University News

Film Screening: City of Trees

George Mason University - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:31

Please join us for a screening with local roots: City of Trees. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the documentary makers Lance Kramer, Brandon Kramer, and Professor Rutledge Dennis. Mason students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend.

City of Trees (2015) follows the nonprofit Washington Parks & People, which tries to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a “green” job-training program in the hardest hit communities in D.C. This film shows what happens during the two years that the organization had to help unemployed people find jobs and improve parks in their neighborhoods.

This event is presented by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Mason Reads, University Libraries, Honors College, Off Campus Student Programs and Services, Center for Climate Change Communication, African and African American Studies, English Department, BSA, DKA, and University Life.

For more information, please visit out the FAMS website or contact gmufams@gmail.com

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Kogod Welcomes Missry as Asst. Dean of Development

American University News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
Jack Missry, Kogod’s new Assistant Dean of Development, started his job this September ready to make a difference. His desire to create social change is why he works in philanthropy, afterall.
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Veterans share mindset for service

American University News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
This Veterans Day, we asked a few SIS faculty members, students, and alumni about their experience serving our country and about how service isn’t a moment—it’s a mindset.
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Harnessing the Power of One of Nature's Most Abundant Materials

American University News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
American University chemistry professor Douglas M. Fox develops method to improve performance of cellulose nanocrystals in medicine and green manufacturing.
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Changing the Brain and Watching it Happen

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Recent advances in neuroscience have made it possible to modulate brain activity.
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At the Intersection of Business and Biology

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
The Professional Science Master’s of Biotechnology at American University is unique because it includes business classes and internship requirements, in addition to core science courses.
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Cuba: From Ridge to Reef

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Over the 2016 spring break, a group of American University students in their first year of the AU Scholars program travelled from Washington, DC, to Havana, Cuba.
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SOC Classes Gearing Up for Election Day

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Journalism students prepare to cover election day, live from our nation's capitol.
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AU: The Stem Cell of Pre-Med Programs

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
American University’s premedical program, though small, has had great success.
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Sequential Analysis: Uncovering New Statistical Methods to Solve Some of the World's Biggest Challenges

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Professor Michael Baron's research on sequential analysis and multiple hypothesis testing.
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Million Dollar Advice

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Kogod students got expert advice (about life and business) from D.C. professional Michael Sapir.
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Public Health Research with National Implications

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Being a public health student at American University provides the opportunity for unique experiences beyond the classroom, due to the university’s location in the nation’s capital.
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Corsets: Male Desire or Female Agency?

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
The recent popularity of waist training has brought corsets back to the forefront of fashion, even if they are no longer called corsets.
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Chemistry Chair's Research to Develop High Performance Catalysts

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Shouzhong Zou works with his team on catalysis research that addresses current issues relating to the environment and energy.
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The Intrigue in Excrement

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
A student of College faculty members Colin Saldanha and Christopher Tudge, Kramer extracts the hormone samples for her research from fecal matter of gorillas housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.
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AU's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
At American University, an active multidisciplinary neuroscience research environment is offered to both faculty and students and made possible through the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.
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Introduction to the AU Physics Department

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
This is a unique physics department for many reasons, from the research opportunities to the diversity statistics.
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Dr. Elizabeth Cotter Promoted to Assistant Professor

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Dr. Elizabeth Cotter in the Department of Health Studies was officially promoted to the position of Assistant Professor.
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Creating the Latin American “other” in the US

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
SIS Summer Scholars Research Fellowship recipient Bill Kakenmaster, SIS/BA ’17, explains his research on how US-Latin American identities are constructed through othering discourse in US print media.
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Presidential Predictions: No Polls, No Pundits

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
AU History Professor Allan Lichtman discusses presidential prediction models with professor of computer science.
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