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Here are our Top 10 News Stories of 2017

American University News - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:00
Our students lobbied in Congress, visited economists at the World Bank, advocated for veterans’ rights, and so much more.
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Predictions for 2018

American University News - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 00:00
A new year is upon us. It’s time to look ahead to what’s in store for 2018. Every year, we ask SPA faculty their predictions for the coming year. Whatever the prediction, we wish you a happy and successful new year ahead.
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There’s No Time Like the Present!

George Mason University - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 05:53

The Journal of Mason Graduate Research (JMGR) offers all Mason graduate and professional students the opportunity to publish their work in an interdisciplinary, open-access venue. Manuscripts are published using the Open Journal System (OJS) hosted by Mason Publishing Group. Authors publish through JGMR at no cost.

Register and submit your work to journals.gmu.edu/jmgr. While submissions are welcome year-round, special priority for this year’s volume will be given to manuscripts received by January 31, 2018. Read more

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Does Political Participation or Affluence Affect Policy Responsiveness?

American University News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 00:00
Political scientists have long studied what influences political participation and voter turnout. American University School of Public Affairs Professor Jan Leighley wanted to find out whether activism beyond voting really affected how lawmakers act.
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American University Uses Innovative Software To Boost Energy Savings

American University News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 00:00
Data collected is used to bring about significant reduction in building’s energy costs and carbon footprint
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How to Save Lives Using Strategic Communication

American University News - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 00:00
American University senior Rafaella Pastor Ferrari studying Public Relations & Strategic Communication provides a perfect case study of how you can create change - and literally save lives - when you practice strategic communication effectively.
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Reminder about NY Times Accounts

George Mason University - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:28

REMINDER: Mason Libraries provides Mason students, faculty, and staff with full, free online access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, including Spanish and Chinese editions, breaking news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features. Includes archives from 1851 to the present (articles from 1923 to 1980 are limited to five per day per user; unlimited access to the archives is available through ProQuest Historical Newspapers).

Users can share and comment on articles, set up daily or weekly email alerts by topic or keyword, and save articles or links for later reading. Users are also encouraged to download the NYTimes app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

You can create your NYTimes account with your Mason username and password. Once registered, you can access NYTimes.com directly from any location.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you’ve set up your account, you will need to renew it annually to confirm your Mason affiliation and to keep your account active.

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How the Garden Grows: Graduate Student Plans Film on Arboretum

American University News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00
The short doc will celebrate the beauty of AU’s 84-acre campus.
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American University’s Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program Receives All-Inclusive Award

American University News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00
American University's Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program (FDDS) has been awarded the 2017 All-Inclusive Award by Color Magazine in the category of Leadership.
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American University’s Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program Receives All-Inclusive Award

American University News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00
The highly competitive scholarship program admits five freshmen annually.
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Podcast Featuring SPA Faculty Highlights How Gentrification Affects Washington, D.C.

American University News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
SPA Associate Professor Derek Hyra talks with the Holistic Housing Podcast about his work researching gentrification and equitable urban development in D.C.’s famous U Street/Shaw neighborhood.
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Meet the 2017 Latino Alumni Alliance Book Award Winner

American University News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
Meet the 2017 LAA Book Award Winner who was selected from a pool of passionate and talented students.
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Science, Business and Meaningful Change

American University News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
Nicole Condon, MSSM ’15, came to Kogod for impact. She wanted to use her training in science to affect change in business—an ambition she now lives every day.
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Students Earn Analytics Certification and Professional Experience

American University News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:00
Jason Mollica's class was able to road test new software and earn more than a grade this semester.
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Managing Cyber Risks: Three Misconceptions

American University News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:00
How do business leaders manage cybercrime? Ayman Omar's preliminary research reveals alarming trends in how businesses approach cyber risk.
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What is President Trump Doing to Obama-Era Policy?

American University News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
A recent American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies event highlighted the many changes in executive norms and federal regulations having an impact across the country.
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From Theory to Practice

American University News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
EPL students present findings from their Summer 2018 field projects with DC-based organizations.
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Davenport Coffee Lounge serves up rich aromas and a rich history

American University News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
"The Dav" wasn’t always the beloved coffee purveyor we know today. Its history extends back decades to a time when SIS was only an idea.
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Why SIS’s Nora Bensahel signed #metoonatsec

American University News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
Distinguished Scholar in Residence Nora Bensahel shares why she published an article about her personal experience as a woman in the national security field and what the response to her article has been.
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New Study Shows That Fluctuating Household Income Affects Child Health and Nutrition

American University News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
Changing jobs can be rough on families with young children — especially in homes with low income and few resources. According to new research by SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey, income and employment instability can be harmful to a child’s health.
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