University News

American Studies Day 2014

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:05
American Studies Day featured student research and faculty presentations.
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WPI Honors Democratic Nominee for DC Mayor

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:59
Muriel Bowser, an SPA alum, received an Alice Paul Award during the Women and Politics Institute's graduation ceremony.
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AU Continues to Lead Fight against Global Sweatshops

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:09
American University among first 20 schools to sign on to Bangladesh accord.
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Providing Access to the Arts

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:08
Alumna Brooke Kidd founded Joe’s Movement Emporium, a community-based performing arts center.
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AU Creates New First-Year Living-Learning Programs

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:18
Increased interest in current programs emphasizes American University’s academic, experiential learning strengths.
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MBAs, Designers, Doctors Create Medical Prototype for Children

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:31
Students in Kogod’s Full-time MBA collaborate with designers, medical professionals to develop and launch a medical diagnostic tool.
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Increasing the Green Behind the Scenes at the AU Library

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:06
Library personnel work hard behind the scenes to reduce the carbon footprint of our work—and to encourage eco-conscious behavior in our visitors and employees.
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Charting AU's Carbon Neutrality Progress

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:03
SOC film students document carbon neutrality research trip to Costa Rica.
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Former Florida Senator to Address BP Oil Spill at Reilly Awards

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:18
Former Senator Bob Graham will discuss lessons from the BP oil spill as part of an event honoring recipients of the William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.
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Area Universities Recognize AU Senior for Service

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:05
Jennifer Johnson's commitment to Latin America is turning heads.
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Hunker Down for Finals!

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:17
With finals just around the corner, the library will once again be offering 24/7 hours. Having all night access to study space, computers, library materials, and group work areas makes end of the semester workload a little bit easier to manage.
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Exploring the Science of Sports

American University News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:41
Visit AU faculty and students at the USA Science and Engineering Festival April 26 and 27.
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Jesse Reed, BSBA '16, Leads Championship Basketball Team in Points and GPA

American University News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:05
Jesse Reed, BSBA ’16, earned Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year award on his way to leading the Eagles the their first NCAA Tournament birth since 2009.
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Sharing Results at the Student Research Conference

Marymount University - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:27
More than 100 students reported on their research at the annual conference.
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Exhibition Commemorating CUA’s First Original Musical

Catholic University - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:53

Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town

Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library

When: April – August, 2014

In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy.  The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music.  Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!

With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.

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Celebrating GW's Faculty Authors

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:10
April 15, 2014

On Tuesday, May 13, from 3-5pm the GW Libraries will host a Celebration of Faculty Authors. If you are a faculty member and have published a significant work since Jan. 1, 2013, please email the citation to, so that we may honor your accomplishments.

As the hub of the university's intellectual life, not only does the library furnish the materials of scholarly research, but it also distributes the fruits of that research to the university community and the wider world, making today's intellectual work available for generations to come. As part of our stewardship of faculty publications, we want to recognize those faculty who have published a significant work in the past year.  

Have you authored a monograph, journal article, or refereed conference paper? Edited an anthology, a scholarly edition, or collection of essays? Authored a substantial creative or popular work? Has this work appeared in print or online since Jan. 1, 2013? Recognizing that disciplinary conventions, as well as personal and professional commitments, make it difficult to define "significant" in a universal way, we invite faculty, deans, and department chairs to identify the work -- whether their own or by their peers -- that deserves special acknowledgment. Those authors will be invited to a reception hosted by Geneva Henry, the University Librarian and Vice-Provost of GW Libraries and C. Dianne Martin, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.  

We welcome your suggestions as to how to improve this process. By highlighting the intellectual work of faculty across the disciplines, we aim to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation, as well as to say thanks for a job well done.