Category: George Washington University

The George Washington University Announces Transformational $12.5 Million Gift Advancing Work on Religious Freedom

Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. MEDIA CONTACTS:Maralee Csellar: csellar@gwu.edu, 202-994-6460Amelia Thompson: athompson7@gwu.edu, 202-994-6460   WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2020)—President George Washington believed that there should be no religion dictated by the…

Vaccine Opposition Online Uniting Around ‘Civil Liberties’ Argument

Researchers found anti-vaccination discourse on Facebook increased in volume over the last decade, coalescing around the argument that refusing to vaccinate is a civil right (Illustration by Valerie Morgan/UMD) MEDIA…

Ancient Earthquake May Have Caused Destruction of Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri

Aerial view showing the Southern Storage Complex (SSC), the Northern Storage Complex (NSC; blue dashed box) and the trench (red dashed lines) MEDIA CONTACTS:For the George Washington University: Timothy Pierce;…

New Surgical Tools with Smart Sensors Can Advance Cardiac Surgery and Therapy

A conformal array of electrodes affixed to an inflated balloon catheter SUMMARYResearchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve…

Changing landscapes, changing diets

Casts of two key specimens: Paranthropus aethiopicus (left) and P. boisei (right). (Courtesy of Zeresenay Alemseged) A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents dietary shifts…

Tammy Baldwin, Jackie Speier, Christine Todd Whitman to Join GW Forum About Misogyny and Hate Speech on Social Media

MEDIA CONTACTS:  For GW: Jason Shevrin: jshevrin@gwu.edu, 202-994-5631 For IGC: Matt Dennis: mdennis@dc-crd.com, 703-615-1007   EVENT: A panel of women including U.S. and international lawmakers and other public figures will…

For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age

There is significant individual variation in how chimpanzees, like this one at Gombe National Park, experience pigment loss. (Photo: Ian C. Gilby) MEDIA CONTACTS:Timothy Pierce: tpie@gwu.edu, 202-994-5647Jason Shevrin: jshevrin@gwu.edu, 202-994-5631…

“Knock Codes” For Smartphone Security Are Easily Predicted, Researchers Say

The three most popular codes, as determined by researchers MEDIA CONTACTS:Timothy Pierce (GW): tpie@gwu.edu, 202-994-5647Deric Raymond (NJIT): draymond@njit.edu WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020)—Smartphone owners who unlock their devices with knock codes…

Adam Schiff, Mazie K. Hirono, Stacey Abrams to Join GW Forum on Social Media Disinformation and Election Interference

MEDIA CONTACTS:  For GW: Jason Shevrin: jshevrin@gwu.edu, 202-994-5631 For IGC: Matt Dennis: mdennis@dc-crd.com, 703-615-1007   EVENT: A forum featuring policymakers and other leaders from the U.S. and around the world…

Strainoptronics: A New Way to Control Photons

Artistic representation of a strain engineered 2D photodetector on silicon photonic circuit MEDIA CONTACTS:Timothy Pierce: tpie@gwu.edu, 202-994-5647Jason Shevrin: jshevrin@gwu.edu, 202-994-5631 SUMMARYResearchers discovered a new way to engineer optoelectronic devices by…