Schools Events Listing

Join us during Alumni Weekend 2014 for these school-related events to reconnect and reminisce with your fellow graduates. And don't forget to register by August 15 to get the early bird discount!  

Note: In order to attend these events, you must register for an Alumni Weekend package.

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

6-9pm Alumni Achievement Awards $ (premium event*)
The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Join President Steven Knapp and your fellow alumni at a dinner honoring the 2014 Distinguished and Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipients, including three Columbian College graduates: Alan Burgess (GWSPH MS '74), Lawrence Deyton (SMHS MD '85), Gerardo Lopez (GWSB BBA '80), Mark Plotkin (CCAS BA '69), Neil Portnow (CCAS BA ’71), and recent recipient, Adam Conner (CCAS BA '06).

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

11:10am-12pm Classes without Quizzes - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Room 113, 1957 E Street NW
Go back to the classroom without having to take the quiz!  This year, a select few regularly-scheduled introductory courses will be opened to alumni to audit, along with the students.  See what students are learning now, and if you can make the grade!

  • This class is an introduction to the study of comparative politics.  You will learn not only about politics in a select group of countries, but also about some of the major concepts used in the study of comparative politics.  The course will cover a wide range of issues, including the formation of the nation-state, democratization, authoritarianism, the role of religion in politics, political institutions, and strategies of economic development.  We also will discuss some debates in comparative politics that have been important in the policy-making community in recent years, such as the concept of social capital, the resource curse, and the effort to promote democracy around the world.  This class is taught by Professor Kimberly Morgan.

2:20-3:10pm Classes without Quizzes - The Sixties in America
Duques 151, 2201 G Street NW
Go back to the classroom without having to take the quiz!  This year, a select few regularly-scheduled introductory courses will be opened to alumni to audit, along with the students.  See what students are learning now, and if you can make the grade!

  • This course will examine American society, culture, and politics during the dynamic and contentious decade of the 1960s. Topics covered include the civil rights movement, the student movement, the Vietnam War and anti-war movement, black power, the counterculture, feminism, the environmental movement, and the rise of the New Right. This class is taught by Professor Suleiman Osman.

5-6:30pm Columbian College Alumni Reception with Dean Ben Vinson
Gallery 102, Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd Street NW
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the Columbian College!  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 the dean.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

10am-12:15pm Culture Buffs at the DAR Museum (premium event*)
Alumni House, 1918 F Street NW
The popular Culture Buff series comes to Alumni Weekend!  Join your fellow alumni for a breakfast and discussion with a professor from GW’s Interior Architecture and Design Program.  Then walk over to the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum’s Period Rooms for a docent-led tour of glimpses of American life between 1690 and 1935.  Breakfast and lecture at 10 am; Museum Tour at 11:30 am (DAR Museum, 776 D St NW).


2-3:15pm Breaking Ground and Making History Campus Tour
GW Museum, 21st and G St. Entrance
New groundbreaking inventions, exciting new research, accelerating art and interdisciplinary programs and more is happening at GW. Take a sneak peak of newly completed and future projects at GW with a tour of the GW Museum, Gelman Library, District House residence hall, the Science and Engineering Hall and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.
 



Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

2:20-3:35pm Classes without Quizzes - Europe: International and Domestic Interactions
Room B12, 1957 E Street NW
Go back to the classroom without having to take the quiz!  This year, a select few regularly-scheduled introductory courses will be opened to alumni to audit, along with the students.  See what students are learning now, and if you can make the grade!

  • A multidisciplinary view of contemporary Europe, including the E.U. states, other states of Eastern Europe, and Turkey.  The widening processes of political, judicial, economic, cultural, and security integration will be examined.  This class is taught by Professor Erwan Lagadec.

5-6:30pm Elliott School Alumni Reception with Dean Michael Brown
Suite 602, Lindner Commons, 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.



Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

4-6:30pm GSEHD Class of 2013 Mixer and Alumni Reception
DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F St NW
From 4-5pm, the Class of 2013 is invited to kick off Alumni Weekend together at this mix n’ mingle!  Catch up, network, and connect with other GSEHD alumni from your class.  Then from 5-6:30pm, all GSEHD alumni are invited to attend the GSEHD Alumni Reception.  Take this opportunity to meet members of the NCEHD advisory council, and reminisce with faculty and fellow GSEHD alumni.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

9:30-11am Managing a Successful Career: Career Advice for Alumni at all Stages of Life
Room 310, 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.

7-10pm Affinity Event: A Celebration of Diversity (premium event*)
Location TBD
Join fellow alumni for this celebration, co-hosted by the Asian, Black, Latino, and LGBT alumni associations.  This inaugural event will include a dinner program with remarks from key alumni as well as opportunities to connect with fellow alumni.  Additional registration fee required.



Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

6-9pm Alumni Achievement Awards $ (premium event*)
The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Join President Steven Knapp and your fellow alumni at a dinner honoring the 2014 Distinguished and Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipients, including three Columbian College graduates: Alan Burgess (GWSPH MS '74), Lawrence Deyton (SMHS MD '85), Gerardo Lopez (GWSB BBA '80), Mark Plotkin (CCAS BA '69), Neil Portnow (CCAS BA ’71), and recent recipient, Adam Conner (CCAS BA '06).

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

5–7pm Milken Institute School of Public Health Alumni Reception

Milken Institute School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Please join the Milken Institute School of Public Health for an alumni reception.  Reconnect with your fellow alumni and faculty at this special Milken Institute SPH event to celebrate Alumni Weekend.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

2-3:15pm Breaking Ground and Making History Campus Tour
GW Museum, 21st and G St. Entrance
New groundbreaking inventions, exciting new research, accelerating art and interdisciplinary programs and more is happening at GW. Take a sneak peak of newly completed and future projects at GW with a tour of the GW Museum, Gelman Library, District House residence hall, the Science and Engineering Hall and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.



School of Business (GWSB)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

6-9pm Alumni Achievement Awards $ (premium event*)
The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Join President Steven Knapp and your fellow alumni at a dinner honoring the 2014 Distinguished and Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipients, including three Columbian College graduates: Alan Burgess (GWSPH MS '74), Lawrence Deyton (SMHS MD '85), Gerardo Lopez (GWSB BBA '80), Mark Plotkin (CCAS BA '69), Neil Portnow (CCAS BA ’71), and recent recipient, Adam Conner (CCAS BA '06).

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

12:30-5pm 8th Annual Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW
The Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference is a forum that provides the GW Community with investing insights, and highlights the achievements of the GW students managing the $2.4 million Ramsey Student Investment Fund.  Keynote speaker: To be announced.

5-6:30pm GWSB Alumni Pre-Concert "Tailgate” with Dean Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D
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.  New GWSB Dean, Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D, will make remarks and welcome GWSB Alumni back to campus before the start of the concert, “An Evening with Darryl Hall & John Oates.”

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

7-9pm MBA Class of 2004 10-year Reunion Party 
(premium event*)
Location TBD
Join your friends and classmates from the full-time MBA program as we celebrate your 10-year reunion from the GW School of Business.  For more information, email gwsbalum@gwu.edu or call 202-994-8157.

7-9pm MBA Class of 2009 5-year Reunion Party (premium event*)
Location TBD
Join your friends and classmates from the full-time MBA program as we celebrate your 5-year reunion from the GW School of Business.  For more information, email gwsbalum@gwu.edu or call 202-994-8157.

For more information regarding School of Business Alumni Weekend events, please click here.



School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

2:20-3:35pm Classes without Quizzes - Highway Engineering & Design
Duques 152, 2201 G Street NW
Go back to the classroom without having to take the quiz!  This year, a select few regularly-scheduled introductory courses will be opened to alumni to audit, along with the students.  See what students are learning now, and if you can make the grade!

  • This class will look at road vehicle performance, the principles of highway design, basic traffic models, highway materials, and the application of safety standards.  This class is taught by Professor Samer Hamdar.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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



School of Nursing (SON)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

5-6:30pm GW School of Nursing Dean’s Reception with Dean Jean Johnson
Room 405, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW 
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.