WASHINGTON- A George Washington University biologist and a team of researchers have created the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe. The findings were recently published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – Some of Washington's most powerful Republican donors are playing host at a Wednesday evening fundraiser for George P. Bush, a candidate for Texas Land Commissioner and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Attendees are paying $500 for the event taking place at the National Association of Wholesale-Distributors Office, according to [...]
When Max Jenkins graduated last year with a B.A. degree in international affairs and a focus on Russia from George Washington University, he didn’t realize he was part of a national trend that experts say is a small but significant revitalized American interest in all things Russian.
Writing at The Washington Post, George Will highlights a legal challenge filed by Spirit Airlines and several other low-cost carriers against a government rule forbidding them from prominently listing the amount of federal taxes that comprise total airplane ticket costs. Show More Summary
Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, 1909 – 1929: When Art Danced with Music East Wing, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC May 7, 2013 by George Jackson copyright 2013 by George Jackson This morning the National Gallery gave a preview of its upcoming “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes”. Show More Summary
“Le Corsaire” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC April 12 & 14, 2013 by George Jackson copyright 2013 by George Jackson Kennedy Center during its four decades has now shown five different productions of “Corsaire” - not counting excerpts. Show More Summary
The Avon Foundation announced $275,000 in grants to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and GW Cancer Institute, at the close of the 11th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C.
Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington) reports on the "deep dive" in law faculty lateral moves this year: Year Schools Faculty 2006 71 132 2007 72 131 2008 80 136 2009 68 114 2010 72 92 2011 55 93 2012 56 84 2013 41 56 Of course, the 2013 figures are still...
George Washington University, American University and Georgia State are among the eight universities that have joined Community Recycling Campus’ Reuse Movement and expect to generate some 1.9 million pounds of reusable clothes and goods as students move off campus for the summer. Community Recycling, a for-profit textile recycler, says the other five schools to sign [...]
Pat Cunningham reminds us by republishing his letter of resignation from 1995. Dear Mr. Washington [then-NRA President Tom Washington], I was outraged when, even in the wake of the Oklahoma City tragedy, Mr. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of N.R.A., defended his attack on federal agents as “jack-booted thugs.” To attack Secret Service agents or A.T.F. [...]
Yes, I know this time last week I was admonishing you gloom-and-doom types out there not to take counsel of your fears. Mine is not a universal view. Washington Post pundit George Will jokes that it's good to be a pessimist: you're either right in assuming the worst, or you're pleasantly surprised. Show More Summary
Poli-Sci Perspective is a weekly Wonkblog feature in which Georgetown University’s Dan Hopkins and George Washington University’s Danny Hayes and John Sides offer an empirical perspective on the issues dominating Washington. In this edition, Hopkins looks at whether increased immigration leads to decreased support for the welfare … Continue reading ?
A new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in northwestern China by a researcher from George Washington University. The fossil remains of the small theropod dinosaur show that the individual in question was less than a year old when it died, and was close to a river. Show More Summary
In response to this week’s question about George Washington on 17 June 1775, the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill, a few people guessed he was in New York on the way to the siege lines. In fact, he didn’t leave Philadelphia until the morning of 23 June, a full week after he agreed to be commander-in-chief. Show More Summary
Fort Lee, NJ - Port Authority Police Officer Jesse Turano prevented a man from jumping off of the George Washington Bridge to his inevitable death recently. While that’s an impressive and heroic feat all its own, it’s becoming something of a mundane practice for Officer Turano. It’s the fifth time he has done this exact thing just this [...]Show More Summary
WASHINGTON – Fossil remains found by a George Washington University biologist in northwestern China have been identified as a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating, dinosaur. The discovery was made by James Clark, the Ronald B. Show More Summary
Lawrence "Bopper" Deyton, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, co-authored a commentary published in the Lancet, titled "Understanding the Tobacco Control Act: Efforts by the US Food and Drug Administration to Make Tobacco-related Morbidity and Mortality Part of the USA's Past, not Its Future."
Actor Kevin Spacey went out for a jog Monday (April 29) and when he spotted a woman getting her picture taken in front of the George Washington statue in Boston's Public Garden park, he decided to have a little fun.
On Tuesday I posed the question of what George Washington was doing during the Battle of Bunker Hill, which occurred on the afternoon of 17 June 1775. As several people noted, around that date the Continental Congress was making Washington the commander-in-chief of its new Continental Army. Show More Summary
May 3On this day. 1961: President Kennedy, receiving an honorary degree from George Washington University, joked that it only took him two minutes to earn it — in contrast to his wife's two years. Quote of the day "Industry, thrift,Show More Summary