Schedule of Events

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Thursday, September 26

9am-5 pm "Let Freedom Ring" Exhibition
Gelman Library 7th Floor, 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC
A powerful photographic remembrance of great struggle, hope, and change for our country - the Civil Rights Movement.   

6-9 pm Multicultural Alumni Reception - SOLD OUT

Courtyard Marriott Foggy Bottom, 515 20th Street NW, Washington, DC
Join members of GW's multicultural alumni communities for a networking reception with drinks and light hors d'oeuvres provided. Hosted by: GW’s multicultural alumni groups - the Asian Alumni Association, the Black Alumni Association, and the Latino Alumni Association.

6-9 pm Alumni Achievement Awards $ Note: There is an extra cost to attend this event ($35 General Admission)

The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Join President Steven Knapp and your fellow alumni at a dinner honoring the 2013 Distinguished and Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipients, including Victoria Clarke (CCAS BA ’82), Ariel Hollinshead (CCAS MA ’55, PhD ’57), Tara Jeanne O'Toole (MED MD '81), Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz (GWSB MBA '87), and Junaid Shams (SPHHS BS '08).

 

Friday, September 27

9am-5 pm "Let Freedom Ring" Exhibition
Gelman Library 7th Floor, 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC
A powerful photographic remembrance of great struggle, hope, and change for our country - the Civil Rights Movement.

12:30-5 pm 7th Annual Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW
Keynote Speaker: Lawrence Cunningham, the Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor at George Washington University Law School and Director of GW's Center for Law, Economics and Finance in New York.

The Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference that provides the GW Community with investing insights, and highlights the achievements of the GW students managing the $1.9 million Ramsey Student Investment Fund. For more information, click here.

1-3 pm Class of 1963 50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Induction Ceremony
Marvin Center, Room 403
The Class of 1963 celebrates their 50th Reunion and their induction into the Alumni Emeriti Society. All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, or who are 72 years of age or older, are also invited to join the Class of 1963 for the luncheon to remember the good times at GW.

1-2:30  Ethics CLE given by Ross Delston, JD ‘76
The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Lerner Hall, 1st Fl/GW Law
Hear anti-money laundering specialist Ross Delston discuss “What every Laywer needs to Know About Anti-Money Laundering Compliance—It’s Not Just for Banks Anymore” 

2-3 pm LAW Tours
Law School, Lerner Hall 1st Floor
See the latest expansions and changes to the law school with a student-led tour.

3-4 pm SMHS Fifth Annual Allan B. Weingold Obstetrics and Gynecology Lecture- Vaccinations During Pregnancy – Should You Do It?
GW Hospital Auditorium, 900 23rd Street NW, Basement Level
Presented by Jill Davies, MD '93, GME '97, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine

Vaccinations during pregnancy are underutilized. In this presentation, Dr. Davies will address vaccinations in general but specifically focus on vaccinations during pregnancy, particularly influenza and Tdap.  (CME credit pending)

3-4 pm LAW Tours
Law School, Lerner Hall 1st Floor
See the latest expansions and changes to the law school on this student-led tour.

3-4:15 pm LAW The Supreme Court: Looking Backwards and Forwards
GW Law School, Lerner Hall 1st Floor, Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Join Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law Alan Morrison and Professor Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the recent decisions of the Supreme Court and the 2014 Docket.

3:45–5:15 pm F Street Open House
F Street House, 1925 F Street NW 
President Steven Knapp and Diane Knapp welcome you to visit with them at their historic home, F Street House, during this special Alumni Weekend open house.

5-6:30 pm Columbian College Alumni Reception with Incoming Dean Ben Vinson
Smith Hall Gallery 102
Please join Dean Ben Vinson as we celebrate the achievements of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Mix and mingle with your fellow alumni, reconnect with favorite professors and meet the new dean!

5-6:30 pm GSEHD Dean’s Reception
GSEHD Admissions, 2136 G Street NW
Kick off Alumni Weekend with GSEHD! Take this opportunity to meet Dean Michael Feuer, reconnect with favorite faculty, and reminisce with your fellow GSEHD alumni.

5-6:30 pm Elliott School Alumni Reception
Lindner Commons, Suite 602, 1957 E Street NW
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the Elliott School! Take this opportunity to meet with Dean Michael Brown, reconnect with favorite faculty, and reminisce with your fellow Elliott School alumni.

5-6:30 pm GWSB Alumni Pre-Concert "Tailgate" 
Fed Ex Plaza, Duquès Hall
Return, reconnect, and raise a glass with your fellow GWSB alumni and faculty at a reception to celebrate Alumni Weekend. Members of the GWSB administration will make remarks and welcome GWSB alumni back to campus before the start of the Cyndi Lauper concert.

