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Reformation Anniversary Provides Opportunity for Cross-Campus Collaboration

American University News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:00
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, AU held a series of events hosted by schools and programs across the campus.
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From Washington Semester to Washington Insider

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
After interning at the Democratic National Committee, Ariana Hooks scored a full-time job with that same office. Here's how she did it.
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Alum Lonnie Bunch Receives Ambassador of Arts Award

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Lonnie Bunch (BA history ’74 and MA history ’76) has been honored with the 2018 Ambassador of the Arts Award from Washington Performing Arts.
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Student Earns Byline for Post Investigation on Police Shootings

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
The Investigative Reporting Workshop's (IRW) senior editor and reporter John Sullivan and IRW graduate fellow Zane Anthony collaborated with The Washington Post on a third-year round-up of police shootings in the United States.
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From Washington Semester to Washington Insider

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
After interning at the Democratic National Committee, Ariana Hooks scored a full-time job with that same office. Here's how she did it.
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Men's Basketball Hosts Sustainability Game Night

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
Join fans on Monday night to celebrate basketball and sustainability
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Alum Restaurateur Fulfilled His Dream in the Neighborhood

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
You may have heard about Chris Nardelli’s restaurant in the news a few years back.
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Mason Author Series: Shelley Wong

George Mason University - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:58

Join us on Thursday, February 1, from 3 to 4:30pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, for our next Mason Author Series event. Shelley Wong, Associate Professor in Multicultural/ESL/Bilingual Education, will discuss her contributions to Teachers as Allies: Transformative Practices for Teaching DREAMers and Undocumented Students. Books will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be provided.

From Teachers College Press: Learn how to engage and advocate for undocumented children and youth with this new resource written by and for teachers. Teachers as Allies provides educators with the information and tools they need to involve immigrant students and their American-born siblings and peers in inclusive and transformative classroom experiences. The authors show how immigration policies, ICE enforcement, and societal attitudes affect undocumented students and how teachers and school leaders can recognize these influences on the students’ day-to-day lives and learning. Offering teaching strategies that address the needs of DREAMers and undocumented youth as they move through their K–12 and college education, this timely book offers a broad range of curriculum connections and resources.

About Shelley Wong: Dr. Shelley Wong is an Associate Professor at George Mason University in Multicultural/ESL/Bilingual Education. She began her teaching career in teaching English at a girls middle school in Hong Kong where she went as a Chinese American to study Cantonese and learn about her cultural roots over thirty years ago. Before coming to George Mason, Shelley was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and an associate professor in the Foreign/Second Language Education with a Specialization in Language, Literacy and Culture at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She received her BA in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz (U.C.S.C.), her California teaching credentials, TESL certificate and MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from UCLA, and her Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics from Columbia Teachers College.

About the Mason Author Series: The University Libraries’ Mason Author Series features Mason faculty and alumni authors throughout the year, and is generously sponsored by the University Bookstore. For more information about the Mason Author Series, please contact John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing, jwarre13@gmu.edu, or Jessica Clark, Development & Communications Officer, jclarkw@gmu.edu.

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A Culture of Resilience, Not Security

American University News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00
Cybersecurity expert Rebekah Lewis comments on Uber’s latest data breach scandal.
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Professor Stefanie Onder joins SIS faculty

American University News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:00
Professor Stefanie Onder, a development economist who studies the trade-offs between economic development and sustainability, joined SIS this past fall.
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A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth

American University News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:00
In his new book, Daniel Fiorino, distinguished executive in residence at the American University School of Public Affairs, argues that policymakers need to protect the environment if they want the economy to grow in the long-term.
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Bill Gentile Releases New Short Documentary: "Fire and Ice on the Mountain"

American University News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
American University professor Bill Gentile has released "Fire and Ice on the Mountain," a short documentary film exploring the intersection of climate change and religion in Peru.
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New Research Examines the Broken Alliance of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State

American University News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
A new paper written by SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon and coauthor Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault, an assistant professor at Georgetown University look at the way leadership styles have driven a wedge between Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Two Alums Promote Sex Education for LGBTQ Youth

American University News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
Emmett Patterson and Lex Loro continued their innovative work post-graduation.
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Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

George Mason University - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:28

Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning Across Academic Disciplines (George Mason University Press, 2017) explores strategies for online teaching with an emphasis on distinct approaches for different academic disciplines. The book offers innovative, practical and successful teaching tools from Indiana University East faculty in a wide range of disciplines designed to keep students engaged. With detailed examples, charts and rubrics, Best Practices provides faculty members the tools to design better curriculum and enhance online learning for their students.

Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning Across Academic Disciplines. Edited by Ross C. Alexander. Paperback. 300 pages. George Mason University Press. This book can be purchased from Amazon, or from your favorite independent bookseller. George Mason University Press titles are distributed by the University of Virginia Press.

The George Mason University Press supports the academic mission of George Mason University by publishing peer-reviewed, scholarly works of distinction, written by authors from a wide range of intellectual perspectives, for a diverse, worldwide readership. For more information, contact John W. Warren, Director, George Mason University Press and Mason Publishing Group, 703-993-3636, gmupress@gmu.edu

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Ryan Hansan, Kogod/BSBA ’08, has an Appetite for Success

American University News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:00
Alum helps start-ups launch food businesses in D.C. at TasteLab Marketplace in Union Market.
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2017 Black Alumni Alliance Book Award Winner

American University News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:00
Every year, as summer draws to a close, the AU Black Alumni Alliance chooses its Book Award recipient.
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New Book Explores Citizen Involvement with Privatized Programs

American University News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:00
The U.S. government contracts out an array of services to the private sector, spending nearly $500 billion a year. Just how and why citizens get involved in these programs is the focus of SPA Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan’s new book.
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Welcoming the Newest Alumni Board Welcoming the Newest Alumni Board Members

American University News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:00
Meet the university’s next alumni leaders.
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Searching for a New Job? New Study Says Talking to Friends and Family Boosts Chances of Success

American University News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:00
New research co-authored by a Kogod School of Business professor finds job seekers who discuss their search with friends and family are more active job seekers than those who don't.
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