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The Holiday Season

December 20, 2011

To interview the faculty and staff experts below, contact:
Angela Olson

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Death of Kim Jong Il

December 19, 2011

To interview the faculty and staff experts below, contact:
Jill Sankey
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GW Law and D.C. Attorney General Announce Partnership,Selection of Charles F.C. Ruff Fellows

December 15, 2011

The George Washington University Law School and the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General today announced the upcoming appointment of recent law school graduates as Charles (Chuck) F.C. Ruff Fellows, who will work for a year on District of Columbia legal issues.

GW Launches One-of-a-Kind Master’s Program in Jewish Cultural Arts

December 13, 2011

GW’s Judaic Studies Program has launched a graduate degree in Jewish cultural arts — the first of its kind in the nation— to train a new generation of cultural entrepreneurs and arts administrators. Under the direction of nationally renowned historian Jenna Weissman Joselit, the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of History at GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the two-year multi-disciplinary master’s program will also serve as a laboratory for the support and creation of Jewish cultural expression.

The George Washington University Names Sabrina Ellis Vice President for Human Resources

December 13, 2011

The George Washington University today announced that Sabrina Ellis will serve as vice president for human resources.

GW’s Luther W. Brady Gallery to Present the Washington Debut of Michael Craig-Martin: Drawings

December 08, 2011

The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery will present the Washington debut of Michael Craig-Martin: Drawings. The center piece of the exhibition is a large 5 ft. x 4 ft. wall drawing created on site especially for the gallery. Michael Craig-Martin: Drawings includes more than 30 drawings of subjects drawn from ordinary life, which he portrays using a mechanical line. The exhibition is free and open to the public from Jan.11 through Feb. 17, 2012.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 06, 2011

To interview the faculty and staff experts below, contact:
Angela Olson
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Teens Claim Top Prizes in 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

December 05, 2011

The year’s highest science honor for high school students was awarded today to biochemistry research on cancer stem cells and an innovative use of gaming technology in the area of leg injuries and prosthetics in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, America’s premier science research competition for high school students.

Andrew Sonn Named GW Assistant Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services

December 01, 2011

Andrew Sonn has been named assistant vice president for student and academic support services (SASS) at the George Washington University. Dr. Sonn will provide administrative oversight for Veterans Affairs, the Office of Parent Services and the International Services Office, as well as coordinate SASS professional development and assessment activities.

GW Professor Receives Nearly $3 Million From NIH To Explore Genetic And Environmental Connections To Childhood Obesity

November 28, 2011

Dr. Ganiban’s study will track the growth of a nationwide cohort of 561 adopted children from birth up to 7 to 9 years of age and include assessments of their birth parents and adoptive parents.

GW's Global Forum-Seoul To Feature "WIRED" Editor In Chief And Author Chris Anderson As Keynote, Mar. 16 - 17, 2012

November 21, 2011

GW alumnus and “WIRED” Editor in Chief Chris Anderson, B.S. ’81 will serve as the afternoon keynote speaker at the GW Global Forum-Seoul, to be held March 16-17, 2012, in the Republic of Korea. Mr. Anderson – who joins Retired Army Gen. and Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, M.B.A. ’71, as Global Forum keynoters – will deliver an address related to the program theme of “Global Growth and Innovation.”

George Washington University Law Professor Sean Murphy Elected to the International Law Commission

November 21, 2011

Sean Murphy, George Washington University professor of law, has been elected to the International Law Commission (ILC). The distinguished commission of 34 legal scholars, practitioners and government officials from around the world was created in 1948 to codify and progressively develop international law through restatements of the law, studies of legal topics and draft treaties. The United Nations General Assembly elected Professor Murphy to serve a five-year term.

GW To Launch Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate Program Spring 2012

November 18, 2011

GSEHD’s ASD program is designed to assist professionals to set high expectations for students with the disorder: boosting academic achievement, college and career choices among ASD students; enhancing social skills for navigating all the environments in which these students live, work and play; and further developing problem solving strategies.  

Dennis Narango to Lead George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Development

November 17, 2011

Dennis Narango has been named associate dean of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and associate vice president of GW Medicine development and alumni relations.

GW Researcher Builds First Complete Snake Family Tree; Challenges Speciation Growth Explanation of Diversity Patterns

November 17, 2011

As one of the youngest professors at GW, 23-year old Dr. Alex Pyron has created a scientifically strong case supporting the idea that large-scale extinction can be a dominating process driving diversity patterns among snakes and other organisms.