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The Federal Communications Law Journal Comes to GW Law

June 06, 2012

The George Washington University Law School will become home to the Federal Communications Law Journal (FCLJ) of the Federal Communications Bar Association—enhancing both the school’s a

POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll: Romney Polls Even with Obama

May 07, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are essentially tied among voters at 48 percent and 47 percent respectively, according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll releas

Congressman Rush Holt to Address GW's College of Professional Studies Students at 2012 School Commencement Celebration

May 01, 2012
Congressman Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will address the graduating class of the George Washington University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The school's commencement celebration will take place at GW's Lisner Auditorium, located at 730 21st St., at 7:30 p.m.

Final George Washington University 2012 Commencement Line-Up Announced

April 27, 2012

“NBC Nightly News” anchor, members of Congress and the District’s deputy mayor of education will be among the speakers addressing graduates at George Washington University Commencement ceremonies May 18-20.

“SOLAR ENERGY: A Path to Energy Significance” Conference Summary

April 25, 2012

On April 12, 2012, the George Washington University Solar Institute held its 4th Annual Solar Symposium where representatives from critical participants in the solar industry presented their findings on solar energy and its path to energy significance at the all-day event.

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Whitaker Wins Award

March 11, 2012
Dr. Roger Whitaker, founding dean of The George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies, was awarded the Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) at their 97th annual conference held March 28-30. 2012 in Portland, Oregon.

Ali Eskandarian Named Dean Of The George Washington University College Of Professional Studies

March 07, 2012
WASHINGTON — The George Washington University (GW) has announced the appointment of Ali Eskandarian as dean of the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS). Dr. Eskandarian also serves as the dean of GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) and holds faculty appointments as professor at CPS and at the Department of Physics. His appointment officially began on Jan. 1.

CPS Hosts Official Opening Celebration for New Arlington Education Center

October 13, 2011
George Washington University marked the official opening of its Arlington Education Center on Oct. 13, providing a new Virginia location to serve the needs of students in a wide range of professional programs. Provost Steven Lerman and College of Professional Studies Dean Kathleen Burke welcomed students, staff, community members and local government officials to the Arlington Education Center, located at 950 N. Glebe Road, three blocks from the Ballston Metro station.

GW Receives $1.1 Million for DC Teacher Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Training

June 14, 2011
WASHINGTON –– The George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS), in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),is the recipient of a $1.1 million grant from the United States Department of Education. Through the departments’ Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program and the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the grant, D.C. Advancing Competencies in Technology and Science (DC ACTS), will support a leadership program to provide D.C. science teachers within public, charter, private and Catholic schools, with much–needed science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content knowledge.

GW Students To Provide Legal Counsel in Tanzanian Villages

March 08, 2011
WASHINGTON –– The George Washington University College of Professional Studies (CPS) is adding a true distance–learning component to its curriculum. As students in the school’s paralegal studies master’s degree program, Jamila Hussein Nandule–Cook, Yadi Sanchez and Audreona Duffin, will spend four weeks in Tanzanian villages providing paralegal assistance, studying Tanzanian law and legal processes, conducting research and sharing best practices with local paralegals and students.

John I. Carruthers Named Program Director For GW College Of Professional Studies’ New “Green” Graduate Program

January 28, 2011
WASHINGTON – John I. Carruthers has joined the George Washington University College of Professional Studies (CPS) as the academic program director for the sustainable urban planning graduate program scheduled to launch next fall.

CPS Celebrates 10 Years and Plans New Graduate Programs

January 04, 2011
This year the College of Professional Studies (CPS) celebrates its 10th anniversary. Created to offer unique programs that weren't available throughout the university's more traditional colleges and schools, CPS also addresses the needs of working professionals and adult learners in Washington, D.C., throughout Virginia and online. CPS has awarded more than 1,300 certificates and degrees since 2004, and in fall 2010, enrollment for the first time exceeded 1,000 students.

The College of Professional Studies Reaches Enrollment of Over 1000 Students and Prepares to Celebrate Ten–Year Anniversary

October 12, 2010
Established in 2001 by The George Washington University Board of Trustees, The College of Professional Studies (CPS) was created to offer unique programs not available throughout the University's more traditional colleges and schools. After the sixth week of classes in the Fall 2010 semester, The College of Professional Studies student enrollment stands at 1036, which is 160 more students than were enrolled at the same time last year. This marks the first time in its ten–year history that CPS has exceeded an enrollment of 1000 students. In 2011, CPS will celebrate the ten–year anniversary of its establishment at GW and will introduce a number of new graduate programs including Sustainable Urban Planning, Multi–Sector Leadership, and Journal Publishing. With the initiation of these programs and with future programs, CPS hopes to continue its commitment to creating academic programs that address the learning needs of the region's and the nation's professionals.

GW College of Professional Studies Announces Dr. Sara Hooshangi as Program Director of New Degree Completion Program

August 02, 2010
WASHINGTON – The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at The George Washington University welcomes Dr. Sara Hooshangi as academic program director for the Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in Integrated Information, Science and Technology that begins Aug. 30.

GW’s College of Professional Studies Expands Security and Safety Leadership Master’s Program to Hampton Roads

March 25, 2010
WASHINGTON – The George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at GW, will expand its master of professional studies (MPS) degree in Security and Safety Leadership (SSL) in the fall of 2010 to Hampton Roads, Va., one of the largest military markets in the U.S., and home to the world’s largest Naval base in Norfolk, Va.