Kelly Quinn

Business leaders seek professorships

The GW School of Business is fielding a high number of requests from top business leaders for teaching slots – interest an administrator said has reached a peak this year. Inquiries from individuals outside academia and inside Fortune 500 companies, like Delta Air Lines and Johnson & Johnson, and government arms, like the Commerce and […]

SEAS shows off ‘superhero’ engineers

Even after Pinhas Ben-Tzvi transforms into his alter ego to save victims of an earthquake using robot technology, he still makes it back to campus just in time to teach his 12:25 p.m. class. At least that’s the story in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s unconventional marketing campaign launched April 10 to highlight […]

GW secures class space in China center

The GW School of Business came one step closer last week to attaining degree-granting status in China after establishing an official partnership with the Suzhou Industrial Park. The agreement, which gives GW teaching and office space in the Suzhou Dushu Lake and Science Education Innovation District in eastern China, is the first deal signed with […]

New hires nab half of lab space in science hall

As candidates for six engineering faculty slots interview on campus this week, they will vie to be among a pool of researchers that will take up half of the Science and Engineering Hall. Of the 121 faculty members who will have research laboratories in the science hub, about 60 will be hired during the time […]

SEAS looks to narrow gender gap in faculty

The School of Engineering and Applied Science is looking to beat the odds after researchers reported in the journal “Science” this month that it would take 100 years to close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics faculty. Nationwide, about 27 percent of faculty in STEM subjects are women and it could take […]

Business school to build up in China

Junior Shilei Chen traveled 7,000 miles for an American education. The Beijing native said he transferred to GW from China Agricultural University last year to flee the “exam-oriented” culture of the country’s higher education system. He is one of 743 Chinese students at GW this year, a 30 percent increase from last year. “In China, […]

Federal Reserve chairman to lecture undergraduates

The application process to gain entrance into a class featuring four guest lectures from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has yet to be determined, a University spokesperson said. Thirty students will ultimately be allowed to enroll in the GW School of Business course, which will begin March 20, University spokeswoman Jill Sankey said. “It’d be […]

Business students devote less time to studying

Business students nationwide spend less time hitting the books than their peers, a recent study showed, a finding the GW School of Business dean called “devastating” if accurate. This year’s National Survey of Student Engagement found that seniors in business programs tend to spend about 14 hours per week studying while senior engineering majors devote […]

Nursing professor joins health care initiatives

A nursing professor has been appointed to a local health equity council under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that seeks to combat health care disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Kimberly Acquaviva, a professor in the School of Nursing, will work together with health care authorities from D.C., Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia […]