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PBS show featuring GW law school up for Emmy
An episode of the PBS documentary program Voices of Vision, which two GW law school faculty co-produced, has been nominated for an Emmy Award this year.
Professor of Law Lawrence Mitchell and Law School Dean Michael Young featured the University’s Institute for International Corporate Governance and Accountability in the half-hour episode about corporate responsibility.
The episode investigated three companies that have combined profits with social responsibility and employee empowerment.
Mitchell and Young, in collaboration with The Teaching Learning Network, based the show on Mitchell’s book, “Corporate Irresponsibility.” The episode focused on the institute, which was established at GW in 2000 by a grant from the Ford foundation. The institute examines corporate governance systems and capital markets and develops methods to sustain and create responsible corporate behavior.
PBS’s Voices of Vision show is hosted by National Public Radio’s Scott Simon and profiles organizations or individuals whose leadership efforts significantly impact national and international problems. Topics range from human rights issues to childhood cancer and corporate responsibility.

–Andrea Nurko

Lectures celebrate Robinson’s life beyond baseball
The Jackie Robinson Society and the GW Multicultural Student Services Center will be hosting a lecture on the life of baseball legend Jackie Robinson Thursday.
The event will be held at the GW Hillel starting at 6:30 p.m. and will focus on the historical impact Robinson made as a cultural figure rather than just a baseball player.
Long Island University history professor Joseph Dorinson will speak on “Jackie Robinson’s Impact on America.”
A second lecture is planned for October 16. John Vernen of the National Archives and Records Administration will discuss “Jackie Robinson’s Role as a Community Activist”.
The Jackie Robinson Society was formed in 1999 when students from a course on Jackie Robinson decided to create a permanent group.

Gelman opens exhibit highlighting Capitol Hill
Maps, documents and photos showcasing the last 100 years of changes to the Capitol Hill neighborhood are on display this fall in Gelman Library. The exhibit, on the second floor features significant changes to the Capitol Hill area, which include portions of Northeast and Southeast D.C., including Eastern Market renovations and the never-completed modifications to Barney Circle Freeway.
Gelman researchers and the Capitol Hill Restoration Society partnered to create the exhibit highlighting different projects taken on by the Society since its founding in 1955.
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society Exhibit opened September 29 and will be open to the public Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until December 19. A reception will be held in late November with a speaker from the society along with other donors.

-Caroline Harn

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