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Kill Screen Founder Inspires Students

American University News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:44
Jamin Warren argues that video games are the new research and development for future-facing brands.
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Hernandez, Hogan Receive Awards

George Mason University - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:07

Dour Hernandez, Reference and Instruction Support Specialist, Mercer Library and Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant, Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, received Exceptional Support Awards on November 4, 2014. Criteria for this award include “Provides support to ensure that the functions and operations of the nominee’s department run smoothly. Contributes to the success of colleagues by sharing applicable knowledge and expertise; Demonstrates quality customer service to internal and external customers with responsiveness in a timely and appropriate manner, and Gets results by identifying, creating, and implementing innovative solutions to improve the way work is done, making it easier, more efficient and/or less costly.” Sponsored by George Mason University’s Human Resources department, the awards were presented by President Angel Cabrera in a a ceremony held at the Mason Global Center Ballroom (formerly the Mason Inn).

In addition, at the September 2014 All Staff Meeting, Hernandez received the Fall 2014 George Mason University Libraries’ Staff Excellence Award, “a semi-annual award presented to a library staff member in recognition of their outstanding contribution to fostering an environment of collegiality and teamwork, and ensuring library services exceed faculty and students expectations.”

Congratulations to Doug and Debra!

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Chronicling Your Future

American University News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:17
The new We KNOW Success website shows recent AU grads are finding jobs and pursuing advanced degrees.
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Rare Showing of Diebenkorn Works Among Late Fall Exhibits at AU Museum

American University News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:25
Rare showing of Diebenkorn works on paper, pioneering land art, installations, sculpture, and 'Eugenic Minds' featured.
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#SPA80for80: Professor David Rosenbloom

American University News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:34
Public affairs programs around the world look to Professor David Rosenbloom's scholarship as a core facet in the study of public administration and policy.
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Mapping Homelessness in DC

The George Washington University - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:09
November 7, 2014

Tuesday, November 18
Gelman Library, Room 300

Help GW Libraries celebrate Geography Awareness Week by making a difference in the DC community!

In this hands-on event, you’ll learn about Gelman's new ArcGIS capabilities while improving the maps for a point-in-time count of the capital area’s homeless population to benefit local homelessness advocacy organizations.  

To learn more about this event or about ArcGIS at Gelman, please contact Kean McDermott.

Young Alumni Stress Importance of Student Organization Experience

American University News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:29
The Public Relations Student Society of America at AU has set many on a path to success.
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Social Media Experts Divulge Insider Tips to Kogod Students

American University News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:31
A panel of digital communications professionals explored the importance of social media in today’s business landscape at a Business in the Capital event.
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Mercer Library Research Drop In November 19

George Mason University - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:25

Search. Write. Cite. Succeed! Need help researching your topic? Can’t find what you need? Would you like to write – and get help with your citations, too? Mercer Library is hosting a Research Drop In session on Wednesday, November 19 from 1-5 pm. Library staff will be on hand to assist you with your research and writing during this event. See you there!

For more information, please contact Janna Mattson, jmattso1 @, 703-993-8348.

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Stem Cells Inc.

American University News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:18
Morey Kraus, BA religion ’81, finds his niche at the intersection of science and business.
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New 2015 American Studies Courses

American University News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:49
New courses on the drug war, death penalty, and 19th-century fashion highlight spring offerings.
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Henrietta Lacks Family Speaking at AU

American University News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 16:04
The HeLa legacy: a collision of ethics, race, and science.
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Marymount Swimmer Honored by Catholic Athletes for Christ

Marymount University - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:49
Marymount Swimmer Honored by Catholic Athletes for Christ
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GW Libraries: VISION magazine

The George Washington University - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:09
November 6, 2014

We are proud to announce our annual magazine, GW Libraries: VISION, is now available in print and online.  

This year's cover story focuses on how the libraries shape the academic experience of GW undergraduates by chronicling the journey of senior Liz Settoducato from novice researcher to presenting her research at a professional conference.  You can also find stories about the newly named George W.G. Stoner Learning Commons, the libraries' support for LGBT studies at GW, an update on the National Churchill Library & Center, and much more. 

#SPA80for80: Connie Morella, SPA/MA ’67

American University News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:39
Connie Morella was driven to public service by the struggle for equal rights, and she served Maryland's 8th district in the U.S. Congress for 16 years.
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American Studies Students Tour U Street

American University News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:37
Nikki Lane’s class gets DC history lesson at Ben’s Chili Bowl.
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Register for 2015 Data Management Bootcamp

George Mason University - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:32

Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, January 7-9, 2015. This free collaborative event features experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience.

Topics include: Finding and Reusing Data, Documentation and Metadata, Data Wrangling, Rights and Access, Data Visualization, Database Creation, and more. The Bootcamp is a combination of on-site activities and presentations offered through the 4-VA Telepresence system. Registration for the Data Management Bootcamp is required.

The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of Virginia Tech, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William & Mary, and the University of Virginia.

For more information, see or contact Wendy Mann,


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AU Alumna Elected D.C. Mayor

American University News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:04
D.C.’s mayor-elect is Muriel Bowser, SPA/MPP ’00.
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Three Notable AU Washingtonians Take to the Stage for "Our War"

American University News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:26
President Kerwin, Diane Rehm, and Anita McBride deliver guest performances at Arena Stage.
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