Samantha Abramowitz

GW expands web security programs

To spread cybersecurity education across disciplines, the University added academic programs and coordinated cross-school efforts in the field this fall, pushing into business, law and education. Even the most basic lessons in cybersecurity are valuable for the country’s entire workforce, said associate professor of education Diana Burley. Case in point: Infected personal devices that employees […]

Applicant pool surges for honors program

Applicants visiting GW this week peppered University Honors Program officer Liz Sutton with questions about the program’s partial shift to the Mount Vernon Campus next fall. But as 9 percent more students applied to the program this year than last – part of an upward trend over the past three years – Sutton said she […]

SEAS adds degree in cybersecurity

Emeritus professor Lance Hoffman said adding security to computer systems is like building safety into automobiles: innovation often comes in response to mishaps. As the government makes investments to support more cybersecurity workers, Hoffman said demand has grown because “most systems today are like the security in most automobiles in 1940, before they had seat […]

SMPA research awards to honor retiring professors

The School of Media and Public Affairs will add two undergraduate research awards next fall named after retiring professors Jarol Manheim and Christopher Sterling. The school will offer a Manheim-Sterling research prize to an undergraduate in each of the school’s two majors – journalism and political communication – as part of the University’s broader efforts […]