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Chemistry Chair's Research to Develop High Performance Catalysts

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Shouzhong Zou works with his team on catalysis research that addresses current issues relating to the environment and energy.
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The Intrigue in Excrement

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
A student of College faculty members Colin Saldanha and Christopher Tudge, Kramer extracts the hormone samples for her research from fecal matter of gorillas housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.
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AU's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
At American University, an active multidisciplinary neuroscience research environment is offered to both faculty and students and made possible through the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.
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Introduction to the AU Physics Department

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
This is a unique physics department for many reasons, from the research opportunities to the diversity statistics.
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Dr. Elizabeth Cotter Promoted to Assistant Professor

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Dr. Elizabeth Cotter in the Department of Health Studies was officially promoted to the position of Assistant Professor.
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Creating the Latin American “other” in the US

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
SIS Summer Scholars Research Fellowship recipient Bill Kakenmaster, SIS/BA ’17, explains his research on how US-Latin American identities are constructed through othering discourse in US print media.
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Presidential Predictions: No Polls, No Pundits

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
AU History Professor Allan Lichtman discusses presidential prediction models with professor of computer science.
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International Internships & Cross-Cultural Connections

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
Undergraduate business student, Stephanie DiLoreto, got hands-on internship experience while exploring China.
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Lecture: Securing the People’s Liberties

George Mason University - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:02

Jeff Broadwater will present Securing the People’s Liberties: George Mason, James Madison, and the Idea of a Bill of Rights on Wednesday, November 9, 2016,
Noon to 1 p.m., Main Reading Room, 2001 Fenwick Library.The lecture is free and open to the public.

When George Mason wrote one of the first Anti-Federalist attacks on the U.S. Constitution, he began his list of grievances with the complaint, “There is no Declaration of Rights.” As the primary author of Virginia’s landmark bill of rights, Mason commanded considerable credibility, and the Constitution’s failure to guarantee certain fundamental liberties became its most vulnerable point. The Constitution nevertheless won ratification, but opposition to the new government lingered. To reassure skeptics, James Madison introduced in the first Congress amendments that eventually became the Bill of Rights. This lecture will explore how the idea for a bill of rights evolved from a political statement of broad republican principles to a specific set of judicially enforceable personal freedoms.

Jeff Broadwater is a professor of history at Barton College. He is the author of George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006), and James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation (2012).

For more information, contact George Oberle, History Librarian, goberle @ gmu.edu

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Changing the Election Game

American University News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:00
Game design can be a powerful tool in a activist's toolbox.
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Game Changer: Kelli Dunlap

American University News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:00
Game design can be a powerful tool in a campaign's toolbox.
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“The Pollsters” Talk About the Countdown to Election 2016

American University News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:00
The hosts of popular podcast, The Pollsters, came to AU for an event co-hosted by the School of Public Affairs and the School of Communication.
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The Power of Experiential

American University News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:00
While Michael Clayton's passion for teaching motivated him to join Kogod’s faculty, the school’s commitment to education outside the classroom is what really hooked him. “The school’s focus on real-world experience is crucial,” he says.
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Meet new SIS professor Yang Zhang

American University News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:00
New SIS Assistant Professor Yang Zhang, an authority on political elites and environmental activism in contemporary China, discusses his research and what drove him to pursue an academic career in historical sociology.
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Community Organizing and Democracy: Political Involvement Outside the Voting Booth

American University News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:00
At a time when many Americans are disaffected with the current electoral choices, SPA hosted an event to talk about other ways to stay involved in the process outside of voting in the upcoming election.
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Click it. Take it. Send it.

George Mason University - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 02:00

The LibQUAL+® survey is now live, and will be open through November 21. Check your e-mail to see if you were chosen to help the University Libraries measure our service quality and identify best practices. Please see our story, Will You Be Chosen?, for additional information, and please do not hesitate to contact us at libqual@gmu.edu if you have any questions.

We appreciate the participation of the Mason community and value your feedback – thank you!

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Key Receives Delegation from Brazil

American University News - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 00:00
In October 2016, Key hosted twenty-two executives from the Brazilian organizations in the state of Paraná, SEBRAE and SESCOOP.
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Bowles Award Deadline Extension

American University News - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 00:00
The deadline to apply for the W. Donald Bowles Award ($1000 award) has been extended to November 14th. Apply now!
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Like College…But With Helicopters

American University News - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 00:00
Stu Henderson, MSA ’16, never thought an accounting degree could get him a job in Afghanistan. Read more to find out how Kogod helped him achieve his dreams.
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The Key Team Visits Secret Service Headquarters

American University News - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 00:00
Staff at the Key Executive Leadership Programs exchanged the leafy setting of their Tenleytown office for the concrete jungle of downtown D.C. to participate in a tour of the United States Secret Service Headquarters
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