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May 11, 2011

2011 Commencement Schedule

Commencement Week Schedule for GWSB Undergraduates

Thursday, May 12, 2011
GWSB Award Ceremony (Invitation Only)
Betts Theatre, Marvin Center (800 21st Street, NW)

Friday, May 13, 2011
Undergraduate Student Arrivals. Funger Hall (2201 G Street, NW)

Undergraduate Student School of Business Celebration Ceremony. The Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd Street, NW)

Reception to follow after School of Business Celebration in Duquès Hall 1st and 2nd floors.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Senior Celebration (Invitation Only)
Duquès Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall (2201 G Street, NW)

Sunday, May 15, 2011
All Graduates Line-Up for Procession.

Procession begins

10:00 am
The George Washington University Commencement. The National Mall (Independence Avenue – Between 4th and 7th Streets)

Research Experience for Undergraduates Opportunity

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program allows students to work as a research assistant on a faculty members research project. Currently there are two opportunities available. Application and more information available HERE.

1) Corporate Social Responsiblity in the Hotel Industry

Faculty Advisor: Stuart Levy

Research Description:
This project will allow our REU research assistant to gain an intimate understanding of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues within the hospitality industry. In this research, my co-author (from the University of San Francisco) and I are currently working on a study tentatively titled, “Researching Corporate Social Responsibility in the Lodging Industry: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going.” We are also working on a study examining stakeholder (e.g., hotel managers, employees and guests) perspectives of CSR activities at the hotel property level. The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of CSR from academic, practitioner, and consumer perspectives. This research is important given the increased visibility of CSR in the hotel industry, and given there has been little previous research focused in this area. We plan for these studies to be presented at hospitality conferences as well as be published in academic journals.

The REU research assistant will be involved in reviewing the academic literature on sustainability and CSR issues in hotels, in order to document and categorize aspects of each article such as the methodology employed, major findings, and future research proposed. The research assistant will also be involved in survey development and administrative tasks for our CSR stakeholder survey.

Preferred Student Qualifications:
· Interest in corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues
· Strong analytical ability
· Detail oriented
· English language reading comprehension (high-level)

· Power point presentation skills

Term: Summer and Fall 2011

2) Where do corporate environmental officers come from?

Research Topic: Background analysis of large companies’ chief environmental officers

Faculty Advisor: Professor Eun-Hee Kim

Research Description:
The objective of the project is to understand large companies’ corporate environmental management practices by finding out the background of their chief environmental officers. In some companies, environmental officers come from the marketing divisions. In other companies, environmental officers come from the engineering or other more substantively related departments. This information can help pointing out the extent to which companies might engage in symbolic environmental management behavior.

Preferred Student Qualifications:
Preferred candidate should be detail-oriented and hard-working. The research assistant will be asked to do data collection on the background of large companies’ chief environmental officers. Familiarity with business databases and prior data collection skills preferred.

This position will start immediately and require work throughout the summer, and may extend to Fall semester. During summer, it may require 15-20 hours a week.

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