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GW Serves: Senior Teaches Youths to Prosper Together 10/20/2022

“The more connected we are, the more answers we get to find and the more social issues that we get to elevate.” --GW senior Rayaan Ahmed.

GW Serves: Senior Teaches Youths to Prosper Together Rayaan Ahmed has worked to bring mutual aid to students in Minnesota and Somalia as they are learning to address public service, social issues and other important life skills.

Hungry? Head to Thurston 10/14/2022

“I feel the dining hall is something that’s really going to enhance my student experience here at GW." See how students felt about Thurston's Dining Hall opening to the GW community this week.

Hungry? Head to Thurston Thurston Hall opens its doors to an all-you-care-to-eat facility in the latest rollout of GW’s transformative dining experience.

Iranian Protests Show Bravery Amid Oppression and Violence 10/12/2022

“I have been reflecting on … the passionate calls for freedom of expression and political protest and equal rights for women. These are among the important values of our university, and they are critical to fulfilling our academic mission.” - GW President Mark Wrighton

Iranian Protests Show Bravery Amid Oppression and Violence GW community members work to “keep the conversation going.”

‘A Place That Just Feels Like Home’ 10/04/2022

“We didn’t really know it at the time, but this university has meant the world to us.” The GW community reconnected and celebrated at Alumni & Families Weekend.

‘A Place That Just Feels Like Home’ The GW community gathered to celebrate and reconnect during Alumni & Families Weekend.

Understanding Glass Flutes with Medical Imaging 09/30/2022

That 200-year old glass flute Lizzo played this week? School of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Murray Loew worked on a project that improved preservation guidelines for those historical instruments. From GW Today, February 2019.

Understanding Glass Flutes with Medical Imaging SEAS Professor Murray Loew is working with an interdisciplinary team to classify the condition of historical glass as part of a NEH-funded project.

New GW Nursing Dean Brings Innovative Research, Extensive Teaching Experience to GW 09/20/2022

Mei R. Fu, an internationally recognized nurse scientist, researcher and educator, has been named dean of the George Washington University’s School of Nursing. She will begin the role Jan. 3, 2023.

New GW Nursing Dean Brings Innovative Research, Extensive Teaching Experience to GW Mei R. Fu, senior associate dean for research at Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, has 20 years of progressive experience in faculty and administrative roles.

District House Celebrates Grand Opening of Revamped Dining Hall 09/15/2022

An $8 meal deal includes an entrée, side and drink from a variety of options, including True Burger, Halal Shack, D.C. Taco House, Crisp and DH Pizza & Pasta Co.

District House Celebrates Grand Opening of Revamped Dining Hall GW Dining unveils new cuisine choices and technology updates at H Street residence hall.

ACE Program to Offer Tri-Lateral Global Business Degree with Schools in China and Italy 09/14/2022

A new triple-degree program with Rome’s Luiss University and Beijing’s Renmin University will equip undergraduate students seeking to be future global business leaders with the critical and analytical skills needed in an increasingly connected world and marketplace.

ACE Program to Offer Tri-Lateral Global Business Degree with Schools in China and Italy Undergraduate students will get a year of learning at their home institution, then a year each at Luiss University in Rome, Renmin University in Beijing and GW.

GW Rises in Pair of National College Lists 09/12/2022

“Our advancement in this year's rankings is a testament to the dedicated, innovative work of our entire university community in fulfilling our academic mission," said Provost Christopher Alan Bracey.

GW Rises in Pair of National College Lists University climbs in Forbes and U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Seeing the Light: Alumnus Becomes Leader in Accessibility and Inclusion Practices 08/31/2022

"I started becoming very open about my vision loss with my classmates and figuring out ways to work together while allowing me to be my true self," said John Samuel, M.B.A. ’14. "It allowed me to be able to contribute in a way that I hadn't before."

Seeing the Light: Alumnus Becomes Leader in Accessibility and Inclusion Practices GW M.B.A. graduate John Samuel, legally blind, co-founded a company that challenges businesses and technologies to remove barriers for people with disabilities.

New Students Volunteer across the City for Welcome Day of Service 08/30/2022

First-year and transfer students participated in GW's 14th annual Convocation and Welcome Day of Service last Saturday and featured project activities at 61 sites such as D.C. Public Schools, a local dog park, children's playground and more.

New Students Volunteer across the City for Welcome Day of Service First-year and transfer students worked in local parks and schools and learned about valuable community programs.

Building Bonds through Books 08/24/2022

“I think there are huge misconceptions that everyone who has ever gone to prison is a horrible person who wanted to leave their child and family, which is superbly incorrect,” said GW alumna Emily Zhang, B.A. ’22. “It might have been a bad situation why they are or were in prison, but most are still loving parents.”

Building Bonds through Books Led by alumna Emily Zhang, a GW team is fighting stigmas of children with incarcerated parents through literature.

