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Student Spotlight

American University News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
MA TESOL student Jessie Ebersole tells how she became interested in teaching and gives advice to new MA TESOL students
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Networking Opportunity in New York City

American University News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
Want to network with AU alums, visit the several major media organizations, and learn more about your chosen field?
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Alumni Spotlight

American University News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
TESOL Program alumna Jillian Oslavsky tells us how her experience in the AU TESOL Program prepared her for future jobs and gives advice to current students
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Carmel Institute Fills Katzen with Music, Culture, and History

American University News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Concert and symposium featuring world-renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman
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Educational Enhancement Fund Empowers, Unites

American University News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Kogod’s Educational Enhancement Fund (EEF) is all about the experience.
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Advances in Science Exhibit

George Mason University - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:43

Bioscience. Space Exploration. Engineering. Information Technology. These are but a few of the rapidly advancing fields of science which affect our modern lives. Achievements in these disciplines were built – and continue to build – upon discoveries made by preceding generations of scientists. As Sir Issac Newton famously wrote, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

The exhibit Advances in Science 1586 -1999 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants explores the layered nature of scientific research, in which new knowledge is gained over the framework of each new discovery. In this exhibit, we see how the scientific method, first advocated by Sir Francis Bacon, informed the methodology of naturalist, Charles Darwin and later, the scientists who discovered DNA, Watson and Crick. In the field of applied mathematics, the theories espoused by Euclid during the 3rd Century, B.C. created a system of mathematical thinking that would not be expanded until the 19th century. And even as applied mathematics advances and paradigms shift, the work of Euclid remains relevant.

This exhibition explores the evolution of scientific thought through rare books, archival documents, and photographs. It examines two main branches of science: the life sciences and applied mathematics. Featuring the works of Euclid, Bacon, Spallanzani, Pasteur, Linnaeus, and Darwin, Advances in Science 1586 -1999 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants spans the period between the formulation of the scientific method to the construction of the International Space Station. A reception will be held on November 7, 3-5 p.m., Special Collections Research Center, 2400 Fenwick Library.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Bramlett, rbramlet@gmu.edu, 703-933-2058.

 

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Games at the Pace of News

American University News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00
Professor Lindsay Grace explains Newsjams, a game building experience linked to journalism and media digital
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President Trump’s Relationship with Congress in the First Year

American University News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00
Just how is President Trump getting along with Congress during his first year in office? This was the focus of a recent panel discussion hosted by SPA’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
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How an Unlikely Friendship Helped Turn the Tide of Hate for One of the Nation's Most Notorious White Supremacist Groups

American University News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00
African-American musician and author, Daryl Davis, recently spoke at an SPA event about his 30-year experience interviewing Ku Klux Klan members, many of whom he befriended and led them to renounce their racist views.
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10 Memorable Moments from Gabrielle Union’s AU Talk

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
The actor and author appeared in Bender Arena as part of All-American Weekend.
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Decoding Extremism

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
Cynthia Miller-Idriss’ book examines disturbing symbols of German white nationalism.
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Improving Minority Graduation Rates in U.S. Colleges and Universities

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
AU’s School of Public Affairs hosted a conference recently to discuss the challenges of improving minority graduation rates and invited colleges making strides to share best practices.
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CAS Students Complete American Economic Association Program

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
Last summer, Yamillet Payanon, an American University senior, and Britni Wilcher, a fourth-year PhD student, attended the American Economic Association (AEA) Summer Training Program at Michigan State University.
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Looking at the Link Between Body Cameras and Crime

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
As police increasingly use body-worn cameras, questions arise about the impact and effectiveness of the practice. James Wright, an SPA PhD candidate is focused on these questions as part of his research.
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10 Memorable Moments from Gabrielle Union’s AU Talk

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
The actor and author appeared in Bender Arena as part of All-American Weekend.
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Staying Healthy at American University: Ten Tips for Students

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
From yoga classes to farmers markets, American University—and Washington, DC—offer great opportunities to help students stay healthy. Here are ten tips for making the most of the resources on and off campus— and staying fit and healthy.
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A Man of Many Trades

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
He's been a barista and a bartender. He's worked as an animal trainer. He's taught English in Japan. And now he's pursuing his MBA at Kogod.
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Terrorist leaders in the Philippines are dead – will democracy be restored?

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
For almost five months, 21 million people in the southern Philippines have been living under martial law. When will full democracy be restored?
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Hunsberger Receives University Award

George Mason University - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:42

Congratulations to Izzie Hunsberger, Reference, Instruction and Technology Specialist, Teaching & Learning Services, RES, who will receive the University’s Exceptional Support Award on November 2, 2017. The award ceremony will be held in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, at 10:30 a.m.

As stated on Mason’s Human Resources website, the Exceptional Support Award recognizes “employees who provide excellent support are the backbone of Mason; they provide the strength for their department and the University to grow and prosper. They are often the “go-to” person in their department providing excellent customer service and ensuring that the functions and operations of their department run smoothly.” Up to ten awards are given annually by Human Resources.

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Join Us at GRADReCon 2017

George Mason University - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:32

Bring a laptop – bring a friend! On Friday, October 27, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Fenwick Library, build your productivity, research, and writing skills at GRADReCon 2017!  An array of workshops provide opportunities to learn new things and meet fellow grad students. GRADReCon is brought to you by Mason Libraries and Mason Grad Life.

The highlight of this year’s GRADReCon is the Plenary Lunch* with keynote speaker Dr. Peter Pober, who will present “Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk” (Communicating Your Research). You can also win Raffle Prizes! For current schedule and to register for the Plenary Lunch*, please visit the GRADReCon site.

*Plenary Lunch generously provided by SAGE Publications

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