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GW Holiday Video

GW Holiday Video 2017

December 20, 2017
We wish you a Happy Holiday Season & Wonderful New Year!
Dr. LeBlanc during inauguration

‘Making George Proud,’ LeBlanc Inaugurated as 17th GW President

December 20, 2017
“At GW, we will have a clear purpose: We will choose to lead,” said GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc during his inaugural address on November 13. His speech rallied the university around this shared purpose with his words striking a balance between reflecting on a historic institution, and aspiring for what the university community will achieve under his leadership.
Dr. Adele Ashkar

Associate Dean Ashkar Receives Conservation Landscaping Award

December 19, 2017
Join us in congratulating Adele Ashkar, CPS Associate Dean for Academic Excellence, for receiving the 2017 Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award for her long-time devotion to sustainable landscaping and excellence in education.
GSPM Honors African American Trailblazers in Politics

GSPM Honors African American Trailblazers in Politics

December 18, 2017
The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the Virginia Leadership Institute (VLI) launched the inaugural Trailblazers in Politics award Nov. 29, honoring diverse GSPM students and alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of politics.
Dr. Scott White

To Err is Human: Human Factors in Cybersecurity

December 17, 2017
While Dr. Scott White usually teaches in a classroom, he agreed to share his insights on “Human Factors and Cybersecurity” as part of a new series of fun, thought-provoking discussions held in casual settings.
publishing program

“All Roads Lead Back to Arnie Grossblatt and GW’s Publishing Program”

December 16, 2017
According to a recent article in Publishers Weekly “D.C. Metro Spotlight: In the Nation's Capital, Even the Books Are Mission Driven,” for those learning the publishing trade, all roads lead back to Arnie Grossblatt and George Washington University’s publishing program.
Presidential Rank Awardees

CEPL Alumni Receive Prestigious Presidential Rank Awards

December 15, 2017
The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) contributes to advancing excellence in public service in multiple ways. This month CEPL is proud to have three alumni recognized with prestigious awards at the Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit that two CEPL senior fellows contributed to making a success. CEPL’s ongoing educational offerings are in alignment with the summit’s goals of helping federal career senior leaders grow in their roles.
Mayor San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mayor of San Juan Visits GW Classroom

December 14, 2017
"If you are going to communicate something, communicate the truth," said Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaking in the aftermath of the hurricane that devastated the island.
LeBlanc with CPS faculty

College Leadership Meets President LeBlanc

October 27, 2017
“We aspire to preeminence as a comprehensive global research university,” said GW’s President Thomas J. LeBlanc, who officially started Aug. 1. He shared this “collective aspiration” with program directors and senior staff in the College of Professional Studies on September 25, and has been repeating it frequently around Campus.
Mindy Finn, Alumna

CPS Alumna Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

October 26, 2017
Mindy Finn, M.P.S. ’10, was one of eight GW alumni honored October 20 with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given annually by the university and the George Washington Alumni Association to a graduate. Created in 1937, the award is given to graduates of the past 10 years who have attained notable achievements in the field.
US Capital

GSPM Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with a Salute to Distinguished Alumni

October 25, 2017
More than one-third of the 4,000 alumni of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) live and work in Washington, D.C. So, it’s fitting that the reception kicking off its 30th year was held with a view of the U.S. Capitol dome as a backdrop.
Scholarship recipients

Two Cybersecurity Students Receive Full Scholarships

October 24, 2017
Two Cybersecurity program students started GW’s Bachelor’s in this fall with scholarships through the National Science Foundation Scholarships for Service (NSF-SFS) Grant.
Dr. Robert Thurman, keynote speaker

Mindfulness Woven into Future of Leadership Forum

October 23, 2017
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at the George Washington University hosted the Future of Leadership Forum September 22 to discuss techniques for positive change in organizations and the world. The theme of mindfulness ran through the day, and speakers and panelists testified to its benefits when practiced by leaders in the public and private sectors.
Symposium attendees

Symposium Prepares Future Workforce for High-Demand Cyber & Tech Careers

October 22, 2017
Many local companies are finding it difficult to fill vacant cyber and technology positions. With a projected global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, it is a critically important time to educate young people and prepare them for future roles in technology, cybersecurity and the data science industry. GW is partnering with local community colleges on a series of symposiums designed to educate students in the D.C. metro area about their academic options to prepare them for the sizzling hot job market.
Meet and Greet event attendees

Admitted Students Benefit from First “Meet & Greet” Event

October 21, 2017
More than 100 admitted students came to mingle with faculty, staff and other admitted students as part of their decision-making process this summer. The Meet & Greet, the first ever event of this kind for all students admitted to programs within GW’s College of Professional Studies, was a resounding success.