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News Legend Couric "Sparks" Students

American University News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:22
Katie Couric used witty humor and personal insights to inspire 2014 School of Communication graduates.
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Anita McBride Receives Ellis Island Award

American University News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:56
McBride received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 10, alongside boxer Evander Holyfield, Rep. Ed Royce and news anchor Maria Bartiromo.
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Dean Starr Delivers Fifth Annual Address

American University News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56
Dean Peter Starr leads town hall meeting for College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff.
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AU Honors College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

American University News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:31
Three College faculty are honored with 2014 University Faculty Awards.
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Heads UP! Major Sprinkler System Work in Fenwick

George Mason University - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:48

On May 19, a significant construction work project will start in Fenwick Library, which involves installing a new sprinkler system on each floor in the existing B&C Wings. This new system will be integrated with the new addition and bring the existing Fenwick Library towers into compliance with current building code. The work involves covering book stacks, removing ceiling tiles, installing piping, connecting the sprinklers to fire alarm systems, testing the system, and then replacing the ceiling tiles. The last part of this project is to install a fire suppression system in Special Collections & Archives. The construction company’s goal is to complete this major project by the start of Fall Semester 2014.

What does this mean for you? Public access to book collections and study rooms/spaces on specific floors in Fenwick Library will be disrupted and will not be permitted as the construction crew works through each floor during May, June, July and August. The work starts on Floor 1, Wing C and continues throughout the two wings of the library through August 2014. The company’s sprinkler installation plan does not proceed in sequential order from floor to floor, and, as is the case with any renovation work, it is possible that unforeseen circumstances may cause delays in the work schedule. Users will be notified which floors are closed through notices on library.gmu.edu and by posted alerts in Fenwick.

Library staff will be permitted to access the restricted areas daily to pull books for users. If a user needs a book located in a restricted area, s/he will be instructed to complete an ILLiad document delivery request form. When the request is received, Library staff will pull the book(s), place the book(s) on hold at Fenwick’s main service desk, and send an email informing the user when the item is available. Please note: there will be no access to Special Collections & Archives services or its collections during most of August.

Library staff are striving to minimize the impact on library services at Fenwick. We are very grateful for your understanding and cooperation as we proceed through this important project. Please contact Diane Smith, Associate University Librarian, with questions or concerns (dsmith36@gmu.edu or 703-993-3716)

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American University Ranked Highly Among Peace Corps Programs in 2014

American University News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:30
The Peace Corps today released its top 2014 Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs for volunteers, and American University ranks No. 10 among Master’s International programs nationwide and No. 9 among Fellows programs.
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Racking Up Recognition: Kogod Students and Faculty Earn Awards

American University News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:59
Students and faculty receive awards from the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, American University, and other groups, as academic year comes to a close.
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Cadets Meet the Challenge

American University News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:56
ROTC graduates reflect on their time at AU.
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Passion Prevails for Sprunt

American University News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:32
SOC undergraduate speaker, Barbara Sprunt, discusses her formula for success.
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Professor Amitav Acharya Sees a “Multiplex” World

American University News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:01
In his new book, The End of American World Order, SIS Professor and UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance Amitav Acharya argues that the American-led liberal international order, as we have come to know it, is coming to an end.
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Government Professor Accompanies Congressional Delegation to Ireland

American University News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 17:21
Kimberly Cowell-Meyers traveled with Rep. John Lewis, Sen. Mazie Hirono, and Gov. Martin O'Malley as part of a trip focused on sharing stories and lessons of peace and reconciliation.
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Students Partner with Washington, D.C. Community on Heart of Petworth Project

American University News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 16:23
Marketing project introduces business students to emerging D.C. neighborhood and real-life group of clients.
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Portfolio in Motion Uncut: Cutting-edge Fashion and Jhane Barnes Honored

Marymount University - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:45
With Redskins apparel for women fans, evening and bridal wear, business attire, sportswear and swimwear, menswear and children’s clothing, Portfolio in Motion Uncut, Marymount University’s 2014 student fashion show, had it all!
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Rated YA

American University News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:01
The AU Library has a great collection of YA novels and their film adaptations. Come check out Divergent or The Giver before seeing them in the theater. Or check out our range of videos, including the entire Harry Potter series.
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Labor History Research Center Hosts Progressive Student Union Program on Wage Theft

The George Washington University - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:36

The Teamsters Labor History Research Center hosted a Progressive Student Union program on wage theft on April 24, 2014.

SIS Alumnus of the Year Chad Bissonnette, SIS/BA '05, Exemplifies International Service

American University News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:30
Chad Bissonnette, SIS/BA '05, is SIS Alumnus of the the Year 2014
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An Amazing Journey

American University News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 16:25
Serge Okogo overcomes significant obstacles to earn his master’s degree.
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Emerging From Tragedy

American University News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:31
Through organ donation, AU master’s graduate Sarah Gray brings a message of hope.
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Doctoral Student Wins Grant to Study Violence Against Indigenous Communities in Peru

American University News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 14:31
Marcela Torres, an anthropologist, lawyer and Ph.D, student in the School of Public Affairs, has won an internationally competitive grant from the Inter-American Foundation for her research in Peru, Bolivia and Mexico.
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Doctoral Student Wins Grant to Study Violence Against Indigenous Communities in Peru

American University News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 14:31
Marcela Torres, an anthropologist, lawyer and Ph.D, student in the School of Public Affairs, has won an internationally competitive grant from the Inter-American Foundation for her research in Peru, Bolivia and Mexico.
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