Andrea Vittorio

New College of Professional Studies dean will also head Virginia campus

A senior administrator will step into a newly combined role as the dean of both the College of Professional Studies and of the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Ali Eskandarian, the senior associate dean for strategic initiatives and research in CPS, will replace Kathleen Burke as dean of the college beginning in January, and will […]

Financial pledges bolster research

The Office of the Vice President for Research offered more than $2 million in an internal funding competition among faculty for fiscal year 2011, as part of a long-term push to strengthen the quality and quantity of research at GW. The financial boost is just one piece of a broad plan to expand research efforts […]

Knapp prepares for strategic plan

University President Steven Knapp emphasized the year-long development of a strategic plan as an outline for GW’s academic and financial future in an annual gathering of faculty Tuesday. Knapp, who is in his fifth year as president, looked toward two upcoming milestones – the 100th anniversary of GW’s presence on Foggy Bottom in 2012 and […]

Small fraternities see chapter growth

Fewer men accepted bids during the Interfraternity Council’s rush this year, but the population of men in Greek life still reached an all-time high after the invitations were accepted. The participating 15 chapters welcomed 276 new members after last week’s rush process, just slightly down from the 285 men that accepted bids last fall. The […]

Group to monitor District education

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development will lead a new research consortium on D.C. public education to shed light on the struggling system that has been resistant to several years of reform efforts. Tentatively called D.C.-EdCORE, which stands for the D.C. Education Consortium on Research and Evaluation, the monitoring group will spearhead a […]

Five hundred women go Greek

A record 512 women joined GW’s 10 Panhellenic sororities Tuesday afternoon, marking another year of sustained growth for Greek life on campus. As neon-clad sisters chanted each chapter’s unique cheer, the girls that made it to the final round of recruitment after receiving bids – formal invitations to join a sorority – swarmed University Yard […]

SEAS hiring boom focuses on research profile

The School of Engineering and Applied Science hired 32 faculty members in the last four semesters, part of a long-term plan by the school’s dean to make the school more competitive across the research-heavy field. The school continues to hire the highest proportion of new faculty compared to any other school within the University as […]

University seeks corporate sponsors for research

The University plans to offset ongoing federal funding cuts for research initiatives with a strategy of intensifying corporate partnerships, a top administrator said last week. Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa said the University can no longer rely on federal agencies for funding research, opting instead to build up corporate backing for research in an […]

University mulls retirement options

The University is considering redesigning faculty retirement options, looking to create room for new members as economic conditions hamper growth. With faculty turnover restricted by nationwide budget cuts, universities are struggling to afford additional faculty while older faculty remain in their positions longer. In the newly created role of vice provost for faculty affairs, Dianne […]

GW ranks among top 50 colleges

The University inched up one spot to the coveted No. 50 rank on U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s colleges after remaining on the cusp of the common cutoff point for several years. The University has not been in the top 50 since 1998, when it was ranked 50th. Robert Morse, […]