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Alumnus Publishes Memoir About His Teen Years Working at the White House

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
Don Stinson (SPA/BA ’77) worked as a White House messenger when he was a freshman at SPA. His new book, “Downstairs at the White House,” details his experience with politicians at the highest levels — all while studying political science at SPA.
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American University Launches Innovative Carbon Offset Program in Washington, D.C.

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
AU has announced an innovative program that will offset the carbon emissions caused by students, faculty and staff members who commute to campus by planting atrees throughout D.C.
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Celebrating Volunteerism

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
April is all about celebrating service, encouraging volunteerism, and honoring those who serve.
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Lens Collective 2018: Connecting Real People to Real Communities

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
American University was one of the eight universities invited to take part in Lens Collective 2018, a multimedia workshop in Mississippi. A student reflects on learning about civil rights and storytelling.
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American University Launches Innovative Carbon Offset Program in Washington, D.C.

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
AU has announced an innovative program that will offset the carbon emissions caused by students, faculty and staff members who commute to campus by planting atrees throughout D.C.
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Celebrating Volunteerism

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
April is all about celebrating service, encouraging volunteerism, and honoring those who serve.
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American University Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
American University will hold to tradition and host its 135th commencement ceremonies on Mother’s Day weekend on campus in Bender Arena with an illustrious assembly of commencement speakers.
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School of Public Affairs Faculty Member Named Russell Sage Visiting Scholar

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy is among 15 social scientists selected by the Russell Sage Foundation to be a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Alumnus Publishes Memoir About His Teen Years Working at the White House

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
Don Stinson (SPA/BA ’77) worked as a White House messenger when he was a freshman at SPA. His new book, “Downstairs at the White House,” details his experience with politicians at the highest levels — all while studying political science at SPA.
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How Climate Change Finance Works to Mitigate Effects in Developing Countries

American University News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
SPA Professor Todd Eisenstadt has spent years understanding how climate change affects indigenous populations in developing countries. Now, he’s working to track funding for climate change projects from international donors to local development projects.
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SCRC Open House 4/26

George Mason University - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:01

From Noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, stop by Special Collections Research Center, 2400 Fenwick Library. Selected items from their manuscript and rare book collections will be on display at this Open House.

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Exhibition Opening: Origins

George Mason University - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:21

Fenwick Gallery is pleased to host “Origins,” an exhibition of prints and works on paper from the Mason printmaking collective ELEMENTS. The exhibition runs from Monday, April 16, 2018 through Friday, May 18, 2018.

“Origins” examines creation myths focusing on the genesis of man, the material world, and the role of divine beings. The four participating artists and the curator, representing the classical elements of earth, air, fire, water, and æther, create a body of work in response to the role of the natural elements in the formation of the universe. Participating artists include Brigitte Caramanna (Earth); Mike Walton (Aether); Melvin Parada (Water); Emily Fussner (Fire); and Jennifer Lillis, Curator (Air).

An artists’ talk is scheduled on Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room.

About the Fenwick Gallery: Fenwick Gallery is part of the University Libraries and is located in Fenwick Library on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting high quality works by students, faculty, staff, and other emerging and experienced artists. The gallery is open during Library business hours; see library.gmu.edu and fenwickgallery.gmu.edu for more information about hours and exhibitions, or contact Stephanie Grimm, Art and Art History Librarian, at sgrimm4@gmu.edu.

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Students’ Film, Airing on MPT, Aims to Inspire Action to Heal Baltimore’s Harbor

American University News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:00
Baltimore's harbor is a national landmark and a source of pride for the people of the city. However, water pollution is a serious issue in Baltimore.
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Students’ Film, Airing on MPT, Aims to Inspire Action to Heal Baltimore’s Harbor

American University News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:00
Baltimore's harbor is a national landmark and a source of pride for the people of the city. However, water pollution is a serious issue in Baltimore, affecting human health, wildlife and the city’s economy.
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Educate, Empower, and Elevate: Team Wins AU’s Global Health Competition

American University News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:00
Six teams competed in AU’s 2018 Intramural Public Health Case Competition
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Educate, Empower, and Elevate: Team Wins AU’s Global Health Competition

American University News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:00
Six teams competed in AU’s 2018 Intramural Public Health Case Competition
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To Serve a Free Society, Social Media Must Evolve Beyond Data Mining

American University News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
As Congress and the public wrestle with the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people are now realizing the risks data collection poses to civic institutions, public discourse and individual privacy.
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A Day to Remember: Sylvia Burwell is Inaugurated as AU's 15th President

American University News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
In a Bender Arena ceremony, Burwell celebrates AU's shared values and charts a path forward.
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Health Studies Professor's Research Sheds Light on Link Between Chronic Pain and MSG

American University News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
Health Studies Assistant Professor Kathleen Holton's research into glutamate, or what most consumers know as MSG, shows a link between the food additive and chronic pain.
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Five food trends that are changing Latin America

American University News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
Can “social gastronomy” address the high levels of violence and youth unemployment in Latin America? Professor Johanna Mendelson Forman walks through five culinary ventures doing good across the region.
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