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The Age of Consequences: Eye-Opening Documentary Screened at AU

American University News - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 00:00
The College of Arts and Sciences brought together the fields of environmentalism, international relations, and security studies with a screening of the groundbreaking new documentary The Age of Consequences on April 5.
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Exploratory Analysis of Historic Document Collections

George Mason University - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:12

Dr. Dieter Pfoser of George Mason’s Geography and GeoInformation department will present on his latest project with the National Archives’ Founders Online database and describe his process for creating interactive maps and visualizations from correspondence collections. The lecture will be held on Monday, April 24, 3:30 p.m, Main Reading Room, Fenwick Library.

The presentation is sponsored by University Libraries’ Digital Humanities Working Group. For more information, please contact George Oberle, History Librarian, goberle at gmu.edu

 

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US Premiere of the The Spacewalker

American University News - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:00
AU's Carmel Institute co-hosts screening of new Russian film to mark International Day of Cosmonautics.
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American University Celebrating National Volunteer Month

American University News - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:00
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Find out more about National Volunteer Month and how AU is celebrating
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Service with Compassion: Two AU Students Named Truman Scholars

American University News - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:00
Lexi Ivers and Shyheim Snead will get scholarship money for graduate education.
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Students Head to Vegas for Hands-on Experience with Sony

American University News - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:00
Two SOC students are heading to Vegas to get some hands-on experience with Sony at the annual National Association of Broadcasters conference.
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American University Announces Online Launch of Three Innovative Graduate Education Degree Programs

American University News - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 00:00
With teacher shortage looming, AU’s School of Education online programs will help to prepare the next generation of effective teachers and education policy leaders.
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Photography Students Receive National Recognition

American University News - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00
American University students studying photography at the School of Communication, were featured among Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s "Best of High School and College Photography" winners.
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Taxation: Learning Skills for Life

American University News - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00
Kogod’s Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program gives students skills to distinguish themselves in the workforce. It opens career paths that support flexible and lucrative careers.
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SIS remembers Professor Gary Weaver

American University News - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00
The School of International Service will honor the life and work of Professor Gary Weaver, who was a member of the American University community for more than 50 years, at a memorial service on April 29.
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Professor Robin Broad wins Guggenheim Fellowship

American University News - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00
The School of International Service congratulates Professor Robin Broad on her Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the first SIS faculty member to win the prestigious award.
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School of Education Welcomes New Advisory Board

American University News - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00
Sixteen-member board will help guide the School of Education.
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Denise Saunders Thompson Awarded $500,000 Mellon Grant

American University News - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00
Professorial lecturer Denise Saunders Thompson awarded $500,000 Mellon Grant.
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Professor Kraut Receives Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

American University News - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00
The Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS) presented AU History Professor Alan Kraut with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Fake News: Learn to Discern!

George Mason University - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:58

The ability to tell the difference between accurate news and fake news is an important skill that you’ll use for the rest of your life. In this one hour workshop, attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize fake or misleading news stories
  • Critically evaluate news sources using a variety of strategies (such as IMVAIN, reverse image searching, fact-checking sites, and others)
  • Find reliable print and web-based information sources

Learn to discern! Join us on April 20 at 2 p.m. in 228 Gateway Library.  For more information, please contact Royce Gildersleeve, rgilder at gmu.edu, 703-993-9867.

 

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Mason Author Series: Jennifer Ritterhouse

George Mason University - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:06

Join the University Libraries for the book launch of Discovering the South: One Man’s Travels Through a Changing America in the 1930s on Wednesday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room.

During the Great Depression, the American South was not merely “the nation’s number one economic problem,” as President Franklin Roosevelt declared. It was also a battlefield on which forces for and against social change were starting to form. For a white southern liberal like Jonathan Daniels, editor of the Raleigh News and Observer, it was a fascinating moment to explore. Attuned to culture as well as politics, Daniels knew the true South lay somewhere between Erskine Caldwell’s Tobacco Road and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. On May 5, 1937, he set out to find it, driving thousands of miles in his trusty Plymouth and ultimately interviewing even Mitchell herself.

In Discovering the South, historian Jennifer Ritterhouse pieces together Daniels’s unpublished notes from his tour along with his published writings and a wealth of archival evidence to put this one man’s journey through a South in transition into a larger context. Daniels’s well chosen itinerary brought him face to face with the full range of political and cultural possibilities in the South of the 1930s, from New Deal liberalism and social planning in the Tennessee Valley Authority, to Communist agitation in the Scottsboro case, to planters’ and industrialists’ reactionary worldview and repressive violence. The result is a lively narrative of black and white southerners fighting for and against democratic social change at the start of the nation’s long civil rights era.

Visit the author’s website for more about the project.

Jennifer Ritterhouse is associate professor of history at George Mason University. She is the author of Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race and several articles; editor of a reprint edition of Sarah Patton Boyle’s autobiography, The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian’s Stand in Time of Transition; and co-editor of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South. She teaches classes on the 20th-century US, the South, cultural history, and research methods.

The University Libraries’ Mason Author Series features Mason faculty and alumni authors throughout the year, and is generously sponsored by the University Bookstore. Upcoming readings include Visiting Professor Michael Hayden on May 4.

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Artists’ Books in Conversation with Zines

George Mason University - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:04

In conjunction with the Zine Fair (hosted by Assistant Professor Christopher Kardambikis’ art class), the Mason community is invited to visit the Special Collections Research Center (2400 Fenwick) on Wednesday, April 26. Join us between 2 and 5 p.m. to learn more about our artists’ book collection and to view artists’ books in conversation with the various themes and formats of zines.

For more information, contact Rebecca Bramlett, Research Services Coordinator, at rbramlet@gmu.edu or 3-2058.

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Intersections of Communication & Code: SOC Grad Joins Code for America

American University News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00
Tech Ladymafia's Erie Meyer, who graduated from SOC in 2005, joins the leadership team at Code for America recently.
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Taylor Battle: Politics, Social Change and EPA Internship

American University News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00
American University strategic communication graduate student Taylor Battle talks about the advantages of her program and her internship at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Bergen, Norway: A Week in Review

American University News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00
“Studying in Bergen at NHH surpassed all of my expectations. It was an experience of adventure, learning and reflection that I will never forget.” –Kogod Corporate Entrepreneurship student
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