Kara Dunford

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awards GW a $4.25 million grant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the GW Cancer Institute a $4.25 million grant last month to help improve the health outcomes and quality of life for cancer survivors. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the five-year grant will finance the creation of a National Cancer Resource Center, which will offer support […]

Graduate School of Education and Human Development seeks to up graduation rates

In an effort to incentivize students to earn their diplomas, a counseling professor created a program to match high school curricula with student’s career goals. Roughly 25 percent of Americans fail to graduate high school each year, the National Center for Education Statistics found, putting the United States at a disadvantage in the global market. […]

University tests mobile device wireless

GW’s Division of Information Technology is rolling out an opt-in program designed to test a simpler way for mobile users to access GWireless. Community members with Apple or Android-based mobile devices can choose to join the program and use the new GW1X system, which is currently in a beta testing phase, Rachel Blevins, marketing and […]

Graduate students present public diplomacy project to State Department

Students in professor Price Floyd’s public diplomacy course will have an unlikely evaluator this semester: the U.S. Department of State. As part of a team project, students enrolled in U.S. Public Diplomacy – a graduate level course in the Elliott School of International Affairs – will be asked to tackle a real world public diplomacy […]

Obama officials discuss global development

In a discussion punctuated by questions of governmental accountability and financial feasibility, senior officials from the Obama administration explained the importance of a non-partisan and cross-agency approach to global development Tuesday afternoon. As part of the 2010 U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Washington Conference, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary […]

GW brothers start medical nonprofit

Ketan Patel will always remember the shock he felt when a burn victim was turned away from a hospital in India where he volunteered the summer after his freshman year at GW. A propane tank had exploded all over the 23-year-old woman while she was cooking. After talking with her family, Patel realized the incident […]

School of Engineering and Applied Science adds study abroad option

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science will have another opportunity to study abroad starting in the spring semester, after GW added Korea University as an overseas partner this fall. A $1 million gift to the University from entrepreneur Simon Lee and his wife Anna Lee will provide interested students with the chance […]

University introduces biodegradable plates to J Street, West Hall

Students dining at Sodexo-run facilities on campus this year will be eating meals on environmentally friendly products, including biodegradable plates and napkins made from recycled paper. Based on feedback from the University’s Food Working Group, the styrene and plastic plates used in the past were replaced by products made of reusable materials such as bamboo […]

Senior blogs for Wall Street Journal about post-graduation plans

Like her classmates, senior Ashley Starks will look for a job this year. But unlike her peers, Starks’ search will be open for all to read. Starks will share her tribulations for the Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education,” a blog that chronicles the transition from college into the job market. To appeal to others preparing […]

Faculty Senate spars on SEC cost

A presentation on the proposed financial plan for the Science and Engineering Complex sparked debate between members of the Faculty Senate Friday regarding the accuracy of the $275 million cost estimate. Hermann Helgert, a professor of engineering and applied science, discussed the breakdown of the cost estimate and a tentative plan for financing the complex, […]