GW Briefs

Radio talk show hosts to be featured on Kalb Report

Al Franken, G. Gordon Liddy and Jim Bohannon will discuss the impact of talk radio on the presidential election at the Kalb Report Monday night at 8 p.m.

The talk show hosts from different ends of the political spectrum will talk about issues such as objective journalism and its relevance in talk radio.

The Kalb Report is a GW-produced television program featuring a panel of guests discussing political and press-related issues with moderator Marvin Kalb at the National Press Club. There have been 40 shows in the Kalb Report series since the program started in 1994.

Trachtenberg awards two President’s medals

President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg honored two educators with the University’s highest honor, the President’s Medal, at a celebration of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s 100th anniversary Friday.

Trachtenberg awarded the medals to Wang Shenghong, president of and professor at Fudan University in China, and Lee Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at Stanford University.

Both educators were recognized for their work in advancing cross-cultural teaching standards.

International Affairs professors release foreign policy report

Six international affairs professors will present their findings about foreign policy issues and the presidency in a report Monday at the National Press Club.

The report, “Divided Diplomacy and the Next Administration: Conservative and Liberal Alternatives,” discusses the differences between conservative and liberal diplomatic plans and how these perspectives should be viewed during a Bush or Kerry administration.

The six Elliott School of International Affairs professors – Leon Fuerth, James Goldgeier, Michael Moore, Henry Nau, David Shambaugh, and Joanna Spear – will present the work at the press club at 10:30 a.m.

GW recognized for awarding most engineering degrees to women

The American Society for Engineering Education ranked GW the number one university for number of doctoral degrees awarded to women for 2003.

GW tied with the University of Illinois at Chicago in the category; both gave 31.4 percent of their doctoral engineering degrees to women. The universities awarded 11 women each with the degree last year. Colleges had to award at least 20 doctoral engineering degrees in 2003 in order to be eligible for the rankings. The rankings appear in this month’s issue of the ASEE magazine Prism.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has 13 female professors, also ranked 10th for the highest percentage of women faculty members with 13.3 percent.

-Caitlin Carroll

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