Nadia Sheikh

WEB EXTRA: Accounting professor highlights the fun of profession

When Accountancy Associate Professor Larry Singleton finds a few students shaking in their seats on the first day of class, he said it’s due to fear of the material covered in class, not fear of the professor teaching the class. “It’s not unusual to see just a couple of students’ knees shaking because they’re so […]

Islamic scholar calls GW home

An installment in a series of profiles on GW professors. Since 1984, one of the world’s foremost Islamic scholars has been teaching here at GW. University Professor of Islamic Studies Seyyed Hossein Nasr specializes in Sufism, Islamic philosophy and metaphysics. Nasr teaches “Islamic Philosophy and Theology” at the undergraduate level as well as a graduate […]

Finding fun in engineering: profile of professor W.M. Kim Roddis

Professor W.M. Kim Roddis teaches at GW, but in a way, she instructs students across the nation every day. Roddis, an expert on civil engineering, developed software that thousands of students use in scores of engineering programs around the nation. She developed a CD in response to her observation that engineers are often visual learners. […]

Diplomat, journalist among GW professors

Imagine this list of credentials: deputy U.S. representative on the U.N. Security Council, Emmy-award winning ABC News national security and Moscow correspondent, President Bill Clinton’s assistant secretary of state for South Asian Affairs and a negotiator with Taliban officials for the release of terrorist Osama bin Laden. This may sound like the combined resumes of […]

Pakistani president speaks in Marvin Center

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf dodged the topic of Sept. 11 at his speech on Pakistan’s development in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre Friday afternoon. Musharraf’s speech comes a day after the announcement of a soon-to-air CBS program in which he alleged the U.S. threatened to bomb his country if it did not join the U.S. […]

WEB UPDATE: Pakistani president speaks in Marvin Center

Posted Friday, Sept. 22, 7:15 p.m. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf dodged the topic of Sept. 11 at his speech on Pakistan’s development in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre Friday afternoon. Musharraf’s speech comes a day after the report of a soon-to-air CBS program in which he alleged the U.S. threatened to bomb his country if […]

WEB UPDATE: Kofi Annan receives honorary degree from GW

The United Nations’ top diplomat Kofi Annan stressed the importance of a global democracy and the need for a greater U.S. role in solving international problems in a speech Friday. Annan, who is in his ninth year as secretary general of the 191-nation body, received an honorary degree at the event. “I see no hope […]

Panel discusses human trafficking

Andrea Powell was in Germany about 10 years ago working at a domestic violence shelter. She befriended one of the victims in the clinic but was surprised when her new friend vanished one day. After searching in Eastern Europe and Bosnia, Powell became worried her friend had been victimized again. “I never found her and […]

Clinton speaks at memorial in Lisner

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary attended a memorial service Sunday in Lisner Auditorium to pay tribute to the late Eli Segal, an aide to his cabinet and chief executive of the service organization AmeriCorps. GW students, Segal’s family, friends and some of the politicians that Segal worked with, including 1972 Democratic presidential […]

Greek Briefs

Anchor Bowl raises money for Service for Sight charity Anchor Bowl, a weeklong fundraising event hosted by the Delta Gamma sorority, raised about $8,775 for Service for Sight. The national charity for glaucoma and eye screenings trains seeing dogs for the blind and supplies glasses to those who cannot afford such services. Members from the […]