University News

The Rodger Streitmatter Journalism Award for Excellence

American University News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:00
Thomas Grooms and Rodger Streitmatter establish an award to support students pursuing a career in journalism.
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To My Fellow Alumni

American University News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:00
A Message from the Alumni Association President
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Gaudeamus Igitur!

George Mason University - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 09:28

Best Wishes to the Class of 2017 from the University Libraries!

FESTIVE MUSIC

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Innovative Managers Improve Performance in Nursing Homes, Says New Study

American University News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00
SPA Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan, SPA Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ken Meier, and their co-authors studied the effect of management on U.S. nursing homes.
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H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Award Recipients Announced

George Mason University - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 15:37

We are delighted to announce that two of our Libraries’ faculty members – Janna Mattson (Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian) and Michael English (Online Learning Coordinator and Instructional Librarian) – have been selected to receive the prestigious H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant, administered by the American Library Association (ALA).

Janna and Michael’s proposal, “13 Things in Blackboard: A Self-paced Online Learning Professional Development Program,” aims to foster Mason Libraries’ faculty/staff knowledge and collaboration in supporting online education.

Please see the press release from the ALA – the award will be presented on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago – and also join us in congratulating Janna and Michael on their successful initiative, which directly aligns their program with George Mason University’s strategic plan.

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Congratulations to Libraries’ Faculty, Staff, and Students!

George Mason University - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 15:13

Faculty/Staff Awards & Accolades

We have a group of very talented faculty and staff here at the Libraries. We are pleased to announce that Jessica Bowdoin (Head, Access Services) received the 2017 Distinguished Librarian Faculty Award; Katara Wright (Information Servies) received the 2017 Library Staff Excellence Award; and that Jib Vititpongs (Resource Description & Metadata Services) also received the 2017 Library Staff Excellence Award.

Recently, many of our faculty and staff were recognized for their years of service (from five to twenty-five) to George Mason University and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To read about the numerous activities of the Libraries’ faculty and staff, please visit our Accolades page.

Congratulations to the Libraries’ Student Assistants who are Graduating!

Our Libraries’ student assistants, both undergraduate and graduate, perform essential services and support to our Libraries’ faculty/staff and patrons. We wish those who are moving on to the next phase of their educational or professional careers best wishes and success!

  • From Access Services: Gillia Baatai, Rachelle Faust, Harrison Peek, Mason Seaman
  • From Gateway: Sarah Ho
  • From Information Services: Megan (Meggie) Nelson, Angela Anniballi, Pratik Shinde
  • From Resource Description & Metadata Services: Youssef Faragalla, Nam Nguyen
  • From Special Collections Research Center: Emily Curley, Brittney Falter*

*Brittney, who began her work with us in August 2015, accepted a full-time staff position with us earlier this semester – we are excited to have her on board in this new capacity!

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Four things to know about North and South Korea

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
In light of North Korea’s recent missile test and South Korea’s election of a new president, Professor Ji-Young Lee discusses four facts about relations between the two countries and with the US.
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Congratulations, Class of 2017

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
On May 14, SIS's Class of 2017 heard from former UN Special Adviser to the Secretary General Lakhdar Brahimi at Commencement. We asked a few graduates what's next as they begin careers waging peace across the globe.
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CAS Student Takes Third Place in STEM Entrepreneurship Competition

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
Matt Mullin won third place and a prize of $2,000 for his drone technology startup Sand Scan at Lab to Launch, a new science and technology entrepreneurship competition established by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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Power vs. principle in international courts

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
Professor Christopher Rudolph’s new book explores the balance of human rights principles and power politics that impact international criminal courts.
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Jessie Smith - Message to Fellow Graduates

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
Jessie Smith has a message for her fellow 2017 graduates.
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SIS Awards 2017

American University News - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00
Congratulations to our students, faculty, and staff who won a variety of school, university, and external awards and honors this year.
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Students Hit the White House Correspondents' Dinner

American University News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00
Four stand out American University journalism students were seated among the celebrities, journalists and political luminaries at this year’s WHCA dinner.
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MTVU Campus Takeover Hits AU

American University News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00
MTVU Campus Takeover Hits AU, student gain invaluable experience
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Finding my Village

American University News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00
Ron Jordan, BAE '17, reflects on his time at AU and how he "found his village" with his peers and professors.
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SIS honors alumnae with Alumnus/a of the Year awards

American University News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00
Davina Durgana, a human trafficking statistician, and Kayla Williams, the director of the Center for Women Veterans, were presented with this year’s SIS Alumnus/a of the Year awards.
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Class Makes Media for NBC

American University News - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00
Studio Television Production course gives students the opportunity to produce original webisodes for NBC4 and produce a live educational game show.
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Refuge and the American Dream: CAS Doctoral Grad Examines Resettlement Issues

American University News - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00
Anthropology Ph.D. Christopher Partridge researches refugees in North Carolina.
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Public History Student Presents on Lincoln’s "Ugliness"

American University News - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00
Public History M.A. student presents research on Abraham Lincoln’s "ugliness."
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Ibram X. Kendi Joins Faculty

American University News - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00
Renowned historian will join AU as a professor and will create a new anti-racism center.
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