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2015 Communication Commencement Student Speakers Announced

American University News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
Richard Fields and Mark Lieberman will share the stage with entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson at the 2015 SOC commencement.
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Weekly Bulletin 3/25

American University News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
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#AUTakesNI: Scholars Program Students Study Civil Rights in Northern Ireland

American University News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
Students met with politicians, policymakers and activists to learn about Northern Ireland's notoriously segregated education system.
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Chris Edelson Awarded Outstanding Teaching in a Term Appointment

American University News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
School of Public Affairs faculty members are being celebrated with this year’s prestigious American University Faculty Awards.
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Book Notes: Honest Engine

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
Associate Professor of Literature Kyle Dargan publishes new collection of poems.
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Princeton Review Ranks American University's New Game Design Program in Top 25

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
“For a program that is less than one year old, this is a major recognition and an affirmation of what we are doing here,” says Game Lab director Lindsay Grace.
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AU Announces 2015 Commencement Speakers

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
Honorees include renowned astronaut, BET founding partner, EY global chairman and CEO.
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Clocks and Clouds Provides a Showcase for Outstanding Undergraduate Research

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
Launched in 2012, American University undergraduate research journal Clocks and Clouds is a publication dedicated to giving undergraduate students an opportunity to do more with their research.
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Interesting Find in the Collection: Puerto Rico: Tragedy in the Schools

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:45

In 1978, the National Education Association sent a task force to Puerto Rico to investigate the state of the island's education system. One year later they published a book titled Puerto Rico: Tragedy in the Schools.

Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:07
March 23, 2015

Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall
Gelman Library, 7th floor

5pm - Reception and Viewing of Exhibit 
6pm - Opening Ceremony

You are invited to the opening of an exhibit created by GW's class on “Holocaust Memory." This exhibit is based on the experiences of two extraordinary young Polish Jews, Norman and Amalie Petranker Salsitz, most of whose relatives were murdered in the Holocaust but who, by their courage and wits, survived, got married, came to America, raised a family and wrote a gripping memoir, Against All Odds.  The many photographs and documents they saved, and their utter devotion to memory, enabled them to amass and document a collection that is utterly unique and that forms the basis of this exhibition.  It tells their story as well as the story of a world that was and is no more.

The opening ceremony will be addressed by Esther Dezube, the daughter of the Salsitzes; Steven Lerman, the Provost of George Washington University; the students who created the exhibition; and the course’s instructor, Walter Reich, GW’s Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor, who is a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  These presentations will be followed by a general discussion.

This exhibit is made possible by a Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant from the Shenkman Career Services Fund.  

Fenwick Fellow Lecture April 8

George Mason University - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:55

Mark Koyama, assistant professor in the Economics Department and Mercatus Center Senior Scholar, will present the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in 228 Gateway Library, Johnson Center at 2 p.m. Professor Koyama will present his findings on “The Birth of Religious Freedom: Liberalism, Rule of Law, and State Capacity, 1100–1800” which examined Western Europe as the birthplace of modern ideas of political freedom and religious toleration. His study uses a combination of new historical data and approaches from modern political economy. Professor Koyama’s research project was part of a larger endeavor, in collaboration with Professor Noel Johnson, Economics Department and Center for Study of Public Choice. They hope to publish the resulting monograph in 2016.

For more information about the Fenwick Fellow lecture and/or the fellowship program, please contact Debra Hogan, dhogan1 @gmu.edu, 7-3-993-2431.

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New Book Examines U.S. Foreign Policy Militarization

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
American University experts co-edit Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy?
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Former US Ambassador to Israel to Deliver Perlmutter Lecture

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
Martin S. Indyk will deliver the Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, April 1.
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Unique Gift from Susan Carmel Lehrman to AU

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
Establishes the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History.
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ECOlympics Challenges AU Students to Live Sustainably

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
American University kicked off ECOlympics, a 3-week residence hall competitiont hat challenges students to reduce waste and energy usage.
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Diversity at GW: Students Present Research from the University Archives

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 08:39
March 17, 2015

Monday, April 20
2:30-4pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
Refreshments to follow 

Please join us for a presentation by the three recipients of the 2014-2015 University Archives Diversity Research Fellowships. The students will discuss their research into the history of religious communities on campus, GW’s LGBTQ community, and the effect of the 1960s Chicano movement on the curriculum and student body at GW. Student fellows have spent many hours digging deep into the University Archives and interviewing individuals with stories to share. Learn more about the unique histories of these groups and how their experiences have shaped our present day GW community. 

This program is generously funded by an Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion grant from the GW Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Diversity at GW: Students Present Research from the University Archives

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 08:38
March 17, 2015

Monday, April 20
2:30-4pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
Refreshments to follow 

Please join us for a presentation by the three recipients of the 2014-2015 University Archives Diversity Research Fellowships. The students will discuss their research into the history of religious communities on campus, GW’s LGBTQ community, and the effect of the 1960s Chicano movement on the curriculum and student body at GW. Student fellows have spent many hours digging deep into the University Archives and interviewing individuals with stories to share. Learn more about the unique histories of these groups and how their experiences have shaped our present day GW community. 

This program is generously funded by an Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion grant from the GW Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Writing and Publishing on Climate Change

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 16:23
March 16, 2015

Thursday, April 9
11am-12:30pm
Gelman Room 702

Join us for our spring semester installment of Strategies for Interdisciplinary Publishing Success, where scholars will discuss the opportunities for, and challenges to, interdisciplinary research on climate change. Our panelists' work demonstrates how working across disciplinary boundaries can yield insight into one of the most critical issues of the day.

Featuring:
Lisa Benton-Short, Department of Geography (Moderator)
Claire Monteleoni, Department of Computer Science
Dmitry Streletskiy, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Michael Svoboda, Assistant Professor, University Writing Program

Two Spirits Film Screening 3/31

George Mason University - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:00

As part of Mason Pride Week 2015, Gateway Library is sponsoring a screening of the film, Two Spirits, on March 31 at 3 p.m. in the JC Cinema. Two Spirits
examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of agay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a nadleehi or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered at the age of sixteen. The film discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine.

For more information on this event, contact Kara Kiblinger, kkiblin2 @ gmu.edu, 703-993-1142.

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From Benny Goodman to Taylor Swift: Legal Issues & Streaming Audio in Non-Profit Institutions

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:06
March 16, 2015

Monday, April 6
7-9pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

Please join us for a panel discussion on the legalities of streaming music at non-profit institutions such as public libraries, museums, or historical societies. This panel will address issues concerning potential changes in copyright law to allow best practices in preservation and greater public access to historical recordings. 

Panelists include Erich Schwartz, copyright attorney and partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP and Alex McGehee, ARSC member of the Copyright and Fair Use Committee and will be moderated by Kip Lornell, (Music Department at GWU and co-president of the DC chapter of WMAC-ARSC).  The program is co-sponsored by GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center, the GWU Music Department and Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of ARSC (Association of Recorded Sound Collections).   For further information, contact Kip Lornell at klornel@gwu.edu or 202-413-3298.

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