5 – 7 pm School of Public Health and Health Services Alumni Reception
Tonic Restaurant, 2036 G Street NW
Please join the School of Public Health and Health Services for an alumni reception. Meet with Dean Lynn Goldman and reconnect with your fellow alumni and faculty at this special SPHHS event to celebrate Alumni Weekend.

5-6:30 pm   GW School of Nursing Dean’s Happy Hour
Marvin Center, Room 405
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the School of Nursing! Take this opportunity to meet with Dean Jean Johnson, reconnect with favorite faculty, and reminisce with your fellow Nursing alumni.

5:30-6:30 pm Honors Reception
Honors Townhouse, 714 21st Street NW
Join fellow alumni, faculty, and friends of the University Honors Program for an informal reception in the Honors Townhouse. Enjoy beer, wine, and light refreshments before heading off to the Deans' Receptions and the All-Alumni Kick-off Party. We look forward to seeing you there!   

6-9 pm Alumni Shabbat with GW Hillel
GW Hillel's Gewirz Center, 2300 H Street NW
Happy Hour & Guest Speaker

6:30-8 pm All-Alumni Kickoff Party - SOLD OUT
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
You won’t want to miss this casual, all-alumni party in the Smith Center with hors d'oeuvres and drinks, prior to the kickoff concert!

8-10 pm Alumni Weekend Concert with Cyndi Lauper
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
See Grammy Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper at an all-alumni concert. This year, Ms. Lauper added Tony Award winner (Kinky Boots) and reality television star (Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual) to her list of many accomplishments.

 

Saturday, September 28

7:45 am (run/walk begins at 8 am) Alumni Fun Run/Walk with the GW Cross Country Team
Alumni Weekend Welcome Center, Marvin Center 
Start your day with a run or walk around the monuments. All skill levels are welcome and different routes will be offered.  Members of the GW Cross Country Team will lead you on your course.  The first 50 participants to check-in will receive a complimentary t-shirt. 

9am-5 pm "Let Freedom Ring" Exhibition
Gelman Library 7th Floor, 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC
A powerful photographic remembrance of great struggle, hope, and change for our country - the Civil Rights Movement.

9:30-11 am Managing a Successful Career: Career Advice for Alumni at all Stages of Life
The Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Are you in a career transition or looking to advance? Wondering what GW provides in the way of Alumni Career Services? This session will give all alumni an opportunity to find answers to your career management questions and learn tips on how to better manage your career now and in the future. Whether you are new to the workforce or in a career transition, we invite you to join fellow Colonials and career services professionals to learn best practices in career management. Continental breakfast provided.

9:30-11:30 am School of Media and Public Affairs Lecture and Networking Reception
Room B07, MPA Building, 805 21st Street NW
Join SMPA for a lecture by Professor Steve Roberts on “Media, Politics and the National Mood.” Stay after the lecture for a networking reception to catch up with old SMPA classmates and meet fellow alumni.

10-11 am Tours of Duques Hall
1st Floor, Duques Hall, 2201 G Street NW
Student lead tours of the building will commence from Oglethorpe Lobby.

10am - 12:30 pm Masonic Temple Tour & Ritual Demonstration
House of the Temple, 1733 16th Street, NW (Shuttles provided from Marvin Center)
Join the brothers of the Colonial Lodge, No. 1821, a Masonic lodge of GW alumni, students, faculty, & staff for a tour and demonstration of (public) ritual. Tours of the historic Temple, featured in Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, will be followed by the ancient “Festive Board” ceremony. Refreshments will be served. Tour at 10 am; Ceremony and champagne toast at 11:30 am

* Note: guest must be registered for Alumni Weekend and also RSVP to: colonial.lodge.1821@gmail.com

10:30 am-12:30pm Then and Now: 20 Years of GWSB Executive Education
Fed Ex Plaza, Duques Hall, 2201 G Street NW
Join your fellow EMBA Alumni and current students as we honor 20 years of Executive Education at GWSB. The event will feature a panel discussion followed by a celebration brunch. Alumni and students from all GWSB Executive Education programs including the World Executive MBA, STAR Executive MBA and On the Board are invited to attend. Members of the GW Community who are interested in learning more about these programs are welcome to participate.

Program: 10:30 am, location TBD
Brunch: 11:30 am, Fed Ex Plaza, Duques Hall, 2201 G Street NW

11 am-12:30 pm Classes Without Quizzes - "Balancing Acts: The U.S. Rebalance and Asia-Pacific Stability"
The Marvin Center Amphitheater, 3rd Floor
Go back to the classroom without having to take the quiz! Learn more about the Obama Administration's "pivot" or "rebalance" in U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region.  Dean Michael E. Brown and Professor Michael Mochizuki of the Elliott School of International Affairs will analyze the strategic rationale for this policy shift, the main elements of the new U.S. policy, regional responses to the new initiatives, and the prospects for U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region.