GW Partners again with Metro’s U-Pass Program 08/23/2022

For a $100 subsidized fee, eligible GW students have unlimited access to use Metrorail and Metrobus, the main source of public transportation in the capital region.

GW students took advantage of the membership last spring, taking more than 1 million total rides.

GW Partners again with Metro’s U-Pass Program For a $100 subsidized fee, eligible students will have unlimited access to the main source of public transportation in the D.C. region.

08/17/2022

GW’s faculty and students carry out cutting-edge research and scholarship in diverse fields every day. Not only are we a prestigious university whose “very high research activity” has earned it an R1 Carnegie Classification, we are surrounded by some of the nation’s top institutes, agencies and advocacy organizations. As such we’ve built a vibrant community of broadly educated scholars in our nation’s capital. To learn more, visit: https://www.gwu.edu/research

Elliott School Grad Student Taking Part in Fourth NASA Internship 08/16/2022

Slated to graduate from GW in 2023, Laura Ratliff has appreciated learning more about the navigation systems that enable the projects she hopes to help shape through planetary science policy. 🚀✨

“The choices we make now will define what we can do decades, if not centuries, down the road,” she said.

Elliott School Grad Student Taking Part in Fourth NASA Internship Laura Ratliff is helping NASA establish a consensus on how U.S. agencies define terms related to lunar positioning, navigation and timing systems.

Salamander Species Shed Evolutionary Light 08/15/2022

Salamander Species Shed Evolutionary Light Three new black-bellied salamanders once thought to be a single species were discovered in the southern Appalachian Mountains by a research team led by CCAS faculty R. Alexander Pyron.

Undergraduate Research Program Integrates Green Chemistry, Science Policy 08/10/2022

Undergraduate students from around the country had the opportunity to learn at George Washington University this summer, exploring the integration of green chemistry and science policy alongside faculty from the CCAS Department of Chemistry.

Undergraduate Research Program Integrates Green Chemistry, Science Policy The program brings together students from around the country to participate in workshops and independent research led by Department of Chemistry faculty.

Eyes on the Prize: Student Stars in Soccer and Psychology 08/08/2022

As the starting goalkeeper on the GW men’s soccer team, rising senior Justin Grady never takes his eyes off the field.

As a research assistant in Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Stephen Mitroff’s Visual Cognition lab, Grady is testing how those same skills inform learning, attention and perception.

His studies may have wide-ranging implications for professionals in fields like aviation security, medical imaging, the military and even sports.

Eyes on the Prize: Student Stars in Soccer and Psychology Whether in the lab or in the net, psychology major and soccer goalkeeper Justin Grady uses his study of visual cognition to see what others may miss.

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, Rob Portman Debate at GW 08/03/2022

“We are in such a challenging time where conversations like this are unfortunately the exception rather than the rule,” said GW School of Media and Public Affairs Director of Strategic Initiatives Frank Sesno. “We try here to say to our students that this is the future, figuring out ways to be at a table together, yes to engage where we disagree, but also to seek ways for us to agree, compromise and find common ground. That's the way we need to move forward if we're going to thrive as a nation over time."

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, Rob Portman Debate at GW In the second installment of The Senate Project, the Democrat and Republican discussed key issues with civility in an effort to promote bipartisanship.

GW Nursing Students Help to Rescue Injured Hiker in Shenandoah National Park 07/28/2022

Two GW School of Nursing students helped rescue a hiker who broke her foot after slipping on a wet rock. Here's the story of how they put the skills they've built through the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program to work:

GW Nursing Students Help to Rescue Injured Hiker in Shenandoah National Park The injured woman called the two students “trail angels.”

Educating the GW and D.C. Communities about Monkeypox 07/27/2022

Monkeypox (MPX) is a viral infection transmitted primarily through direct contact with the skin lesions caused by the virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3,800 cases have been reported in the United States since the first case was identified in May, with about 140 reported in D.C.

Educating the GW and D.C. Communities about Monkeypox In a virtual seminar, experts provided current information on the outbreak in D.C.

Liesl Riddle to Serve as Dean of College of Professional Studies 07/26/2022

ICYMI: The George Washington University announced Wednesday that Liesl Riddle, who currently serves as vice dean for strategy in GW’s School of Business, has been named dean of the College of Professional Studies, effective Aug. 1.

Liesl Riddle to Serve as Dean of College of Professional Studies Dr. Riddle has over 20 years of faculty and administrative experience in GW’s School of Business.

Vice Provost for Research Pamela Norris Named ASME Honorary Member 07/18/2022

George Washington University Vice Provost for Research Pamela Norris has been named an honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished service and contributions to the engineering profession.

Vice Provost for Research Pamela Norris Named ASME Honorary Member Norris, a leading global expert in nanoscale heat transfer, was recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for her distinguished service and contributions to the field.

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