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Seeds of Change

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
Professor Ibram X. Kendi establishes the groundbreaking Antiracist Research and Policy Center at AU.
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East Coast Students Learn West Coast Innovation

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
Led by AU alumnus John Morada, six AU computer science students learn about technological innovation on a tour of Silicon Valley.
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CAS Launches New Majors and Programs

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
AU's College of Arts and Sciences several innovative new degree programs ranging from dance to data science.
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13 things that made history in 2017

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
We asked SIS faculty members what they think will make the history books from the year 2017. Here are 13 moments from 2017 our experts say we’ll remember for years to come.
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Racism in America

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
AU Professor Ibram X. Kendi gives an interview on his National Book Award-winning book, Stamped from the Beginning.
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Hoopistani Dreams

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
Indian sports writer Karan Madhok becomes a novelist in AU’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.
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CAS Welcomes Brand New Dance Major

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
AU establishes a new BA in dance that emphasizes cultural inclusiveness and an interdisciplinary approach.
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My American University

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
AU students in the Leadership and Ethical Development Program find unique ways to make a difference at their university.
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SIS welcomes Megan Stewart to faculty

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
New SIS faculty member Megan Stewart shares her research interests and background.
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Fall 2017 Commencement Advice to Grads

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
As Fall 2017 Commencement approaches with more than 570 grads expected to participate, those moving on in the world have some advice and kind words for their peers.
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Can Game Design Concepts Increase Journalism Engagement? New Report says Yes

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
News outlets looking to increase engagement with readers should look to concepts from game design.
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American University Senior Craig Stevens Named a 2018 Marshall Scholar

American University News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
American University student Craig Stevens has been named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
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American University Senior Craig Stevens Named a 2018 Marshall Scholar

American University News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:00
American University Senior Craig Stevens Named a 2018 Marshall Scholar
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James Comey, Former FBI Director, Visits School of Public Affairs to Speak With MPA Students

American University News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:00
Former Director of the FBI, James Comey recently visited a class of first-year American University School of Public Affairs MPA graduate students to talk about ethical leadership.
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Lack of Fairness in Receiving Public Defense Services: Study Reveals Injustice in Death Penalty Cases

American University News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:00
Although Americans want to believe that courts are fair, particularly in capital punishment cases, a new study by American University School of Public Affairs' Professor Jon Gould shows the courts are falling short.
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SOC@25

American University News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:00
Celebrating 25 years as a school and generations of making media matter.
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TEAR: TORN in the Fenwick Gallery

George Mason University - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:08

From December 11, 2017 through February 2, 2018, the Fenwick Gallery will host an exhibition of works by Erica Hopkins entitled TEAR: TORN.

About the Exhibition: TEAR: TORN is a collection of mixed media pieces by third-year MFA Painting candidate Erica Hopkins. The work exhibits the journey of self-discovery, defining “ecstasy” through the act of tearing in relationship to being torn. By collaging fragments of papers and photographs of everyday life, the series becomes an action of reconstructing chaos in the confinement of square panels. Buried in the layers of tearing, madness is brought to order, forming a portrait of the artist.

About the Artist: Erica Hopkins, originally from Anchorage, Alaska, has a BA in Art History, with an extensive background in theatre and music. While working on her undergraduate degree, she began creating her own art to better understand the artists she studied. Her work utilizes the various mediums of painting, alternative photography, mixed media, video, and sound art to explore themes of identity, psychology, beauty, and destruction. She is currently an MFA Visual Arts candidate in Painting at George Mason University.

About Fenwick Gallery: Located in Fenwick Library, the Fenwick Gallery is designed to enhance and enrich teaching, learning, and culture at Mason. The space is dedicated to exhibiting high quality works by students, faculty, staff and other emerging and experienced artists that highlight aspects of the Libraries’ collections and support Mason’s curriculum and cultural initiatives.

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Building peace in DC’s Shaw neighborhood

American University News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:00
Students work to build peace in a community where alumnus fell victim to gun violence through the first award supported by the Matthew C. Shlonsky Memorial Fund for the District of Columbia.
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Undergraduate scholar examines the effects of France’s hijab restriction

American University News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:00
Aman Abdelhamid, SIS/BA ’18, traveled to Paris on an American University Summer Scholars grant to interview dozens of Muslim women about how France’s hijab restrictions impacted their lives.
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Alumnus Exemplifies AU Values Through Commitment to Public Service

American University News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:00
From public office, to business, arts, and education, Kevin Malecek works to benefit his beloved Cleveland community.
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