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Giving Changes Everything this Founders Day

American University News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of AU’s founding with a community-wide giving event.
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SIS@60: A Conversation with Ambassador Susan E. Rice & NPR’s Joshua Johnson

American University News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00
On March 8, SIS continues its 60th anniversary celebration by hosting Ambassador Susan E. Rice and WAMU/NPR’s 1A host Joshua Johnson as they discuss America’s place in a changing world.
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MA in Intercultural and International Communication celebrates 50 years

American University News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00
The MA in Intercultural and International Communication at the School of International Service celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
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Net Neutrality Explained: A Conversation with Gwanhoo Lee

American University News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00
Kogod professor Gwanhoo Lee shares his insights on net neutrality and what its repeal means for businesses and consumers.
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The Data Sciences: Five Things You Need to Know

American University News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00
People with the right skills and training, who can interpret complex data, are highly sought after and compensated in all sectors of the job market. Here are five things you should know about the Data Sciences.
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New Faculty Experts at AU School of Public Affairs, Academic Year 2017-18

American University News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00
The AU School of Public Affairs is pleased to add 12 experts to the school in academic year 2017-2018, including faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, scholars and executives-in-residence, and term faculty members.
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The Data Sciences: Five Things You Need to Know

American University News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00
People with the right skills and training, who can interpret complex data, are highly sought after and compensated in all sectors of the job market. Here are five things you should know about the Data Sciences.
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Wading into Wakanda: AU Profs Discuss Black Panther

American University News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00
In advance of the movie’s release, two AU professors ponder its cultural impact.
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Activist Marc Edwards Illuminates Flint Water Crisis

American University News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00
The AU environmental science department hosted Marc Edwards for a presentation on how government science institutions went to great lengths to conceal critical information about the toxic levels of lead in Flint’s water supply.
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SOC at SXSW 2018

American University News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:00
Find out who at SOC will be at SXSW and what they'll be presenting.
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School Spirit Brings Together AU Sweethearts

American University News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:00
Alumni, Lisa and Justin share their love story and how AU brought them together.
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend speaks to SIS Graduate Student Council

American University News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:00
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland's first female lieutenant governor and former US deputy assistant attorney general, spoke to SIS graduate students on February 1.
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Foreign Lobbying in Congress: A Discussion of Influence and Transparency

American University News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:00
A panel of experts spoke about the challenge of tracking foreign lobbyists, recent scandals, and proposed reforms at an event on Jan. 30 sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs’ Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
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SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

American University News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:00
In today’s polarized society, universities have an opportunity to engage in civil dialogue. SPA is working with the Office of Campus Life to encourage students to have tough conversations, listen to other points of view, and learn from those experiences.
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AACSB Recognizes Kogod Alumnus Carlos A. Carrazana as 2018 Influential Leader

American University News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:00
Third annual Influential Leaders Challenge celebrates 29 change-makers and their impact on global issues.
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Mason Author Series: Lincoln Mullen

George Mason University - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:03

Join us on Thursday, March 1, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, for our next Mason Author Series event with Dr. Lincoln Mullen, Assistant Professor, History and Art History.

While the United States has a long history of religious pluralism, Americans have often believed their faith determines their eternal destiny. The result is that Americans switch religions more often than any other nation. The Chance of Salvation traces the history of the distinctively American idea that religion is a matter of individual choice.

Lincoln Mullen shows how Americans’ willingness to change faiths has created a shared assumption that religious identity is a decision. As Americans confronted a growing array of religious options in the 19th century, pressures to convert altered the basis of American religion. Evangelical Protestants, Cherokees, enslaved and freed African Americans, Mormons, American Jews, and Catholics each experienced their own patterns of conversion.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and refreshments will be provided.

About the Author: Lincoln A. Mullen is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Mullen is a historian of American religion and also teaches digital history, U.S. history, and the history of Christianity.

About the Mason Author Series: The University Libraries’ Mason Author Series features Mason faculty and alumni authors throughout the year, and is generously sponsored by the University Bookstore. For more information about the Mason Author Series, please contact John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing, jwarre13@gmu.edu, or Jessica Clark, Development & Communications Officer, jclarkw@gmu.edu.

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Feb. 7: Libraries open at 10 a.m.

George Mason University - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:40

Due to inclement weather, Mason Libraries will open at 10 a.m. today, February 7.

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Media Adventures: SOC Graduate Students Explore China

American University News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Three SOC graduate students spent a week in China learning about the culture, its relationship with the United States and its media landscape.
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Kerner Report: 50 Years Later

American University News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Race and media relations have only become more complex since the original commissioning of the Kerner Report. AU SOC is hosting a panel of journalists to discuss the importance of the Kerner Report in both a historical and contemporary context.
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