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A Look Back: Reactions of Women Voters to the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

American University News - 21 hours 15 min ago
With reports over the weekend of new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the debate over whether he should serve on the nation’s highest court has re-emerged as a political issue.
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President Burwell Offers Encouragement to Veteran Program Leaders

American University News - 21 hours 15 min ago
Burwell addressed the 2019 class of scholars in the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
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Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow on Building a Better World

American University News - 21 hours 15 min ago
The former Secretary of State and former 9/11 Commission executive director spoke in Bender Arena.
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Research Examines Funding Colleges Based on Performance

American University News - 21 hours 15 min ago
American University School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Nathan Favero has coauthored a paper with Amanda Rutherford of Indiana University that calls into question the merit of funding colleges based on performance.
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Book Focused on Environmental Policy and Sustainability Receives International Political Science Prize

American University News - 21 hours 15 min ago
AU School of Public Affairs' Distinguished Executive-in-Residence Daniel Fiorino’s book, "A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth," has been awarded the Charles Levine Prize of the International Political Science Association.
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Pirates Invade the Classroom

American University News - 21 hours 15 min ago
SIS professor Dylan Craig’s class on piracy approaches a complex problem in an accessible and engaging way for first-year students.
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Bridging Connections for AU Aguilas

American University News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:00
Vincent Chapa, SIS/BA ’13, shares how AU faculty and staff are creating more meaningful opportunities for Latino students.
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Visiting Writer Series: Rion Amilcar Scott

George Mason University - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:17

The Creative Writing Program’s popular Visiting Writer Series will be hosted once again by the Mason Libraries this year. All events will take place in Fenwick Library, Room 2001, and are free and open to the public.

For the first visiting writer of the fall series, the Creative Writing Program welcomes short story master Rion Amilcar Scott, MFA ’08, with a public reading on Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. Scott’s latest collection, The World Doesn’t Require You, was released in August and earned starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, with the latter saying, “Mordantly bizarre and trenchantly observant, these stories stake out fresh territory in the nation’s literary landscape.” Scott’s debut collection, Insurrections, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

The Visiting Writer Series welcomes six writers each semester—two each in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Participating writers meet with MFA students in small afternoon workshops and then present an evening reading, open to the general public. The rest of the fall schedule includes:

  • Journalist, novelist, and now memoirist Bella Pollen, author most recently of Meet Me in the In-Between, an illustrated memoir, Thursday, October 10, 6 p.m.
  • Poet Cole Swensen, author of 17 collections of poetry, most recently On Walking On, Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Novelist R.O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries, which was named a best book of the year by over forty publications, Friday, October 11, 5:30 p.m.
  • Poet and translator Rosa Alcalá, whose most recent publications include the collection MyOTHER TONGUE and the translation Cecilia Vicuña: New & Selected Poems, Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Essayist Andre Perry, author of the collection Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, forthcoming in November 2019, Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
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Need dissertation or thesis assistance?

George Mason University - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:42

University Dissertation & Thesis Services (UDTS) welcomes you to the Fall 2019 Semester! 

If you’re planning to graduate this semester, and you’re a Master’s or Doctoral student who is writing a thesis or dissertation, check out the UDTS website at thesis.gmu.edu. UDTS exists to help you prepare, format, complete, and submit your theses and dissertations correctly and on time. 

If you have questions about how UDTS can assist you, please email udts@gmu.edu.  To set up an appointment to learn more visit the LibCal Scheduler

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Class of 2023 Profile

American University News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:00
Highlighting AU’s Newest Class of Eagles
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Upcoming Public Policy Camp to bring Students, Policymakers Together

American University News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:00
On September 27, AU's School of Public Affairs and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) will host a Public Policy Camp for undergraduate students to discuss the study of public policy and analysis.
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Make Connections in Your Industry

American University News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 00:00
See which industries are represented in AU’s 2019-20 Student-Alumni Networking Series.
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Researchers Identify Negative Impacts of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health

American University News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 00:00
A new paper by researchers by American University’s School of Public Affairs and the Boston University School of Social Work confirms the negative impact of food insecurity on child health.
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How the Alt-Right Happened

American University News - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 00:00
SOC professor Saif Shahin researched how alt-right racism spread on Twitter.
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Pathway Studio Training

George Mason University - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:05

Join our Pathway Studio training session to learn how to this online research solution that combines a vast knowledgebase of literature extracted molecular facts with powerful analytical and visualization tools to better understand the underlying biology from experimental, clinical and literature-based evidence. Training sessions will focus on de novo pathway building, high-throughput data analysis, and variant analysis.

Two workshops are offered:

Monday, September 16, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 110H Colgan Hall, SciTech Campus Register now

Tuesday, September 17, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 1014A&B Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus Register now

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Register Now: All-American Weekend 2019

American University News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:00
The future is in focus at AU. At #AllAUWeekend, discover how AU faculty, alumni, and students are impacting the world, be energized by stories of AU changemakers, and connect with fellow alumni at new signature events.
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AU’s Justice Programs Office Launches Racial and Ethnic Disparities Assessment Tool for Courts

American University News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:00
The Justice Programs Office, a research center at AU's SPA, launched a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Program Assessment Tool.
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What’s Happening? ENGAGE Can Tell You

American University News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:00
New app helps students find events, clubs and activities.
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When The Students Run the Show

American University News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:00
This week, the AU Museum opened Moves Like Walter, the debut exhibition from the massive art collection donated to American University by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The 87-piece show was curated by AU students.
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