Since Charles Darwin, who envisioned "a great Tree of Life," scientists have attempted to map and catalogue the panoply of species that make up life on Earth. At GW, the project is closer to accomplishment than ever. GW biologists have led or co-led some of the many arms of a high-profile National Science Foundation project to map large branches, and some are part of an ambitious plan to piece together the whole megillah: a behemoth of some 2 million leaves, representing every known animal, plant, fungus, and microbe species on the planet.
By Danny Freedman
A new plan, assembled from input across the University's schools and initiatives, outlines the vision for a more cohesive, research intensive, and worldly university by GW's 2021 bicentennial.
Like many students in the World Executive MBA program at the School of Business, Joe Foley felt he needed a graduate degree to move up the ladder at work. When he earned his MBA last year, he was one of the estimated 1,000 military students—active, reserve, and guard military members, as well as veterans and their families—taking classes at GW.
It is the biggest overhaul of the U.S. health care system since Medicare and Medicaid and is about 1,000 pages long. If you are unclear about all of the ways the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is changing the system, you are not alone. As the new health insurance marketplaces opened for business Oct. 1, we sat down with three faculty members to learn about what they consider to be 10 of the most significant aspects of the law.