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Women on the Verge Coming to AU

American University News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:12
A Q&A with performing arts professor Carl Menninger.
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Fairfax Campus Turns 50

George Mason University - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:18

George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus turned fifty years old on September 14! On that day, George Mason College of the University of Virginia opened its doors to 356 freshman and sophomores. The faculty, which numbered fifteen, comprised seven full-time and eight part-time professors. Read more

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Meet New Mathematics and Statistics Professor Kristina Crona

American University News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:40
Kristina Crona is a new assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
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Marymount’s Mental Health Program Wins National Awards

Marymount University - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:12
Marymount’s Mental Health Program Wins National Awards
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#SPA80for80: Jennifer Lawless, Director, Women & Politics Institute

American University News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:46
Jennifer Lawless has a fundamental question that drives her research at SPA: Why are there so few women in positions of political power?
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Steiner Scholarship Supports Aspiring Diplomats

American University News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:36
Mycal Ford, a student of East Asian Politics who was the first in his family to graduate from college, is the inaugural recipient of the newly-endowed Martin H. Steiner Scholarship.
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#SPA80for80: Yuval Levin, SPA/BA ’99

American University News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:41
Yuval Levin is an accomplished political thinker and prolific writer who found his niche in Washington, DC during his undergrad studies at American University’s School of Public Affairs.
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Dean's Picks: A Legacy of Leaders

American University News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:51
In this issue of Dean's Picks, SOC showcases top achievements of 2014.
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Marymount Again Named Military Friendly School

Marymount University - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:57
Marymount Again Named Military Friendly School
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Workshop on Reproducible Research Practices

George Mason University - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:50

Have you heard about the reproducibility crisis in science (e.g, in AAAS and The Economist) and worry about false positive results? Ever wondered how you could increase the reproducibility of your own work? Join us for a workshop on reproducible research, hosted by the Center for Open Science (and other collaborators as applicable). Learn about factors that contribute to the reproducibility crisis, and techniques and tools you can incorporate into your workflow to increase the openness and reproducibility of your work.

  • Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Time: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Gateway Library (Johnson Center), Room A-228
  • RSVP recommended; space is limited

For more information, contact Wendy Mann, wmann at

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Academic Freedom, Social Media, and the Neoliberal University

The George Washington University - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:50
September 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 1
3 pm
Gelman Library Room 702

Join GW Libraries for a panel discussion about academic freedom in the corporate culture of U.S. higher education, with panelists from a wide range of perspectives, who will engage with academic freedom claims and limitations nationally as well as the ways it impacts professors and the climate at GW. Recently, public debates about academic freedom have arisen on social media in the aftermath of the Salaita case at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and, closer to home, the former GW President Joel Trachtenberg's comments on sexual assault. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Zak Wolfe, Assistant Professor, University Writing Program
Melani McAlister, Chair, Department of American Studies; Associate Professor of American Studies, International Affairs, and Media & Public Affairs
Tracy Arwari, Case Manager, CARE Network, Division of Student Affairs

National Gallery of Art Partners with American University to Host International Cinema Series on AU Campus

American University News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:23
The National Gallery of Art partners with SOC for multiyear film series.
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#SPA80for80: Marguerite Jimenez, SPA/PhD ’13

American University News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:08
Marguerite Jimenez, recently named one of 15 White House Fellows for 2014-2015, says she chose SPA "because of the school's historic commitment to public scholarship."
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AU Hosts Night Of Impassioned Debate In The Race For DC Mayor

American University News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:28
American University hosted the first DC mayoral debate of the 2014 general election campaign season on September 18.
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Students Explore Water and Cooperation in the Middle East

American University News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:43
This summer, SIS offered a graduate practicum on “Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Middle East.”
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One Button Studio Now Open!

George Mason University - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:46

Located in Room 134-I Gateway Library, Johnson Center, the One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring your flash drive with you and push a single button. Read more

For more information about One Button Studio, contact Jason Byrd, jbyrd10 at

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#SPA80for80: Vicky Wilkins, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

American University News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:02
When it comes to academic work, Vicky Wilkins covers all the bases.
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Community-Based Learning Builds Advocates, Activists

American University News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:57
Chante Harris continues three generations of advocacy through AU’s service-learning.
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Nifty Fifty at AU

American University News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:29
Professor Arthur Shapiro named Nifty Fifty speaker for promoting STEM activities.
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