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Welcome to the Fall 2014 EMSE Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of the George Washington University's Environmental and Energy Management program newsletter. There are several up coming events and we encourage you to visit our Events page. If you would like to submit your resume to our Environmental Professionals page please Contact Us.

Ireen Cleaton-Jones, Editor

Kathleen Merrigan Joins GW as Director of Sustainability Collaborative: EEM is a Major Component

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Secretary Kathleen A. Merrigan left the Obama Administration in May 2014 to join GW as Director of the Sustainability Collaborative: EEM is a major component. Since that time, Dr. Merrigan has worked closely with members of the EEM program and has been active in ...

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EEM Graduate and Faculty Updates

EEM students and graduates were involved in a wide variety of interesting and exciting activities ...

Vanessa Trejos, began a new position as an Energy Engineer/Analyst with ...

James Lynch, a 2007 EEM Master of Science graduate, provided some spectacular photos he took while on a climb up Mt. Rainier in the ...

EEM doctoral candidate Mohammed Qaradaghi has been intensively involved in the affairs of Iraq and Kurdistan ...

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Ira Payosova Assists Center for Strategic and International Studies

EEM doctoral candidate, Ira Payosova was a key element in the program in which Ukrainian acclaimed music star and former Ukrainian Parliament Member, Ruslana Lyzhychko discussed the role of civil society in promoting peace via the Euromaidan movement in the internationally important conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

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EEM Receives Research Grant from NIST

Our new Environmental and Energy Management Institute received a $75,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in September 2014. This project, entitled the GW Standards Education Initiative, is a collaborative effort between SEAS and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy.

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Prof. Francis Receives NSF Grant to Investigate Climate Change Impacts
on Interdependent Infrastructure Systems

Prof. Royce Francis received a three-year, $302,592 NSF grant for his collaborative research project “RIPS Type 2 Collaborative Research:  Water and Electricity  Infrastructure in the Southeast (WEIS) - Approaches to Resilient Interdependent Systems under Climate Change.”  The grant was awarded under ...

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EEM Professor Ekundayo Shittu Awarded Environmental and Energy Grants

Professor Ekundayo Shittu was awarded two research grants in recent months, one in the area of healthcare logistics and the other in the area of renewable energy credits.  These grants reflect the breadth of Prof. Shittu’s cutting-edge research program ...

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Prof. Cascio Addresses National Defense University

Prof. Joe Cascio, Director of GW’s emerging Environmental and Energy Management Institute, is an icon at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. The year 2014 marked the 15th year that Prof. Cascio has presented plenary presentations to ...

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Patrick Murphy Defends Doctoral Proposal

Patrick Murphy defended his doctoral dissertation proposal on the topic of “A Method for Determining the Cost of Reliable Electricity, Considering Grid Unreliability: A Case Study and Applied Analysis in Uganda” in November 2014. In his research, Patrick plans to address a shortfall in past efforts to address a lack of electricity access to grid-connected, distributed generation and stand-alone, distributed energy resources. 

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GW Holds Major Environmental Book Release Event

A book release event was held on October 2, 2014 to announce and celebrate the release of a new book, “Next Generation Environmental Compliance and Enforcement,” by GW Professors LeRoy Paddock and Jessica Wentz.  The event, held in the Law School Faculty Conference Center, was attended by ...

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GW Goes Solar

GW will see its first phase of solar power arriving in the Spring 2015 semester.  The University entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Duke Energy Renewables to provide solar power generated in North Carolina to meet ...

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