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December 29, 2009
The man whose generosity launched the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus has died. Philanthropist and GW Trustee Emeritus Robert H. Smith, who died in December at age 81, donated the first 50 acres for the campus. He had envisioned a development in Loudoun County anchored by a university. He approached The George Washington University to be that university.
In 1990, when Smith was president of Charles E. Smith Construction Inc. and general partner of Washington Engineering Associates, he presented Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, then president of GW, with the landmark gift. This land was part of a 576-acre tract know as North Bles Farm. Exploration Hall opened to students in the fall of 1991.
December 01, 2009
Dec. 15, 2009 - March 5, 2010
Honoring and Commemorating Black Leadership is a selection of the artwork chosen or commissioned by the US Postal Service to honor distinguished African-American educators, scientists, explorers, athletes, musicians, writers, civil rights activists, war heroes, and more. The George Washington University received permission to reproduce the high quality art reproductions, created by different artists. Open to the public through March 5 at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. For more information contact 703-726-3650.
It's No Accident: GW's Federal Highway Administration $19M Grant for National Crash Analysis Center Renewed
February 23, 2009
Developing improvements to highway and vehicle safety will be the top priority of the University's National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) during the next five years. A grant of $19 million...
February 23, 2009
The National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC), based on GW's Virginia Campus, has won a five-year, $19 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.