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Remembering Shimon Peres

American University News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00
Israeli leader, who inaugurated AU’s Center for Israel Studies, devoted his life to peace.
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Teaching Day 2016

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 23:10
October 6, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016
8:30am to 1:30pm
Marvin Center 3rd Floor

GW’s sixth annual Teaching Day focuses on how to assess and support critical thinking and on GW faculty research on their teaching. All GW faculty are invited to attend all or part of the day with registration free of charge. 

Please join us for continental breakfast, conversation, and considerations around the latest research on teaching and learning. Register to reserve your seat today.

Interactive Keynote (9 am - Noon)

How to Assess and Support Critical Thinking: Looking together at student work and challenges. Professor Chris Anson

This session will widen participants’ toolbox of effective approaches to assessing student work and constructing assignments, activities, and feedback to help students develop critical capacities. Participants will examine samples of student work from multiple disciplines and engage with colleagues in discussing options and approaches. Our keynote presenter Chris Anson has spent a career exploring the development and use of critical thinking through writing across the disciplines with faculty across the U.S. and internationally.

GW Faculty Poster Session (Noon - 1:30 pm)

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Initiatives

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), research on your teaching, is a growing area of research and discussion at top universities across the country. We are excited to be joining their ranks through this inaugural effort of faculty work.

Come hear your faculty colleagues discuss their research efforts, big and small,  as they work to gauge changes over time, examine how students understand aspects or concepts in a course, assess the effectiveness of a particular assignment, assessment or intervention. It is an ultimate blending of research teaching know-how. This session is co-sponsored by GW’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

 Research strands:

  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Active Learning/Learning Environment
  • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
  • Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
  • Online Learning and Teaching

Sarah Gray Shining Light

American University News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00
New book from American University alumna Sara Gray on a tragedy that led her to a new calling.
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Student researches where anti-establishment movements and xenophobia collide

American University News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00
After completing an AU Summer Scholars Research Fellowship, Emily Dalgo, SIS/BA ’17, shares her experience researching the Trump and Sanders campaigns to understand why some anti-establishment movements contain xenophobic characteristics.
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Bradley Hardy Named Brookings Economic Studies Fellow

American University News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00
American University School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Bradley Hardy has been awarded a Brookings Institution economic studies fellowship for 2016/2017 academic year.
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Celebrating “Nobelity” – James Buchanan Exhibition

George Mason University - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 18:05

On the morning of October 16, 1986, Dr. James M. Buchanan received a phone call from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – informing him that he had been selected as the winner of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Nearly fifty years had passed since he started his academic career as a student at a small college in Tennessee, and now, a faculty member at George Mason University, Buchanan was selected for the most prestigious award given to a scholar.

Some years after being awarded the Nobel Prize, Dr. Buchanan shared his thoughts on the award in an essay entitled “Notes on Nobelity”. The essay became a chapter in his 1992 autobiography, Better than Plowing. From a humble background, Buchanan felt slightly uncomfortable with the status conferred upon him by this honor. He believed that he was not an elite academic, and he found it gratifying that he was put in a position to represent the “outsider” and “[the] great unwashed scattered throughout the academic boondocks”. Professor Buchanan died in 2013.

Now on display in the Special Collections Research Center, 2400 Fenwick Library, Celebrating “Nobelity” recognizes the 30th anniversary of Buchanan’s achievement by tracing his life and work.Featuring materials from various collections of the George Mason University Archives, his Nobel Prize medal, and selected materials from the newly-acquired James M. Buchanan Papers.

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AU Launches New Center on North American Integration

American University News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00
CLALS and SIS partner to start the Robert A. Pastor North America Research Initiative.
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New Research to Advance Early Child Health and Development Around the World

American University News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00
According to a new study, 43 percent of children younger than age five in low and middle income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential due to extreme poverty.
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Secretary-General of OECD Angel Gurría to give keynote at American University Model G20 Initiative Launch

American University News - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 00:00
OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría will discuss contributions and challenges of the G20 at the American University Model G20 (MG20) Initiative Inaugural Event.
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Creativity & education drive social change

American University News - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 00:00
Alumna Geeta Raj SIS/MA '03 shares how her background and creative writing and studies in peace and conflict resolution came together to teach children to become global citizens through a digital storytelling series.
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Fear of Law Enforcement High Among D.C.-Area Blacks and Latinos

American University News - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 00:00
“Diversity in the D.C. Area: Findings from the 2016 D.C. Area Study,” shows results from the first comprehensive survey on quality-of-life issues of residents living in racially diverse and predominantly Latino neighborhoods.
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New Report Sheds Light on Diversity in Washington, DC

American University News - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 00:00
The Metropolitan Policy Center conducted a recent survey that explores diversity in Washington, DC.
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Chilean President dedicates new Mural at AU Museum President Michelle Bachelet visits Todas Las Manos

American University News - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 00:00
On September 22, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet paid a visit to the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center to dedicate a mural that symbolized painful events in Chilean history—events that reached all the way to American University.
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SPA Professor to Lead Team of Researchers to Explore Health Impacts of Urban Gentrification

American University News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 00:00
SPA Professor Derek Hyra will head a research team to learn more about the health impacts of urban gentrification.
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Focus on: Language Resources

George Mason University - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:44

Mason Libraries acquire a variety of online resources for students, faculty and staff to learn and succeed, including a wide variety of foreign language resources, ranging from books, e-books, scholarly journals, juvenile literaturemusic and movies. Use Quick Search,the Libraries’ Catalog, Subject Guides, or the Database List to browse, locate and use the materials. A sample of what’s recently been added to the collections include:

Rosetta Stone
Language software provides learning support for 30 different languages, including 50 hours of foundational instructions; core lessons to build on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; and grammar and vocabulary activities.


CAIRN.Info Journals
Comprehensive online collection of French-language journals and e-books in social sciences and humanities, combined with an English-language database where abstracts and selected articles from key journals are translated from French into English.

Kotobarabia Arabic eLibrary
The Kotobarabia E-Library consists of more than3,500 contemporary and classic Arabic books from Egypt in e-bookformat and are full-image and full-text searchable. The collection is divided into 29 thematic categories.


e-libro coleccion: Catedra
e-libro is a Spanish-language research database. Search, browse, and preview e-books and other research material.



For more information about the Libraries’ foreign languages collections, please contact Elena Landry, Global Programs and Foreign Languages Librarian.

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‘MIXED’ Values: Biraciality in Non-Post-Racial America

American University News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:00
New SOC Faculty Documentary
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AU Professor donates two Oscars to NMAAHC

American University News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:00
Oscar winner and SOC Professor Russell Williams featured in WTOP article.
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Applications Open for NAHJ Internship

American University News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:00
Apply now to be placed in a DC journalism internship through the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
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Annual News Games Features New Host, Prizes

American University News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:00
Register now to enter into this fun and newsworthy competition!
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Six Resources for Online Writers

American University News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:00
Between the deadlines, breaking headlines and pitching story ideas, time is everything in the digital world. Here are a helpful sites.
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