Class Notes articles

Alumna’s Manuscript Receives Humanities Prize

Jessica Falcone, ESIA MA ’02, has been awarded the Edward C. Dimock Prize in the Indian Humanities for her manuscript, Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built. Battling the Bhudda examines the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, which has long endeavored to offer a multi-million

Alumna to Conduct Research in Mexico through Fulbright Student Program

Rose Hickman, ESIA BA ’07, will travel to Mexico in Fall 2014 for a nine month research project funded through the Fulbright U.S. Student Programs. In Mexico, Hickman will work with the Economics department at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She will conduct field research on a national microfinance program that extends small loans

In Memoriam: Edward Felegy

Edward Felegy, ESIA BA ’58, a member of GW’s Heritage Society, passed away on Mar. 30 in his home in Alexandria, VA. Born on December 24, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA, Felegy graduated from Carrick High School in 1954, earned his bachelor’s degree from GW in 1958, and his Master’s degree in education from the University

Alumna Pens Children’s Book

Marian Lee, CCAS BA ’76, has published the children’s book, The Lioness of Brumley Hall and Her Most Unusual Grandchildren (CreateSpace). The book was published under Lee’s pen name, Augusta Pearson Benners. In the book, the relationship between a grandmother and her grandchildren takes on a new meaning due to the existence of numerous magical

In Memoriam: Francis Edward Field

Francis Edward Field, ESIA MA ’65, passed away Oct. 28, 2013, just short of his 90th birthday. A memorial service was conducted on Nov. 1, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church of Lander, Wyoming. Born in Casper, WY, Captain Field (USN, Retired) grew up in Lander, where he graduated from high school in 1941.

Alumnus, now GW Faculty, Publishes Predictive Analytics Book

Anasse Bari, SEAS MS ’10, CERT ’12, PhD ’12, a faculty member in GW’s computer science department, recently celebrated the publication of his book Predictive Analytics For Dummies. Bari co-authored the book with fellow alumnus, Mohamed Chaouchi, SEAS MS ’05, and software engineer Tommy Jung. Predictive analytics is a branch of data mining that helps

Alumnus Receives Grant to Study National Voter Registration Act

Douglas Hess, CCAS PhD ’12, assistant professor at Grinnell College, recently received a discretionary grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to study effective, low-cost strategies for states to better implement the National Voter Registration Act. Established in 1993, the NVRA was designed to make voter registration easier and more uniform across states; however, many

Alumnus Publishes Book on Losing Weight and Healthy Living

Uchechi Wosu, SMHS MD ’02, Milken Institute School MPH ’02, has published the book Straight Talk From the Doctor. Dr. Wosu, a general internist, wanted to write a book that would help his patients and readers at large gain insight into healthy lifestyle changes. “My goal is to give people the knowledge they need to