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Nelson Carbonell

GW Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell Holds Faculty Town Hall Meeting at VSTC

March 04, 2014

The GW Board of Trustees charged Chair Nelson Carbonell to form a committee of Board members, faculty, and administrators, to engage with the

ECE Doctoral candidate Hatem ElBidweihy

ECE Student Defends Dissertation About the Magnetic Properties of High-Strength Steel

February 27, 2014

Hatem ElBidweihy, a graduate research assistant in VSTC's Institute for Magnetics Research, and a doctoral candidate in the School of Engineering & Applied Science's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, successfully defended his dissertation about magnetic properties of high-strength steel.

Exploration Hall at VSTC

ITF Spotlights Virginia Campus

February 26, 2014

GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus will soon house a cybersecurity academy as well as an expanded number of health sciences programs, thanks to the work of the university’s Innovation Task Force.

IIST Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

IIST Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program Expands to Loudoun County

February 15, 2014

One of the fastest growing segments in the Northern Virginia job market is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry cluster, which includes such areas of specialization as cyber security, data analytics and health information technology. Loudoun County alone is predicting that this cluster will require 45,000 positions by 2022. In order to support the workforce demand, GW’s College of Professional Studies will be expanding its bachelor’s degree completion program in Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) to the Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) in fall 2014.

Feb. 2014 BOT meeting

Interdisciplinary Research Highlighted at Board Meeting

February 07, 2014

The Computational Biology Institute, located at the Virginia Science & Technology Campus, as well as the university’s Global Women’s Institute and the newly-announced Sustainability Institute, were showcased at the February Board of Trustees meeting.

Professor Hamdar

GW Traffic Expert Comments on Atlanta Traffic Breakdown Caused by Snowstorm

January 29, 2014

Prof. Samer Hamdar appeared on CNN on January 29, giving his insights on the Atlanta traffic breakdown that was caused by a major snow storm.

Health IT's Judy Murphy Speaks on Campus: “Health Information, Big Data & Quality of Care”

January 23, 2014

During a wide-ranging discussion Jan. 15, 2014, Judy Murphy of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT in the US Department of Health and Human Services touched on everything from definitions associated with health informatics, the rise of quick care centers in pharmacies, broadband connectivity in rural areas, to patients' engagement with their own healthcare -- and how it all relates to the implementation of electronic health records, quality care, and big data.

iDexa machine in new Weight Management & Human Performance Lab

New Weight Management & Human Performance Lab Now Open at VSTC

January 12, 2014

The Weight Management & Human Performance Laboratory is now open for business at GW’s VSTC in Ashburn, Virginia. Whether your goal is to lose weight or improve athletic performance, the lab offers a comprehensive array of testing and programmatic services to meet your needs using a broad spectrum of top-of-the line equipment. The services are open to the public, in addition to the GW community.

Mission to Haiti

GW School of Nursing's Mission to Haiti

January 11, 2014

“It’s like going back 100 years in healthcare,” said Dr. Joyce Pulcini upon her returning from a medical mission trip to Haiti with eight GW SON students and three other faculty members. The group spent Jan. 5-11 in Haiti, providing care to patients in a women’s health center, mobile clinics and patients’ homes. They also made health education presentations to both patients and healthcare providers.

GW online MSN ranks 4th nationwide

School of Nursing's online MSN ranks 4th nationwide

January 08, 2014

GW online MSN ranks 4th nationwide by US News & World Report. There are more than 130 programs nationwide.

GW professor Tarek El-Ghazawi

GW High Performance Computing faculty interviewed about surveillance on electronic communications

December 21, 2013

Tarek El-Ghazai, GW professor, and principal investigator of the High Performance Computing Laboratory, was recently interviewed by The Washington Post in the Dec. 21, 2013 story, "Americans uneasy about surveillance but often use snooping tools, Post poll finds."

Dean Ali Eskandarian presents ideas for the campus at the ITF Showcase.

ITF Showcase Puts Innovation Center Stage

December 04, 2013

GW's Innovation Task Force, now in its seventh phase and heading into its fifth full year of operation, presented six of its best new revenue and cost-saving proposals to the university community for review and discussion in early December. The Virginia Science and Technology Campus had three ideas presented in this phase, including a cyber security academy, expansion of health sciences programs, and high performance computing support.

Keith Crandall

Computational Biology Institute Director Honored for Advancing Science

November 26, 2013

Keith Crandall, director of George Washington University’s Computational Biology Institute, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to phylogenetics and evolutionary biology.

Vernal Falls at Yosemite by Frank Lee Ruggles

Photographs by Frank Ruggles Inspire Travel Plans to Our National Parks

November 12, 2013

This Land is Your Land, a stunning photographic journey through the US National Parks, was created by critically acclaimed photographer Frank Lee Ruggles. His goal is to celebrate the parks and inspire others to recognize the treasures we have in them. The show, hosted on campus this fall, featured 29 black and white photographs, which created an astounding sight of natural beauty for visitors.

Tree of Life Project

Tree of Life Researchers Trace the Connection Between All Living Things

November 12, 2013

"It will be a fundamentally different way to do systematics," says Keith Crandall, director of GW's Computational Biology Institute (CBI), who is one of the project's 11 leaders from 10 institutions. The nearly $6 million project, called the Open Tree of Life, is one part of a three-pronged, $13 million initiative launched last year by the National Science Foundation that aims to produce an open-source tree and the analytical tools needed to explore it. The GW Magazine article details the involvement of nine GW faculty members, including CBI's Keith Crandall.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Commends GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus for Contributions in Education and Economy

May 03, 2011

“Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Loudoun Country Board of Supervisors hereby commends The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus on its 20th anniversary; and expresses its gratitude to the University for its contribution to the economy of Loudoun County and for educating its citizens to fill jobs of the twenty-first century.”