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Students, Alumni Gather at 5th Annual Pelton Design Competition

Students, Alumni Gather at 5th Annual Pelton Design Competition

On Wednesday, May 14, the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) hosted the 5th annual Pelton Senior Design Competition and Senior-Alumni BBQ. The event is made possible by an endowed fund—The Pelton Award for Outstanding Senior Project—from former SEAS faculty member Joe Pelton. Held annually the Wednesday before graduation, the event showcases the best

Helping Students Find Career Success

Finding a job after graduation is a priority for nearly every college student, and the process can be full of ups and downs. Curious how today’s Colonials are faring as they navigate life after GW? GW today recently reported that, according to an annual survey released by GW’s Center for Career Services and the Office

Meet Six Awesome Student Employees

Did you know that April 13 – 19 is National Student Employment Week? This annual event is dedicated to recognizing the significant impact that student employees make on campus and in the surrounding community—something that makes a big difference at GW. Student employees are a crucial part of GW’s culture. Students work across campus in

Alumna Mentors Students as GW Guest Artist

A group of GW’s student dancers will soon take to the stage for their Spring DanceWorks concert—and alumna Chriselle Tidrick, CCAS BA ’94, has a little something to do with it. Tidrick, founder and artistic director of the NY-based Above and Beyond Dance company, is currently serving as a Spring 2014 guest artist in GW’s

American Studies Dept. Honors Emeritus Professors

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of American Studies hosted a reception and lecture for alumni and faculty to honor two emeritus professors, James O. Horton and John Vlach. Melani McAlister, chair of the department, kicked off the evening by announcing the launch of the Horton-Vlach Fund for American

How Great is That? Alumna Ina Garten Returns to Campus

Cooking show host and GW alumna, Ina Garten, GWSB ’76–host of the Food Network show “Barefoot Contessa”–recently returned to to campus for an interview with The Washington Post food editor. Our friends at GW Today were onhand to catch the action: For 12 years, millions of Americans have welcomed Ina Garten into their homes through

GW Receives Record-Setting Gifts; Renames School of Public Health

Early this morning, GW Today announced that GW has received gifts from the Milken Institute, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation, and the Milken Family Foundation: The George Washington University has received three gifts totaling $80 million that will address—in collaboration with other institutions—many of the world’s public health challenges, focusing on prevention of disease

From Student to Faculty: Meet Dr. Elanah Uretsky

GSEHD alumna Karen Norris recently profiled Dr. Elanah Uretsky, a ’97 grad who now happens to call GW home for a different reason: she’s a member of the faculty. Read on to learn about Uretsky’s areas of expertise in public health and anthropology: Dr. Elanah Uretsky, ESIA MA ’97, earned a master’s in East Asian

Alumnus Carl Lutz Posthumously Awarded GW President’s Medal

Alumnus Carl Lutz, CCAS BA ’24, was honored at a university ceremony for saving 62,000 Hungarian Jews during Holocaust, and James Irwin from GW Today was onhand to capture this momentous event: At the height of World War II, as the Nazis attempted to finish their heinous extermination of European Jews, a Swiss diplomat stationed

GSEHD Alumni to Host Panel at ESRI 2014

The annual Educational Symposium for Research and Innovations (ESRI) student-led academic conference will take place on the GW’s Foggy Bottom campus from March 21 and 22—and six GSEHD alumni will be featured in one of its panels. ESRI aims to provide an opportunity for immersion in current research and innovations in education. The conference also