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Current Features

Fingerprint and human heart made of yarn Mural by artist Brumidi in U.S. Capitol Building. Two angelic figures holding red, white and blue fabric. Drawing of carnival at the U.S.-Mexico border including the words "The Border Ball"

More Of You

As 3D printing comes of age, researchers turn to 4D printing, and the possibility of building replacement organs from patients’ own stem cells.

The (Other) Eternal City

Across the walls and ceiling of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee meeting room, a professor finds the narrative of a “new Rome on the Potomac” and the artist’s elusive source of inspiration.

The Border Ball

For more than a century, a U.S. border town and its Mexican counterpart have thrown a festival marking George Washington’s birthday. Professor Elaie Peña went home to understand why, and what it says about people and dividing lines.

Also in This Issue

Photograph of a nuclear reactor Photograph from eMerge Americas of GW student winner of pitch competition and judges A close-up photograph of two glass flutes, one white and one green Image of a student pitching their idea at the GW New Venture Competition

‘An Ever-Tightening Gordian Knot’

A new report finds the fate of spent nuclear fuel in the U.S. hopelessly tangled and calls for a radical “reset.”

GW Shines at Innovation Showcase

At the eMerge Americas conference, a student’s drug-detecting cocktail napkin tops a startup competition, and faculty and administrators discuss the future of innovation.

A Glass From the Past

A professor is working to classify the condition of historical glass, starting with 19th-century flutes.

Waste Not

New businesses addressing food surplus, throwaway corporate gifts and plastic trash in landfills topped GW’s annual New Venture Competition.

From the Vice President for Research

Photograph of Vice President for Research Robert H. Miller

In medicine, different imaging techniques reveal different things. Fusing those images—CT scans, MRIs, X-rays—into a single, perfectly squared visual, perhaps before a surgery, could offer a much more complete picture. That’s what biomedical engineering professor Murray Loew was working on about a decade ago when he happened to mention his research in conversation with a scientist from the National Gallery of Art. Continue reading Dr. Miller's letter.

Robert H. Miller
Vice President for Research