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The Benevolent Giant [Event]

8 Feb

The UHP is sponsoring the Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Prof. Trevor Pinch for a reception and public lecture!  We’re looking forward to it, and hope you’ll join us!

Join us for

“Understanding the Golem of Science and Technology: The Social Roots of Knowledge”

With Prof. Trevor Pinch

Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm

MPA Room 310 (805 21st Street)

Reception with light refreshments at 6:15pm

Lecture at 7pm

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“Heroic Leadership in American History” [PBK Event]

3 Oct

We’ve secured 25 free seats for UHPers to this exclusive PBK event!  If you want to attend, please email uhp@gwu.edu letting us know, and we’ll put your name on the list!

DAVID ABSHIRE

“Heroic Leadership in American History”

David M. Abshire is President of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C. and also President of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation of New York, which gives grants in the fields of science and education.  He is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., which he co-founded with Admiral Arleigh Burke in 1962, and served as its chief executive for many years.

Dr. Abshire served as Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations from  1970-1973 and later as the first Chairman of the U.S. Board of International Broadcasting.   He was a member of the Murphy Commission on the Organization of the Government, the President’s Foreign intelligence Advisory Board, and the President’s Task Force on U.S. Government International Broadcasting.  During the transition of government in 1980, Dr. Abshire was asked by President-elect Reagan to head the National Security Group, which included the State and Defense Departments, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency.  He has also served on the Advisory Board of the Naval War College and on the Executive Panel of the Chief of Naval Operations.

More recently in 1983-1987, he was Ambassador to NATO where, in reaction to the threat posed by Soviet SS-20 missiles, he was the United States point man in Europe for deployment of Pershing and Cruise missiles.  Ambassador Abshire initiated a new conventional defense improvement effort so that NATO would not have to rely heavily on nuclear weapons.  For this, he was given the highest Defense Department civilian award—the Distinguished Public Service Medal. In December 1986, at the depths of the Iran-Contra crisis, he was called by President Reagan to leave NATO to serve in the Cabinet, as Special Counselor, and help restore confidence in the Presidency.

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
TIME: 6:30 CHECK IN & REGISTRATION
7:00 LECTURE
WINE AND CHEESE NETWORKING RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
WHERE: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, FUNGER HALL 103, 2201 G STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC
TICKETS: $15 FOR PHI BETA KAPPA MEMBERS AND GUESTS. TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE AND LOGIN WITH PBK ID OR DC AREA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ID (1385136) AND PASSWORD (DCASSOCIATION). TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
CONTACT: FOR QUESTIONS, PASSWORDS, AND UNSUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO LECTURE@PBK.ORG

THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN CONJUNCTION WITH PBK and the University Honors Program

_______________________________________________________________________ The Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Series was established by the national office of the Society in order to provide members with greater opportunities for intellectual fellowship and to allow the Society to return to its historic role of participation in larger, national dialogue about the important issues of our time.  This series also gives the national office an opportunity to collaborate with Phi Beta Kappa associations and chapters in cities throughout the U.S. in an effort to bring interesting and relevant speakers to our members.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society
1606 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC – lecture@pbk.org

Election of Two GWU PBK Honorary Members, July 12, 2010 [PBK]

21 Jul

I’m happy to announce the induction of two new honorary Phi Beta Kappa members (including our own director, Maria Frawley!)  Read on to find out a little bit more about these two new members to the prestigious PBK!

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Election of Two GWU PBK Honorary Members, July 12, 2010

Steven R. Lerman
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
A. James Clark Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The George Washington University

Steven Lerman became provost of The George Washington University on July 1, 2010. Dr. Lerman joined The George Washington University from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he served as vice chancellor and dean for graduate education, acting as the chancellor’s chief deputy and working to develop strategic initiatives across the units of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education and the Division for Student Life.    Dr. Lerman brings to GW more than 35 years of experience as a leader and scholar at one of the nation’s most prestigious research universities. He began at MIT as a student, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in Transportation Systems Analysis. He joined the faculty in 1975 as assistant professor of civil engineering and rose through the ranks, serving twice as chair of the faculty and then as dean of graduate education since 2007 and as vice chancellor since 2008. His awards and honors have included the Advisor of the Year Award from the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, the Maseeh Teaching Award for best departmental teacher and the Class of 1922 Distinguished Professorship.

GWU Membership election approved by MIT PBK Chapter, June, 2010.

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Maria Frawley
Executive Director, University Honors Program
Professor of English
The George Washington University

Maria Frawley became the Executive Director of GW University Honors Program in July 2009.  Her tireless efforts to make the curriculum more flexible, recruit outstanding new faculty members, and enhance the course offerings to include courses taught by University Professors have enabled the program to attract outstanding new students and dramatically increase the retention of current students in the program.   Professor Frawley’s research focuses on nineteenth-century British literature, social history, and print culture. Her earlier work on the culture of invalidism led her to an interest in “transient illnesses” of Victorian Britain and to histories, narratives, and representations of institutional care (e.g., workhouses, asylums) in this period. She is currently working on a book titled Keywords of Jane Austen’s Fiction as well as on a variety of shorter projects related to her interest in Victorian women and social reform.

Education:

(1991) Ph.D., University of Delaware
(1985) M.A., University of Delaware
(1983) B.A., Bucknell University

GWU Membership election approved by Bucknell PBK Chapter, June, 2010.