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Recent News

SPR students at 2017 Commencement

“To leave the world a bit better”- CPS Graduates Define their Own Success

Excitement filled the air as the student processional of graduates filed into the Charles E. Smith Center on May 20, 2017, led by Toni Marsh, program director, paralegal studies and college marshal, to officially be recognized for their hard work and sacrifices as new graduates.

Zhexing Li, SUP graduate

US News Reports on Value of Master of Professional Studies degrees for International Students

While Zhexing Li pursued his Master of Professional Studies degree, known as an MPS, in sustainable urban planning, many prospective international students may be unaware of them as these degrees are usually offered in the U.S. and Canada.

Lara Brown moderates GSPM event on fake news

GSPM’s Lara Brown Moderates Panel Discussion on Meaning of ‘Fake News’

Lara Brown, Interim Director of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, moderated the April 26 Paul O’Dwyer Lecture “Fake News: Spotting Facts & Stopping Fiction.”

Prof. Rob Engel

Professor Rob Engel Appointed Director of Semester in Washington Program

Congratulations to Professor Rob Engel as the new Director of Semester in Washington and the associated programs.

Chris Deering and Mary Paradis at Academic Honors Dinner

Police and Security Studies Student Receives CPS Distinguished Scholar Award

Mary Paradis, an undergraduate student in the Police and Security Studies program, was selected as the CPS Distinguished Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year. Distinguished scholars are chosen for their high GPA’s, as well as other contributions they have made to research, community service and/or to the university.

IIST Students at the Nashman Symposium

Helping Others with the Power of Technology - IIST Students Present Service Learning Projects at Nashman Symposium

Integrated, Information Science and Technology (IIST) program students used their knowledge of technology to help others by participating in a one-year service learning course. Thirteen of them partnered with domestic and international community-based organizations to design and run hands-on service projects during the 2016-2017 academic year, with the leadership and support of Dr. Olivia M. Blackmon, assistant program director and faculty member of the IIST program.

Best Paralegal Programs Online

GW Ranked in Top 25 Online Paralegal Programs

GW’s paralegal studies programs were ranked #12 by College Choice for Best Online Paralegal Programs in 2017.

Rep. Comstock with winner of Congressional Art Show

Local High School Students Shine at Congressional Art Show

Rep. Barbara Comstock's 10th Congressional District art competition, hosted this spring at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, drew 138 entries. Judges awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention ribbons in each of the seven categories. The "Best of Show" piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with winners from other Congressional Districts.

LCPS Students at GW workshop on health science careers

VSTC Hosts Health Sciences Career Exploration Workshops

Local high school students explored health science careers at GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus. Workshop topics included: occupational therapy, medical laboratory sciences, pre-medicine, and emergency medical services management.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) at the New Venture Competition

CPS/VSTC Provide In-Kind Prize for GW New Venture Competition

Twelve teams presented business proposals during the finals round of the ninth annual New Venture Competition and vied for more than $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. The competition was split into three tracks—social ventures, technology ventures and new ventures—with four finalists in each category.

Elyaa Hammad, Olivia Blackmon

IIST Student Opens Computer Center for Low-Income Women

“Today is an exciting day,” said Elyaa Hammad, a student in GW’s Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) program.

Dean Eskandarian

CPS Dean Headlines GW Faculty Senate Meeting

CPS continues to provide high-quality programs to students pursuing education in various disciplines, particularly emerging and growing professions, Dean Eskandarian told members of the Faculty Senate on April 7.

CPS graduation ceremony

Graduating Students Give CPS High Marks for Graduate School Experience

An overwhelming majority of CPS master’s degree students said they would definitely recommend their programs to prospective students, when asked as part of a survey of graduating students.

GSPM event

Tweet! GSPM Event Highlights Importance of Twitter’s Role in 2016 Elections

Social media plays a crucial role in political campaigns' communications, panelists at a recent GW event agreed.

IIST students at GW Research Day

Three IIST Students Win Prestigious GW Research Day Awards

Three CPS Integrated Information, Science, and Technology (IIST) students have been named winners of the prestigious GW Research Day awards for their undergraduate work in domestic and international technology-based service learning projects.

UAS in flight at VSTC

GW Researchers Conduct Flight Test of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at VSTC

On a windy spring morning there was excitement in the air as a group of six GW faculty and students gathered at GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) to conduct a flight test of a "d

Leah Sheppard

Bright Future for Sustainable Urban Planning Student

“Congratulations to first-year Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP) student Leah Sheppard on her new, full-time position with the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability!

Toni Marsh

CEPL Wins UPCEA International Program of Excellence Award

The Global Leadership Development Program (GLDP), offered by CPS’ Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL), received the International Program of Excellence Award at UPCEA’s Annual Conference in March 2017.

SPR students in NYC

SPR Students Visit the Big Apple

On March 16 and 17, students in the Master’s in Strategic Public Relations (SPR) program, participated in the program’s annual trip to New York. Each year students meet with NYC-based leaders and peers in the industry from corporations, agencies and nonprofits.

Olivia Blackmon

Dr. Olivia Blackmon Wins Nashman Center Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Olivia Blackmon for winning a Nashman Center Faculty Grant for Community-Engaged Scholarship to design an interdisciplinary course and study abroad program to connect real-world needs with student based learning outside of the classroom.

LeBlanc with students

Welcome Mr. President! GW Names Thomas LeBlanc as 17th President

After an intensive national search, GW’s board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Thomas J. LeBlanc as the university’s 17th president.

Bootcamp students

Left… Left…. Left, Right, Left: CPS Launches Coding Boot Camp

Fifty enthusiastic students formed the first cohort of the GW Coding Boot Camp, a 24-week intensive program in web development designed for working individuals who are looking for advancement within their current jobs and career changers.


AT&T Helps Establish GW Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

Indigenous peoples will soon have a new resource to help their voices be heard in Washington, D.C. with the launch of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy (CIPP).

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