University News

How an Internship Jumpstarted a Career

American University News - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 00:00
Sydney Gore visited a class of undergrad SOC students to share tips for success.
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Building a Network of Social Scientists Working on Global Health Policy

American University News - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 00:00
SPA Professor Jeremy Shiffman brought together 20 academics who presented papers and discussed shared interests in the areas of global health, health policy, and health systems.
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Department of Health Studies Launches Speakers Series

American University News - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 00:00
This fall the Department of Health Studies launched the DHS Speakers Series. Each month, we invite respected scholars in their field to speak at AU.
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Wynton Marsalis & Igor Butman Perform for Carmel Institute

American University News - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00
Renowned jazz musicians Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis took center stage at DC’s historic Lincoln Theatre to celebrate the fifth anniversary of AU’s groundbreaking Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History.
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Giants of Jazz

American University News - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00
Renowned jazz musicians Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis took center stage at DC’s historic Lincoln Theatre to celebrate the fifth anniversary of AU’s groundbreaking Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History.
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Managing Through the Global Financial Crisis and Oil Price Shock: Qatar’s Experience

American University News - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00
Kogod students and faculty got an inside look at Qatar's role in the global market from H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Saoud Al-Thani.
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Global Goals: Susan Rice Talks LGBT Rights at AU

American University News - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00
Obama’s National Security Advisor gives a powerful address in the SIS atrium.
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Leading the way with Public Relations at AU

American University News - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00
Check out where the AU PR program is headed in 2016/17.
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Keeping the Beat While Keeping Busy

American University News - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00
Kogod Professor John Simson brings his passion for music from the stage to the classroom.
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Will You Be Chosen?

George Mason University - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 13:12

During the first three weeks of November, the University Libraries will be conducting a short LibQUAL+® survey to measure library service quality and identify best practices.

Please help us so we can help you. When you voiced your concerns about noise levels in the new Fenwick Library building, we listened – the Pick Your Spot campaign and designated study zones were the result. We would like you to share your thoughts with us again.

The goal of the University Libraries is to foster innovation, originality, and imagination by qualitatively managing access to scholarship and information, providing expert consultation in the research process, actively teaching the effective and critical use of information, and disseminating research and scholarship through publishing endeavors.

We appreciate your honest assessment on whether we are achieving these goals, and LibQUAL+® is one tool that will help us measure our impact.

LibQUAL+® was developed by the Association of Research Libraries to help libraries better understand user perceptions of library service quality. Since 2000, more than 1,200 libraries have participated in LibQUAL+® (including Mason), which enables us to assess our service quality in comparison with that of our peer institutions. As an institution designated with the highest Carnegie Research classification, this input is vital.

Mason faculty and students will be randomly selected to take the survey. The data collected from the surveys will be held confidentially and reported to the University Libraries anonymously.

Check your e-mail on November 1 to see if you were chosen.

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First-Gen Find a Welcome at AU

American University News - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00
First generation students discuss life at AU.
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From Shortchanged to Lasting Change

American University News - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00
Caroline Bruckner, Managing Director of Kogod's Tax Policy Center, isn't just about research and education. She’s about innovative—and impactful—change.
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I Approve this Message: AU Profs Weigh in on Campaign Ad Wars

American University News - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00
As candidates blanket the airwaves, AU experts discuss the past, present, and future of campaign advertising.
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National Churchill Library and Center Open House

The George Washington University - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:18
October 24, 2016

Saturday, October 29
3-5 p.m.
National Churchill Library and Center, 1st Floor, Gelman Library

Join us for an open house celebrating the opening of the National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) on the first floor of Gelman Library. This is the first major research facility in the nation's capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill and his role in 20th century history and in the world today. Tour our new space and learn about how the NCLC is supporting research and leadership programming at GW and beyond. Please feel free to drop by any time during our Open House.

12 Interesting Things Tony Goldwyn Said at AU

American University News - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 00:00
What he said about “Scandal,” working with The Innocence Project, and how much he likes working with Kerry Washington (spoiler: a lot--he likes working with her a lot).
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Crime, Policing, and Justice: 50 Years of Progress?

American University News - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 00:00
Experts from academia and law enforcement gathered on campus to review findings a 1960s commission on crime, policing and justice.
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WSP alum gains honors for research

American University News - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 00:00
WSP alum gains honors for research
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Jack-o-Lit: Literary Pumpkin Carving and Crafts with Faculty & Librarians

The George Washington University - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:36
October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 27
Noon-2 p.m.
Kogan Plaza

Bring your own pumpkin and sculpt an homage to your favorite author or literary character in the company of GW's coolest faculty and librarians. Carving implements will be provided along with cookies, cider, and nerdy-cool conversation. Check out this GW Today gallery for photos of last year's amazing creations!

Don't have a pumpkin to carve? Make your own mask! Supplies will be provided.

Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged!  Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character. 

Afterwards, don't forget to wear your mask to the GW English Department's Fall Open House from 3-5 p.m. Treats of all kinds will be available in the English Department lounge (Philips Hall, 6th floor) and faculty will be in their offices with candy and literary treats. 

Rare Book Friday in the Special Collections Research Center

The George Washington University - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:21
October 21, 2016

Friday, October 28
Noon - 4:00pm
Gelman Library, Room 710 (Kiev Room)

October Focus - “Books of Life: Resilience and the Written Word (1933 to the Present)” Sneak Peak

October’s selections offer a sneak peek of an upcoming library exhibition. “Books of Life: Resilience and the Written Word (1933 to the Present)” will bring together materials from the Corcoran Collection of Artists’ Books and the Kiev Judaica collection in an exploration of the book’s power to preserve human expression in the face of persecution. Because of this power, violence towards books has been a hallmark of repressive regimes. At the same time, books have been a means of reclaiming, recovery, and remembrance for communities who have experienced oppression.

Materials range from books looted during the period of Nazi aggression and Holocaust memorial texts, to artists’ books which commemorate modern acts of violence and which call for social justice for victims of war, institutionalized racism, and other forms discrimination.

Join us for an up-close look at the jewels of GW's special collections at this monthly open house. Librarians and archivists will be on hand to a discuss the books and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to interact with rare and historic items that are usually kept in secure storage areas. Learn how to enhance your research using the rich trove of primary sources available in GW's Special Collections Research Center. 

Ambassador Susan Rice to Speak at SIS

American University News - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 00:00
On Wednesday, October 26, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice visits SIS to deliver a speech about securing LGBTQ rights around the world.
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