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USA Today Ranks American University Journalism Program in Top 10

American University News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
The report cites AU’s DC location as an optimal area for students interested in news and politics.
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For Grad Student, Priestly and Diplomatic Inspiration in Pope’s Visit

American University News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
Didace Kamana hopes to build peace through his studies and theology.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resell

American University News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 00:00
Helen Lee, MBA ’16, worked with the AU students zero waste club to make move-out and move-in better for the environment and easier on students’ wallets.
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AU Community Celebrates Ten Years of the Arts at Katzen

American University News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 00:00
Gala at Katzen Arts Center.
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SOC Welcomes New Faculty

American University News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00
Meet the most recent members to join SOC's faculty.
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Paid Internship Opportunity for Undergraduate with Persian Language Skills

The George Washington University - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 08:38
September 25, 2015

We're searching for a GW undergraduate with strong Persian language skills for a paid internship! Spend the academic year processing the Mahdavi Damghani collection of Persian and Arabic materials to make the collection available for students, faculty and other researchers. 

The Mahdavi Damghani collection consists of approximately 4,000 volumes of original sources on Islamic laws and jurisprudence, theology, philosophy, language, literature and history.  Approximately 70% of the collection is in Persian; the remainder in Arabic. The unprocessed collection will be a rich resource relevant to several academic disciplines including Persian language and literature, Arabic language and literature, law, philosophy, history, and religion.  

Internship details:

Requirements: GW Undergraduate; strong Persian-language skills;
Oversight: The internship would be conducted under the guidance Andrew Buchwach, Middle East and North Africa Research Center Librarian, other Libraries staff, and Pardis Minuchehr, Director of Persian Studies at GW.
Location:  The GW Libraries, Global Resources Center (Suite 708).
The work: Processing the collection includes searching for already existing catalog records for each item, exploring library and other catalogs in Iran and elsewhere to clarify bibliographic information, and importing records and tracking material as it moves through the Library’s content-management workflow.  A research guide will also be developed.
Compensation: $11.00 an hour;
Sponsor: ESIA’s Institute for Middle East Studies & The GW Libraries, Global Resources Center 
Hours per week:  10.

Please submit resume to the contact listed below: 
Cathy Zeljak
Director, Global Resources
czeljak@gwu.edu
202-994-0124

Kogod Launches Cybersecurity Governance Center

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
New Cybersecurity Governance Center to produce cutting edge research and best governance practices.
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The “Washington Initiative”: A Hands-on Opportunity in the Nonprofit World

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
A new community-based learning course that gives students valuable exposure to D.C. nonprofits.
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Author Ravi Howard to Appear at AU

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
Award-winning author speaks on Wednesday, September 30
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SIS Students Succeed in Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
Two students in the School of International Service (SIS) served as fellows at the Public Policy and International Affairs’ Junior Summer Institute (PPIA JSI) at Princeton University this summer.
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Welcome GW Alumni!

The George Washington University - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:06
September 24, 2015

We are excited to greet returning alumni and their families this weekend during GW's 2015 Alumni Weekend!  Whether you're a new graduate or visiting campus after many years, you'll want to include a visit to Gelman Library! 

Join us on Friday, September 25 between 3-5pm on the recently renovated entrance floor of Gelman Library for an Alumni Open House and a demonstration of our brand new 3-D printing technology. Speak with knowledgeable library staff about how 3-D printing works and how it will benefit students and faculty.  Demonstrations will take place near the Ask Us Desk on the entrance floor of Gelman. Alumni Weekend participants can show their name tags to enter the library during the Open House. Alumni should plan to use their Alumni GWorld or sign in at the front desk for entrance at other times throughout the weekend.

Lockers Now Available to Graduate Students

The George Washington University - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:36
September 24, 2015

Looking for a secure spot to store small items while you are on campus? Gelman Library now offers lockers for graduate students.

The lockers are located in the Graduate Student Reading Room (Gelman 503) and are reserved on a “first-come / first-served” basis. Lockers rent for $35 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Locker rentals begin on the first day of classes for the semester and end on the last day of scheduled finals of the same semester. Students may rent lockers per semester or for the academic year (a total of 3 semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer).

To apply for a locker, please select a locker by taking the slip posted on the desired locker in room 503 and complete the online request form (you must have the locker number to complete the form). A library staff member will contact you for an appointment to make the applicable payment and issue you a combination lock for the requested locker. 

Please direct questions to Jennifer Wesson at (202) 994-2937 or jwesson@gwu.edu.

SPExS Professors Receive Honor from APSA

American University News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00
SPExS Professors Receive Honor from APSA
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Getting to Know Them

American University News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00
Take a closer look at this year’s new faculty members.
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"The Francis Effect": Assessing the Impact of the Pope's Visit to Washington

The George Washington University - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 16:27
September 23, 2015

Thursday, October 1
11am - 12:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

In just over two years, Pope Francis has become an extraordinarily popular and influential world leader, so much so that scholars have begun to refer to the "Francis Effect." For this event, the GW Libraries and the GW Sustainability Collaborative have brought together three researchers to assess the political impact of the pope's recent visit to Washington, his speech before Congress in particular.

John Gehring, Catholic Program Director for Faith in Public Life, will apply insights gained in writing his book -- The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope's Challenge to the American Catholic Church.

Director of Research for the Public Religion Research Institute Daniel Cox will extend the results of PRRI's most recent survey-- The "Francis Effect": U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and American Politics.

GW Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Cynthia McClintock will bring to bear her expertise on Latin America.

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Svoboda, Director of GW's Sustainability Minor.

Why UN Environment Goals Should be Rights-Based

American University News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00
New book explains why a rights based foundation is necessary to achieve UN’s environmental goals.
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Spend a Semester at Sea

American University News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00
Learn all about spending a semester of research at sea.
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IDPP Co-Hosts International Special Education Conference in Thailand

American University News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00
IDPP co-hosts international special education conference in Thailand
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Education Policy: 2016 & Beyond

American University News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00
SPA's Washington Institute of Public Affairs Research opened the fall 2015 semester with a panel discussion about the ongoing changes in education policy from preschool to college.
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Kogod in a Case

American University News - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00
Proudly displayed in Kogod’s basement is its past and future. 5 display cases line the walls celebrating faculty, alumni, and student achievements.
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