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At A Glance

“It’s Academic”

In February, GW began providing underwriting support for It’s Academic, a quiz show featuring D.C. area high school students. Now in its 45th season, It’s Academic is the longest-running quiz show on television. In addition to underwriting 21 shows for the spring season, GW also benefits contestants through application fee waivers and scholarships. The show airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. on NBC4 in the Washington area.

High Rankings

Several GW schools and programs were named among the top 25 in the nation in the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue of U.S. News and World Report. The Law School and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development were ranked 19th and 21st, respectively. The education school ranked ninth among private institutions. The School of Business’ international business program was ranked 21st.

Preventing Gang Violence

Mark Edberg, associate professor in GW’s Department of Prevention and Community Health, and the Council of Latino Agencies and Latin American Youth Center received a four-year, $2.4 million research grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a community-based youth violence prevention program in Langley Park, Md. The grant was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of a program to develop and test violence prevention strategies addressing community needs.

GW Women in the United Arab Emirates

Thirteen members of the Women’s Leadership Program from GW’s Mount Vernon Campus traveled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for the second International Student Leadership Conference this spring. The group met with women leaders from 75 countries to discuss women issues and global leadership. Rachelle Heller, associate dean for academic affairs on the Mount Vernon Campus, led the group, which included 10 undergraduate students.