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Stories of Migration: Interview with Maria Elena Salinas

American University News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Maria Elena Salinas—co-anchor of Univision Network News and one of the most influential journalists in the U.S—came to American University in Washington, D.C., to screen her award-winning documentary, “Risking It All: Children at the Border.”
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New Book Highlights Need for Diverse Perspectives for Successful Democracies

American University News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Does a new constitution improve a country’s levels of democracy? This is the question a team of American University professors asked and analyzed for their new book: Constituents before Assembly.
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Kirker Named “Up & Comer”

George Mason University - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:34

Congratulations to Maoria Kirker, Mason Libraries’ Instruction and Assessment Coordinator, recognized by the organizers of the annual Charleston Conference for her promising achievements and contributions to the library profession. Selected as one of twenty “Up & Comers”, Maoria will be profiled in the December/January issue of Against the Grain (ATG,) and will also be interviewed for an upcoming ATG Media podcast.

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Celebrate Mason Authors!

George Mason University - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:16

Fall for the Book may have concluded for this year, but the celebration of authors and writing continues in November with National Authors Day (November 1) and National Novel Writing Month (begun in 1999).

To celebrate, the Libraries will be highlighting some of our Mason authors throughout the month. We encourage you to join us by exploring some of these authors and titles as well. The Mason Spirit features recent faculty and alumni publications and profiles. To see which of these books are in the Libraries’ collection, check out our Faculty Author Collection by visiting bit.ly/masonauthors. If you post about your readings on social media use #NationalAuthorsDay.

And, don’t forget about the Libraries’ Mason Author Series, hosted throughout the year. Our next event will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 3pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room (2001). Patricia Donahue will discuss her recent book, Participation, Community, and Public Policy in a Virginia Suburb.

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Can Augmented Reality Build Stronger Cities?

American University News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
American University professor Benjamin Stokes is researching to find out if Pokémon Go can improve our cities.
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Clarity Amid Uncertainty: AUWCL Conference Looks at Next Steps in Health Care Reform

American University News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
The three-day conference featured a special address by AU president Sylvia Burwell.
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Student Spotlight

American University News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
MA TESOL student Jessie Ebersole tells how she became interested in teaching and gives advice to new MA TESOL students
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Networking Opportunity in New York City

American University News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
Want to network with AU alums, visit the several major media organizations, and learn more about your chosen field?
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Alumni Spotlight

American University News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
TESOL Program alumna Jillian Oslavsky tells us how her experience in the AU TESOL Program prepared her for future jobs and gives advice to current students
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Carmel Institute Fills Katzen with Music, Culture, and History

American University News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Concert and symposium featuring world-renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman
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Educational Enhancement Fund Empowers, Unites

American University News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Kogod’s Educational Enhancement Fund (EEF) is all about the experience.
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Advances in Science Exhibit

George Mason University - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:43

Bioscience. Space Exploration. Engineering. Information Technology. These are but a few of the rapidly advancing fields of science which affect our modern lives. Achievements in these disciplines were built – and continue to build – upon discoveries made by preceding generations of scientists. As Sir Issac Newton famously wrote, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

The exhibit Advances in Science 1586 -1999 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants explores the layered nature of scientific research, in which new knowledge is gained over the framework of each new discovery. In this exhibit, we see how the scientific method, first advocated by Sir Francis Bacon, informed the methodology of naturalist, Charles Darwin and later, the scientists who discovered DNA, Watson and Crick. In the field of applied mathematics, the theories espoused by Euclid during the 3rd Century, B.C. created a system of mathematical thinking that would not be expanded until the 19th century. And even as applied mathematics advances and paradigms shift, the work of Euclid remains relevant.

This exhibition explores the evolution of scientific thought through rare books, archival documents, and photographs. It examines two main branches of science: the life sciences and applied mathematics. Featuring the works of Euclid, Bacon, Spallanzani, Pasteur, Linnaeus, and Darwin, Advances in Science 1586 -1999 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants spans the period between the formulation of the scientific method to the construction of the International Space Station. A reception will be held on November 7, 3-5 p.m., Special Collections Research Center, 2400 Fenwick Library.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Bramlett, rbramlet@gmu.edu, 703-933-2058.

 

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Games at the Pace of News

American University News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00
Professor Lindsay Grace explains Newsjams, a game building experience linked to journalism and media digital
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President Trump’s Relationship with Congress in the First Year

American University News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00
Just how is President Trump getting along with Congress during his first year in office? This was the focus of a recent panel discussion hosted by SPA’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
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How an Unlikely Friendship Helped Turn the Tide of Hate for One of the Nation's Most Notorious White Supremacist Groups

American University News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00
African-American musician and author, Daryl Davis, recently spoke at an SPA event about his 30-year experience interviewing Ku Klux Klan members, many of whom he befriended and led them to renounce their racist views.
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10 Memorable Moments from Gabrielle Union’s AU Talk

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
The actor and author appeared in Bender Arena as part of All-American Weekend.
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Decoding Extremism

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
Cynthia Miller-Idriss’ book examines disturbing symbols of German white nationalism.
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Improving Minority Graduation Rates in U.S. Colleges and Universities

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
AU’s School of Public Affairs hosted a conference recently to discuss the challenges of improving minority graduation rates and invited colleges making strides to share best practices.
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CAS Students Complete American Economic Association Program

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
Last summer, Yamillet Payanon, an American University senior, and Britni Wilcher, a fourth-year PhD student, attended the American Economic Association (AEA) Summer Training Program at Michigan State University.
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Looking at the Link Between Body Cameras and Crime

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
As police increasingly use body-worn cameras, questions arise about the impact and effectiveness of the practice. James Wright, an SPA PhD candidate is focused on these questions as part of his research.
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