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CPS Potluck group photo December 2018

Holiday Greetings from the Dean

December 17, 2018

Season's Greetings!  We are closing an eventful and highly successful year at CPS and we have much to celebrate.

4 CPS Marketing team members and UPCEA president pose with award certificates.

CPS Wins Major Marketing Award

December 16, 2018
Recent updates to the CPS website were recognized as the Most Improved Division Winner during the 2018 Marketing Awards, awarded by UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association). The award was presented at the 2018 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar on November 8, 2018 in Long Beach, California.
Eskandarian in a suit with AAAS Fellow rosette pin

Former CPS Dean Eskandarian Honored as AAAS Fellow

December 15, 2018
Dr. Ali Eskandarian, former dean of CPS, was elected by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to the lifetime rank of AAAS Fellow “in recognition of his extraordinary achievements in advancing science.”
4 CPS employees with 20 or more years of service with the GW president

CPS Employees Recognized at Career Milestone Celebration

December 14, 2018
President LeBlanc and other administrators from around the university hosted a Career Milestones Ceremony in early December to recognize university staff and celebrate the legacy of GW employees with 20 or more years of service to the university. CPS is proud to recognize four of our employees at this level of service, including Chris Deering, Rosa Martinez, Maria Escoto and Pamela Porter.
two women presenting report from the Urban Indian Health Institute at GW

Experts Discuss Missing Indigenous Women at GW

December 13, 2018
A newly released report from the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) aims to bring to light more than 500 stories of missing and slain indigenous women and girls in cities across the U.S. The previous lack of data contributes to a false perception that the issue does not impact American Indian and Alaska Native women living off of reservations. GW’s AT&T CIPP, a University-based center whose purpose is to research issues, assist and provide support to tribal leaders, and promote public awareness on issues of national political significance to Indigenous communities, partnered with UIHI to host their research briefing event at GW.
GW students caricature for Giving Tuesday

CPS Participated in #GivingTuesday

December 13, 2018
CPS joined the GW community around the world and participated in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. #GivingTuesday starts the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
John Warren, publishing program director, filming in new studio

New CPS Film Studio Recently Completed

December 12, 2018
The instructional design team in The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is very excited to announce the December 2018 completion of their new film studio, located at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, in Ashburn, Va. The new dedicated space will support the growing demand for online learning.
David Gargaro, GSPM student in blue suit, white shirt, brown hair

GSPM Student Discusses Nuclear Energy with European Leaders

November 12, 2018
David Gargano, a master’s degree candidate at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) in international politics, recently spoke to representatives of the European Union about the global future of nuclear energy. He was honored to be invited to present his paper at the climate change conference known as COP24
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GW cracks top 20 schools for veteran students

October 29, 2018
The GW Hatchet's reported that "GW is now considered one of the top 20 places for veterans to get a degree," according to recently released rankings from the news organization Military Times.
Two panelists talk about Supreme Court cases

Paralegal Students Learn About Major Supreme Court Cases

October 25, 2018
Paralegal master’s degree students, alumni, and other interested attendees gathered September 25 for an enlightening and lively conversation exploring the 2017 US Supreme Court term and upcoming cases of note. The panel discussion was led by GW Paralegal Studies Professor Lawrence Ross, JD and GW Paralegal Studies alumna and Supreme Court Staff Assistant, Jennifer Ellis, MPS. The annual event, proudly sponsored by the GW Paralegal Studies master's degree program, is designed to give students an opportunity to participate in in-depth discussions about cases from the previous Term and give them a preview on what is to come.
Indigenous Footwear from the Great Basin Tribes, Reno, Nevada (Photo: Wendy Helgemo).

October 8: Is it Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

October 24, 2018
The second Monday in October has traditionally been celebrated as Columbus Day, but a growing movement is recognizing it as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. I looked for more information about how to understand this shift and the significance of the holiday from leadership for our AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP), part of the College of Professional Studies at The George Washington University. Wendy Helgemo, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and director of CIPP and Elizabeth Rule, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and assistant director of CIPP, contributed to this story.
Graphic for the Executive Seminar - Technology in Elections (in Spanish)

Technology in Elections: An Executive Seminar Organized by GSPM

October 23, 2018
The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM)’s Executive Seminar on Technology in Elections explored the significant impact the use of technology is having on electoral environments. As new IT techniques are increasingly being used to interfere in elections, the topics of security, politics and electoral justice came center stage in the discussion. GSPM brought together ten highly-qualified speakers at the Sept. 27-28, 2018 seminar, who were able to share their points of view on the topic from different areas of expertise and geographical backgrounds, as well as anticipate what may come in future election cycles.
Prof. Chitwood poses in suit in formal dining room

Retiring Professor Chitwood Shares Observations from the Back of the Room

October 22, 2018
Stephen R. Chitwood, Ph.D., J.D. has been part of the GW community since he joined the faculty in 1968, fifty years ago! Although he says he stopped teaching in the Law Firm Management (LFM) master’s degree program this summer, and he officially retired from the University many years ago, he is unlikely to fully disappear from the University with such deep ties. His most recent contributions to the University have focused around the LFM program.
REDP graduates at graduation ceremony

Public Service Administrators Complete Regional Executive Development Program

October 21, 2018
Family and friends were there to honor the hard work of the Regional Executive Development Program (REDP) participants as the 31 graduates, mid- to senior-level managers from 12 county and city governments, as well as agencies, in and around Washington, DC, officially received their designation as Certified Public Managers Oct. 12. The REDP program provides leadership training to public service administrators in the Washington, D.C. metro area. It has been run annually since 2001 under the auspices of COG’s Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) in partnership with GW's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL).
Prof. Connie Uthoff speaking on a panel

Washington Post Article Highlights CPS Cybersecurity Program

October 20, 2018
CPS’s Connie Peterson Uthoff, associate program director of the Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management master’s degree program, was quoted in the October 17 Washington Post Express story, “Defenders of the Web,” written by Beth Luberecki. The article, written during National Cybersecurity Month, had a few major takeaways, one of them being that “in today’s cybersecurity degree programs, it’s not just about graduating engineers.” The article underscores the plentiful opportunities for students interested in careers in the cyber arena, the more technical coders and hackers, as well as those who make policy, legal and business decisions using an understanding of cybersecurity.