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Grant Award Explores Effective Ways to Communicate Science

American University News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
When scientists talk, do policymakers listen? Elizabeth Suhay, SPA assistant professor and her colleague were given a $30,000 grant from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and the Rita Allen Foundation to explore that question.
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Blockchain and Bitcoin

American University News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:00
Blockchain technology is here to stay, and its impact on central banks—and consumers—is undeniable. What does this mean for the future of finance?
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Energy Burst: Alumna Talks Black Lightning and Hollywood

American University News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:00
The SOC grad is a visual effects assistant editor for the new CW TV series.
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Five things to know about North and South Korea

American University News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:00
Ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics,Professor Ji-Young Lee discusses five facts about relations between North and South Korea and their history cooperating with the US.
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Shares Insights into Middle East at AU

American University News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, spoke at the recent Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture about the relationship between Israel, the U.S., and the Middle East.
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ASA President-Elect Exposes Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Human Rights Violations

American University News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
Sociology students and faculty members crowded into AU’s Abramson Recital Hall to hear American Sociological Association President-Elect Mary Romero discuss the anti-immigrant law enforcement and human rights violations committed by Joe Arpaio.
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AU Launches New Biochemistry and Applied Chemistry Grad Programs

American University News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
AU's Department of Chemistry will launch new graduate programs in the fall of 2018. It will split the MS in Chemistry into two tracks—Clinical Biochemistry and Applied Chemistry—and offer a new Graduate Certificate in Clinical Biochemistry.
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AU Alumni Make Time for You

American University News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
The Dinner with Alumni program students and alumni an opportunity to network.
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Emmy-Winning Reporter Arradondo (SOC/MA ’11) Brings the News to Nashville

American University News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
Briona Arradondo (SOC/MA '11) recently received a Midsouth regional Emmy for the Newscast/Morning category for her reporting about three school buses that were swept away during flooding in May 2017 in Tennessee.
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Survey Finds Washington Area Still Attractive to Millennials, but Majority Plan to Move within Five Years

American University News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
For the third consecutive year, the Kogod Millennial Index presents data pertinent to what Millennials need in work and life.
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New SPA Institute Offers Practical Analytical and Management Skills to Grad Students

American University News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00
The AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently introduced the SPA Analytics and Management Institute (SAMI), bringing leading experts from outside and inside academia to offer a variety of practical, cutting-edge skills to SPA graduate students.
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SPA Celebrates Black History Month

American University News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00
During the month of February, SPA will share Black History Month quotes, stories, and the history of important African American figures in U.S. history. You can follow along on all our social media platforms.
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Valentine’s Day: Music in the Lobby

George Mason University - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:59

Music + Food = Love. Play On!  At 12:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Mason Strings Department will perform selected pieces in Fenwick Lobby. Refreshments provided by Argo Tea Cafe. Join us – you’ll love it!

For more information, please contact Steve Gerber, sgerber@gmu.edu

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Research Reflections with Dr. Jacquelyn Williamson

George Mason University - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:54

Join us at 2 p.m. on February 22, for our first Research Reflections in the Reading Room, a new Mason Libraries’ series this spring.

Professor Jacquelyn Williamson, an Egyptologist with a special focus on gender and religious power, will discuss her work and recent book, Nefertiti’s Sun Temple: A New Cult Complex at Tell el-Amarna. She is involved in the ongoing investigation of Kom el-Nana at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt, the site of a sun temple associated with Queen Nefertiti (the subject of her first book).

Professor Williamson has been a member of several archaeological missions in Egypt and has worked in many museums including the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Harvard Semitic Museum, and has held teaching and research positions at UC Berkeley, Harvard University, and Brandeis University. Dr. Williamson teaches classes on the art and archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean World.

For more information, please contact Jen Stevens, Team Lead, Arts and Humanities, at jsteven7@gmu.edu.

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Former AU Journalism Fellow Moves Up at the Post

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
We touch base with Fenit Nirappil, 2016 AU SOC Washington Post Fellow.
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Fourth Annual Tatiana Ball at the Embassy of the Russian Federation

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
AU’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Provides Tickets for Students to Attend Mid-Winter Gala.
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Student Brings Avatars to Life for ETS

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
Kirby Cofino, a student in AU's Game Design MA program, worked last summer as part of a paid internship with the DIAMONDS research group in the San Francisco office of Educational Testing Service (ETS) on a speech system called HALEF.
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American University Launches Plan for Inclusive Excellence

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
American University President Sylvia M. Burwell today launched AU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence, a far-reaching effort to build a truly inclusive community at the University.
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Sunshine State Standout: Journalism Student Wins Scholarship

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
Eagle editor-in-chief Courtney Rozen is recognized by the Capitol Press Club of Florida.
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Fenwick Elevator Closures

George Mason University - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:35

Graphics installation on Fenwick new edition and Wing C public elevators is ongoing and expected to be completed this week. Work on the new edition elevators will be completed today, and installation on the Wing C elevators will take place on Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31 from 6am to 1:30pm each day. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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