Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pitch George Elevator Competition: Orientation 10/25

Are you interested in entrepreneurship, networking, cash prizes?
Then Pitch George is for YOU!
Gather your team of 1-3 and be sure to attend the Pitch George Elevator Competition Orientation NEXT TUESDAY October 25th. The session, in Funger 520 from 5:30pm-7:00pm, will help you finalize plan and prepare for a great elevator pitch!
Submit an executive summary of your business idea (200 words) to by midnight October 30th, and you could participate in the 4th Annual Pitch George Competition. Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and the George Washington School of Business (GWSB), Pitch George is an opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial idea and prepare for the 2012 Business Plan Competition (where you could win $50,000 in cash prizes)!
Pitch George winners will receive the following:
Graduate – 1st Place $2,000, Undergraduate – 1st Place: $2,000, High School – 1st Place: $750
Graduate 2nd Place: $1,500, Undergraduate 2nd Place: $1,500, High School 2nd Place: $500
Graduate 3rd Place: $1,000, Undergraduate 3rd Place: $1,000, High School 3rd Place: $250

Keep these dates handy:

  • NEXT TUESDAY October 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm: Professor Solomon of the GWSB offers an orientation session to polish your business plan and perfect your pitch (Funger 520).
  • Sunday October 30, 11:59pm: Final deadline for proposal submission at
  • Saturday November 12, 8am-3pm: Semi-finals at 9:30am; finals at 1:00pm. Duques Hall (specific schedule can be found at

Get ready to wow the judges and work on your plan—you could win $2,000 in just 3 minutes!
Questions? Visit or email

Alumni Networking Night

Seize the opportunity to experience a high level of networking among GW professionals working in a variety of exciting industries! Join us for a university-wide Alumni Networking Night and pre-event workshop.
Tuesday, November 15 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
The George Washington University, Marvin Center Grand Ballroom & Amphitheater

Composing Disability: Writing, Communication, Culture

You are all invited to attend our upcoming symposium Composing Disability: Writing, Communication, Culture scheduled for November 3 and 4.  This symposium has been jointly organized by DSS and faculty from the University Writing Program and English Department.  The event is drawing international attention, and works to consider some of the ways that disability studies and disability culture are transforming higher education and to assess how academic spaces and programs might be generated to respond to that transformation.  There is going to be a strong GW presence at the event, and we certainly hope to see many of you there.  Please view the flyer for more information.

Spots Open for PMIWDC Monthly Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, October 18!

 We have some open spots available at the MSPM table for the PMIWDC Monthly Chapter Meeting on October 18! The networking event with cash bar will start at 6pm and the dinner will start at 7pm. To view more details, please visit the PMIWDC website. If you would like to join us, email no later than 12pm on Monday, October 17. We have limited spots, so it will be on a first come, first served basis with priority for students who have not yet joined us at a PMIWDC event. We look forward to you joining us!

Call for Papers – International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

Call for Papers: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)
ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221- 0989 (Online)

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Centre for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world.
The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies ,demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics ,literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on.
The journal is published in both print and online versions.
The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek.
IJHSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 1 No. 17 which is scheduled to be published on November 30, 2011.
Send your manuscript to the editor at, or
For more information, visit the official website of the journal
With thanks,

The Chief Editor
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

MSPM Student and GW EMBA Alum Fiona Saunders Accepted To Study Abroad

Fiona Saunders, a current MSPM student and alumnus of GW’s Executive MBA program, was just accepted into a short-term study abroad program.  Fiona will travel to Dubai in January, 2012 as part of the United Arab Emirates: Strategic Brand Management course.  She will be just the second MSPM student to study abroad.  Congratulations to Fiona and we look forward to hearing about her experience!

Challenges in Corporate Governance: Directors Responsibility for Risk Management after Dodd-Frank

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. followed by a reception
Location: GW Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, Faculty Conference Center (5th Floor)
Address: 716 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20052
To register:
The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) at the GW Business School is pleased to announce the next program in its ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance. The program will be sponsored jointly by the ICR and C-LEAF, The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance at the GW Law School. The program will focus on Corporate Directors’ Role in Risk Management post Dodd Frank, with a particular emphasis on financial institutions. The Dodd Frank Act directs the Federal Reserve Board to require certain large publicly traded financial companies to establish a Board Risk Committee.
The program will commence with welcoming remarks by Paul Schiff Berman, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, GW Law School and Doug Guthrie, Dean, Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at the GW’s School of Business.  The program will include two consecutive panels, introduced by Art Wilmarth, Executive Director, Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) and John Forrer, Associate Director, Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR), respectively.  The first panel will cover the perspective from outside the boardroom, and will address the role of directors in risk management from the viewpoint of a regulator, an attorney, an industry analyst, and a researcher. The second panel will address the directors’ role from inside the boardroom, including two board directors, an auditor, and a chief risk officer.
For complete biographical information:

If you have any questions, please contact:
Patti Niles
Institute for Corporate Responsibility
(202) 994-5206

GW-CIBER Global Business Project 2012 Information Session

GW-CIBER Global Business Project 2012 Information Session
Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00pm
Duquès Hall, Room 320
The Global Business Project (GBP) is a graduate-level three-credit course offered in Spring 2012 and sponsored by a consortium of twelve CIBERs at leading business schools. GBP places students in multi-university teams to work on real problems that corporations and NGOs are currently facing. Each team works virtually for seven weeks in the United States prior to an intensive two-week consulting project abroad. The prospective destination countries for GBP 2012 are Brazil, China, India, and Thailand.
Who is eligible?
Any GW MBA/PMBA or MA/MS student can apply to the program. The GBP course may be taken in place of the required International Residency class for first year GMBA students. Please be aware that proficiency in the destination country’s language will be a factor in the selection. Students without language proficiency may still apply but it is expected that you will have acquired at least basic-level knowledge of the language by the time of travel. Students in their final semester of school are permitted to take the course, provided that the credits are not needed for graduation (since final completion of the course takes place after spring graduation). 
Costs of Program:
In order to participate, accepted students pay a fee of $1,500, which includes accommodations and meals for kick-off weekends in Washington, DC in March 2012 and in the Hub city of the destination country in May 2012. Additionally, students must pay for their roundtrip airfare to the destination country as well as for most meals while there. The companies that will be hosting the GBP teams will cover all in-country travel and accommodation expenses.
For more information:
To learn more about the Global Business Project, please visit:
The application deadline is November 15th, 2011 and acceptance decisions will be made by early to mid-December. 
If you are not able to attend the information session but have questions about the program, please contact GW-CIBER at 202-994-1885 or, or visit us in Duquès Hall, Room 450K.