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Salinas Returns to American University to Screen and Discuss Her Documentary

American University News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:00
Award-winning journalist Maria Elena Salinas returns to campus Oct. 27, 2917.
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Getting to Know Student Trustee Valentina Fernández

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
The junior—and first Latinx to hold the position—is hoping to facilitate more communication between trustees and students.
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Celebrate Science and More: AU’s First STEAM Faire on Friday!

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
Solar System explosions, racing cockroaches, optical illusions, and an anatomy fashion show … science and the arts are coming to life at the new Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building on Friday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m.
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Fall in love with these phenomenal titles from our collection!

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
Fall in love with these phenomenal titles from our collection!
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Getting to Know Student Trustee Valentina Fernández

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
The junior—and first Latinx to hold the position—is hoping to facilitate more communication between trustees and students.
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Film Festival: Focus on Human Trafficking

George Mason University - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:23

Join ArtWorks for Freedom, S-CAR, and the University Libraries on Wednesday, October 18 (on the Arlington campus), to learn about modern slavery and human trafficking. We will be showing two documentaries: The True Cost and Not My Life.

The True Cost, directed by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing – about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Not My Life, directed by Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, depicts the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, combining testimony from survivors, opinion and analysis from their advocates with vivid depictions of the exploitation, Not My Life is a powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings and the abuse of vulnerable people.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 12pm – 1:45pm OR 7:30pm – 10pm (both films will be shown at each viewing time).

WHERE: 5th floor, Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington Campus (within S-CAR space)

REGISTRATION: Please sign up at https://gmu.libcal.com/event/3628521. The event is free!

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Students, Faculty and Alums Shine at ONA

American University News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00
Highlights from the 2017 ONA conference.
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School of Communication Alums to Be Honored at All-American Weekend

American University News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00
Tara Palmeri and David Aldridge will receive awards October 20.
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Celebrating 70 Years of Learning with ‘66 Alumna Margery Kraus

American University News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00
With 70 years of experiential learning to celebrate, the School of Professional & Extended Studies sits down with Founder & Executive Chairman of APCO Worldwide Margery Kraus to honor the Washington Semester Program’s legacy of excellence.
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Veterans Look Back on the Cuban Missile Crisis

George Mason University - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:52

Join the University Libraries on Tuesday, October 24, at 2pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, for a special “Talking to History” event.

Martin J. Sherwin, University Professor of History, will moderate a panel discussion with four other veterans of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Ray Beery, Garrett Cochran, Eric D. Henderson, and Bob Persell. Our five guests have a range of experience among them – Air Force intelligence officer, Air Force captain, junior officer on a destroyer, and CIA agents – and will share their reflections and stories of this time. After the panel discussions, all attendees are invited to visit our Special Collections Research Center to view Cuban Missile Crisis-related items on display (including manuscript collections, publications, and an original U.S. civil defense film, Duck and Cover).

For more about the Cuban Missile Crisis, including audio from many national security meetings, visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum‘s online exhibit, “The World on the Brink – John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: Thirteen Days in October 1962.”

About Martin J. Sherwin: Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George  Mason University. He joined the faculties of the History-Art History Department and the School of Public Policy in the Fall 2007. For 27 years prior to coming to GMU, he was the Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University. His 2005 book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography as well as the English Speaking Union Book Award among other awards.

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AU Announces New Tenure-Line Faculty Hires

American University News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:00
Introducing teachers and researchers to the AU community.
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Graduate students spend day visiting employers

American University News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:00
An annual career exploration and networking event brought more than 200 SIS graduate students to 32 different employers across DC to kick off the academic year.
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AU’s New Antiracist Research and Policy Center

American University News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:00
Last week, American University's Ibram X. Kendi presented his vision for the much-anticipated, first-of-its-kind Antiracist Research and Policy Center at AU. He spoke to an overflow crowd of students, faculty, and community members.
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Freedom Riders discuss nonviolent protest with SIS students

American University News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:00
Three Freedom Riders who helped desegregate the US interstate bus system visited SIS for a nonviolence teach-in and de-escalation training on September 28.
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Growing environmental concern

American University News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:00
Environmental activist Nancy Ignatius, SIS/MA ’69, helped spread awareness about environmental concerns by harnessing the power of women and the pocketbook.
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SOC Professor Offers 7 Tips for a Successful Life

American University News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:00
SOC's Chris Palmer previews his Design Your Life for success series of courses, which begins October 19.
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For Human Resources Professionals, American University has Launched Several Career-Advancing Initiatives

American University News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:00
AU’s School of Professional & Extended Studies Has Launched a Milestone Partnership with SHRM to Accelerate Career Success for HR Professionals
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International Management Practices Course to Include Spring Break Travel Component to Cuba

American University News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:00
Kogod students get a global perspective through experiential projects, in-class lectures, and, most importantly, international travel.
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Library Renovations

American University News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:00
Bender Library has a new look!
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Do Something! October 2017

American University News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:00
In between classes and studying, take time out to unwind with these activities at AU and in the D.C. area.
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