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Harnessing the Power of One of Nature's Most Abundant Materials

American University News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
American University chemistry professor Douglas M. Fox develops method to improve performance of cellulose nanocrystals in medicine and green manufacturing.
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Changing the Brain and Watching it Happen

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Recent advances in neuroscience have made it possible to modulate brain activity.
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At the Intersection of Business and Biology

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
The Professional Science Master’s of Biotechnology at American University is unique because it includes business classes and internship requirements, in addition to core science courses.
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Cuba: From Ridge to Reef

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Over the 2016 spring break, a group of American University students in their first year of the AU Scholars program travelled from Washington, DC, to Havana, Cuba.
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SOC Classes Gearing Up for Election Day

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Journalism students prepare to cover election day, live from our nation's capitol.
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AU: The Stem Cell of Pre-Med Programs

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
American University’s premedical program, though small, has had great success.
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Sequential Analysis: Uncovering New Statistical Methods to Solve Some of the World's Biggest Challenges

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Professor Michael Baron's research on sequential analysis and multiple hypothesis testing.
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Million Dollar Advice

American University News - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:00
Kogod students got expert advice (about life and business) from D.C. professional Michael Sapir.
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Public Health Research with National Implications

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Being a public health student at American University provides the opportunity for unique experiences beyond the classroom, due to the university’s location in the nation’s capital.
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Corsets: Male Desire or Female Agency?

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
The recent popularity of waist training has brought corsets back to the forefront of fashion, even if they are no longer called corsets.
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Chemistry Chair's Research to Develop High Performance Catalysts

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Shouzhong Zou works with his team on catalysis research that addresses current issues relating to the environment and energy.
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The Intrigue in Excrement

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
A student of College faculty members Colin Saldanha and Christopher Tudge, Kramer extracts the hormone samples for her research from fecal matter of gorillas housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.
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AU's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
At American University, an active multidisciplinary neuroscience research environment is offered to both faculty and students and made possible through the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.
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Introduction to the AU Physics Department

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
This is a unique physics department for many reasons, from the research opportunities to the diversity statistics.
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Dr. Elizabeth Cotter Promoted to Assistant Professor

American University News - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 00:00
Dr. Elizabeth Cotter in the Department of Health Studies was officially promoted to the position of Assistant Professor.
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Creating the Latin American “other” in the US

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
SIS Summer Scholars Research Fellowship recipient Bill Kakenmaster, SIS/BA ’17, explains his research on how US-Latin American identities are constructed through othering discourse in US print media.
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Presidential Predictions: No Polls, No Pundits

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
AU History Professor Allan Lichtman discusses presidential prediction models with professor of computer science.
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International Internships & Cross-Cultural Connections

American University News - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 00:00
Undergraduate business student, Stephanie DiLoreto, got hands-on internship experience while exploring China.
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Lecture: Securing the People’s Liberties

George Mason University - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:02

Jeff Broadwater will present Securing the People’s Liberties: George Mason, James Madison, and the Idea of a Bill of Rights on Wednesday, November 9, 2016,
Noon to 1 p.m., Main Reading Room, 2001 Fenwick Library.The lecture is free and open to the public.

When George Mason wrote one of the first Anti-Federalist attacks on the U.S. Constitution, he began his list of grievances with the complaint, “There is no Declaration of Rights.” As the primary author of Virginia’s landmark bill of rights, Mason commanded considerable credibility, and the Constitution’s failure to guarantee certain fundamental liberties became its most vulnerable point. The Constitution nevertheless won ratification, but opposition to the new government lingered. To reassure skeptics, James Madison introduced in the first Congress amendments that eventually became the Bill of Rights. This lecture will explore how the idea for a bill of rights evolved from a political statement of broad republican principles to a specific set of judicially enforceable personal freedoms.

Jeff Broadwater is a professor of history at Barton College. He is the author of George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006), and James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation (2012).

For more information, contact George Oberle, History Librarian, goberle @ gmu.edu

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Changing the Election Game

American University News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 00:00
Game design can be a powerful tool in a activist's toolbox.
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