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Remembering Professor Michael Shanahan

We note with regret the passing of Professor Michael Shanahan, a beloved colleague and friend, a skilled journalist, and a dedicated mentor and teacher. All who knew him are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on December 6. Please visit this page for the obituary, remembrances, and articles about Professor Shanahan.

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Students

 

Student Documentary Uncovers Stories of High School Drop-Outs

Nearly 10 years after former President George W. Bush declared that there would be “No Child Left Behind,” D.C. high school student Precious Lambert decided to transform from an “F” student to an “A” student—just as her two best friends Victoria Williams and Jessica Greene dropped out. In 2013, their journey to completing secondary education became the basis of the documentary “Doing it for Me,” directed by Ms. Lambert and George Washington University student Leah Edwards through an education program at the Sitar Arts Center in Adams Morgan.

 


Faculty

"Information Effects Lives."

This Thanksgiving break Professor Steven Livingston and graduate student Mike Hower traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to research what constitutes urban sustainability and how Primož Kovačič, MA '14, is using technology to solve some of the problems faced by people living in slums there. Before he left, Professor Livingston sat down with Director Frank Sesno to tell him about the trip.

 


Events   Centers and Institutes

Upcoming Events

Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, December 4
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Betts Theater, Marvin Center

 


 

December 2: What Makes a Good Public Diplomacy Officer and How Can They Improve?

December 6: A Celebration of Life in Honor of Michael Shanahan

 

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