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Photo of Colleen Connors and Howard Opinsky

Donor Valentines: Colleen Connors and Howard Opinsky

February 09, 2019
Given their academic interests and pursuits, it was inevitable that Colleen Connors, CCAS BA '91 and Howard Opinsky, CCAS BA '91 would cross paths at GW.
The Leibow family

Donor Valentines: Lisa and Phil Leibow

February 09, 2019
Lisa and Phil Leibow met in Thurston Hall in 1984 and have been married 29 years.
Pieces from the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum collection are laid out for digital photography at th

Museum Grant Will Make Textiles Available Globally via Digital Database

December 20, 2018
The $250,000 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services creates funding for high-resolution photography and digital data collection of some 5,200 objects.
SMPA senior Isabel Pellegrino

Students Discuss Impact of KACIF Grant

December 20, 2018

An unpaid summer internship to organize nonviolent political engagement in Cameroon quickly turned into a humanitarian relief effort for Max Bone, a junior at George Washington University, when con

Igor Efimov, the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will be inducted into the National Academy of In

Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering to be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

December 11, 2018
Dr. Igor Efimov also recipient of four-year, $2.5 million grant from National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Ave Tucker, BBA '77, Coach Ritchie, and parents Dave and Tam Fassnacht P '20

GW Baseball Celebrates New Fassnacht Clubhouse and Training Facility

November 06, 2018
The new clubhouse became a reality because of numerous gifts from donors, including Dave and Tam Fassnacht, P'20, for whom the clubhouse is named, and alumnus and Trustee Ave Tucker, BBA '77.
Health Equity Fellows with community health workers in Rwanda

GW Health Workforce Institute Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship Joins Global Atlantic Fellows Program

August 16, 2018
GW Health Workforce Institute at Milken Institute School of Public Health has received an additional $18 million to expand its fellowship program.
Dr. Daniel Ein, Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Director of GW’s Allergy and Sinus Center.

A Sense of Community

July 06, 2018
Giving back to the community has always been important to Dr. Daniel Ein, Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Director of GW’s Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.
Led by Director Lance B. Price, ARAC focuses on identifying innovative solutions to antibiotic resistance.

Battling Superbugs

July 06, 2018
Imagine a nasty infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics. This isn’t the imaginings of a dystopian fiction writer—antibiotic resistance is a real and present danger, and GW’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) is on the front lines, fighting one of the greatest public health threats of our time.
Salon Doré Solutions on Equity Series highlights the performing and visual arts as catalysts for social change.

Creativity as a Vehicle for Change

July 06, 2018
An innovative new program from GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design has a mission to showcase artists as creative problem solvers.
Schmidt meets with current students involved in the LGBTQIA Resource Center for a roundtable luncheon.

Supporting LGBTQIA Students

July 06, 2018

When Michael Schmidt, BA ’78, MBA ’85, first came to GW, he had every intention of pursuing his interest in Political Science, but after a foray into acting, he decided to transfer to t

Jon LeClair, SON'18, has something to prove.

A Dream Realized

July 06, 2018
Jon LeClair, SON ’18, has something to prove. At least that is how he feels as the recipient of the Caroline Fredricka Holdship Trust, which is helping him to study health care in GW’s School of Nursing.
Aaron Banas (right) leads a nature retreat for D.C.-area veterans.

Supporting Veterans and the Environment

July 06, 2018
Aaron Banas, MP ’17, came to GW’s Professional Psychology Program because of its “unique approach to treat the whole person.”
Dr. Robert Pless is installed as the Patrick and Donna Martin Professor of Computer Science.

Extreme Imaging

July 05, 2018
Where one person might see some ordinary photographs, Dr. Robert Pless, the SEAS Patrick and Donna Martin Professor of Computer Science, sees big opportunity.
STEMworks sudents get a life-size presentation on the state-of-the-art TelePresence.

Connecting the World

July 05, 2018
The future has arrived at GW. Students who step into Room 201 in the Gelman Library can experience the TelePresence, a sophisticated communications system that takes teleconferencing to a whole different level.

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