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Introducing the 2017 Kiev Fellows

The George Washington University - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 15:17
December 19, 2016

Congratulations to our two 2017 Kiev Fellows who will be starting their research in the Kiev Judaica Collection in the spring semester. The biennial Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program provides an award for short-term scholarly research, creative, or educational projects informed by the holdings of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. These awardees will present their work at the end of the fellowship in an open event for the community. 

Melanie Meyers is a senior manager for reference and outreach at The Center for Jewish History. She will use materials in the Kiev Collection that were both stamped by the Nazi confiscation stamp, and may also have passed through the Offenbach Depot, in her research on looted books and libraries during WWII and it’s aftermath. Her project traces the path of books from their original repositories through the sorting point of the Offenbach Archival Depot, where they were either returned to their origin libraries, or sent to alternate institutions. Her team at The Center for Jewish History have spent years creating and maintaining a digital map of these libraries, which they hope to expand with additional educational resources developed during this fellowship. 

Garrett Dome is a GW sophomore majoring in philosophy. His project will examine the writings of Maimonides in both the context of Jewish history and philosophy, focusing on the Moreh Nevukhim, otherwise known as The Guide for the Perplexed, which contains Maimonides most essential philosophical writings. He will use a copy of Maimonides’ Guide translated by Samuel ibn Tibbon, which is available in the Kiev Collection. Working with a translator, Garrett will focus on Tibbon's translation from 1204 as a way to understand the nuances and complexity of Maimonides’ language. 

 

 

Finding My Professional Self

American University News - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 00:00
Zoe Pribula, MSAn ’17, enrolled in Kogod’s MS Analytics program determined to find her professional self. “I knew I was really interested in Information Technology, but I wanted to keep learning and understanding what my best fit was,” she says.
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Inspiring Graduate Stories: Taimur Khan

American University News - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 00:00
Cultural marginalization never stopped this Ph.D. grad.
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MBA Student Travels to Colombia for Consulting Project

American University News - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 00:00
Sam Schofield enrolled in Kogod’s Full-time MBA (FTMBA) program wondering how he could impact the international business community. The Global Consulting Practicum gave Schofield the global experience he needed.
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AU Launches Crowdfunding Platform

American University News - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 00:00
American University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations recently launched UFUND.
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New Faces of CAS

American University News - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00
CAS welcomed diverse, accomplished group of new faculty in fall 2016.
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Witchcraft, Social Capital, and Progress

American University News - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00
Study links witchcraft beliefs and erosion of social capital
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eSports at the White House

American University News - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00
AU Game Lab students attend White House Competitive Gaming Event
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New Report Finds Health Wearable Devices Pose Consumer and Privacy Risks

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
An extensive new report published by the Center for Digital Democracy and American University tackles the complicated issue of health wearables and big data systems from every angle.
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Lillian Klein Abensohn

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
A driving force behind AU’s Center for Israel Studies
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Cutting Edge Science, Cutting Edge Facilities

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
College invests in new homes for the sciences
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Summer of Opportunity

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
CAS LEAD students fill their summers with leadership and adventure.
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The Looking Glass Visits the AU Museum

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
Latin American Artists and Identities
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Making a Difference in the Field

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
AU School of Education students are developing education policy and putting it into practice in the real world.
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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to Deliver Fall 2016 Commencement Address

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
American University will celebrate nearly 500 graduates who will participate in a Fall Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
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New Report Finds Health Wearable Devices Pose New Consumer and Privacy Risks

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
The report from Kathryn Montgomery Center for Digital Democracy urges policymakers to exercise more oversight over the e-health industry, including creating new rules for data collection and protection.
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Kogod Students Win National Case Competition

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
Current PMBA students Kelsey Branch and Christopher Correnti never thought they'd pursue business degrees. They also never dreamed they'd become active student leaders at Kogod -- leaders who would represent the school at a national level.
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Winter is Coming: Get cozy with these Titles

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
This month’s collection highlight article deals with all things winter which means each item has the word “winter” in the title. Bundle up with these cool picks.
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Mixed: Documentary to Explore Interracial Families

American University News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00
The film, co-directed by Leena Jayaswal and Caty Borum Chattoo, is slated for release in 2017.
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