Nicolas Diaz

Search stalls for medical school dean

At a glance: October 2008 The medical school is put on academic probation by an accrediting body. February 2010 The medical school’s academic probation is lifted. May 2010 A Board of Trustees advisory committee begins a review of the GW Medical Center, which recommends a massive structural shift. November 2010 James Scott, dean of the […]

Faculty Senate pushes for software to help researchers

The Faculty Senate voted Friday to prod administrators to purchase a new software program that tracks finances for research projects. A move to a new information system would help researchers track more easily their expenditures online when working with research grants, information that is currently split between two systems and on paper. The resolution was […]

Nursing school to develop global partnerships

The School of Nursing will extend its global reach when an administrator helps a university in Singapore implement its own advanced nursing program. The project, taken on by the school’s director of community and global health initiatives Joyce Pulcini, will initially only involve nursing students at the National University of Singapore, but administrators believe her […]

Medical fundraisers tap patients

The University is rolling out a fundraising strategy targeting patients treated at the GW Hospital and the Medical Faculty Associates to help support patient care, research and academics and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The development plan, dubbed the Grateful Patients Program, will bring GW up to speed on a medical fundraising tactic […]

Medical school entrance exam broadens scope

Prospective medical students will face an entrance examination that expands its focus beyond natural sciences starting in 2015. The Medical College Admission Test will add a section covering the psychological, social and biological foundations of behavior, the American Association of Medical Colleges finalized Feb. 16 after three years of review. Richard Riegelman, a professor of […]

New research fundraiser focuses on autism center

A fundraising blitz by the Office of the Vice President for Research’s first development director hopes to make a proposed autism research center a reality. The University has stayed committed to the autism and neuro-developmental disorder center since its conception in 2010, but Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa said the project cannot move forward […]

Students submit applications for Clinton Global Initiative

Before she spends next year teaching in Tanzania, senior Marisa Ranieri wants her students to have access to books and school supplies. She hopes the college students, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders set to come to Foggy Bottom for the Clinton Global Initiative University conference in March will help catapult her distribution plan to reality. “There’s […]

Hatchet Expat: Diffidence and decadence

When friends and family at home ask me what it feels like to live in Paris, I never seem to find an answer. I always start by explaining the ways of the locals, describing the exquisite French food and pinpointing the difficulties I encounter speaking the language, but I rarely manage to give a concise […]

Hatchet Expat: Ciao Milan, bonjour Paris

As I try to accept that I will be leaving Milan in less than two months, I can’t help but reminisce on what my study abroad experience has given me. I find it hard to believe I have actually lived through so much in what seems to be a mere few days. From realizing that […]

Hatchet Expat: More than just Eurotrash

If I were to describe the classroom experience at Universitá Bocconi, or in Italy altogether, I would say it devastates my patience level and outright overwhelms me when it comes to paying attention during lectures. Put another way, when I arrive a couple minutes early to class and the professor has not arrived yet, the […]