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Pardon the Examination

American University News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:00
As ESPN’s public editor, Jim Brady focuses his journalistic eye on the “worldwide leader”
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GIS Day@Mason 11/16

George Mason University - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:02

Want to learn more about Big Data? Join Mason Libraries and Mason academic units as well as area businesses and government agencies for GIS Day@Mason, November 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center for the Arts, Fairfax Campus.

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Live from the District: SOC Election Coverage Recap

American University News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 00:00
A look back at how SOC students and faculty got involved in the 2016 election.
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Paying It Forward

American University News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 00:00
Ron Jordan, BSBAE '17, talks about his experience in Kogod's Business and Entertainment program, and what he's looking forward to in his final year of AU.
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Paying It Forward

American University News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 00:00
Ron Jordan, BSBAE '17, talks about his experience in Kogod's Business and Entertainment program, and what he's looking forward to in his final year of AU.
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Former WSP Student from Germany Recounts How the Program Launched Her Career

American University News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 00:00
Charlotte Potts ventured to the U.S. from Germany to attend the Washington Semester Program here at AU. She used the skills she developed in the program to launch her journalism career.
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SOC Offers Backpack Documentary Class in Spanish

American University News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 00:00
Prof Bill Gentile helps students find their human voice.
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Focus on: Conflict & Civil Rights

George Mason University - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 16:29

Explore the life and times of struggle, conflict and change in North America, through first-person documentation from those who lived and made history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Use your Mason NetID to examine diaries, letters, books and records of those who shaped history – they’re just a click away. Step back in time using these searchable archives to expolre a wide range of issues from immigration, African American studies, elections, labor, history, political science, social behavior, women’s studies and more.

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism
American Indian Movement (AIM) database documents a time of continuing social change and protest (1968-1979). The radical approach AIM adopted was based on its leaders’ perceptions that early Indian advocacy had failed to achieve any tangible results through lobbying activities with Congress and state legislatures. The digitized FBI library files document the evolution of the organization’s social protest as well as the development of Native American radicalism.

ProQuest History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle
Primary source accounts provide insight into the 20th century Black freedom struggle.  Highlighted collections of organizational records and leaders’ personal papers include the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, and Claude A. Barnett’s Associated Negro Press. Federal government documents record the political movement, the push for civil rights legislation, and the interaction between African Americans and the federal government in the 20th century.

Women & Social Movements in the U.S.
The history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000 is chronicled by the works of 2,600 primary authors. Additionally, the database contains scholarly essays from leading contemporary historians which illuminate key historical issues and provide entry points for accessing digitized materials such as books, films, web site reviews, news from the archives as well as teaching tools for women’s studies and women’s history. The collection continues to grow with two new issues of peer-reviewed work released annually.

For more information  and resources on these topics, search the subject guides, Mason Libraries’ database list or contact George Oberle, History Librarian or Mary Oberlies, Conflict and Peace Studies Librarian.

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Film Screening: City of Trees

George Mason University - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:31

Please join us for a screening with local roots: City of Trees. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the documentary makers Lance Kramer, Brandon Kramer, and Professor Rutledge Dennis. Mason students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend.

City of Trees (2015) follows the nonprofit Washington Parks & People, which tries to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a “green” job-training program in the hardest hit communities in D.C. This film shows what happens during the two years that the organization had to help unemployed people find jobs and improve parks in their neighborhoods.

This event is presented by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Mason Reads, University Libraries, Honors College, Off Campus Student Programs and Services, Center for Climate Change Communication, African and African American Studies, English Department, BSA, DKA, and University Life.

For more information, please visit out the FAMS website or contact gmufams@gmail.com

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Kogod Welcomes Missry as Asst. Dean of Development

American University News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
Jack Missry, Kogod’s new Assistant Dean of Development, started his job this September ready to make a difference. His desire to create social change is why he works in philanthropy, afterall.
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Veterans share mindset for service

American University News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
This Veterans Day, we asked a few SIS faculty members, students, and alumni about their experience serving our country and about how service isn’t a moment—it’s a mindset.
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Harnessing the Power of One of Nature's Most Abundant Materials

American University News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
American University chemistry professor Douglas M. Fox develops method to improve performance of cellulose nanocrystals in medicine and green manufacturing.
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Changing the Brain and Watching it Happen

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Recent advances in neuroscience have made it possible to modulate brain activity.
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At the Intersection of Business and Biology

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
The Professional Science Master’s of Biotechnology at American University is unique because it includes business classes and internship requirements, in addition to core science courses.
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Cuba: From Ridge to Reef

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Over the 2016 spring break, a group of American University students in their first year of the AU Scholars program travelled from Washington, DC, to Havana, Cuba.
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SOC Classes Gearing Up for Election Day

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Journalism students prepare to cover election day, live from our nation's capitol.
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AU: The Stem Cell of Pre-Med Programs

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
American University’s premedical program, though small, has had great success.
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Sequential Analysis: Uncovering New Statistical Methods to Solve Some of the World's Biggest Challenges

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Professor Michael Baron's research on sequential analysis and multiple hypothesis testing.
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Million Dollar Advice

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Kogod students got expert advice (about life and business) from D.C. professional Michael Sapir.
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Public Health Research with National Implications

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Being a public health student at American University provides the opportunity for unique experiences beyond the classroom, due to the university’s location in the nation’s capital.
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