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GW-UTeach Partnership to Prepare STEM Majors to Become Teachers

March 03, 2015
George Washington University has received $1.45 million from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to join a national network of universities in the UTeach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation program.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver George Washington University Commencement Address

February 25, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the George Washington University's Commencement address before graduates on May 17. He will also be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from the university.
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Recovering Attention After a Stroke: Brain's Right Hemisphere May Be More Valuable

February 17, 2015
A new study conducted by a GW researcher suggests that the right hemisphere of the brain may be able to assist a damaged left hemisphere in protecting visual attention after a stroke.
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National Geographic to Collaborate with Planet Forward for ‘Campus Voices’ on Food Blog

October 09, 2014
Students from GW's Planet Forward Campus Consortium, a digital storytelling collaborative housed within theSchool of Media and Public Affairs, now have the opportunity to have their writing and videos published on National Geographic’s blog, "The Plate."
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GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Presents Joseph Asher Hale’s Fathom

September 02, 2014
Gallery 31 at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GW’s Columbian College will open Joseph Asher Hale: "Fathom," a large sculptural installation of an imagined globe that represents the earth 250 million years into the future.
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Former White House and NPR Staffers Join SMPA

August 28, 2014
Tony Fratto, former deputy White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, and Barbara Bradley Hagerty, former correspondent for National Public Radio, will join the GW School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Both will provide key insights for students and faculty about working in journalism and media.
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Update: Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Complete Agreements

August 21, 2014
The historic agreements between The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, GW and the National Gallery of Art are now final. With the completion of final transactions, the new partnership to preserve the Corcoran legacy is officially underway.
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Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Receive Approval to Implement Agreements

August 18, 2014
Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, GW and the National Gallery of Art today received approval from the D.C. Superior Court to implement their historic agreements that were first announced in February 2014.
Kyle Farmbry, B.A. ’92, M.P.A. ’94 and Ph.D. ’99; Sally Nuamah, B.A. ’11; Art B. Wong, M.D. ’67

George Washington University Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

June 23, 2014
The GW Board of Trustees elected three new trustees at its leadership meeting, Kyle Farmbry, B.A. ’92, M.P.A. ’94 and Ph.D. ’99, associate professor at Rutgers University-Newark; Sally Nuamah, B.A. ’11, scholar, advocate and filmmaker; and physician Art B. Wong, M.D. ’67.
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Columbian College Partners with Naval Academy to Train Navy’s Future Leaders

June 03, 2014
GW was selected by the U.S. Naval Academy to create a graduate program for company officers in their first year of service.

 The 45-credit Master's in Leadership Education and Development blends courses from the Organizational Sciences Department and the School of Education and Human Development.
GW President Steven Knapp, Interim director and President of the Corcoran Peggy Loar, Director of the NGA Earl A. Powell III

The Corcoran, The National Gallery of Art and GW Sign Final Agreements for Historic Collaboration

May 15, 2014
Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, the National Gallery of Art, and GW signed the final agreements that confirm and formalize the terms of their collaboration.
Oldest Pterodactyloid Species Discovered, Named by International Team of Researchers

Oldest Pterodactyloid Species Discovered, Named by International Team of Researchers

April 24, 2014
An international research team—led by University of South Florida paleontologist and GW alumnus Brian Andres, James Clark of the GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and Xu Xing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences—has discovered and named the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid, Kryptodrakon progenitor.
Swiss Diplomat Carl Lutz Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

Swiss Diplomat Carl Lutz Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

March 05, 2014
Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz, B.A. ’24, who saved the lives of 62,000 Jews from Nazi persecution, was posthumously awarded the George Washington University President’s Medal—the highest honor the university president can bestow.
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Donor’s Gift Sparks Scholars Program at GW

February 26, 2014
The parent of a GW alumnus is working with the university to establish a scholars program that will bring honors students from the University of Macau, in China, to Washington, D.C.
The Corcoran, the National Gallery of Art and the George Washington University to Enter Historic Collaboration

The Corcoran, the National Gallery of Art and GW to Enter Historic Collaboration

February 19, 2014
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, the National Gallery of Art and GW announced a proposed collaboration that would safeguard and increase access to the Corcoran’s iconic collection, maintain the historic Corcoran building for an important new program of exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, and strengthen and elevate the Corcoran College and its programs.

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