11 am-1 pm Back to Thurston
Thurston Hall, Lobby
Do you remember? Take a stroll down memory lane at the open house of this legendary first-year dormitory. 

11 am–1 pm Presidential Administrative Fellowship (PAF) Alumni Brunch
2nd Floor, School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st ST NW
The Presidential Administrative Fellowship (PAF) Alumni Brunch is an annual event recognizing PAF alumni, current Fellows, and the GW faculty/staff who support the program.

11 am–1 pm Phi Sigma Sigma Alumnae Brunch
Phi Sig Townhouse F, 607 23rd Street NW

12-2 pm Kappa Sigma Alumni & University Alumni BBQ
Anniversary Park, F Street NW (Between 21st and 22nd Streets)
Join the brothers of Kappa Sigma as we host a BBQ for Kappa Sigma Alumni and Alumni of the University.  Tours of our new house on F Street will be available for all Kappa Sigma Alumni.  

12:30 pm Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Soiree
Alpha Pi Townhouse H, 607 23rd Street NW

1-3 pm Taste of GW - SOLD OUT
University Yard, H Street between 20th and 21st Streets NW 
Join fellow alumni for an afternoon of food and fun as you sample foods from restaurants throughout the Washington, DC area! Taste of GW will feature restaurants owned and/or operated by fellow GW alumni and parents, including Dos Gringos, Founding Farmers, Luke's Lobster, Cakes by Happy Eatery, Leopold Brothers, Occasionally Cake, Tonic @ Quigley's Pharmacy, Dolci Gelati, Pork Berrel BBQ, Cake Love and Foggy Bottom Grocery.

1:30-3 pm SMHS Second Annual Frank N. Miller Lecture “Discovery of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP Cell Signaling and Their Role in Drug Development”
Ross Hall 101
This lecture covers the discovery of the first biological effects of nitric oxide and how the field has evolved since the original reports in 1977. The possible utility of this signaling pathway to facilitate novel drug development and the creation of numerous projects in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industrials will also be discussed.  (CME credit pending). Presented by Nobel Laureate Ferid Murad, MD, PhD

2-3 pm  Future of GW Tours
Alumni Weekend Registration Center, Gelman Library
New groundbreaking inventions, exciting new research, accelerating art and interdisciplinary programs and more is happening at GW. Take a sneak peak of future projects at GW with a tour of the newly-renovated first floor of Gelman Library, the Science and Engineering Hall, the School of Public Health and Health Services, and the GW Museum construction sites.

3-4 pm Values-Based Estate Planning
Marvin Center Room 308
Speakers: Weston D. Burnett, J.D. ’75, LL.M. ’83, CFP Managing Partner of Cohen & Burnett, P.C., President & CEO of OptiFour Integrated Wealth Management and co-author of Lessons to My Children. Kathryn Duffy, J.D. ’10, Associate at Cohen & Burnett, P.C.

What beliefs, principles, and causes do you value most deeply? Are the family, friends, and organizations you have helped during your lifetime also represented in your estate plans? This interactive seminar will help you ensure that your core values – the “golden” rules by which you live – are incorporated into your estate plans to reflect what is most important to you. Learn about wills, trusts, and charitable giving through various methods that offer income advantages or estate or income tax deductions for yourself or those you value.

3-5 pm LGBT Alumni Reception - SOLD OUT
Courtyard Marriott Foggy Bottom, 515 20th Street NW, Washington, DC
This will be the seventh year that the LGBT Alumni Association hosted a reception during Alumni Weekend.  LGBT Alumni can relax during the reception with members of the community for an afternoon of drinks and hors d'oeuvres.  GW LGBT students who are 21+ are invited.  

3-5 pm Program Board Alumni Meet and Greet*
Marvin Center, Room 403
Former Program Board member's from all class years are invited to attend the inaugural Alumni event organized for PB members. This event will serve as a meet and greet for PB Alumni and will also highlight student members of PB and how the organization functions today.

* Note: Alumni and their guest(s) must be registered for Alumni Weekend and also RSVP to the event coordinator Wesley Callahan, wcallaha@gwmail.gwu.edu, to ensure you are recognized

3-6 pm SEAS BBQ & Science and Engineering Hall Tours
Tompkins Hall Front Lawn
Burgers, beer and building sites...that can only mean the annual SEAS BBQ! Come reconnect with former classmates, faculty, and current students at our annual BBQ.  Enjoy great food and conversation, and take a tour of the Science and Engineering Hall construction site.  Join us and "Be a Part of It" again!

4-7 pm Delta Tau Delta Alumni Open House
Delt House, 526 22nd Street (Corner of 22nd and F Streets NW)
All Delt alumni and their guests are welcome to attend this meet & greet with refreshments and food.

