Juliana Tamayo

Medical school to boost patient focus

A new curriculum for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will dramatically increase patient-care training to improve students’ clinical skills. The committee working on the curriculum overhaul – the largest in about a decade – will release a public draft next month, stressing clinical duties for students in their first and second years, instead […]

CEO to speak at GWSB graduation

The leader of one of the D.C. area’s largest construction companies will speak at the May 18 graduation ceremony for the GW School of Business. Alumna Linda Rabbitt, founder and chief executive officer of Rand Construction Corporation, will deliver a message about entrepreneurship to graduates. “I’m honored to have been chosen for the commencement address […]

GSEHD taps D.C. education official for commencement

A local public education leader will headline the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s commencement ceremony May 19. De’Shawn Wright, D.C.’s deputy mayor for education, joins cybersecurity researcher Ron Ross and former ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, Jr. in the list of speakers shaping up for the Class of 2012’s graduation ceremonies. Wright has spearheaded […]

Arabic program reacts to surge in interest, enrollment

The University’s Arabic program is seeking two new professors as part of an effort to increase its full-time faculty, in response to dramatic growth in student enrollment and course offerings. The number of students taking Arabic jumped from 120 in the 2003-2004 academic year to 700 in 2009-2010, while course options more than tripled from […]

GSEHD introduces global education program

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development will launch a new certificate program this spring focused on preparing local teachers to effectively educate international students.   The program will help K-12 teachers add international topics to public school curricula to show how current events and foreign cultures impact increasingly diverse classroom.   Karen Kortecamp, […]

New patent act promotes product-focused research

President Barack Obama signed a new patent act into law Sept. 16 to speed up the commercialization of university research findings, part of a broader effort to encourage cutting-edge scientific work across the nation. In the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, the America Invents Act calls on inventors to file […]