University News

Jake Tapper Talks News and Gives Advice to Journalism Students

American University News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00
Hundreds of students from American University lined up two hours early to get tickets for the event. SOC professor Jane Hall interviewed Tapper and moderated student Q&A.
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The Power to Change a Life

American University News - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 00:00
The 20th Celebration of Scholarships honors the impact of support and thanks donors.
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SPA’s Key Executive Leadership Program Publishes New Book

American University News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00
Federal leaders have a new tool to help them navigate the changing nature of their work, thanks to a new book from AU School of Public Affairs’ Key Executive Leadership Program.
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The Road to Glory: Hip-Hop Star Common Speaks at AU

American University News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00
The rapper, actor, and author offered pearls of wisdom in Bender Arena.
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AU's Stake In the Twin Cities: Irene Quarshie, SPA/MPP '00

American University News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00
Vice president, product quality and responsible sourcing, Target
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Experts Share Perspectives on Current Global Terrorism Threat

American University News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00
A panel of experts discussed the global terrorism landscape at an event hosted by the AU’s School of Public Affairs on March 29.
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Child’s Play is Serious Business for Passionate Alumna

American University News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00
Darla Davenport-Powell is bringing her African American doll Niya and her multicultural and multilingual group of friends to ABC's "The Toy Box."
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East Meets West in Gettysburg

American University News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00
Students discuss differences between perceptions and realities of the US, Russia, and other nations.
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Annual Awards Ceremony Celebrates Environmental Champions

American University News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00
Nearly 200 people gathered at the AU Katzen Art Center on March 30 for the 5th William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.
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Renowned Psychiatrist Visits SPA, Talks About Creating a Culture of Health

American University News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00
Renowned psychiatrist and public health expert Mindy Fullilove Ph.D. spoke at the Metropolitan Policy Center’s annual spring lecture at AU’s School of Public Affairs on March 29.
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Welcome AU’s New Interim Vice President of Campus Life

American University News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00
Dr. Fanta Aw reflects on her AU journey and shares her vision for Campus Life and AU.
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Presentation: Missing Out on Innovation

George Mason University - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:19

Missing Out on Innovation: African-American Teens & Technology

APRIL 27    1:30 – 2:30 P.M.    MAIN READING ROOM    2001 FENWICK

Based on a new national survey, young African-Americans may be missing out on key opportunities to learn to code, develop apps and software, and innovate with technology. Sponsored by Mason Libraries, Dr. Kevin Clark will speak about his recent research on African-American teens and digital innovations on Thursday, April 27, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Main Reading Room, 2001 Fenwick. The hour-long presentation includes a question and answer session.

Dr. Clark is a professor in Mason’s College of Education and Human Development, and is also the Director of Mason’s Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity.

For more information, please contact Andrew Lee, yli7 at

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Alexander Toradze Peforms and Lectures at American University

American University News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 00:00
Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Presents World-Renowned Russian Pianist in an Exploration of the Revolutionary Changes in Russian and Soviet Music
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Students simulate national security crisis

American University News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 00:00
After the fifth annual Cyber 9/12 competition, US Foreign Policy and National Security graduate student Taishu Pitt, SIS/MA ’17, reflects on the value of simulating a response to a national security crisis.
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University Service Awards 2017

George Mason University - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:48

Congratulations to the following library staff for their service to George Mason University and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia. The awards will be will be given on April 5 and April 6 at the University Day Service Awards celebrations.

25 years

  • David Alexander, Access Services
  • Jamie Coniglio, Research and Educational Services
  • Kathleen Kehoe, Development, Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

15 years

  • Jessica Bowdoin, Access Services
  • Friedgard Cowan, Resource Description & Metadata Services, Technical Services Group
  • Allison O’Connor, Teaching and Learning Services
  • Vittoria Perrone, Access Services
  • Kevin Sanders, Administrative Services

10 years

  • Jessica Clark, Development
  • Claudia Holland, Mason Publishing Group
  • Denise Klasen-Lopez, Teaching and Learning Services

5 years

  • Lynn Eaton, Special Collections Research Center
  • Kimberley Edwards, Technical Services Group
  • Royce Gildersleeve, Teaching and Learning Services
  • Debby Kermer, Data Services Group
  • Tricia Mackenzie, Resource Description & Metadata Services, Technical Services Group
  • Leigh Ann Skeen, Collection Development
  • Stephanie Smith, Collection Development


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Students Research Documentary’s Potential for Activism

American University News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00
Graduate students worked with BRITDOC to help bridge the gap between film and action at the True/False Film Festival.
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#Give2Mason on April 6!

George Mason University - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:50

Giving Day, on Thursday, April 6, 2017, is George Mason University’s first ever university-wide day of giving. This date was selected to coincide closely with the date Mason became an independent university (April 7, 1972). In 2017, Mason will celebrate 45 years as an independent institution.

From midnight through 11:59 p.m. EST on April 6, everyone is invited to make their mark by giving to Mason. With unit fundraising projects, challenge gifts, a visible on-campus presence in Fairfax, a social media ambassador challenge, and real-time updates, all are encouraged to show their Patriot pride by making a gift to Mason.

Giving Day will be a day for everyone to join together to support specific projects at Mason that resonate with them – or to support the university in general! As part of the Faster Farther campaign, all gifts, big and small, are welcome.

As part of Mason’s first annual Giving Day, the Libraries is launching a new initiative – the University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship Endowment – in response to a challenge gift coming from a Mason alumna who was a former University Libraries’ student employee.

With the generosity of Mason alumni and friends, the Libraries will create an endowment to recognize and support student assistants who have demonstrated outstanding work performance in the University Libraries while meeting the academic requirements of their coursework at Mason. The purpose of the endowment will be to award a scholarship each year to provide assistance for an undergraduate student employee’s educational expenses at Mason.

Together, we can all make Mason’s first Giving Day a success and help support our students! Questions? Contact Kathleen Kehoe, Director of Development for the University Libraries,

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Words of Advice from Dr. Gail Hanson

American University News - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00
As she reaches the end of her career, Dr. Gail Hanson offers seven tips for the AU community.
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A Sea Change: Film Screening

George Mason University - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:51

Mason Libraries’ Science & Technology Subject Librarian Team and Roosevelt@Mason are co-sponsoring a screening of “A Sea Change”.  The film will be shown in the Johnson Center Gold Room at 7 p.m. on April 11.

A life-long sportsman and retired educator, Sven Huseby considers himself a well-informed environmentalist. But he is caught by surprise when he reads about the effect of excess carbon dioxide on the ocean in Elizabeth Kolbert’s New Yorker article, “The Darkening Sea.” Sven embarks on a mission to learn more, wrestling with the possibility that his five-year-old grandson Elias will inherit an ocean bereft of the fish which have meant so much to their family. Sven uncovers research on the world’s acidifying seas and its dramatic implications for our culture and economy. – Written by Niiijii Films

For more information, please contact Kathy Butler, kbutle18 at

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Jane Goodall delivers an evening of hope at SIS

American University News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00
World-renowned ethnologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall visited SIS to deliver a lecture and participate in a fireside chat with conservationist and investor Brian Sheth on March 28.
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