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Hebrew Printing in the Orient Exhibit

The George Washington University - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:43
November 17, 2015

November 8, 2015 - July 1, 2016
Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall & adjoining exhibit spaces
Gelman Library, 7th floor

A new exhibition of the Kiev Judaica Collection, "Hebrew Printing in the Orient" presents books and typography across a vast non-western panorama: from the Maghreb to the Far East, from Central Asia to India, and from Southern Africa to the Antipodes.The first such exhibit of this material in nearly 90 years, it traces the introduction of movable type outside of Europe by Jewish exiles from Spain, who established a Hebrew press at Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1493, through the establishment of presses at Salonika in Ottoman Greece (the earliest printing on the territory of Greece) and at Fez in Morocco (the first press on the continent of Africa). Examples of the subsequent spread of Hebrew printing in different parts of the Middle East and Asia are drawn from the holdings of the Kiev Collection.  Among the rarities are Hok le-Yisrael (Cairo, 1740), one of the first books ever printed in Egypt, and Zer‘a Yitshak (Tunis, 1768), the first book in any language printed in Tunisia.  Included in the display are texts in various languages using the Hebrew alphabet, such as Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish, apart from Hebrew and Aramaic.  

AU Announces Fall 2015 Commencement Speaker

American University News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 00:00
David J. Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will be American University's Fall Commencement keynote speaker.
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After Paris Attacks, French Ambassador’s Remarks at SIS Gain Urgency

American University News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 00:00
In light of the attacks in Paris, Ambassador Gérard Araud's remarks at SIS on French foreign policy are now of even greater importance.
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Dotty Lynch Scholarship Goes to Salazar

American University News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 00:00
Adrienne Salazar is an outstanding graduate student who exemplifies Lynch’s passion for politics, journalism, and ethics.
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Safety and Security Memo

American University News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 00:00
Safety and Security Memo issued November 16, 2015
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Charting Your Own Path with Your Major

American University News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 00:00
Last week, K-LAB hosted the annual Kogod School of Business Faculty “Meet and Greet,” a chance for first year undergraduate students to meet with professors to learn more on charting their business paths at Kogod.
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AU Gets Healthier, Smarter

American University News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 00:00
Student and staff team up to fulfill AU’s wellness pledge.
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Student Reflects on Alumni-Student Mentoring Program

American University News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 00:00
Karen Ives, SIS/MA ‘17, reflects on the SIS Student-Alumni Mentoring Program.
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11/16: Fenwick Library on the Move!

George Mason University - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 18:46

On November 16, 2015, University Libraries starts the move of more than one million books and bound journals, current periodicals, microforms, special collections and archives, government publications, various equipment, and nearly 100 library staff into the new Fenwick Library facility. Comprised of the newly constructed space and existing wings B and C, almost everything in the current library will be relocated to the new Fenwick Library. The original Fenwick building (Wing A, where the main service desk, reference books, public workstations, periodicals/microforms are now located) is not part of the new library. With the massive amount of items involved, it is anticipated that the move will not be entirely completed until February 2016. Keep up to date with what’s happening where and when with the Fenwick move at fenwickfocus.gmu.edu. You can also follow on twitter @fenrefstaff  #FenwickOnTheMove

 

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AU Public Health Scholar Meets the Surgeon General

American University News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00
Wyatt Bensken BS Public Health ’16 and Public Health Scholar attended the meeting of the National Prevention Council at the Department of the Interior.
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AU Student and Alumni Veterans Stand Together

American University News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00
Alumni veterans group works with student veterans
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Stronger Laws May Not Effectively Decrease Corruption within States

American University News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00
SPA Professor Laura Lanbein and PhD alumnus Pablo Sanabria win award at APPAM's Fall Research Conference for work examining relationship between laws and their effects on bribe-seeking behavior.
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Journalism Students Focus on Veterans with "Stateside" Project

American University News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00
The website was conceived as a way to continue the conversation surrounding the challenges veterans face and to honor their service to the nation.
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Jayaswal's Film, Photography Draw Attention

American University News - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:00
Professor Leena Jayaswal's film and photography is gaining media attention and airtime.
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AU Student Wins Sony Music Rock and Code Hackathon Award

American University News - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:00
Makaila Akahoshi honored for her music discovery app.
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SPA Ranked Number 3 Graduate Program for Public Administration

American University News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00
SPA's graduate program in public administration ranks 3rd in the country in a list of 25 student-reviewed programs recently compiled by graduateprograms.com.
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Business Trendsetters

American University News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00
Fashion is made up of more than design. See how Kogod students are bringing the business side to AU through networking with industry professionals.
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Undergraduate Students Win Big at OSU Case Competition

American University News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00
Undergraduate student, Dana-Marie Sutherland, BSBA ’17, writes about her experience at the 8th annual OSU Case Competition and how she and fellow Kogod students gained the skills necessary to succeed.
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That Dinner Dish is Deep

American University News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00
AU history professor pens a new book on food and American identities.
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Celebrate University Press Week

George Mason University - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:37

Join Mason Publishing Group and University Libraries in celebrating University Press Week! In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.”

That influence continues today, as does the increasing vitality of university press publishing programs, the many ways and means by which works are now produced and distributed, and the urgent need for articulate discourse in times pervaded by sound bites. Today, a renewed University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society.

Learn more about Mason Publishing – and what’s in it for you!

 

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