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Okinawa: The Afterburn Film Showing & Discussion

The George Washington University - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:18
November 6, 2015

Wednesday, November 18
6-9pm
Gelman Room 214

Join us for a special screening of the English-language version of this popular documentary, followed by a discussion with director John Junkerman.

A major hit in Japanese theaters since its release in June, Okinawa: The Afterburn  is the first documentary to provide a comprehensive picture of the 1945 Battle of Okinawa and the ensuing 70-year occupation of the island by the US military. In April 1945, American forces invaded Okinawa, launching a battle that lasted 12 weeks and claimed the lives of 240,000 people. The film recounts the battle through the eyes of Japanese and American soldiers who fought on the same battlefields, along with Okinawan civilians swept up in the fighting. The film carries the story to the present, depicting the discrimination and oppression forced upon Okinawa by the American and Japanese governments. With Okinawa now embroiled in a struggle over the construction of a new base, this timely film illuminates the roots of a deep-seated resistance.

Co-sponsored by the Global Resources Center and Veterans For Peace, Ryukyu Okinawa Chapter Organizing Committee 

SIS Names Alumnus of the Year 2015

American University News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 00:00
Mehdi Heravi, SIS/PhD ’67, received the School of International Service’s (SIS) highest alumnus honor, the 2015 SIS Alumnus/a of the Year award.
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Late Fall Exhibits at AU Museum Open

American University News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 00:00
Late fall exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center open Nov. 7 and close Dec. 13.
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Interlude: Gallery Goes Virtual

George Mason University - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 07:27

As Fenwick Gallery prepares to move to its new location in the Fenwick Library addition, the latest exhibition is a collection of online video art by Mason students. Fenwick Gallery challenged students to submit a video, created exclusively with a smartphone with a running time under one minute, on the theme Interlude. These virtual pieces provide a digital “interlude” between the old and new gallery spaces.

The selected works are by Orin Adcox (1st Place), William Dickson (2nd Place), Manavi Singh (Honorable Mention), Sarah Zuckerman, and Erica Hopkins.

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Filming the Amazon on an iPhone

American University News - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00
Professor Bill Gentile spent three weeks in the Ecuadorian Amazon shooting, "When the Forest Weeps"
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Five Questions for Public History Student Jen Giambrone

American University News - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00
Giambrone is working as a fellow at White House Historical Association.
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Join the Club: A Sit Down with Kogod Dean Carmel

American University News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00
“Innovation is not just an idea, it’s the ability to execute that idea,” said Kogod Interim Dean Erran Carmel at “Dish with the Dean,” a chance for students to sit down and discuss their ideas and questions about Kogod.
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Celebrating Student Success: Brian Hamel

American University News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00
The School of Public Affairs congratulates Brian Hamel on his acceptance into a joint National Science Foundation and Society for Political Methodology program.
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SIS Alumna Elected Mayor of Alexandria

American University News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00
Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, SIS/BA '84, is the mayor-elect of Alexandria, VA.
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WSP Alum Credits Program with Continued Academic and Professional Success

American University News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00
WSP Alum Credits Program with Continued Academic and Professional Success
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Class Welcomes Former White House Press Secretary

American University News - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00
A former White House Press Secretary visits an SOC class to discuss what it's like working in the White House, presidential debates and more.
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International Photojournalist Donates Collection to AU Library

American University News - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00
SOC professor and photojournalist, Bill Gentile's work will now be housed in Archives and Special Collections in the University Library
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Digital Media Arts Conference Showcases Communication Faculty

American University News - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00
SOC faculty and alumni presented at the 2015 International Digital Media Arts Association conference.
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Journalism Professor Lewis Heads to Oxford University for Fellowship

American University News - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
SOC professor Charles Lewis is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism.
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American University Photographers Focuses on FotoWeekDC

American University News - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
AU professors and students on display at FotoWeek DC 2015.
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Book Notes: Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf

American University News - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
Economics Professor John Willoughby coauthors new book.
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AU 2030: William DeLone

American University News - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
Information technology professor helps lead the new Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center.
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Book Notes: Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf

American University News - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
Economics Professor Jon Willoughby coauthors new book.
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H. Kent Baker Day

American University News - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
Kogod hosted its first annual Kent Baker day celebrating the professor’s accomplishments. Always humble, Professor Baker lectured about finance, showcased his published works and took time to thank everyone for taking time to celebrate his work.
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Claudia Rankine to Visit AU

American University News - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
Award-winning author speaks on Thursday, November 12
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