Archive | January, 2012

How to Get into that Bernanke Class

27 Jan
If you’re interested in taking the class at GW with Chairman Bernanke, check out this message from the director of undergraduate advising at GW
I know that many of you are excited about taking the course taught by Professor Fort and Chairman Bernanke (for the GW Today announcement, please click here).
The course information is as follows:
BADM 4900, Reflections on the Federal Reserve and it’s Place in the Economy Today
TR 12:45 – 2 p.m.
3/20/12 – 4/26/12
1.5 credits
Location TBA
Due to anticipated demand for seats in this course, interested undergraduate students will apply through a selective course admissions process. A successful student in this course would be one who has evinced strong academic preparation, demonstrated leadership skills, and has exhibited a legitimate interest in the operations of the Federal Reserve and how it impacts the global economy and society.
To apply for this course, please submit your one-page resume and a one-page statement addressing the following question:
What questions about the Federal Reserve are most important to the world today and how will this course positively impact your academic development?
Statements should be no longer than one page, in 12 pitch Times New Roman font, with 1″ margins on all four sides. Statements should include your name and GWID.
Your complete application should be submitted in hardcopy form to:
Larry Fillian
Director of Undergraduate Advising
The Advising Center
Duques 456
Applications must be received no later than February 17th, 2012 at 6 p.m. No electronic, late submissions or registrants will be accepted. Decisions will be made by March 9th.
By submitting an application to this class, you certify that your current schedule can accommodate this class. If you are accepted into the course, you will be notified, and registered for the class administratively.  Students who have time conflicts will not be accepted to this course.

You Want To Go To Tibet and China [Summer Opportunity]

27 Jan

Experience China and Tibet this summer with a UHP-supported Field School:

Heritage, Tourism, and Development on China’s Ethnic Frontiers

June 10th – July 1st, 2012

This summer, Professor Shepherd will accompany GW students into the field to experience firsthand the development challenges faced by state authorities, community leaders, and regular citizens in predominantly Tibetan areas of Southwest China. The program begins in Beijing, with visits to historic sites, group discussions, and meetings at the National Minorities University and Beijing International Studies University. Following this, we will travel 1,200 miles west by train to Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, and then continue on by bus to Labrang (Chinese Xiahe), the most important Tibetan Buddhist monastic community outside of central Tibet. From Labrang we will journey to the monastery town of Taksen Lhamo (Chinese Langmusi), located along the Gansu-Sichuan border on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, and then to Jiuzhaigou National Park, in Northern Sichuan province. From Jiuzhaigou we will fly to Xian, the former capital of the Tang Dynasty and site of the Terra-Cotta warrior archeological site. Our trip will conclude with a return journey to Beijing by train.

This three-week field study provides three anthropology credits and costs approximately $5,300. This covers GWU tuition, train (soft sleeper class) and air travel within China, all accommodation, site visit, and admission fees, travel insurance and most meals. Parts of this journey will be at elevations of 3,000 to 3,500 meters (10,000-12,000 feet), so good health is a must!

For more information, contact Professor Shepherd at

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant at the Hastings Center

26 Jan

The Hastings Center, a non-profit bioethics research firm, seeks a research assistant to serve in a two-year position, beginning July 2012. Read on for more information:

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Taking a Contract Course? [Deadline]

26 Jan

You’ve got just over a week to complete an Honors Contract and hand it in to the Honors Program if you’ll be taking a Contract Course this semester.

That means YOU if you plan to:

  • Do a course conversion,
  • Internship for Honors credit,
  • Undergraduate Research,
  • Research Assistantship,
  • Senior Thesis

Get the RTF-EZ here and the Contract Form here.  Don’t forget your proposal!

You’ve got until COB Friday, February 3, 2012.

Confused? Attend walk-in hours through Friday, January 27th.  Other wise,  make an appointment.

Student Leadership Symposium [Recommended Event]

25 Jan

Explore, Learn, Discover, Lead 

Register today for the Center for Student Engagement’s 7th Annual Student Leadership Symposium

February 24th, 2012
10:00 am- 4:30 pm
1957 E Street, Seventh Floor

All events are FREE! Featuring keynote speaker, John Cavanagh,
the Global Economy Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies,
who will address activism and leadership

Explore different leadership skills and technologies.
Network with students of DC-area schools.
Be a better leader.

For more information, visit us at :

The Student Leadership Symposium is a yearly event that brings college students from all across the DC areas to the GWU campus to network, learn about leadership skills, and become better leaders themselves. There will be several educational seminars throughout the day on leadership technology, activism, and how leadership impacts others.