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‘Black On Campus’ Aims for National Impact

American University News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:00
A recently launched investigative journalism reporting program for black college students, has a strong presence at American University.
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Closing the College Opportunity Gap

American University News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:00
A new center at American University aims for all U.S. students to get on the path to postsecondary success.
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American University News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:00
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TESOL Alumni Spotlight

American University News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:00
Philip Piatt (AU TESOL Certificate 2015) tells us how he became interested in teaching English and about his wonderful experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Georgia.
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Exploring Masculinity

American University News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:00
AU program challenges students by teaching the differences between healthy masculinity and toxic masculinity
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AU Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

American University News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:00
AU Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities
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Protect Yourself from Fraud

George Mason University - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:29

Join us in observing National Consumer Protection Week. A representative from  Fairfax County Consumer Affairs will present “Protect Yourself from Fraud” on March 7 from 4 – 5 p.m., 1009 Fenwick Library. The Consumer Affairs Branch mediates and investigates consumer complaints against businesses, tenant-landlord disputes, and cable issues if the transaction occurred in Fairfax County. Services offered by this branch include answering advice inquiries, assisting consumers with pre-purchase information, and community outreach.

For more information, please contact Katara Hofmann, kwright1@gmu.edu, 703-993-9061

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SP@RC Your Research!

George Mason University - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:30

Scholarly Productions @ the Research Commons (SP@RC) Lab provides point of need assistance for scholars in disseminating their research, regardless of format.  Through workshops and appointments, SP@RC’s goal is to create self-sufficient scholars – able to apply best practices in design and research presentation to their work. Come learn – and do – with us!

For more information, please contact Hannah McLaughlin, hmclaug2@gmu.edu, 703-993-2236.

 

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Report Raises Risks of Artificial Intelligence: Playing Out in Political Reality

American University News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:00
Artificial intelligence has incredible promise to make the world a better place. But the technology is also creating a growing concern about its potential to do harm.
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Voices Heard: SIS Professor Shows How Human Rights Activists Changed U.S. Foreign Policy

American University News - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 00:00
Sarah Snyder documents the long 1960s and the crumbling of the Cold War consensus.
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AU Launches Three Computer Science Grad Programs

American University News - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 00:00
To give students the skills necessary to meet this workforce demand, American University is launching three new Computer Science Tracks for graduate student: Data Science, Games and Computational Media and Applied Computer Science.
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New Class Shows Potential Paths for Political Theory Majors

American University News - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 00:00
Students say they enjoy deep discussions in political theory classes, but they worry that it has limited job prospects. Now, a one-credit class taught by practitioners at think tanks, nonprofits, and in journalism may just change their minds.
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Development & Storytelling Through Film

American University News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00
Brian Duss is furthering his passion for development work through the power of storytelling.
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SCRC Exhibit Reception on 2/19

George Mason University - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:44

Special Collections Research Center is hosting an exhibit reception for its current display, From Tintypes to .TIFFs – Life through the Lens, on Monday, February 19, 2-4 p.m., 2400 Fenwick Library.  Professor Vanessa Schulman of the History and Art History department will provide remarks about the exhibit, and refershments are provided by Argo Tea.

For more information, contact Liz Beckman, ebeckman@gmu.edu, 703-993-5282

 

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Intro to Pathway Studio Feb 20 & 22

George Mason University - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:34

By integrating a vast knowledgebase of biological relationships harvested from millions of published articles (full-text and abstracts) with analytical and visualization tools, Pathway Studio enables scientists to explore molecular interactions along with the cause and effect relationships associated with biological processes across multiple organisms. Register now to get an overview of this tool on February 20 (Fenwick Library) or February 22 (Colgan Hall, SciTech Campus). Come and learn how Pathway Studio can help you:

  • Analyze and interpret your experimental results in the context of published data with greater confidence
  • Rapidly develop and confirm experimental hypotheses for new drug targets, biomarkers and drug repurposing projects
  • Unravel cell and immunology interactions associated with disease biology
  • Understand the underlying biology that affects development, disease progression and drug responsiveness

For more information, contact Carl Leak, cleak@gmu.edu, 703-993-8347.

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Young Alumni Chapter News

American University News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00
Join the ranks of the motivated, enthusiastic members of the DC and NYC Young Alumni Chapters!
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Alumna Calls Working with At-Risk Youth a Privilege

American University News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00
A casual conversation with a friend led Angela Gonzalez down an unexpected path.
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Finding Inspiration among the Land Mines in Laos

American University News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:00
Erin McGoff credits the fellowship for helping her realize that her passion lie in cinematic video journalism. Applications for the 2018 program will be open soon.
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American University Appoints Traevena Byrd as General Counsel

American University News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:00
American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced she has appointed Traevena Byrd as vice president and general counsel.
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