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Team USA dominates AU News Games

American University News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:46
AU celebrates National News Engagement Day with first-ever News Games competition.
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Event Examines ISIS and the Fight Against It

American University News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:03
In an event at the School of International Service on October 15, a discussion occurred the prospects for the American-led campaign against ISIS.
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A League of Her Own

American University News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:54
Actor and activist Geena Davis appears at All-American Weekend.
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#SPA80for80: Pablo Sanabria, SPA/PhD ’12

American University News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:30
Sanabria's path of public service has him educating Colombia's future leaders and continuing on a mission to modernize Colombia's public sector workforce.
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Nominations Open for William K. Reilly Award for Environmental Governance and Leadership

American University News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:25
The Center for Environmental Policy is soliciting nominations for the William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership, given on March 26, 2015.
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Strathmore President Receives AU Alumni Achievement Award

American University News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:43
Monica Jeffries Hazangeles returns to AU as Alumni in the KNOW speaker on October 25.
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Two “Nifty Fifties” at AU

American University News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:32
Professors Arthur Shapiro and Matthew Hartings hit the road to spread their love of science.
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Will Turkish Soap Operas Change the World? A Screening of KISMET

The George Washington University - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:50
October 19, 2014

Hosted by: Heather Schell, Assistant Professor of Writing

Wednesday, October 29
Gelman Library, Room 214*

Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, and KISMET delves into this phenomenon, exploring how the serials captivate, inspire and empower women. The film reveals how the soaps impact and break down negative stereotypes and traditional taboos, openly discussing rape, sexual and domestic violence, child and arranged marriages, and honor killings while also sparking change in gender relationships, activism against sexual abuse, and a wave of divorce across the Middle East. KISMET discloses how profoundly Turkish soaps penetrate viewers’ social and religious realities while empowering and helping women to transform their lives and strengthen the debate about women’s rights across the region.

A film by Nina Maria Paschalidou
Greece/Cyprus, 2013, 57 minutes

*Please note that space is limited for this event.  Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Teach-ins, Sit-ins, Marches, & Seizures: GW student activism in the 60s

The George Washington University - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:44
October 19, 2014

Thursday, October 23
Gelman Library Room 702

Did you know that in 1969 forty members of Students for a Democratic Society seized GW's Maury Hall, home of the Sino-Soviet Institute, to protest University complicity with the Vietnam War?  Or that more than 2,000 students attended a rally in the University Yard opposing the House Un-American Activities Committee with speakers including Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman.

Find out more about the tradition of social activism at GW.  Join us for an intergenerational discussion sponsored by Lessons of the 60s, a project to document and archive local social justice organizing in Washington DC 1960-1975.  This event is a part of the “Traveling Hopefully” series.

Panel to Discuss Catholic Ecology at Marymount University

Marymount University - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:13
Panel to Discuss Catholic Ecology at Marymount University
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#SPA80for80: Allison Bawden, SPA/MPA ’04

American University News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:03
Alumni like Allison Bawden help the School of Public Affairs maintain a connection to its original mission as a training ground for federal employees.
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Leading-Edge Learning Spaces—the Geospatial Research Lab and Idea Space

American University News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:39
Learn more about the new Geospatial Research Lab and Idea Space, a joint venture between Academic Technology and Research, Teaching, and Learning located in the Anderson Computer Complex.
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Kogod Hosts Global Experts at Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference

American University News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:18
Kogod hosted an international discussion on sovereign wealth funds, featuring executives from around the world.
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U.S. College Students Fare Better than U.K. Students on Key Health Measures

American University News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:24
U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research. 
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Gelman 6th Floor Book Shift

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:22
October 16, 2014

If you’ve been on the 6th floor this fall, you’ve noticed that there are very full shelves and very empty ones.  Beginning on October 20th we will undertake a floor-wide shift to rebalance shelving space.

"Shifting" is the movement of volumes between shelves within a library building. The need to shift occurs because collections expand with little to no space available on adjacent shelves. Gelman’s 6th floor has reached the point in which all the volumes need to be relocated.  By the time the shift project is completed (before Thanksgiving), practically every volume will have been moved, some only a shelf away, and others many shelves away.

The shift project will progress backwards through the entire 6th floor. It will begin in the far right corner, the southwest corner, of the floor and will conclude with the PNs in the near left corner, the northeast corner of the floor.

Staff will cordon off one section of the stacks at a time while they move all the volumes on these shelves to their new locations. 

Books in the current work-zone, and those between, will be unavailable.  If you need a book from a work-zone, please complete and submit this formThe library will contact you when the book is ready for pick-up.  Most books will be retrieved within 24 hours, but books requested on Fridays may take 48 hours.

Please contact Jean A. Pec at with any questions.

Alumnus Making DC History Come Alive

American University News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:20
John Suau appointed executive director of the DC Historical Society.
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Q&A with Literature Professor Kyle Dargan

American University News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:28
The poet muses on his work, his process, and teaching.
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Marymount Faculty Art Exhibit opens Oct. 24

Marymount University - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:41
Marymount Faculty Art Exhibit opens Oct. 24
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Ready to Launch

American University News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:45
American University is a place for budding entrepreneurs.
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Dean's Picks: October 15

American University News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:14
SOC debuts JoLT Disruptive Leadership Initiative with the Knight Foundation,
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