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'Get Out' Is a Comedy? Russell Williams Explains

American University News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
A distinguished filmmaker in residence at American University's School of Communication explains why Get Out is entered as a comedy in the Golden Globe awards.
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The Princeton Review Ranks Kogod Greatest Opportunities for Minorities, Women

American University News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
This Fall, The Princeton Review ranked Kogod #3 for greatest opportunities for minorities, and #4 for greatest opportunities for women.
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The Princeton Review Ranks Kogod Greatest Opportunities for Minorities, Women

American University News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
This Fall, The Princeton Review ranked Kogod #3 for greatest opportunities for minorities, and #4 for greatest opportunities for women.
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'Get Out' is a Comedy? Russell Williams Explains

American University News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
A distinguished filmmaker in residence at American University's School of Communication explains why Get Out is entered as a comedy in the Golden Globe awards.
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Patriot Pantry Donation Drive

George Mason University - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:46

From November 27 through December 1, Gateway and Fenwick Libraries are collecting donations for Patriot Pantry. Drop off your items at either Gateway or Fenwick Library Service Desks. For each item you donate, you will receive one raffle ticket per item you bring – and the chance to win fun prizes! Winners will be contacted by e-mail. For more information, contact Allison O’Connor, aoconnor@gmu.edu, 703-993-9055.  Patriot Pantry needs include:

Trail Mixes Nut Mixes Crackers with Cheese Crackers with                Peanut Butter Whole Grain Chips Canned           Chicken Shelf-stable Meals Multi-Grain Chips Lotion Pasta Laundry Soap Pasta Sauce Organic Items Body Wash Dryer Sheets Kleenex (Boxes)

 

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Fundraising Underway for New Hall of Science

American University News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00
American University has launched an initiative to raise $40 million to construct a state-of-the-art Hall of Science.
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Inspiring Change, Making a Difference

American University News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00
Genever Oppong, BSA minoring in finance, ’18, is a change-maker. It’s why she pursued business education in the first place.
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An Investment in the Sciences at AU

American University News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00
The new Don Myers Building will be home to the departments of physics, mathematics and statistics, and computer science.
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Fundraising Underway for New Hall of Science

American University News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00
American University has launched an initiative to raise $40 million to construct a state-of-the-art Hall of Science.
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Inspiring Change, Making a Difference

American University News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00
Genever Oppong, BSA minoring in finance, ’18, is a change-maker. It’s why she pursued business education in the first place.
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SOC goes to NCA 2017

American University News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:00
Faculty and PhD students will represent the School of Communication at the National Communication Association annual conference on November 16-19, 2017.
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Did Trump’s charm offensive work in the Philippines?

American University News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:00
President Trump's whirlwind tour of Asia revealed that Trump’s style of diplomacy focuses more on his personal relationships with world leaders than diplomatic relations between countries.
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A Look at Lebanon: Untangling the Relationship Between NGOs and Local Governments

American University News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
A new report by SPA faculty explores the relationship between nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local governments in developing countries.
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Shaping the Future – The 2017 President's Circle Celebration

American University News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
AU donors and friends joined President Sylvia Burwell at the President’s Circle Celebration to celebrate and reflect on the many ways AU looks to the future and leads.
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All-American Success!

American University News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
All-American Weekend was filled with laughter, great weather, and lots of fun! Hundreds of alumni returned relive their days at American University and participate in a wide variety of events throughout the city.
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Early Leader: The First Black SG President Reflects on AU in the 1960s

American University News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
Norman Early went on to become Denver’s district attorney.
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Healing Together

American University News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
Women of Color Healing and Empowerment Circles aim to help students replenish themselves in order to thrive and lead.
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RFP for Course Redesign Using OER

George Mason University - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:17

Mason 4-VA, in collaboration with Mason Publishing in the University Libraries and the Office of Digital Learning in the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, has issued an RFP regarding Open Educational Resources (OER). This project is focused on innovative course redesign that reconsiders the materials currently used with the intent purpose to integrate digital materials. Courses of particular interest are those that 1) have high enrollment numbers, 2) are required courses for majors, 3) count in the Mason Core, or 4) carry high textbook costs.

Open Educational Resources are defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.” Open Educational Resources. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2016.

Redesigning courses to include open educational resources can accomplish the following:

  • reduce the cost of instruction for students
  • improve teaching and learning outcomes
  • create student economic opportunity through open access to quality educational resources

Who May Apply: Mason full-time faculty who teach high demand, highly populated courses. Adjunct faculty may apply as part of a team. For example, a group proposal may contain an adjunct instructor and full-time faculty from a department. Teams representing multiple sections of a course are encouraged to apply.

Grant Amounts: Competitive grants will be awarded ranging from $1,000-$5,000, depending on the nature of the work and the level of team collaboration. Larger amounts will be considered for projects that develop original materials.

Application & Deadline: For application forms and requirements, see attached or visit the 4-VA site. Deadline is December 1, 2017.

NOTE: Mason Publishing is available to aid faculty in developing OER textbooks or workbooks as a part of this project. Telephone: (703) 993-3636, publish@gmu.edu.

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Becoming Lucius25: What to Know Before Attending our Crucial Conversations Event

American University News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:00
The School of Professional & Extended Studies sits down with spoke word artist Theo Wilson and Washington Post reporter Peter Holley to talk race, politics, and the internet age.
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