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Polarization Reason for Country’s Governing Problems

American University News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 14:33
Professors Jim Thurber and Jennifer Lawless examined political polarization during a recent conference on "American Gridlock: Causes, Characteristics and Consequences of Polarization."
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GOP Most Responsible for Political Dysfunction

American University News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 14:09
Top scholars from around the United States examined political polarization from a variety of perspectives at a recent conference on "American Gridlock: Causes, Characteristics and Consequences of Polarization."
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Greetings from Chip Griffin

American University News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:49
Greetings from Chip Griffin
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Rising Treatment Costs Drive Health Care Spending

American University News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:04
New comprehensive study also reveals increased disease cases have modest impact on spending growth.
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Commencement Stories from the Class of 2014

American University News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:51
Read stories of inspiring graduates from the class of 2014.
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French Government Knights CAS Dean

American University News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:07
Peter Starr most recent American University academic to be knighted by a foreign country.
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SPA Students, Faculty and Staff Earn Numerous Awards

American University News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:17
Several students, faculty and staff from across the School of Public Affairs have been honored for their academic and service achievements over the past year.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Samuel Halperin

The George Washington University - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:59
May 13, 2014

The GW Libraries are saddened by the passing of Dr. Samuel Halperin, a longtime member of the GW Libraries Development Advisory Council and benefactor of our Special Collections,including the Kiev Judaica Collection. Dr. Halperin was a true partner in helping us develop in stature as a university library. He valued education and research resources at every level. His love of learning was apparent in all his professional and volunteer endeavors. He will be sorely missed.

Read more about Dr. Samuel Halperin and his impact on access to public education and national education policy in the Washington Post article celebrating his life. 


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Legacy Families Celebrate AU Commencement

American University News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:11
Twenty-seven AU legacies graduated this May and reflected on their family connections to AU.
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Terrorists Strategically Avoid Credit for Attacks

American University News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:52
Terrorist groups avoid truthfully claiming responsibility for attacks for strategic reasons, argue SPA researchers.
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News Legend Couric "Sparks" Students

American University News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:22
Katie Couric used witty humor and personal insights to inspire 2014 School of Communication graduates.
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Anita McBride Receives Ellis Island Award

American University News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:56
McBride received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 10, alongside boxer Evander Holyfield, Rep. Ed Royce and news anchor Maria Bartiromo.
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Dean Starr Delivers Fifth Annual Address

American University News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56
Dean Peter Starr leads town hall meeting for College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff.
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AU Honors College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

American University News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:31
Three College faculty are honored with 2014 University Faculty Awards.
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Heads UP! Major Sprinkler System Work in Fenwick

George Mason University - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:48

On May 19, a significant construction work project will start in Fenwick Library, which involves installing a new sprinkler system on each floor in the existing B&C Wings. This new system will be integrated with the new addition and bring the existing Fenwick Library towers into compliance with current building code. The work involves covering book stacks, removing ceiling tiles, installing piping, connecting the sprinklers to fire alarm systems, testing the system, and then replacing the ceiling tiles. The last part of this project is to install a fire suppression system in Special Collections & Archives. The construction company’s goal is to complete this major project by the start of Fall Semester 2014.

What does this mean for you? Public access to book collections and study rooms/spaces on specific floors in Fenwick Library will be disrupted and will not be permitted as the construction crew works through each floor during May, June, July and August. The work starts on Floor 1, Wing C and continues throughout the two wings of the library through August 2014. The company’s sprinkler installation plan does not proceed in sequential order from floor to floor, and, as is the case with any renovation work, it is possible that unforeseen circumstances may cause delays in the work schedule. Users will be notified which floors are closed through notices on and by posted alerts in Fenwick.

Library staff will be permitted to access the restricted areas daily to pull books for users. If a user needs a book located in a restricted area, s/he will be instructed to complete an ILLiad document delivery request form. When the request is received, Library staff will pull the book(s), place the book(s) on hold at Fenwick’s main service desk, and send an email informing the user when the item is available. Please note: there will be no access to Special Collections & Archives services or its collections during most of August.

Library staff are striving to minimize the impact on library services at Fenwick. We are very grateful for your understanding and cooperation as we proceed through this important project. Please contact Diane Smith, Associate University Librarian, with questions or concerns ( or 703-993-3716)

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American University Ranked Highly Among Peace Corps Programs in 2014

American University News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:30
The Peace Corps today released its top 2014 Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs for volunteers, and American University ranks No. 10 among Master’s International programs nationwide and No. 9 among Fellows programs.
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Racking Up Recognition: Kogod Students and Faculty Earn Awards

American University News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:59
Students and faculty receive awards from the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, American University, and other groups, as academic year comes to a close.
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Cadets Meet the Challenge

American University News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:56
ROTC graduates reflect on their time at AU.
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