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Libraries hosts German Embassy Exhibition, Opening reception March 19

George Mason University - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:18

On March 19, all are invited to join the Libraries in the Fenwick Main Reading Room (on the second floor of Fenwick Library) to mark the opening of a new exhibition of posters related to the integration of immigrants and refugees into German society.

From 3 to 3:45pm, Christian Heusermann, Chief of Staff to the German Ambassador, will talk about the subject matter of the posters. A reception, sponsored by Mason’s Modern and Classical Languages, will follow.

The exhibition, on display in Fenwick Gallery from March 19 through April 6, was arranged in conjunction with the Modern and Classical Languages department and the German Embassy.

The posters, on loan from the German Embassy, provide a nice complement to the East German poster collections housed in the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. The collections feature posters from 1943-2009 on topics ranging from political to performing arts to culture and science to film and art exhibitions.

About the Fenwick Gallery: Fenwick Gallery is part of the University Libraries and is located in Fenwick Library on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting high quality works by students, faculty, staff, and other emerging and experienced artists. The gallery is open during Library business hours; see library.gmu.edu and fenwickgallery.gmu.edu for more information about hours and exhibitions.

About the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC): SCRC supports the research and teaching missions of the University by collecting, preserving and providing access to archival and rare book collections relevant to academic programs. SCRC librarians and archivists are dedicated to providing a secure and welcoming environment for researchers and encourage use of SCRC’s rare and primary source research materials. For more information about visiting SCRC and the collections housed there, see scrc.gmu.edu.

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Six SIS women who paved the way for this generation

American University News - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:00
To celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women in international affairs, we spoke with SIS faculty and alumnae who have pushed the limits of their fields and redefined what is possible for our current generation of students.
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Women-Owned Businesses Continue to Increase, Thrive

American University News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:00
In 2017, the seventh annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report estimated that, over the past 20 years, the number of women-owned businesses in the United States has grown 114%.
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Artists’ Book Open House and Artist’s Talk – March 7

George Mason University - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:24

Join us for an Artists’ Book Open House and Artist’s Talk on Wednesday, March 7 from 1:30-3:00pm in our Special Collections Research Center (Fenwick 2400). For this open house, SCRC will artists’ books that center on themes of language, meditation, and the spatial elements of books arts, particularly as exemplified in Islamic and Indian arts and texts.

At 2:00pm, artist and current Mason MFA student Kate Fitzpatrick will lead a conversation on the selected artists’ books, and discuss how these works relate to her own artistic practice and interests. Fitzpatrick’s recent work, Asemic Manuscript, is on display in Fenwick Gallery through March 16th.

Curious about artists’ books? This is an opportunity to learn more about this unique publication medium, to have hands-on interaction with the collection, and to hear how current Mason students and researchers are using artists’ books as a source of visual, formal, and thematic inspiration. Learn more about artists’ books from the Mason Artists’ Book Infoguide.

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AU Brings Othello to Life for Wilson High School Students

American University News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:00
Would Othello interest a room full of high schoolers first thing in the morning? That was the question as the cast and crew of American University's sold-out production took the Katzen Arts Center stage.
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American University and Special Olympics Collaborate to Advance Research on Disability

American University News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:00
AU and Special Olympics International (SOI) have announced a new collaboration that includes research and educational initiatives focused on persons with intellectual disabilities.
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In Italy, Fake News Helps Populists and Far-Right Triumph

American University News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:00
SOC Assistant Professor Filippo Trevisan writes how fake news and false information helped populists and the far-right movement in Italy triumph in its recent parliamentary election.
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History on Screen: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty at the Russian Embassy

American University News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:00
The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty is a silent cinema masterpiece screened by the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History at the Russian Embassy’s Tunlaw Theater February 28, 2018
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Full STEAM Ahead?

American University News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:00
AU science professors incorporate art into classes and the new Don Myers building.
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American University Professor Launches National Effort to Train Aspiring Black Journalists

American University News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:00
SOC Professor Sherri Williams has teamed with The Nation to launch "Black On Campus" to train the next generation of black journalists.
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2018 Reilly Award-Winner Spent 40 Years Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay

American University News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:00
On March 8, Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), will receive the William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy.
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'It Wasn't the Water or the Wildlife, It Was the People'

American University News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:00
On March 8, Mamie Parker, former chief of staff and head of fisheries at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will receive the William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy.
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SPA Alumnus and Blue Cross Leader Daniel Hilferty Talks about Health Care Reform

American University News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:00
Daniel Hilferty (SPA/MPA '81), president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, says fixing health care is the challenge of our time. With health care spending representing 18 percent of the gross national product, the need for bipartisan action is urgent.
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Three Ways Evaluation Skills Can Boost Any Career

American University News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 00:00
Program Director for the Master's of Science in Measurement and Evaluation, Dr. Mindelyn Anderson, presents three key things that distinguish professionals with evaluations skills as those who have the right talent for difficult-to hire-positions.
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Three Ways Evaluation Skills Can Boost Any Career

American University News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 00:00
Program Director for the Master's of Science in Measurement and Evaluation, Dr. Mindelyn Anderson, presents three key things that distinguish professionals with evaluations skills as those who have the right talent for difficult-to hire-positions.
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Social Impact: Promoting Public Health

American University News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 00:00
Michele Alexander is a senior coordinator for public health at Burness. She received her MA in Strategic Communications from AU, and, while at AU, she worked as a graduate fellow with the Center for Media & Social Impact.
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Sunday's Oscars: A Repeated Mishap?

American University News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 00:00
As the nation ramps up for the 90th annual Academy Awards this Sunday, March 4, one can't help but wonder if we'll see a similar mishap as last year.
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SIS ranked a top school in the world for international relationS

American University News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 00:00
Foreign Policy magazine placed the School of International Service in the top tier of undergraduate, masters, and PhD international relations programs around the world in its latest rankings.
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How College Basketball (and a Kogod Education) Prepared Nick Hendra for the Business World

American University News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 00:00
Nick Hendra, KSB ’11, a member of the AU men’s basketball team in 2007-08, still remembers highlights from that season.
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