It is our pleasure to introduce this year’s Research & Discovery magazine.This magazine celebrates the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our faculty and research scientists. We have much to celebrate. Our sponsored research portfolio continues its steady growth—from $143 million in sponsored research expenditures in fiscal year 2007 to $172 million in fiscal year 2008, an increase of over 20 percent. Read more >>

On the cover: GW senior Marissa Rohrbach studies a 1575 edition of Discours Merveilleux in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Old Reading Room.

Photo by: Julie Ainsworth

By the Book
Undergraduates explore print history at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Watch the video

Collaborating for the Children
Research, teaching, and patient care converge in GW’s longstanding relationship with Children’s National Medical Center.

Upon Closer Inspection
A historical look at U.S. business explains much about today’s economic issues, says professor Lawrence Mitchell in his latest book.

Behind the Headlines
University experts examine what is really happening in the Middle East.

Head Case
Using new cranial measurement methods, GW researchers uncover the possible ancestry of the hobbit.

Making it Safer to Ease On Down the Road
GW’s two transportation research centers aim to prevent vehicle crashes and increase survivability.