December 2018
Issue 29
CPS Leads newsletter,  a bimonthly digest
Holiday Greetings from the Dean
CPS Holiday Potluck

Season's Greetings! 

We are closing an eventful and highly successful year at CPS and we have much to celebrate.

As we approach the year 2019, I want to wish you and your loved ones a great Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year.

Chris Deering
Interim Dean

Dr. Ali Eskandarian
Former CPS Dean Eskandarian Honored as AAAS Fellow

Dr. Ali Eskandarian, former dean of CPS, was elected by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to the lifetime rank of AAAS Fellow “in recognition of his extraordinary achievements in advancing science."

Team members accepting UPCEA Marketing Award with UPCEA president
CPS Wins Major Marketing Award

Recent updates to the CPS website were recognized as the Most Improved Division Winner during the 2018 Marketing Awards, awarded by UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association). The UPCEA Marketing Awards program recognizes the top marketing and creative work across the UPCEA membership. 

GSPM Student Discusses Nuclear Energy with European Leaders
David Gargaro, GSPM student, formal shot in suit
David Gargano, a master’s degree candidate at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) in international politics, recently spoke to representatives of the European Union about the global future of nuclear energy.

He was honored to be invited to present his paper at the climate change conference known as COP24.

CPS Employees Recognized at Career Milestone Celebration
CPS employees recognized at Career Milestones event with GW President (center)
President LeBlanc and other administrators from around the university hosted a Career Milestones Ceremony in early December to recognize university staff and celebrate the legacy of GW employees with 20 or more years of service to the university.
CPS is proud to recognize four of our employees at this level of service, including Chris Deering, Rosa Martinez, Maria Escoto and Pamela Porter.

GW students, Giving Tuesday
CPS Participated in #GivingTuesday

CPS joined the GW community around the world and participated in #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. #GivingTuesday starts the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

CPS Film Studio, John Warren, Director of Publishing
New CPS Film Studio Recently Completed

The instructional design team is very excited to announce the December 2018 completion of their new film studio, located at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, in Ashburn, Va.

The new dedicated space will support the growing demand for online learning. 

Experts Discuss Missing Indigenous Women at GW
indigenous women event
A newly released report from the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) aims to bring to light more than 500 stories of missing and slain indigenous women and girls in cities across the U.S. The previous lack of data contributes to a false perception that the issue does not impact American Indian and Alaska Native women living off of reservations.

GW’s AT&T CIPP, a University-based center whose purpose is to research issues, assist and provide support to tribal leaders, and promote public awareness on issues of national political significance to Indigenous communities, partnered with UIHI to host their research briefing event at GW.

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