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Danmeng Shuai

SEAS Research Furthers Development of Materials Able to Capture, Eliminate COVID-19 Virus Aerosols and Droplets

July 27, 2022

A team of researchers from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science has spent the past two years developing electrospun nanofiber fabrics for masks and air filters designed to sift out and neutralize the COVID-19 virus, generating significant research findings that could slow transmission as the pandemic wears on.

Provost Bracey

Christopher Alan Bracey Named Provost

February 18, 2022

Christopher Alan Bracey, who has served as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since June 2021, has been named the permanent provost of the George Washington University, President Mark S. Wrighton announced Friday.

GW Public Health Lab, covid testing

From Nasal Swab to Results: COVID-19 Testing Explained

February 07, 2022

A step-by-step guide to what’s happening behind the scenes at the GW Public Health Lab.

Mark Wrighton

Message from President Wrighton

January 03, 2022

Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D., was elected President of the George Washington University January 1, 2022. "My strong view is that by working together we can accelerate the progress of GW as one of the world’s great research universities," President Wrighton writes in first message to university community.

Pamela Norris

Diverse Perspectives Critical to Meeting Tomorrow’s Engineering Challenge

November 03, 2021

Today’s students will find themselves one day working in jobs that have yet to be thought up, using technologies that have yet to be invented to solve problems that have yet to be realized, said George Washington University's new Vice Provost for Research Pamela Norris at the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Biomedical Engineering Day on Monday.

Tierney Pitzer

Getting to Know Tierney Pitzer: New IT Program Director

September 15, 2021

Tierney Pitzer began her position as program director for the Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program this summer. She has more than 20 years of industry experience in software programming and IT project management in the DMV area, plus 10 years of teaching in higher education. Now that Professor Pitzer is settling into her new role, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know her a little better.

Mark S. Wrighton

Mark S. Wrighton to Become Interim GW President Jan. 1

September 13, 2021

GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc will retire at the end of the fall 2021 semester, it was announced at a Faculty Senate meeting in early September. Mark S. Wrighton, a former chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, will serve as GW’s interim president starting Jan. 1.

Onward GW with blue right arrow

Onward GW: Return to Campus and the Classroom

August 07, 2021

We are excited to welcome students, faculty and staff to campus this fall. Learn more about the steps we are taking to prepare for your arrival to campus, including updating our public health protocols and reviewing and updating our buildings and classrooms.

Christopher Bracey

Christopher Alan Bracey Named Interim Provost

June 22, 2021

As vice provost for faculty affairs, Professor Bracey has supported faculty teaching and research across all disciplines and encouraged faculty participation in decision-making.

Celebrating Commencement on the National Mall for the Classes of 2020 & 2021

Announcing Commencement on the National Mall for Classes of 2020 and 2021

June 07, 2021

The ceremony celebrating the classes’ achievements will be on Oct. 2, 2021.

Pamela Slaven-Lee

Interim Dean for School of Nursing Announced

May 07, 2021

Pamela Slaven-Lee, senior associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor, has been named interim dean of the George Washington University’s School of Nursing.

Dean Jefferies at podium with GW logo

Celebrating a Top Ranking School of Nursing

April 13, 2021

On its 10th anniversary, GW Nursing looks back over its accomplishments and ahead at its future. (GW Today, 4/12/2021)

driving simulator car with simulated driving environment on the screen

New Partnership Aims to Detect, Predict Health Abnormalities in Drivers

February 28, 2021

A SEAS research team received funding to develop artificial intelligence systems aimed at helping people with health challenges drive safely.

GW Digital Health Summit April 14-16, 2021

Registration now open for inaugural GW Digital Health Summit

February 26, 2021

GW is hosting its inaugural Digital Health Summit focused on the rapid acceleration of digital technologies in healthcare and the implications for healthcare and academic environments alike. Taking place virtually on the afternoons of April 14-16, 2021, presentations and discussions will focus on the state of the science, innovation and development with digital health technologies and the gaps and opportunities that exist.

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GW Kicks Off Bicentennial with Virtual Celebration

February 10, 2021

Program included student and faculty performances, a documentary narrated by alumna Kerry Washington and messages from distinguished alumni.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Commends GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus for Contributions in Education and Economy

May 03, 2011

“Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Loudoun Country Board of Supervisors hereby commends The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus on its 20th anniversary; and expresses its gratitude to the University for its contribution to the economy of Loudoun County and for educating its citizens to fill jobs of the twenty-first century.”