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Update: The UK Parliament’s Hearings at GW on Fake News

February 26, 2019
Last year the UK Parliament reached out to the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) for help with an unprecedented hearing as part of its investigation on fake news. GSPM and the School of Media and Public Affairs hosted the public evidence session for the committee last winter at GW’s Marvin Center in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from executives with Twitter, Google, Facebook, YouTube, CNN, The New York Times and other media enterprises on fake news and social media platforms. One year later, members of Britain’s House of Commons continue the conversation at GW.
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Publishing Alumna Co-Publishes Book

February 26, 2019
Sarah McArthur, a proud GW Alumna with a master’s degree in publishing from CPS, COO of Marshall Goldsmith Inc., and Founder and CEO of *sdedit, is excited to announce her newly published book, Work Is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays about the Power of Finding Your Purpose from the World’s Greatest Thought Leaders, edited by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, and Sarah McArthur with a foreword by former CEO of Boeing and Ford, Alan Mulally.
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Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Rule

February 24, 2019
Congratulations to CPS faculty member Elizabeth Rule who successfully defended her dissertation in December 2018 and completed her Ph.D. in American Studies at Brown University.
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GSPM Faculty Receive 2019 Most Promising New Textbook Award

February 23, 2019
Congratulations to GSPM Strategic Public Relations program director Dr. Larry Parnell and GSPM professor Dr. Janis Teruggi Page on winning a 2019 Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA) for their book, Introduction to Strategic Public Relations: Digital, Global, and Socially Responsible Communication!
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Alumnus tapped as Commander of Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District

February 23, 2019
Duncan Bedlion, a double GW alumnus, with a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s degree from the GW College of Professional Studies in security and safety leadership in 2014 (now known as the Homeland Security Program), has been promoted to the Commander of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District.
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Online Homeland Security Program Recognized as Industry Leader

February 16, 2019
OnlineMasters.com has selected George Washington University as one of the Best Master's in Homeland Security Degree Programs for 2019. The Online Homeland Security program was ranked Best for Strategic Analysts and #2 overall out of 29 of the best online programs identified.
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New Website Launched for AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy

February 16, 2019
The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy (AT&T CIPP) launched a new website in January.The Center's purpose is to research issues, assist tribes and tribal organizations and promote public awareness on issues of national political significance to Indigenous communities.
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Holiday Greetings from the Dean

December 17, 2018

Season's Greetings!  We are closing an eventful and highly successful year at CPS and we have much to celebrate.

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CPS Wins Major Marketing Award

December 16, 2018
Recent updates to the CPS website were recognized as the Most Improved Division Winner during the 2018 Marketing Awards, awarded by UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association). The award was presented at the 2018 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar on November 8, 2018 in Long Beach, California.
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Former CPS Dean Eskandarian Honored as AAAS Fellow

December 15, 2018
Dr. Ali Eskandarian, former dean of CPS, was elected by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to the lifetime rank of AAAS Fellow “in recognition of his extraordinary achievements in advancing science.”
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CPS Employees Recognized at Career Milestone Celebration

December 14, 2018
President LeBlanc and other administrators from around the university hosted a Career Milestones Ceremony in early December to recognize university staff and celebrate the legacy of GW employees with 20 or more years of service to the university. CPS is proud to recognize four of our employees at this level of service, including Chris Deering, Rosa Martinez, Maria Escoto and Pamela Porter.
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Experts Discuss Missing Indigenous Women at GW

December 13, 2018
A newly released report from the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) aims to bring to light more than 500 stories of missing and slain indigenous women and girls in cities across the U.S. The previous lack of data contributes to a false perception that the issue does not impact American Indian and Alaska Native women living off of reservations. GW’s AT&T CIPP, a University-based center whose purpose is to research issues, assist and provide support to tribal leaders, and promote public awareness on issues of national political significance to Indigenous communities, partnered with UIHI to host their research briefing event at GW.
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CPS Participated in #GivingTuesday

December 13, 2018
CPS joined the GW community around the world and participated in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. #GivingTuesday starts the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
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New CPS Film Studio Recently Completed

December 12, 2018
The instructional design team in The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is very excited to announce the December 2018 completion of their new film studio, located at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, in Ashburn, Va. The new dedicated space will support the growing demand for online learning.
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GSPM Student Discusses Nuclear Energy with European Leaders

November 12, 2018
David Gargano, a master’s degree candidate at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) in international politics, recently spoke to representatives of the European Union about the global future of nuclear energy. He was honored to be invited to present his paper at the climate change conference known as COP24