4:30-6:30 pm Alumni in Energy Association Launch Reception
2nd Floor, Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW
Join the Alumni in Energy Association (AEA) at their inaugural reception. This is a great opportunity to meet the new board members, learn about opportunities to get involved, and socialize with current graduate students and professors.

4-6 pm All-Athletics Alumni Reception
Colonials Club, Charles E. Smith Center
This reception brings Athletic Alumni together to reminisce about their days wearing the Buff and Blue and learn about what’s new in GW Athletics.

5-7 pm Political Science 100th Anniversary Celebration
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Please join your fellow alumni, faculty and friends for the George Washington University Department of Political Science 100th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Presentation. Reconnect with faculty, network with alumni and friends and celebrate the achievements of the last 100 years. For details on our anniversary events, please visit go.gwu.edu/PS100.

5-7 pm Black Alumni Association IMPACT Awards & Showcase - SOLD OUT
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC
This event will connect Black alumni to each other as the GWBAA honors three outstanding Black alumni for their achievements.  Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres provided.

6-8 pm Sons of Pitch 10-Year Concert
Marvin Center, Betts Theater
A reunion for alumni of the Sons of Pitch men's a cappella student group. This event will also serve as the Fall Concert for Sons of Pitch (SOP).

7-9 pm GW Water Polo vs. Johns Hopkins
Charles E. Smith Center Pool
All Alumni are welcome to come watch the Colonials take on Johns Hopkins in an intercollegiate competition.  Raise High the Buff and Blue!

7-9 pm MBA Class of 2008 5-year Reunion Party
The Fairfax Embassy Row
Join your fellow alumni from the full time MBA program as we celebrate your 5 year reunion from the GWSB MBA Program.

7-9 pm MBA Class of 2003 10-year Reunion Party
The Fairfax Embassy Row
Join your fellow alumni from the full time MBA program as we kick off a year of celebration honoring your 10 year reunion.

7-10 pm 5-Year Reunion Celebration 
Sequoia, 3000 K St NW,  Washington, DC 20007

7-10 pm 10-Year Reunion Celebration 
The Caucus Room at The Westin Georgetown, 2350 M Street NW

7-10 pm 15- Year Reunion Celebration
The Observatory Rooftop Bar & Lounge, The Graham Georgetown, 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW

7-10 pm 20- Year Reunion Celebration 
Rooftop of The Exchange, 1719 G Street NW

7-10 pm 25- & 30- Year Reunion Celebration 
Circle Bistro, One Washington Circle NW

8:30-11 pm  Greek Alumni Reunion
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC
This will be the second reunion for our Greek alumni. The first reunion was in 2008.  Greek life at GW will be celebrating its 155 years of existence.  This is our main affinity event during Alumni Weekend.  We will have food and drinks as well as keynote speakers.    Additional registration fee required.

10 pm-12 am Latino Alumni Soiree - SOLD OUT
Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue NW,  Washington, DC 20005
Join the GW Latino Alumni Association for an evening of networking and dancing. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres provided.

 

Sunday, September 29

9am-5 pm "Let Freedom Ring" Exhibition
Gelman Library 7th Floor, 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC
A powerful photographic remembrance of great struggle, hope, and change for our country - the Civil Rights Movement.

10-11:30 am Student Association Presidents Brunch with President Knapp
2nd Floor Lobby, MPA Building (805 21st Street, NW)
This informal brunch gathering makes a great opportunity for all former SA Presidents to reconnect and get acquainted with President Knapp.  Brunch and drinks will be provided as well as remarks from President Knapp.

10 am-12pm Luther Brady Art Gallery
MPA Bldg. (805 21st Street, NW)
"Decenter NY: DC" is the exhibition offering in the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. The exhibit honors the "Armory Show at 100" which opens this fall at the NY Historical Society and will feature the paintings of Clarice Smith, CCAS BA ’76, MFA ‘79

11 am-1 pm Sunday Political Brunch
Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center
You won't want to miss this alumni brunch and town-hall style discussion on the hottest topics in politics and policy at this ever-popular event

12-2 pm Columbian Women Scholarship Lunch
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC 
All GW alumni, faculty, and current students are invited to attend a luncheon to honor the 2013-2014 scholarship recipients. Attendees will also learn how they can help the scholarship committee give approximately $100K in academic awards each year.

12 pm Sigma Chi - Epsilon Housing Trust Annual Meeting
GW Townhouse, 23 & G Streets NW

1-3 pm GW Volleyball vs. Towson University
Charles E. Smith Center
Come watch the Colonials take on the Towson Tigers in an intercollegiate Volleyball game on the newly redesigned Tex Silverman Court.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children.

2 pm Sigma Chi - Epsilon Housing Trust Alumni Reception
GW Townhouse, 23 & G Streets NW