are deeply entangled.

Visitors gather around an installation at NEXT's opening reception. (Sydney Elle Gray/GW Today)

Corcoran Students Get Personal at NEXT

April 29, 2019

Annual thesis exhibition features art from graduating students in every medium.

Gabriel "Asheru" Benn discusses the importance of the arts in education with GSEHD's Maia Sheppard. (Harrison Jones/GW Today)

Art Is the Lesson for Rapper and Educator

April 22, 2019

Gabriel “Asheru” Benn discussed how to reach youth as part of GSEHD’s “Conversations that Matter” series.