University News

So You Want to Communicate Visually?

American University News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00
5 resources to help you communicate through symbols and imagery.
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AU Team Wins Prize from National Academy of Medicine

American University News - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00
Annual DC Public Health Case Challenge
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AU Career Services Announces Annual Student-Alumni Networking Receptions

American University News - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00
These highly anticipated events connect students and alumni for sharing job opportunities and career advice.
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New & Noteworthy: Faculty Publications

American University News - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00
From the authors: The purpose of our study was to explore the barriers preventing Sierra Leoneans from trusting and using the Ebola response system during the height of the outbreak.
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Empowering Girls through Education

American University News - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00
Girl with a Book founded by two American University SIS and SOC alums, Olivia Curl and Lena Shareef.
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Celebrating Nobelity: A Buchanan Retrospective

George Mason University - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 14:17

You are cordially invited to a discussion and reception commemorating the 30th anniversary of Dr. James M. Buchanan’s Nobel Prize in Economics Tuesday, October 25, 5 p.m., Fenwick Library Main Reading Room (2001).

Peter J. Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy; Solomon Stein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Economics, and Elizabeth Beckman, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian will provide remarks on Buchanan’s influence and the Buchanan Collection at Mason.

The program includea a viewing of the University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center’s exhibition, Celebrating “Nobelity”: Thirty Years Later, which features materials from the George Mason University Archives as well as selections from the newly-acquired James M. Buchanan Papers, tracing the life and work of one of George Mason University’s most renowned scholars.

Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-nobelity-a-buchanan-retrospective-tickets-28610644207

For more information, please contact Jessica Clark, Development & Communications Officer, jclarkw @ gmu.edu, 703-993-2251.

 

 

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Professor’s book tunes in to TV ads and economic voting

American University News - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00
In a new book, Professor Austin Hart analyzes US and international political campaigns and television ads to challenge theories of economic voting.
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Law, Health, & Business - Oh My!

American University News - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00
When looking for an advanced degree, Ebunola Aniyikaiye knew she wanted to combine her passions of law, health, and business. But would it be possible to fit in one program?
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International Communication Professor Priya Doshi Credits the Washington Semester Program for Launching Her Career

American University News - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00
With more than 15 years of experience as an international public relations practitioner, Doshi credits the Washington Semester Program for launching her career.
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Preserving the History of African-American Soldiers

American University News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00
Faculty and students document James Reese Europe Post No. 5.
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Carmel Institute Offering $10,000 Award to Study in Moscow

American University News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00
The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History invites applications for the James Symington Award for the study of Russian language, culture, and international relations. 
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Getting Tomorrow's News at Washington Post

American University News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00
A class of students got an inside look into the Washington Post newsroom and editorial board.
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Environmental Film Students Tapped for Prize

American University News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00
Three film and media arts graduate students have been selected as the recipients of the Challenge Prize.
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The Numbers Game: Mathematics and Statistics Department Tackles the 2016 Election

American University News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00
AU professors and students are researching voter ID and strategic voting.
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Faculty Member Talks 2016 Nobel Literature Prize Winner Bob Dylan

American University News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00
AU's Michelle Engert has written and lectured about Dylan's cultural impact. Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Community Voice Project Joins Human Rights Film Series

American University News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00
Giving a voice to those otherwise voiceless, telling stories of Washington otherwise gone untol.d
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Biodiversity Transcription Blitz 10/21

George Mason University - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 14:18

WeDigBio.org is an international event (October 20-23, 2016) that raises awareness of the importance of biodiversity research collections and engages volunteers in liberating data from these collections so that more people can access them for research and educational purposes. On October 21, we are holding a 4-hour blitz at George Mason University to contribute to this effort. The Blitz is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2001 Fenwick Library (Main Reading Room).

We welcome Mason participants to sign up for one of four time-slots and bring a laptop with wireless capability to the event. Tickets are free and limited to 80 participants per time slot.

Mason participants will be transcribing label information from very high-resolution images of natural history collections via a user-friendly web interface called NotesfromNature.org. Many of the specimens are from Virginia and from Mason research collections. Each 40 minute time slot will include an introduction to the field of biodiversity informatics, the Notes from Nature project, and the opportunity for participants to build the global research database with their transcriptions. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

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Tuesday Tune Ups Start 10/18

George Mason University - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 12:47

Does your resume or cover letter need a quick tune up? Starting Tuesday, October 18 through December 6, University Career Services is offering 15 minute walk-in review sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. in 1201 Fenwick Library. (The last walk-in session will take place at 6:45 p.m.)

During the Tuesday Tune Up, a Peer Career Advisor can review your resume or cover letter, answer your HireMason questions, provide you with internship search tips, and so much more. Please bring a printed copy of your resume/cover letter for review. No reservation required for this event.

For more information about Tuesday Tune Up, please contact Raechel Timbers, University Career Services, rtimbers@gmu.edu, 703-993-4021.

 

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Extremist Marketing: How ISIS Recruits with Killer Messaging

American University News - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00
SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon says it’s a good time to reflect on what has and hasn’t worked to combat the war on terror - particularly in the fight that is taking place online.
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The Discipline of Investment

American University News - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00
Sovereign Wealth Funds aren't just an investment vehicle -- they're a discipline. Read more to find out why.
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