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January 13, 2010

Links for Life Undergraduate Student/Alumni Luncheon

Register now! Come meet and network with GWSB alumni by participating in our Links for Life Undergraduate Student/Alumni Luncheon featuring members of the Dean’s Board of Advisors.

Links for Life is a program designed to create “links” between members of the GWSB student and alumni populations by offering a forum for them to connect. The program will give you access to alumni in an informal setting. You can gain professional insight and ask questions that you might not ask in an interview situation. You will also have the opportunity to speak with alumni about the current happenings and activities at GWSB.

We will be having our next luncheon on March 5, 2010 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The lunch is free and space is limited! For more information and to register, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/boalinks.


GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek

This year's GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek will take place February 25-26, 2010. Students will have the opportunity to visit companies based on their concentration. This year there will be three treks, Finance, Marketing and Sports Management. Check the Co-Curricular section of the Undergraduate Programs website for more information on the trip including the application form, which will be posted at the end of this week.


Study Abroad Information Sessions

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Study Abroad 101 General Information Session, Marvin Center 413
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, GW Madrid Program Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, GW England Program Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Focus on Fall Abroad Community Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room

Thursday, January 14, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Africa Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Poland, Russia Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, French-speaking Europe Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Italy & Greece Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
3:00 pm - 4:00pm, Asia Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Australia & New Zealand Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room

For additional information contact the Office for Study Abroad at 202-994-1649 or studyabr@gwu.edu.


Welling Professor Lectures and Entrepreneurship Seminar

GW Welling Professor Lectures:
On Tuesday, January 19th, SEAS will host Dr. H. Vincent Poor, dean of Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, for two GW Welling Professor lectures. These events are free and open to the entire GW community and the public.

GW Welling Professor Research Lecture: Wireless: Revolution and Evolution
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Marvin Center, Room 402

GW Welling Professor Plenary Address: Bridging Disciplines in Teaching and Research
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Marvin Center Amphitheatre

Biography: H. Vincent Poor earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Auburn University, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton University in 1977. After 13 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he joined the Princeton faculty in 1990. In 2005 he was appointed Michael Slater University Professor and in 2006 he became the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Dr. Poor’s nearly 30 years of research accomplishments have been recognized with several awards, including: IEEE fellowship, National Academy of Engineering membership, and eight other fellowships. His research accomplishments are matched by similar contributions to teaching. In particular, he was the founding director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton, is currently a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and has won seven awards related to teaching, including the prestigious IEEE James Mulligan Education Medal, and Fellows hip in the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K.

SEAS Seminar Series on Entrepreneurship:

SEAS Seminar Series on Entrepreneurship
Please join the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science for the first of a four-part Seminar Series on Entrepreneurship. These events are free and open to the public. To register, please visit alumni.gwu.edu/calendar.

How I Got Started: Getting Your Idea off the Ground
Tuesday, January 19 | 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Panel Discussion
Funger Hall, Room 103
2201 G Street NW

Come meet the CEOs and founders of successful companies and find out how they got started. Panelists include Ashok Jha SEAS ’92, co-founder and CEO of Adnet Systems, Inc., Scott Gessay SEAS ’88, CEO, President and founder of FGM, Inc., and Elias Shams SEAS ’96, CEO, Searchles, CTO and founder, Telezoo.com. (Read more and register…)

Sponsored by the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Engineer Alumni Association.


GWSB on WJLA - ABC 7

Look for the GWSB advertisements on WJLA - ABC 7. For a list of times the spots will air look at the GWSB TV Schedule.


Morality of Profit

Morality of Profit project: a global competition inviting discourse on the Morality of Profit.

During this yearlong program, we seek to assemble the definitive collection of essays on this topic. Writers are asked to submit essays of up to 3,000 words. Initial submissions will be accepted through February 28, 2010. SEVEN will award top honors to three essays, with a grand prize of $20,000, a second prize of $10,000, and a third prize of $5,000. The best pieces will be collected into a manuscript, which is intended for publication along with contributions from branded thought leaders in government, private sector, and the academy; and the program will culminate with an international conference in 2010. For full details or to participate, please visit: http://sevenfund.org/morality-of-profit/index.php


48-hour Resume Review


Cocoa and Career


Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break with Deloitte and Teach for America

Deloitte and Teach for America are cosponsoring a “Maximum Impact” alternative spring break (ASB) program to help low-income schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in mid-March. GW has been selected as one of the schools from which the firm would like to recruit ASB participants. The program is currently accepting applications through the following website: www.deloitte.com/us/MaximumImpactTeachForAmerica. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 22, 2010.