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Mastering the Haiku of Filmmaking

American University News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00
Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: Stogner produces immersive media for exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture.
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Gelman & Eckles Closed for Independence Day

The George Washington University - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:50
June 22, 2016

Gelman and Eckles Libraries will be closed on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Gelman will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Eckles will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

WRLC Newsletter, June 2016

WRLC Newsletter - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:00



Can Writing a New Constitution Improve Democracy?

American University News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00
A constitution does not necessarily lead to more democracy, but it could if a country is willing to involve citizens of all types and backgrounds, in crafting it early on.
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Top Documentary Festival a Showcase for American University Faculty

American University News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00
The School of Communication is well-integrated into this week's prestigious AFI DOCS film festival, hosted by the American Film Institute.
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SIS Alumni Relations Office receives award for career development program

American University News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00
The SIS Alumni Relations Office has received a CASE Gold award for its innovative new career development program.
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Action plan signed on women’s economic empowerment

American University News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00
An AU delegation representing the U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council witnessed the signing of an MOU Action Plan regarding women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. This article first appeared in "Dawn".
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2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index

American University News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00
Three GM Cars Top the 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index
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Reporting Boot Camp

American University News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00
For the third year of the POLITICO Journalism Institute, AU continues a successful partnership.
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Student Awarded Ruby’s Artist Project Grant

American University News - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00
Amberly Alene Ellis has been selected as a recipient of a 2016 Rubys Artist Project Grant in media and performing arts.
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Playing for a Cure

American University News - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00
The JDRF Real Estate Games, hosted annually at AU, aren't just about fun. They're about impact.
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Playing for a Cure

American University News - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00
The JDRF Real Estate Games, hosted annually at AU, aren't just about fun. They're about impact.
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Documents Tell the Story of Enslaved People at the Columbian College

The George Washington University - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:38
June 15, 2016

The year was 1847 and slavery was legal in the District of Columbia, although it was the site of significant anti-slavery activism. Two enslaved men, known only as Abram and John, were owned by Capt. Haynes of Virginia and brought to Columbian College to assist him in his work as the college's steward. Columbian College student Henry J. Arnold provided Abram with $14 and a letter for an attorney with the intention that Abram would file a lawsuit to win his freedom. For this act of bravery, Arnold was expelled from the college. 
 
While the Arnold Case was not completely forgotten in the history of GW, it has remained largely obscure or else apocryphal to both scholars and the general public. Thanks to collaboration between DCAAP and the GW Libraries' digital services unit, the University Archives have now made available to scholars a cache of documents that illuminates this situation. The documentation consists of drafts and copies of letters written by Columbian College’s then-president, Joel S. Bacon, to Arnold, his family and others who inquired or appealed to Bacon about the matter. With this critical documentation, the story of enslaved people at Columbian College can now be more fully told.

Read more about this incident and the about the documents in a post by University Archivist Christie Peterson.

 

Studio Art Student Award Winners Announced

American University News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00
Spring 2016 winners exhibit artistic talent and academic excellence.
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Alumnus Madden Takes Schorr Journalism Prize

American University News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00
Patrick Madden was honored for a collaboration with WAMU 88.5, SOC's Investigative Reporting Workshop, and Reveal News.
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Opening Celebration of the Corcoran Archives

The George Washington University - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 13:38
June 13, 2016

Wednesday, June 15
5 - 6:30pm
Special Collections Reading Room (704)

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the Corcoran Archives in its new home at GW Libraries Special Collections Research Center. Selections from the collection will be on display in the reading room and light refreshment will be served. Archivists will be available to answer questions and discuss what is known about the archives now and what may yet to be discovered in them. 

The Special Collections Research Center is located in suite 704 of the Gelman Library. Photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Library.

Nearly a decade has passed since the archives of the Corcoran Gallery and the Corcoran College of Art and Design—now the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design—were accessible to researchers. In June, nearly 2,000 boxes of historical documents and hundreds of thousands of architectural drawings, exhibition posters, photographs and oversized ledgers were donated to the George Washington University from the Corcoran board of trustees.

The Corcoran archives document the life and vitality of one of D.C.’s oldest cultural heritage institutions and provides nearly 150 years of insight into the history of American art museums and art education, from its founding in 1869 through 2014 when the historic agreements between the Corcoran, GW and the National Gallery of Art were finalized. The archives will be available to the public at the Special Collections Research Center in Gelman Library.

Learn more about the archives and how to access them on the Corcoran Archives webpages.  

AU School of Education Students Win Scholarships

American University News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00
Financial aid for next generation of education leaders.
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AU School of Education Students Win Scholarships

American University News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00
Financial aid for next generation of education leaders.
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A Journey into Venture Capitalism

American University News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00
Six graduate students revitalized the Kogod Private Equity and Venture Capital Club this past year. Follow them on their journey to the global finals.
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Interdisciplinary Impact

American University News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00
Sonya Grier believes an interdisciplinary approach leads to powerful solutions to society’s problems.
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