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At A Glance

Undergrad Business Program Honored

In the 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” survey, GW’s undergraduate business program ranks 42nd, up five spots from 2006. The undergraduate international business specialty places No. 20 in this year’s survey. This is the seventh consecutive year GW’s undergraduate business program has ranked among the top 50 out of more than 480 accredited undergraduate business programs.

SEAS Receives Gift from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce, world-leading provider of power systems and services, has donated a 501-K5A Industrial Turbine to GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Engineering students will use the gas turbine to develop a finite element computer model and conduct analysis in jet engine failure preventions, as well as a range of other topics. They also will use digitized data from the 501-K5A to help create a generic engine model. The engine is housed on GW’s Virginia Campus at the National Crash Analysis Center, a collaborative effort among the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the University.

Trachtenberg Leads Service Task Force

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg recently was asked to serve as chair of the new American Jewish Committee’s National Service Task Force. The task force, proposed by E. Robert Goodkind, president of the American Jewish Committee, will prepare a plan, in coalition with other groups, to develop a permanent voluntary national service program for Americans between the ages of 18 and 22.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships

Three GW professors were awarded fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Gordon Adams, professor of the practice of international affairs; Bruce J. Dickson, professor of political science and international affairs; and Cynthia McClintock, professor of political science and international affairs, will use their fellowships to advance research in their respective fields. Michael Yahuda, visiting scholar at GW’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies, also was selected for a fellowship.

GW and Washington Post Radio

GW’s award-winning cultural and public affairs radio programming now airs on Washington Post Radio each Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. The programs include The Kalb Report, From the Nation’s Capital, and Beyond Category. “Washington Post Radio is presenting the most substantive and creative new format in decades,” says Vice President for Communications Michael Freedman, who oversees the University’s broadcast partnerships and productions and serves as executive producer for radio programming. “It’s the perfect home for our weekly programs, which educate and enlighten in areas ranging from press and public policy to the performing and visual arts, American history, and Washington’s hidden treasures.”