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A Message to the Class of 2015: Run for Office!

American University News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
Prof. Jennifer Lawless' research and survey of young people reveals lack of political ambition. Lawless and co-author offer solutions.
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Take A Guess – Win Fenwick Study Room

George Mason University - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:32

Guess the Building – win a Fenwick Study Room!

Mason students! Win a Fenwick Study Room for Finals! How?

  • Tell us the name of this Fairfax Campus building
  • Tweet your answer to @fenrefstaff and tag it #FenwickFinals
  • Deadline for entries: May 3
  • Winner will be randomly selected from all entries
  • Mason ID required to claim prize

Need more info? Contact Jamie Coniglio, jconigli at gmu.edu, 703-993-2207. Good luck!


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Cuba Thaw -- Three Questions for Philip Brenner

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
President Barack Obama met alone with President Raúl Castro during the recent Summit of the Americas in Panama -- the latest sign of a thaw between the United States and Cuba. We asked Professor Philip Brenner, an expert on Cuba, for some insights:
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Professor Jan Leighley to Serve as President of MPSA

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
Members of the Midwest Political Science Association elected Leighley to the role of president-elect in April 2015.
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Outstanding Service and Student Achievement Awards Recipients

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
In April, American University recognized both of its awardees for the 2015 Outstanding Service Award as well as its awardees for the 10 Student Achievement Awards, 4 of which were awarded to SPA students.
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American University’s Kogod School of Business Leads the Way in Islamic Finance Education

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
American University's Kogod School of Business is offering Islamic Finance in the Global Economy for the second year to both graduate and undergraduate students.
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#StudyingAtMason: Win Gateway Study Room

George Mason University - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 18:55

Mason students! Win a Gateway Study Room! How? Take a selfie in your favorite study space/place, tag it with with #StudyingAtMason and post it on

Deadline is May 4. The winner will be selected at random from all submissions on May 5. Need more information? Contact Sara Hudson, shudson7 at gmu.edu, 703-993-3471.

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Gelman Relaxation Station

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:14
April 28, 2015

Finals can be a stressful time, but taking a break to relax can help improve focus and productivity. Take a time-out for YOU at the Gelman Relaxation Station on Monday, May 4.

Grab a healthy snack and enjoy some stress-busting activities.
Gelman Room 219

8pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm & 8:45pm
Free, 15–minute sessions of guided meditations to help you relax & give your brain a break.

End-of-Semester Hours

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:14
April 28, 2015

When final exams end the library takes a little break to prepare for the summer semester. If you'll be using the library during the interterm, please note that there is no 24-hour access. 24-hour access will resume with the Fall 2015 semester. 

Tuesday, May 13: Close at midnight

Wednesday, May 14 - Friday, May 16: 7:30am to 7pm*
*Service desks will close at 5:45 pm.

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18: Noon - 6pm*
*Check Out desk open noon to 5:45 pm. All other service desks closed.

No Borders to Human Compassion

American University News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
Candace Evilsizor wins the 2015 President’s Award.
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JoLT Summit Engineers Playful Innovation for Leadership Development

American University News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
Can game design thinking work in the newsroom? Feedback from a recent summit at American University (AU) points to “yes.”
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Faculty Share Best Practices in SIS Teaching Series

American University News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
The School of International Service (SIS) is committed to nurturing teaching as one of its academic priorities. To uphold this commitment, SIS offers a unique teaching series that is both facilitated by and designed for its faculty.
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American University Strategic Communication Students Nab Prime Jobs

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
“We are really thrilled that prestigious organizations such as Ogilvy, Edelman and the Lagrant Foundation have selected our BA and MA students for fellowships,” said Professor Pallavi Kumar.
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School's out

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
College of Arts and Sciences students share summer plans
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Sarah Irvine Belson Wins Betty T. Bennett Award

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
SETH dean lauded as exemplary scholar and administrative leader
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Gift Funds Home for DC Art at AU Museum

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
New art initiative established by alumna Carolyn Alper, BA studio art ’68
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A Call to Action

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
Words of welcome to the Class of 2018 from Max Paul Friedman
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#FenwickSneakPeeps are here!

George Mason University - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:08

It’s Mason Day – and look who’s here! Heading to the #Mason50 celebration, George Mason and his Mason Peeps dropped by to see how the new Fenwick Library Addition is coming along. First things first for the Mason Peeps: George is showing them floor plans and renderings to get them ready to tour the new space. Stay tuned for more adventures! #FenwickSneakPeeps #GetReady2Move

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Digital DC: Students Write the History of Foggy Bottom

The George Washington University - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:41
April 24, 2015

Monday, April 27
Gelman Library, Room 702 

Join Professor Christopher Klemek and the students in History 2020 as they uncover the layers of history around campus in DigitalDC, an interactive website telling the story of Foggy Bottom through documents, images, and oral histories.

The project is the culmination of the students' semester-long research project, making use of the resources at Gelman's Special Collections Research Center as well as numerous other archives around the city. 

Read more about the 2014 event and unveiling of the website in the GW Today article "DigitalDC Brings Washington Alive at the Click of a Mouse."

Preservation Week Exhibit + Presentation

George Mason University - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:19

Celebrate Preservation Week! On Monday, April 27, The University Libraries’ Preservation Department is showcasing “The Conservation of John Green’s A Short History of the English People.” Part of a gift from Philip M. Teigen, who donated a substantial collection of rare John Richard Green volumes to the Libraries in 2008, the exhibit highlights the work of conservator Ethel Hellman in restoring these unique and valuable items. Ms. Hellman will speak about this project on Monday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m in Special Collections and Archives, Floor 2, Wing C, Fenwick Library. The exhibit is on display through May.

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