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Author Ravi Howard to Appear at AU

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
Award-winning author speaks on Wednesday, September 30
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SIS Students Succeed in Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
Two students in the School of International Service (SIS) served as fellows at the Public Policy and International Affairs’ Junior Summer Institute (PPIA JSI) at Princeton University this summer.
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Welcome GW Alumni!

The George Washington University - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:06
September 24, 2015

We are excited to greet returning alumni and their families this weekend during GW's 2015 Alumni Weekend!  Whether you're a new graduate or visiting campus after many years, you'll want to include a visit to Gelman Library! 

Join us on Friday, September 25 between 3-5pm on the recently renovated entrance floor of Gelman Library for an Alumni Open House and a demonstration of our brand new 3-D printing technology. Speak with knowledgeable library staff about how 3-D printing works and how it will benefit students and faculty.  Demonstrations will take place near the Ask Us Desk on the entrance floor of Gelman. Alumni Weekend participants can show their name tags to enter the library during the Open House. Alumni should plan to use their Alumni GWorld or sign in at the front desk for entrance at other times throughout the weekend.

Lockers Now Available to Graduate Students

The George Washington University - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:36
September 24, 2015

Looking for a secure spot to store small items while you are on campus? Gelman Library now offers lockers for graduate students.

The lockers are located in the Graduate Student Reading Room (Gelman 503) and are reserved on a “first-come / first-served” basis. Lockers rent for $35 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Locker rentals begin on the first day of classes for the semester and end on the last day of scheduled finals of the same semester. Students may rent lockers per semester or for the academic year (a total of 3 semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer).

To apply for a locker, please select a locker by taking the slip posted on the desired locker in room 503 and complete the online request form (you must have the locker number to complete the form). A library staff member will contact you for an appointment to make the applicable payment and issue you a combination lock for the requested locker. 

Please direct questions to Jennifer Wesson at (202) 994-2937 or jwesson@gwu.edu.

SPExS Professors Receive Honor from APSA

American University News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00
SPExS Professors Receive Honor from APSA
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Getting to Know Them

American University News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00
Take a closer look at this year’s new faculty members.
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"The Francis Effect": Assessing the Impact of the Pope's Visit to Washington

The George Washington University - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 16:27
September 23, 2015

Thursday, October 1
11am - 12:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

In just over two years, Pope Francis has become an extraordinarily popular and influential world leader, so much so that scholars have begun to refer to the "Francis Effect." For this event, the GW Libraries and the GW Sustainability Collaborative have brought together three researchers to assess the political impact of the pope's recent visit to Washington, his speech before Congress in particular.

John Gehring, Catholic Program Director for Faith in Public Life, will apply insights gained in writing his book -- The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope's Challenge to the American Catholic Church.

Director of Research for the Public Religion Research Institute Daniel Cox will extend the results of PRRI's most recent survey-- The "Francis Effect": U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and American Politics.

GW Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Cynthia McClintock will bring to bear her expertise on Latin America.

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Svoboda, Director of GW's Sustainability Minor.

Why UN Environment Goals Should be Rights-Based

American University News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00
New book explains why a rights based foundation is necessary to achieve UN’s environmental goals.
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Spend a Semester at Sea

American University News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00
Learn all about spending a semester of research at sea.
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IDPP Co-Hosts International Special Education Conference in Thailand

American University News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00
IDPP co-hosts international special education conference in Thailand
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Education Policy: 2016 & Beyond

American University News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00
SPA's Washington Institute of Public Affairs Research opened the fall 2015 semester with a panel discussion about the ongoing changes in education policy from preschool to college.
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Kogod in a Case

American University News - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00
Proudly displayed in Kogod’s basement is its past and future. 5 display cases line the walls celebrating faculty, alumni, and student achievements.
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Mark Starik

American University News - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00
Join us in welcoming Kogod’s new MSSM director, Mark Starik. Starik hails from San Francisco bringing with him 25 years of experience in the sustainability field.
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AU 2030: Erdal Tekin

American University News - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00
SPA professor has authored eye-opening research on risky behaviors.
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Syrian Refugee Crisis — Three Questions for Christopher Rudolph

American University News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00
We asked Associate Professor Christopher Rudolph, an expert on international migration and international humanitarian law, three questions about the Syrian refugee crisis.
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Meet Becca Peixotto: AU Student Who Helped Excavate New Human Species

American University News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00
Peixotto will speak about groundbreaking discovery of Homo naledi.
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AU and National Gallery of Art Present Free French Film Series

American University News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00
Celebrates the work of award-winning filmmaker Agnès Varda.
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Check out Recommended Reads

George Mason University - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:29

Mason Libraries’ Recommended Reads collection consists of approximately 700 recent fiction and non-fiction books. Housed in Gateway Library (located in the Johnson Center), these titles are favorably reviewed by National Public Radio, The New York Times, and other reputable sources. Recommended Reads have a three week borrowing period; books may be renewed once. Browse the collection, check some out – and relax between some covers!

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Lineage: Call & Response 2015

George Mason University - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 10:28
Call & Response is an annual collaboration between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking of our times. The Call & Response exhibits began as a collaboration between professors Helen Frederick (School of Art) and Susan Tichy (Department of English); last year was the first year the exhibits were displayed in Fenwick Gallery. This year, Frederick and Tichy passed the exhibition curation to Mason alumni M. Mack, Marcos L. Martínez, Anne Smith, and current graduate student Qinglan Wang.

For the seventh Call & Response, visual artists and writers collaborated along the theme of Lineage. Lineage, applied to the conversation between art, literature, culture, and self, asks the question: what is the legacy of art and speech in our everyday lives? In society? How does artistic expression in and alongside social movements result in a solidarity of tradition, a larger communal identity?

The exhibition of the created works will be held in Fenwick Gallery, September 20 – October 30.  On September 30, the artists and writers will discuss their works in the Fenwick Library 2nd Floor Conference Room, 2-4pm. This event is part of the annual Fall for the Book festival.

 

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Does D.C.’s Earned-Income Tax Credit Raise Likelihood for Low-Income Workers to Escape Poverty?

American University News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00
A recent working paper co-written by SPA assistant Professor Bradley Hardy finds that Washington D.C.’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) raises the likelihood for low-income workers to escape poverty.
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