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Here, a Stroke of Genius Can Become a Stroke of the President's Pen

From the humanities to the hard sciences, GW’s diverse research portfolio continues to generate ideas that influence the world. Our ties to powerful people and institutions enable our research to shape public policy in profound ways. But it is the resolve of our faculty to continue making these profound discoveries in the first place that remains GW’s lifeblood—and its future.

In the next decade, the university is set to invest more than $250 million in facilities and faculty who will discover innovative solutions in everything from groundbreaking cancer research and high-performance computing to the arts, sustainable energy and other innovative cross-disciplinary initiatives. 

The university's current ascent is garnering notice, bolder projects and impressive faculty. In fact, in 2011, the renowned biochemist Ferid Murad became GW’s first Nobel Laureate faculty member. While Professor Murad’s accomplishments are certainly a feather in GW’s three-cornered hat, it's his dedicated engagement with students and faculty that will have a profound influence on the university for years to come.   

Dr. Ferid Murad

GW Welcomes to Faculty Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Dr. Ferid Murad

Science & Engineering Hall

Learn more about the state-of-the-art Science & Engineering Hall scheduled for completion in 2014.