University News

#SPA80for80: Derek Hyra, Director, Metropolitan Policy Center

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:32
As a talented, young basketball player, Derek Hyra was introduced to the urban devastation of drugs, gangs, and crime. Director of SPA's new research center, Metropolitan Policy Center, Hyra's experiences translated into public policy initiatives.
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Marymount connection leads to kidney donation for young father

Marymount University - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:45
Marymount connection leads to kidney donation for young father
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Spotlight on the GEP Program

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:49
The Global Environmental Politics (GEP) program at SIS is committed to training the next generation of environmental leaders.
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McKinley Milestone

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:54
AU community celebrates SOC's new home in the McKinley Building.
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Ernst & Young Executive Talks Global Accounting at Kogod

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:24
James J. Alex makes accounting regulations accessible for Kogod students in debut of “Business in the Capital” series.
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Cigar Diplomacy

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:55
Professor William LeoGrande discusses his new book on hidden U.S.-Cuba negotiations.
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10 Midsemester Insights on Being a Good Roommate

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:14
Midterms may be stressful, but living with a roommate doesn’t have to be.
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#SPA80for80: Professor Tricia Bacon

American University News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:52
Tricia Bacon bring 11 years of counterterrorism experience at the State Department and her award-winning research to AU's classrooms.
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Childhood Obesity and Cognition: Exploring the Link

American University News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:24
Psychology Prof. Terry Davidson will chair a symposium of scientists next month, the first gathering of its kind that is focused on obesity and cognition in children and adolescents.
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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