Kara Dunford

Search launched for research center director

The University plans to launch a search this month to find a director for a new computational biology research center, one of the first of 10 research initiatives the University announced last year. The computational biology center is the first research initiative to start its implementation process, which includes space allocation on the Virginia Campus […]

Students warned of drilling noise

The University sent out a pre-emptive e-mail to students living in three residence halls warning them of impending drilling on the H Street parking garage, after fielding student complaints over construction noises on E Street this month. Construction crews started drilling three test pits Nov. 15 to prepare for the Science and Engineering Complex to […]

Law professor nominated to U.N. post

When the U.S. mistakenly shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 – killing the 290 passengers and crew members on board – GW law professor Sean Murphy stepped in to negotiate the settlement between the two governments. The event reinvigorated his passion for international law, which he said began to develop while he was […]

GW partners with Phillips Collection

A new partnership between the University and the Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, will offer students opportunities to enroll in courses at the gallery. During the three-year partnership, one GW Department of Fine Arts and Art History course will be taught at the Phillips Collection each year. “The sentiment about local museums […]

Education grant will fund autism research

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development will provide 32 students studying autism in early childhood education tuition money, after the Department of Education gave GW a $1.2 million grant in October. The program will provide students in the Early Childhood Special Education master’s program with training in assessment and intervention for young children […]

Documentary Center celebrates 20th anniversary

For Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and School of Media and Public Affairs professor Nina Gilden Seavey, the driving force behind a powerful documentary is truth. Seavey set out to establish an institute that would teach students how to use storytelling tools – including characters and plot structure – to effectively communicate a piece of the human […]

Tutors say Language Center goes unused

The Language Center, a service for students taking foreign language classes, offers hours of free language tutoring daily, but tutors say students rarely use the program. The center, which offers free tutoring in 12 languages and employs 18 tutors, is funded by a $50 to $80 language course fee, which is required for some language […]

GW teams with Ford to uphold human rights

GW’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility is teaming with Ford Motor Company to ensure the carmaker lives up to its standards for upholding human rights. The Institute for Corporate Responsibility, a center within the School of Business devoted to researching and teaching corporate responsibility strategies, will help Ford develop its own ethics policy for dealing with […]

Study: No alternative considered for Iraq War

Former President George W. Bush’s administration did not consider alternatives before invading Iraq in 2003, according to a study published by a GW research institute in September. The National Security Archive, housed in Gelman Library, released a three-part series examining declassified documents about the Iraq War that show invading Iraq was premeditated. The documents include […]