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2016 AU Global Health Competition: Solving Real-World Problems

American University News - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 00:00
Developing new approaches to addressing non-communicable disease.
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A Full Docket for the Justice Programs Office

American University News - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00
SPA's Justice Programs Office took on a robust autumn agenda under director Caroline Cooper.
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Racially Diverse U.S. Neighborhoods Undergoing Re-Segregation

American University News - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00
American University study examines neighborhood racial change in the 40 years since Civil Rights Movement and finds many diverse neighborhoods are becoming segregated.
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Sundance Doc Club Features 'The Mama Sherpas'

American University News - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00
SOC professor Brigid Maher's film on women's health and human rights is now streaming online.
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Alumnus advocates for digital identity in TEDx talk at AU

American University News - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00
Stan Stalnaker, SIS/BA ’96, gave a TEDx talk at American University on February 27 about digital identity. Stan told us more about his TEDx talk, his thoughts on Apple vs. FBI, and why he is giving back to AU:
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Najjar's 'Thief' Available for Digital Download

American University News - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00
“Eyes of a Thief” (2014), the latest film from Najwa Najjar (SOC/MA ‘91) is now available in digital format on iTunes and Amazon.
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Donna Brazile to Accept the 2016 Wonk of the Year Award

American University News - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00
The savvy political strategist will appear in Bender Arena on March 24.
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Spring Break Hours

George Mason University - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 07:51

Mason Libraries’ hours vary March 5 through March 13, 2016. Please note the changes – and enjoy your spring break.

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The Healthy Schools Act, Five Years Later

American University News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00
AU Report: Are DC schoolchildren receiving better nutrition and more exercise?
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AU Alumna Princess Sora Saud of Saudi Arabia Launches Jewelry Business

American University News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00
Jewelry line promotes individuality and empowers women.
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In the Spotlight

American University News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00
At SOC event, Martin Baron talks about how his work became a movie.
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A Time to Act

American University News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00
President Kerwin unveils plan to build a more diverse and inclusive AU.
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The politics of staying put: Professor examines gentrification in DC

American University News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00
Professor Carolyn Gallaher talks to us about her new book, which analyzes a unique law designed to curb gentrification in DC.
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David Aldridge Receives of Basketball Hall of Fame Award

American University News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00
David Aldridge Receives Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award
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Gleaning the Glorious from Garbage

American University News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00
SOC Alum Brad Allgood is earning national recognition for his latest documentary, Landfill Harmonic.
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First Place for American University in National Leadership Competition

American University News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00
American University, for the second year in row, finished first in the federal government’s Presidential Management Fellowship Program with 42 finalists, including students and alumni from The School of Public Affairs.
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Student co-presents research with faculty at international studies conference

American University News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00
SIS student Kellianne McClain tells us about her research interests, experience presenting at a faculty conference, and future goals:
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Mason’s Run to the Final Four Exhibit

George Mason University - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 06:45

“Who will be this year’s George Mason?” is now a standard question asked during NCAA March Madness. Ten years ago, the George Mason University Men’s Basketball team received what was seen by many as a generous at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Patriots turned it into an historic Final Four run, defeating Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State, and Connecticut, with their only loss to the eventual national champion, Florida. The Patriots’ appearance in the Final Four unquestionably affected the way Mason students, faculty and staff, as well as the nation, regarded the university. A seminal event in Mason history, the 2006 NCAA Tournament put George Mason University “on the map” and riveted the country throughout the tournament.

We were “This Year’s George Mason”  exhibit features archival materials and artifacts pertaining to the George Mason University Men’s Basketball Team’s 2006 Final Four appearance. It opens on Wednesday, March 2, with a reception at 2:00 P.M. in the Exhibition space, Special Collections Research Center, 2400 Fenwick Library.

For more information, please contact Bob Vay, rvay at gmu.edu

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Leverage Connections. Gain Employment.

American University News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00
Students attended the annual Communications and Marketing day job fair and networking reception.
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Librarian Profile—Olivia Ivey

American University News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00
This article in our series of librarian profiles focuses on Public Affairs Librarian Olivia Ivey. With her background in social work and her interest in information literacy, Olivia brings a special perspective to the Library and classroom.
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