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Team Capitol DC's Solar Decathlon entry featured on White House blog

November 19, 2013

Two years ago, students and faculty from CPS’s Sustainable Landscapes Program along with other faculty/students from GW, American and Catholic universities combined to form Team Capitol

Kerry Washington urges graduates to script their own stories

May 19, 2013

GW alumna and actress Kerry Washington addresses graduates and their families at Commencement on the National Mall.

Kerry Washington to Graduates: Answer the Call

May 19, 2013

Alumna and actor delivers Commencement address to nearly 25,000 gathered on the National Mall.

University Recognizes Students for Outstanding Academics

April 25, 2013

Adele Ashkar, associate dean for academic excellence in the College of Professional Studies, introduced scholar Charles Snead IV, who came to GW for the Police Science Program after being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. He immediately excelled, Ms. Ashkar said, and is a friendly and thoughtful student. Mr. Snead attributed his success to hard work, determination and, most importantly, to his teachers’ investment in him.

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.