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Feb 21, 2017, 10:35 ET U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois to Deliver George Washington University Commencement Address

Combat veteran, Purple Heart recipient and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), M.A. '92, will deliver the George Washington University's commencement...


Jan 07, 2017, 05:00 ET Thomas LeBlanc Named 17th President of the George Washington University

The board of trustees of the George Washington University unanimously approved the appointment of Thomas J. LeBlanc as the university's 17th...


Dec 10, 2016, 05:24 ET GW Formally Launches New GW Cancer Center

The George Washington University formally launched the GW Cancer Center with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration the evening of...


Nov 21, 2016, 15:24 ET The George Washington University's New Test Optional Policy Helped Shape a More Diverse Freshman Class

A summer of 2015 decision to not require SAT or ACT scores for most students applying for admission at the George Washington University for...


May 04, 2016, 06:47 ET IFC, Milken Institute and the George Washington University Launch Capital Markets Certificate Program

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Milken Institute and the George Washington University today launched a first-of-its-kind graduate-level...


Mar 28, 2016, 18:18 ET U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey to Deliver George Washington University Commencement Address

 U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will deliver the George Washington University's commencement address before an audience of...


Feb 05, 2016, 10:00 ET The George Washington University Names Inaugural Director of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute

The George Washington University on Wednesday announced the selection of Kevin Pelphrey as the inaugural director of the university's Autism and...


Feb 04, 2016, 14:23 ET Undergraduate Applications to the George Washington University Rise by More Than 28 Percent

 The George Washington University has received a record number of admissions applications. University admissions officials report applications...


Mar 21, 2015, 10:47 ET The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Opens to the Public

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum welcomed its first visitors today. The newest cultural destination in the nation's...


Jun 24, 2014, 04:00 ET Solar Project to Bring Energy to Three D.C. Institutions

The George Washington University (GW), American University (AU) and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) announced Tuesday that they...


Jun 23, 2014, 13:27 ET The George Washington University Launches $1 Billion Philanthropic Campaign

 The George Washington University Friday publicly launched its largest fundraising campaign in the university's nearly 200-year...


Apr 14, 2014, 10:25 ET College Affordability: It's About More Than Tuition Prices

 Debates surrounding college affordability must not focus solely on sticker prices but consider how much students—with help from their...


Mar 25, 2014, 10:00 ET Voters: Economy Too Tough for Middle Class; Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized

 Americans continue to hold pessimistic views about the health of the economy and the overall direction of the nation, shows a new George...


Mar 19, 2014, 17:12 ET Celebrity Chef José Andrés to Deliver Commencement Address at the George Washington University, May 18

World-renowned chef José Andrés will address graduates of the George Washington University at its Commencement on May 18. The James Beard...


Jan 28, 2014, 12:31 ET The George Washington University Receives Up to $14.6 Million to Develop Method to Characterize Biological and Chemical Threats

A team led by a George Washington University (GW) researcher will receive up to $14.6 million over five years from the Defense Advanced Research...


Dec 22, 2013, 13:00 ET Study: How Plants Evolved to Weather the Cold

Researchers Create Largest Evolutionary 'Timetree' of Land Plants; Results Published in Nature A team of researchers studying plants has...


Nov 04, 2013, 14:40 ET GW Announces the Establishment of the Rodham Institute

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences serves as academic home for initiative to educate healthcare providers how to reduce health disparities...


Jun 26, 2013, 13:00 ET How Throwing Made Us Human

Little leaguers and professional baseball players have our extinct ancestors to thank for their success on the mound, shows a study by George...


Feb 28, 2013, 11:57 ET The National Civil War Project Launches in Washington, D.C.

National Partnership between Major Theaters and Universities to Create Original Theatrical Productions and Innovative Academic Programming Inspired...


Jan 16, 2013, 10:39 ET ORI/GWU Survey Highlights Social Media's Impact On Presidential Election

As Inauguration Approaches, Key Survey Findings Released  ORI, a market research and strategic business intelligence firm, and The...


May 07, 2012, 12:20 ET Mary Ellsberg to Lead George Washington University's Global Women's Institute

Institute to Enhance the Lives of Women and Girls Through Teaching, Research and Service  Mary Ellsberg has been named director of the...


Apr 17, 2012, 12:39 ET District Universities Commit to Reduce Energy Usage in Buildings as Part of Commitment to Make D.C. the "Greenest College Town in America"

Progress toward Greener D.C. to be tracked on District Government Website  Universities in the nation's capital are committing to...


Apr 13, 2012, 13:20 ET The George Washington University and Metro to Hold GW+Phones=Hope Used Cell Phone Collection Drive at 15 Rail Stations

 Dozens of George Washington University students will be collecting used cell phones in 15 of Metro's busiest stations during the morning rush...


Mar 01, 2012, 13:34 ET NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams to Deliver the George Washington University's Commencement Address, May 20, 2012

Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News and host of Rock Center, will address graduates of the George Washington...


Jan 19, 2012, 12:24 ET First Permanent U.S. Home for the Study of Winston Churchill to be Located at the George Washington University

 The first permanent American home for studies of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, Sir Winston Churchill, will be located...