University News

From Germany to Hillary: A WSP alum’s career in American politics

American University News - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00
Recent Washington Semester Program alumni credits his internship as the gateway to attaining the position in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
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SIS instructor tracks fugitives in new reality show

American University News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:00
SIS Instructor and former CIA Analyst Aki Peritz plays the ultimate game of hide and seek in the new CBS reality show “Hunted.”
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Libraries Provide NY Times Online

George Mason University - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:40

Mason Libraries now provides Mason students, faculty, and staff with full and free online access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps. Access includes the International, Spanish, and Chinese editions; breaking news articles; blogs; videos, and interactive features. Users can share and comment on articles, set up daily or weekly email alerts by topic or keyword, and save articles or links for later reading. Users are also encouraged to download the NYTimes app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Get started!  Create your NYTimes account with your Mason username and password. Once registered, you can access NYTimes.com directly from any location, around campus, the Commonwealth, the country or the world.

Note: Mason Libraries provide access to other current newspaper holdings, which include the Financial Times’ FT.com (first-time users register here), Dow Jones’ Factiva News Page, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Economist Online.

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Empowering Women in the Boardroom, and Beyond

American University News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00
Women's leadership in the workplace continues to be a key area of focus--for companies and researchers alike. Find out how a team of AU graduate students helped advance the conversation.
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The Analytics of Measurement and Evaluation

American University News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00
By taking inspiration from the way corporations use business analytics to optimize their Big Data, our program measurement and evaluation processes can be greatly enhanced.
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Introduction to the Online Master's in Sports Analytics and Management

American University News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:00
An Open Introduction to the Online Master's in Sports Analytics and Management
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Focus on: Music Online

George Mason University - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:45

During the Winter Break, all music collections (including books, scores, LPs and CDs) left their long-time home in Gateway Library and were moved to 2600 Fenwick Library (second floor). In addition to the physical collections, a host of music-related resources are available online 24/7, free to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Use these resources to expand your study of music—or for your own relaxation and enjoyment. The choice is yours!

Met Opera on Demand
Offers full-length performances from the Metropolitan Opera, including Live in HD productions, classic telecasts, and archival radio broadcast recordings, for high-quality viewing and listening.

Naxos Music Library Jazz
Offers a large selection of works by over 32,000 jazz legends and contemporary artists, from over 200 labels, including Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others.

Music & Performing Arts Video Collection
Presents an extensive array of content in video, audio and text, covering different time periods, artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Subjects include dance, film, music, and theatre.

For more information or to find other music resources, try browsing our Music & Performing Arts database list or contact Steve Gerber, Music Librarian.

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Black/African Heritage Month Resources

George Mason University - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:39

Black/African Heritage Month is a time to remember the important contributions and achievements of Black/African Heritage cultures on campus, throughout history and their current contributions to the world. Explore Mason Libraries’ collections to learn more. Online resources are available – free – to Mason students, faculty and staff. Login with your Mason username and password. Some selected collections include:

  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
    Time travel into history with access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. Includes papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Also available to search is the wide-ranging magazine collection from 1825-1995.
  • Black Studies in Video
    Survey the evolution of black culture in the United States through documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage.  Includes topics of history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center
    Highlights the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.  Content includes primary source documents, biographies, images, maps, film clips, sound recordings, and thematic timelines. The collection is continually updated and offers education and teacher resources.

For more information, search the Libraries’ subject guides, database list or contact

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Meet New Alumni Association President Joe Vidulich

American University News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 00:00
He takes over this month representing the more than 120,000 alumni Eagles worldwide.
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Alumni Find Their Way Back to AU

American University News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 00:00
Many WSP alumni eventually find their way back to DC, and some even find their way back to American University. That was the case for Kerwin Henderson, a current Research Associate in the Justice Programs Office of Public Affairs at AU.
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A Passion for Excellence

American University News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00
Find out how MBA student John Ampiah-Addison discovered the secret to business success on his global consulting trip to Israel.
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Greetings from Joe Vidulich, SPA/BA '08

American University News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00
A message from the Alumni Association President
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Truth in Numbers: Alumna Combats Human Trafficking Through Statistics

American University News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00
SIS doctoral grad Davina Durgana is on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list of people to watch in the sciences.
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Professor Wins Award for Excellence in Psychology

American University News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00
Assistant Professor of Psychology Nicole Caporino has received the first-ever Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Integration of Science and Practice from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
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Student Filmmaker Finds Calling at AU

American University News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00
Matt Cipollone, SOC/MFA '18, discusses his new documentary and how AU has helped him develop his work.
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Three Election Questions for History Professor Allan Lichtman

American University News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00
American University’s Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman made national headlines last September when he predicted a Donald Trump presidential win.
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Alumna exposes the “unmanned” drone war

American University News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00
Alumna Sonia Kennebeck, SIS/MA ’04, reveals the humanizing faces, stories, and hidden truths behind the US drone program in her documentary “National Bird.”
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An emphasis on the Earth, always

American University News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Gearing up for Global Environmental Policy’s Earth Always event on January 21, we asked Professor Paul Wapner for his insights on some of the most pressing issues facing the environmental movement.
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Feeling Grateful? No, Thanks!

American University News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Not everyone experiences gratitude in response to the generosity of others, according to new research by American University psychology Prof. Anthony Ahrens.
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Social Enterprise at SIS to venture online

American University News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
The School of International Service (SIS) will offer its MA in Social Enterprise program online in spring 2017 for students to pursue skills in entrepreneurship, business, and innovation from anywhere in the world.
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