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WMP Helps Students Transition into College Life

American University News - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
The Washington Mentorship Program is a great opportunity for anyone who takes advantage of all it has to offer. Elizabeth Williams entered the program as a freshman at American University in the fall of 2012.
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Music Library Grand Opening

George Mason University - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:20

During Winter Break, all music collections (including books, scores, LPs, and CDs) were moved from their long-time home in Gateway Library to 2600 Fenwick Library. Please join the University Libraries on Tuesday, March 21, for a host of events to celebrate the Music Library’s new location on the second floor of Fenwick.

#MarchIntoMusic with a musical parade from DeLaski to Fenwick at 1:30 p.m.; performances by the Mason Traditional Jazz Ensemble from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the south lobby of Fenwick; a gallery talk at our new Gilbert and Sullivan exhibition from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and digital demos by Alexander Street Press and Oxford Music Online throughout the afternoon (from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

To get yourself in the mood, check out the Libraries’ host of music-related resources, available online 24/7 for Mason students, faculty, and staff. Use these resources to expand your study of music or for your own relaxation and enjoyment. Resources include:

  • Music & Performing Arts Video Collection, by Alexander Street Press: Presents an extensive array of content in video, audio, and text, covering different time periods, artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Subjects include dance, film, music, and theater.
  • Oxford Music Online: Features over 60,000 articles on all aspects of music, and includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
  • Met Opera on Demand: Offers full-length performances from the Metropolitan Opera, including Live in HD productions, classic telecasts, and archival radio broadcast recordings for high-quality viewing and listening.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz: Offers a large selection of works by over 32,000 jazz legends and contemporary artists from over 200 labels, including Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy, and others.

For more information, contact Steve Gerber, Music and Theater Librarian, at sgerber@gmu.edu or 703-993-9051.

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Where Are they Now? Matthew Barresi (MS health promotion management ’11)

American University News - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00
We’ve asked alumni from across the College of Arts and Sciences to check in with us and let us know what they’re doing now. The first in the series is health promotion management graduate Matthew Barresi.
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Oscar Shortlist for Documentary Shows Spike in Diversity

American University News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00
Doc shortlist shows lack of racial and gender diversity that traditionally plagues the Oscars.
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Students Selected for Full Frame Fellow Program

American University News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00
The Film & Media Arts division, the Center for Media & Social Impact and the Public Communication division are all sponsoring seven students to participate as graduate fellows in the Full Frame Documentary Festival
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Why Public Service is Important Now More Than Ever

American University News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00
On Feb. 22, a panel of federal executives assured students that not only was there a place for them in public service, but it remains a noble calling.
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New Book: Make U.S. Globally Competitive by Transforming Childcare

American University News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00
A new book co-authored by SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey suggests that changes to America’s early childhood policies can improve the country’s competitiveness in the global economy.
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SIS to simulate G20 Leader’s Summit

American University News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00
Ahead of the first Model G20 Summit to be held at the School of International Service on March 25, student organizer Nuha Hamid, SIS/BA ’18, discusses the initiative and what participants can expect.
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Help Raise Money for New SOC Fund for Students

American University News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00
Donate to a new fund that helps SOC students who face financial barriers be able to pursue opportunities outside of the classroom like internships and film festivals.
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Women in Business. Women for a Cause.

American University News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00
Liz Yu, MBA ‘17 and Nanelle Nortey, MBA ‘17, student coordinators of the Red Dress Gala, shares the importance of KWIB, and how their role as women in business also means supporting a cause.
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Being Counted: Professor Talks ‘Hidden Figures’ and Minority Women in Math

American University News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00
Math and Stats professor Monica Jackson found her calling at an early age.
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SPA’s Taryn Morrissey Named Urban Institute Visiting Scholar

American University News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00
SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey is working this semester as a visiting scholar for the Center for Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.
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Russia, Trump, and the 2016 election: What’s the best way for Congress to investigate?

American University News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00
To understand Russian meddling in the 2016 election and links to President Trump's campaign, SIS Professor Jordan Tama's argues that an independent commission is the best investigation option.
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Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Speaks at SPA

American University News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00
On Feb. 14, SPA and its Center for Environmental Policy welcomed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Stephen Burns to campus talk about the changing landscape of the nuclear industry.
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SPA’s Taryn Morrissey Named Urban Institute Fellow

American University News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00
SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey is working this semester as a visiting scholar for the Center for Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.
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Leading the Way for Youth in Foster Care

American University News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00
Lexi Ivers, SPA/BA ’18, is using her personal experience and current coursework to prepare her for a career fighting for foster children in the U.S.
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Former State Senator Capri Cafaro Joins SPA as New Executive in Residence

American University News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00
Former Ohio State Senator Capri S. Cafaro is the newest Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC.
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Washington Semester Program Student Interns at the World Bank

American University News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00
Sebastian Urthaler heard about the Washington Semester Program from an alumni he knew in Germany. During his time in DC, Urthaler had the opportunity to intern at the World Bank.
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Commuter Challenge Game Inspires Empathy, Engagement

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
It started with the goal to explore the intersection of games and journalism, and merge those two worlds together.
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Continue Learning after Graduation through Alumni Audit

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
Alumni continue their education and professional development through the Alumni Audit program.
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