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AACSB Recognizes Kogod Alumnus Carlos A. Carrazana as 2018 Influential Leader

American University News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:00
Third annual Influential Leaders Challenge celebrates 29 change-makers and their impact on global issues.
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Mason Author Series: Lincoln Mullen

George Mason University - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:03

Join us on Thursday, March 1, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, for our next Mason Author Series event with Dr. Lincoln Mullen, Assistant Professor, History and Art History.

While the United States has a long history of religious pluralism, Americans have often believed their faith determines their eternal destiny. The result is that Americans switch religions more often than any other nation. The Chance of Salvation traces the history of the distinctively American idea that religion is a matter of individual choice.

Lincoln Mullen shows how Americans’ willingness to change faiths has created a shared assumption that religious identity is a decision. As Americans confronted a growing array of religious options in the 19th century, pressures to convert altered the basis of American religion. Evangelical Protestants, Cherokees, enslaved and freed African Americans, Mormons, American Jews, and Catholics each experienced their own patterns of conversion.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and refreshments will be provided.

About the Author: Lincoln A. Mullen is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Mullen is a historian of American religion and also teaches digital history, U.S. history, and the history of Christianity.

About the Mason Author Series: The University Libraries’ Mason Author Series features Mason faculty and alumni authors throughout the year, and is generously sponsored by the University Bookstore. For more information about the Mason Author Series, please contact John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing, jwarre13@gmu.edu, or Jessica Clark, Development & Communications Officer, jclarkw@gmu.edu.

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Feb. 7: Libraries open at 10 a.m.

George Mason University - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:40

Due to inclement weather, Mason Libraries will open at 10 a.m. today, February 7.

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Media Adventures: SOC Graduate Students Explore China

American University News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Three SOC graduate students spent a week in China learning about the culture, its relationship with the United States and its media landscape.
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Kerner Report: 50 Years Later

American University News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Race and media relations have only become more complex since the original commissioning of the Kerner Report. AU SOC is hosting a panel of journalists to discuss the importance of the Kerner Report in both a historical and contemporary context.
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Big Hollywood Break: Alumnus Co-Writes Black Klansman

American University News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Charlie Watchel, an AU alumnus, and his co-writer will have their film, Black Klansmen, produced by Jordan Peele and Spike Lee.
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Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance Program Named University Affiliate by the CFA Institute

American University News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Kogod’s MSF program is now a CFA Institute Affiliate.
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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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