Posts Tagged: University

Nurse Inspired to Pursue Political Activism

Jennifer Otto, RN, was one of few people in the state of Kentucky to witness a moment that would change nurse practitioners lives during the signing ceremony for a bill, Senate Bill 7, that will allow them more independence to practice. Otto is currently studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner at Georgetown University. Otto… Read more »

Performance Budgeting: Lessons from the States

When times are tight and states have effect performance budgeting processes, they are less likely to use across-the-board cuts. Are there lessons here for the federal government? New research findings by a team led Dr. Daniel Mullins at American University examine recent state-level trends in the use of performance budgeting or “budgeting for results” approaches…. Read more »

Purdue Professors Among Presidential Science, Engineering Award Recipients

The White House has chosen two researchers from Purdue University as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, an award for early-career independent research on science and engineering. Jeffrey Karpicke of the College of Health and Human Sciences and Tamara Moore of the College of Engineering were selected for their work… Read more »

Pentagon Picks Purdue to Develop Child Care Curriculum

The Defense Department, in partnership with the Agriculture Department’s Institute of Food and Agriculture, has awarded a five-year grant to Purdue University to design a curriculum for child care programs in military bases. Purdue’s Human Development and Family Studies Department will create a curriculum designed to be extensive and based on evidence to support the… Read more »

Cafritz Awards: Deadline November 8, 2013

Help us celebrate the best in public service! Nominate yourself or someone you know for The 13th Annual Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished DC Government Employees. Established in 2000 and now in its 13th year, the Cafritz Awards program recognizes the extraordinary service and commitment of public servants who – often working… Read more »

University Researchers Examine Shutdown’s Effects on Health, Security Programs

The U.S. government shutdown could interrupt some of the country’s services such as disease detection and prevention, healthcare, food safety, emergency response and compliance activities, according to a report by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Lisa Schnirring and Robert Roos write public health and food safety agencies have warned… Read more »

IJIS Institute Executive Director Emeritus appointed as a Lecturer at the George Washington University

Paul Wormeli appointed as lecturer in new IT Graduate Certificate program Ashburn, VIRGINIA, Sept. 17, 2014 — The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce that Executive Director Emeritus Paul Wormeli will be teaching an introductory course in George Washington University’s (GWU)… Read more »

A Partial Reading List for PR Students

This post originally appeared on my blog, Social Media Strategery. College students across the country are in the midst of moving back to college for the fall semester. In between partying, traveling, club activities, sports, Greek commitments, and jobs, some will also be attending classes. Those lucky enough to be taking a PR class should… Read more »

Stop Talkin’ Bout My Generation

Generation Y, Millennials, Generation C (for Connected), sometimes even (perhaps incorrectly), the iGeneration. These are the labels that haunt the members of my generation. The large groups of people spanning decades before me are called Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and a wealth of other names, each with their own negative and positive attributes. “Baby Boomers… Read more »

e-government academy certficiation program

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is launching the e-government academy which is an on-line certification program for government professionals. It consists for four 5-week courses and is targeted for working professionals looking to enhance their e-government and IT skills. To view a webinar discussing the new on-line e-Government Academy program please click on:… Read more »