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AU Students Win Prestigious Chemistry Award

American University News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00
Seniors Sarah Burkhard and Cassidy Hart have been chosen for the College Chemistry Achievement Award by the Chemical Society of Washington. The award annually recognizes outstanding scientists in the District’s universities.
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AU Historians Weigh in on the First 100 Days, Past and Present

American University News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00
As President Donald J. Trump hits the hundred-day mark, we asked historians in the College of Arts and Sciences to weigh in on what they believe past presidents actually accomplished (or didn’t accomplish) during this period.
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Dania Hassan-Breaking the Norms

American University News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00
Dania Hassan, a 2016 Summer Sisters Program alumna, attended STEM courses at Johns Hopkins University.
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Students Earn Fulbright, Truman Scholarships

American University News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:00
Senior Scovel, Juniors Ivers and Snead have big plans for graduate studies.
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Wrestling Team Earns Third Highest GPA among DI Programs

American University News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:00
Eagles' academic excellence lands American University in company of Harvard, Brown.
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Theresa May’s snap election gamble, explained

American University News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00
SIS Professor Garret Martin breaks down why the UK's prime minister, Theresa May, wants to hold a "snap" election ahead of schedule.
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Legislative Priorities and Strategies for Environmental Protection

American University News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00
CEP hosted a discussion on the factors and processes that led to the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in 2016, a reauthorization of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act signed by President Ford.
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Luxembourg Forum Featuring Prominent Judges from the United States and the European Union

American University News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00
American University’s School of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law cohosted the Academic Conference of the 2017 Luxembourg Forum on April 21.
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Bringing Something New to AU

American University News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00
Student Creates the First Asian-Interest Sorority at AU
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Theresa May’s snap election gamble, explained

American University News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00
SIS Professor Garret Martin breaks down why the UK's prime minister, Theresa May, wants to hold a "snap" election ahead of schedule.
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De-Stress@The Library!

George Mason University - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:53

Gateway Library is hosting a     De-Stress Fest event on May 4 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Join us for some Lego-ing and art therapy, too! Free! Fun! Relaxation and refreshments are yours to enjoy as you prepare for Final Exams. Hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, aoconnor at gmu.edu

 

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A Message from the AU Veterans Association President

American University News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00
A Message from the AU Veterans Association President, Bobby Arnold
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A Message from the AU Veterans Alumni Network Chair

American University News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00
A Message from the AU Veterans Alumni Network Chair, Will Hubbard, SIS/BA '11
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High-profile Mass Shooting Incidences Associated with Improved Gun Safety at Home

American University News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00
In the wake of high profile shootings, how do the parents of young children respond with regard to guns in the home?
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La Búsqueda de la Identidad

American University News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00
Para muchos, la búsqueda de la identidad se puede ver opaca por un sentimiento de confusion, quizás el producto de la diversidad de sus raíces.
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Professor and Student Team Up for New Film, “Freelancers”

American University News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00
Professor Bill Gentile and student Matt Cippolone team up for a documentary film project: “Freelancers”.
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Professor's New Book Explores Presidential Impeachment

American University News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00
Distinguished History Prof. Allan Lichtman, who countered the conventional wisdom to predict that Donald Trump would win the 2016 presidential election, has a new forecast about the American presidency.
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The Search for Identity

American University News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00
For individuals who come from mixed cultures, the search for identity can be an arduous process, rife with a feeling of imbalance that stems from traversing the differences in our roots.
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Building a Broader Perspective

American University News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00
Find out how Sonya Grier is using experiential learning to help her Marketing for Social Change students find broader connections in their work.
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Mason Author Series: General Michael V. Hayden

George Mason University - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:00

Join the University Libraries for a discussion with General Michael V. Hayden about his book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, on Thursday, May 4 at 3 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room.

For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. “Play to the edge” was Hayden’s guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran the CIA.  In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort; it is an unapologetic insider’s look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment.

How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years?  What was the NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath?  Why did the NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013?

For 10 years, General Michael Hayden was a participant in some of the most telling events in the annals of American national security. General Hayden’s goals in writing this book are simple and unwavering: No apologies. No excuses. Just what happened. And why. As he writes, “There is a story here that deserves to be told, without varnish and without spin. My view is my view, and others will certainly have different perspectives, but this view deserves to be told to create as complete a history as possible of these turbulent times. I bear no grudges, or at least not many, but I do want this to be a straightforward and readable history for that slice of the American population who depend on and appreciate intelligence, but who do not have the time to master its many obscure characteristics.”

General and Distinguished Visiting Professor Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency — the only person to helm both agencies— during a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change. In addition to leading CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country.  He also served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center and served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at US European Command, at the National Security Council, and the US Embassy in Bulgaria. He was also the deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and US Forces in South Korea. He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government.

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