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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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Dean's Picks: Elections v. Zombies: Which is Scarier?

American University News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:56
In this issue of Dean's Picks, SOC's new political communication co-director discusses the midterm elections.
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Librarian Profile: Derrick Jefferson

American University News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:26
The fifth article in our series of librarian profiles focuses on Communication Librarian Derrick Jefferson. With his experience in filmmaking, photography, and journalism, Derrick has insight into many facets of communication studies.
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#SPA80for80: Hassan Aden, SPA/MPA ’09

American University News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:02
Hassan M. Aden, SPA/MPA '09, chief of police in Greenville, North Carolina, has served police departments for nearly 30 years and has used his "SPA experience every day."
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SOC Senior Gets 'Ready for Hillary'

American University News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:19
Izzy Bugatti credits her public communication skills with her success as a 'Ready For Hillary' intern.
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Interesting Find in the Collection: AIDS Quilt Tribute Video

The George Washington University - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:23

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was designed to foster healing, heighten awareness, and inspire action in the age of AIDS. The mission began in San Francisco in 1987 with the creation of the NAMES Project Foundation.

Kogod Group Wins National Award for Empowering Women in Business

American University News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:15
Kogod Women in Business empowers female MBA and masters students to excel in business, in partnership with the National Association of Women MBAs.
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Marymount Student on Panel Discussing Latino Immigration

Marymount University - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 19:14
Marymount Student on Panel Discussing Latino Immigration
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Eighty Years of Music

American University News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 17:59
The AU Choral Program celebrates its 80th anniversary.
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Student Gains Research Experience on HIV Study

American University News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:56
Assistant Professors Nina Yamanis and Maria DeJesus led a collaborative and cross-disciplinary research project last year assessing the HIV risk for Latino men in Washington, D.C. who have sex with men.
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Alumna Translating Science Into Action

American University News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:18
Chazeman Jackson working as health science advisor in the Office of Minority Health.
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Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza talks midterm elections

American University News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:10
The Fix reporter and founder gives students a look into what candidates are paying attention to this election cycle.
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An Artful Relationship: Local Volunteers at AU Museum

American University News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 17:20
Volunteers are critical to the success of AU Museum initiatives.
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A Reading by Poet Jericho Brown

The George Washington University - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 18:14
November 1, 2014

A Reading by Jericho Brown
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Gelman Library, Room 702

Please join the English Department and the GWU community in welcoming Jericho Brown to campus as part of the Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series.

A cursory look through some of Jericho Brown’s poetry such as “Heart Condition” or “Langston Blue” reveals a straightforward poetic style that conveys not-so-straightforward themes and emotions. There is an undeniable force behind the words of Brown’s poetry.

In a recent interview with the Poetry Society of America, Jericho Brown outlined some of the guiding principles he keeps in mind while writing a poem, stating: “I strive to be clear – not obvious. I am neither afraid of nor married to difficult or accessibility. I mean to write poems that are felt before they are understood.” And that is exactly what he does in his most recent book of poetry, The New Testament.

Brown’s second book of poetry, The New Testament, infuses myth, fable, elegy and fairy tale to explore themes of race, masculinity and sexuality. Brown’s reconceptualization of the New Testament has received an array of advance praise from authors and publishers alike. A review published by NPR aptly identifies the muted power present in Brown’s new book: “What’s most remarkable in these poems is that, while they never stop speaking through gritted teeth, never quite make the choice between hope and fear, they are always beautiful, full of a music.”

Prior to The New Testament, Brown published another well-received book of poetry entitled Please, which examines the intersection of love and violence. In addition, his work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Oxford American, The Nation, and Nikki Giovanni’s 100 Best African American Poets.  

Brown was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dillard University, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He has previously taught at the University of San Diego. He is now an assistant professor in Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta.

For his first work of poetry, Please, Brown was awarded the American Book Award. Additionally, for his work in creative writing, Brown has been honored with the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and a Whiting Writer’s Award.