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Student Brings Avatars to Life for ETS

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
Kirby Cofino, a student in AU's Game Design MA program, worked last summer as part of a paid internship with the DIAMONDS research group in the San Francisco office of Educational Testing Service (ETS) on a speech system called HALEF.
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American University Launches Plan for Inclusive Excellence

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
American University President Sylvia M. Burwell today launched AU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence, a far-reaching effort to build a truly inclusive community at the University.
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Sunshine State Standout: Journalism Student Wins Scholarship

American University News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
Eagle editor-in-chief Courtney Rozen is recognized by the Capitol Press Club of Florida.
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Fenwick Elevator Closures

George Mason University - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:35

Graphics installation on Fenwick new edition and Wing C public elevators is ongoing and expected to be completed this week. Work on the new edition elevators will be completed today, and installation on the Wing C elevators will take place on Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31 from 6am to 1:30pm each day. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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CAS Students Reflect on 2018 Women’s March

American University News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 00:00
On January 20, 2018, people across the globe gathered to stand up to injustice and raise their voices together at the second annual Women’s March. We asked College of Arts and Sciences participants one simple question: Why did you march?
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AU’S Exciting Spring Arts Season Calendar

American University News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 00:00
American University’s 2018 spring arts season will fill the campus with art, music, drama, and dance. Our exhibition schedule will bring you artists from DC and around the world, working in a variety of media.
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AU Alumni to the Rescue with Career Connections

American University News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:00
The pursuit of higher education is an opportunity to discover more about yourself and hopefully offers a glimpse into a future profession, but the classroom can only teach you so much.
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University Records Management Training Workshop

George Mason University - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:31

Questions about managing your physical and electronic records? Join University Records Management for a 2-hour training session from 10am to 12pm on Friday, February 16, bring your questions, and pick up boxes for records storage. The session will be hosted in the Special Collections Research Center Seminar Room (Fenwick Library 2400). Please RSVP at recmgt@gmu.edu as seating is limited.

About University Records Management: University Records Management assists with the retention and disposal of non-permanent university records regardless of format. It minimizes the space, equipment, and personnel required to store and maintain records. Records Management assists with the timely disposal of records in full compliance with university policy, state retention requirements, and federal law. For more information, see this blog post on “The Difference Between Archiving and Records Management.”

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Research Tests Rhetoric About Syrian Refugees: Its Political Impact in Question

American University News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 00:00
SPA Assistant Professor and co-director of AU SPA’s Peace and Violence Research Lab, Thomas Zeitzoff, and colleagues recently examined attitudes toward Syrian refugees in Turkey and how messages about their presence impacted the local political landscape.
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Using Rank Order to Identify Complex Genetic Interactions

American University News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 00:00
An American University assistant professor who researches in the area of mathematical biology and her colleagues show how ranking pathogen mutants can help scientists understand how mutants evolve to resist drug treatments.
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New Photography Exhibit Opens

George Mason University - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:38

From the early days of 19th century daguerreotypes and tintypes to current digital images captured on smartphones, photographers have documented human life and the world around us in vivid detail. The technologies and processes they use have changed dramatically over the years, but the desire to capture a moment with some degree of permanence remains the same.

Come visit our current exhibition in the Special Collections Research Center‘s exhibition space (located on the second floor of Fenwick Library), and trace the evolution of photographic processes and subject matter through our Special Collections Research Center’s holdings of amateur and professional photography. Items on display include Civil War-era tintypes; late 19th century cartes de visite; Vietnam war photographs from a U.S. military advisor; prints from Richard Nixon’s official White House photographer; examples of photographic tools from various eras; and more!

Exhibition Reception & Talk: Please join us on Monday, February 19 from 2-4 pm in the Special Collections Research Center seminar room (Fenwick Library 2400). Professor Vanessa Schulman of the History and Art History department will provide remarks, and Argo Tea will provide refreshments.

Exhibition on display through April 1, 2018.

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Is a unified Korea possible?

American University News - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:00
Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Professor Ji-Young Lee explores the history of unification efforts between North and South Korea.
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Promise: View from the Eyes of a Development Management Expert

American University News - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:00
Jerrold Keilson set out to find examples to share with the young professionals and give them hope. The result is his new book, The Practice of International Development, co-edited by Michael Gubser of James Madison University and published by Routledge.
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New Grant Supports CMSI's Work in Civic Storytelling and Social Justice

American University News - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:00
In 2018, CMSI will expand its efforts at the intersection of media, participatory and nonfiction storytelling for social justice and equity thanks to a $400,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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University Records Management Faculty Workshop

George Mason University - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:20

Are you faculty or adjunct faculty with questions about managing your records responsibilities? Join University Records Management for a 1-hour training session from 10am to 11am on Friday, February 9, bring your questions, and pick up boxes for records storage. The session will be hosted in the Special Collections Research Center Seminar Room (Fenwick Library 2400). Please RSVP at recmgt@gmu.edu as seating is limited.

About University Records Management: University Records Management assists with the retention and disposal of non-permanent university records regardless of format. It minimizes the space, equipment, and personnel required to store and maintain records. Records Management assists with the timely disposal of records in full compliance with university policy, state retention requirements, and federal law. For more information, see this blog post on “The Difference Between Archiving and Records Management.”

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Global Media Student Gets an Insider's Look at Journalism in China

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Graduate student Hunter Martin recently traveled to China where she met with and learned from several media figures.
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Global Media Student Gets an Insider's Look at Journalism in China

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Graduate student Hunter Martin recently traveled to China where she met with and learned from several media figures.
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How One Online MBA Student’s Education Will Help a Family Business

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Daniel Hurst, MBA@American ’18, is channeling his business expertise to affect change in Phoenix Specialty, his family business.
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Global Media Student Gets an Insider's Look at Journalism in China

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Graduate student Hunter Martin recently traveled to China where she met with and learned from several media figures.
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Growing Minds: Local Kids Embrace Math Challenges at AU

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
AU math professors run a DC Math Circle for 5th-8th grade students.
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