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Commencement Boasts a Stellar Line Up of Speakers

American University News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:07
Honorees include leaders in journalism, communications, politics, foreign diplomacy, and business.
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White House big data report

Catholic University - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:48

On March 17, 2014 the Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and New York University’s Information Law Institute co-hosted “The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of ‘Big Data.’“  [See conference speaker video presentations on the web site.]

This conference helped inform the White House report Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values released yesterday and available here 90 Day Review for Big Data.


Because we will need a growing cadre of data and social scientists who are able to encode critical policy values into technical infrastructure, we support investment in fields such as Science and Technology Studies which emphasize teaching scientific knowledge and technology in its social and ethical context, and the teaching of module courses to data scientists and engineers to familiarize them with the broader societal implications of their work. p68 

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These Wonks? Flawless.

American University News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:13
AU honors graduating students who typify success in academics, service and leadership.
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SIS Korean Garden in Full Bloom

American University News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:56
As spring arrives at American University, many students, faculty, and visitors enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom trees blooming on the quad. The cherry blossom trees are part of the Korean Garden around the School of International Service.
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The Greater Good

American University News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:15
Two AU students are named Truman Scholars.
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End of Semester Hours

The George Washington University - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:34
May 1, 2014

Tuesday, May 13:  
The 24-hour study ends & the library will close at midnight.  24-hour access will not resume until the Fall 2014 semester.

Wednesday, May 14- Friday, May 16:  
7:30 am - 7pm

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18:  
Noon - 6 pm

Summer hours begin on Monday, May 19
Remember, all of our online resources are available 24 hours a day to our current students, faculty and staff.

Alumna Opens New Art Gallery

American University News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:58
Art history alumna Suzanne L’Heureux founded Interface Gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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SPA Senior Delivers Education Speech at GradNation Summit

American University News - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 13:06
Deon Jones, senior SPA undergraduate and 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar, delivered a powerful, moving speech on education at America's Promise Alliance.
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Mason Students, Mason Archivist featured at Libraries’ Reston Symposium

George Mason University - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:54

On April 28, 2014, the symposium “Reston at 50: Looking Back at Forward Thinking” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Reston, Virginia, and the 25th anniversary of Reston Town Center was held at The Reston Community Center, Reston, VA. Co-sponsored by George Mason University Libraries and the Reston Museum and Historic Trust and presented with the support of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the symposium featured a presentation by Jordan Patty, Archivist as well as other Mason students in history and art history. Read more…

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Father Jack Peterson: Celebrating 25 Years as a Priest

Marymount University - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:07
Fr. Jack has been serving the Marymount community since 2002.
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Dean's Picks: Communication Seniors Celebrate Success

American University News - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:58
In this issue of Dean's Picks, students spread public knowledge, communication professor uses comedy to create change, and SOC seniors celebrate success.
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May Collection of the Month: Kelly Photographs of Washington

The George Washington University - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:04

Special Collections is home to a remarkable D.C.

Students Find Simple Way to Save AU Water and Money

American University News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 17:03
The small change that will save enough water to fill AU’s pools and almost $10,000 a year.
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Librarian Profile: Melissa Becher

American University News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:30
This third article in a series of librarian profiles focuses on Associate Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Melissa Becher. With her interest in history, art, and geek culture, Melissa is an ideal resource for students of all disciplines.
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Her Best Shot

American University News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 14:23
Graduating senior Alexis Dobbs wins the President’s Award.
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New Game Design Master’s Taps into Player Psychology

American University News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 13:05
American University now accepting applications for social impact game design degree program.
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Communication Seniors Celebrate Success

American University News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:32
Lessons and connections for life post-graduation.
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New Study Carrels on the 3rd Floor!

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:26
April 29, 2014

Gelman has added 120 new study carrels to the 3rd floor just in time for Final exams.  Each carrel comes with its own outlet! 

If you're looking for the tables, they've found a new home on the 1st floor.

Finals are Sweet at Cafe Gelman

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:19
April 29, 2014

Cafe Gelman!
Sunday, May 4
Gelman, Room 219

Join Program Board to refuel for Finals with drinks, candy and special treats.

Crown Scholarship Recipient Alexis Dobbs Receives President's Award

American University News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:55
Women's basketball captain and three-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Alexis Dobbs earns the highest honor for an undergraduate student.
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