Nominate a Faculty Member for the Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award
Do you know a colleague who uses technology to teach? Do you have a professor who is creative and innovative? The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning invites you to nominate a faculty member for the 2015 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award. The deadline is March 31. The winner receives a $1,000 award. Nominees must be teaching either full-time or part-time during this academic year. Both individuals and groups of professors will be considered. Learn more and nominate a professor at https://www.american.edu/ctrl/techaward.cfm
Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
First Wednesday Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
On Wednesday, March 4, @ 5:30 p.m. in the Graduate Resource Center classroom, consultants from the Writing Center will offer tips and address your questions about writing at the graduate level. Want to talk about writing proposals? Getting started with your thesis or creating an annotated bibliography? Sign up for the workshop -- simply drop by the Writing Center, call us (202-885-2991), or email email@example.com and leave your name and the writing topic you're interested in talking about. We'll bring the snacks and handouts. Graduate students from all programs are welcome.
Workshop: Shortcut to Quantitative Research Success
Learn about the various quantitative resources available at AU. Representatives from CTRL, the Statistics Consulting Center, and SIS will be on hand to discuss the services they offer, including STATA and SPSS support, discipline-specific research assistance, and help with refining data and research questions. Join us on Monday, March 2, from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Bender Library. Please RSVP at the web link below.
Students and alumni attending the CAS Education Student-Alumni Networking Reception that are interested in refining their networking skills are invited to attend this event. Attend the workshop on Tuesday, March 3 from 6-7 p.m. in MGC 200 and receive professional advice on how to effectively interact with alumni and employers in this interactive workshop, and leave prepared and confident for the Education Student-Alumni Networking Reception.
Join the Career Center, Office of Alumni Relations, and CAS School of Education, Teaching, and Health on Tuesday, March 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in MGC 4-5 for this highly anticipated annual event. Students and alumni seeking jobs or internships may easily connect with alumni and employers offering opportunities and advice. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while mingling with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff.
The Career Center will host the Middle East Institute for an information session on Tuesday, March 3, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., in MGC 245. MEI is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. They are seeking motivated and intelligent students with an interest in the Middle East, who want to intern in the think tank/policy community. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
Public Service Scholarships Info Session 3/4, 5:30-6:30
Join us on March 4 at 5:30 in the Lower Letts Conference Room to learn about the Truman and Udall Scholarships and how to apply for a university nomination. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards $30,000 toward a graduate degree leading to a career in public service. The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards scholarships to students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The nomination process includes completing the Merit Awards Profile (available on our web site), due on 3/27.
SIS Alumni in the Atrium: Jennifer Anderson, SIS/BA '12
Join SIS career advisors and AU alumna Jennifer Anderson, SIS/BA '12, Special Projects Coordinator, The ONE Campaign, for SIS Alumni in the Atrium, on Tuesday, March 3 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the SIS Atrium. Ask career-related questions, gather information, and network with SIS alumni, faculty, staff, and students in this open and casual forum.
The Career Center will host The Advocacy Project for an information session on Monday, March 2, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in MGC 247. The Advocacy Project seeks to help community-based organizations produce, disseminate, and use information in their efforts to become more effective advocates for social justice and human rights. They are currently recruiting graduate students for their 2015 Summer Peace Fellowship Program. Log into AU CareerWeb to RSVP.
The Career Center will host The World Bank for an info session on Wednesday, March 4, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in MGC 2-3. The World Bank offers career opportunities globally each year including internships, consultancies, and staff positions for early and mid-career professionals. A recruitment officer will discuss career opportunities, strategies for applying, and how to become a competitive candidate. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Information Session 3/2
The Career Center will host U.S. PIRG for an information session on Monday, March, 2, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Career Center Library. U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results. A representative will share information about the U.S. PIRG Fellow position. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
The Career Center will host Winrock International for an information session on Thursday, March 5, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., in MGC 245. Winrock provides solutions for global problems through projects that address: equitable access to goods and services, prevention of human trafficking and child labor, food security, enterprise development, natural resources management, and climate change. A program associate will present on Winrock’s farmer to farmer program available to graduate students. Please log into AU CareerWeb to RSVP.
Forthcoming Info-Metrics Institute Training/Tutorial Short Classes
May 18 - 22, 2015, Nonparametric Kernel Methods for Practitioners across the Sciences, Jeffrey S. Racine (McMaster University); May 25 – 29, 2015, Interdisciplinary Applications of Microeconometrics, William Greene (New York University).
Both classes can be taken for credit or non-credit. Registration opens soon. Space is limited. To register or for more information on these courses and how to register, please visit our Info-Metrics Summer Program web page: http://www.american.edu/cas/economics/info-metrics/econometrics.cfm or contact Yang Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Falafel Lunch for Students Wednesday, March 4, 12:00 PM
Join other students to chat about Israel and the Middle East with Kogod Dean Erran Carmel. Free falafel provided. Location: Battelle 130 (History Lounge) from 12-1 pm. Sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies. RSVP Required. Space is limited: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp. For more information, contact: 202-885-3780 or email@example.com
Lecture: Tues., March 3: Arthur T. Downey: The Creole Affair
12:15-1:15 pm at Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. The Creole Affair is the story of the most successful slave revolt in U.S. history that nearly brought the U.S. and U.K. to war. Its cast of characters includes Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglass, John Qunicy Adams, and Daniel Webster.
CTRL Research Software Workshops, February 23rd through February 28th, in Hurst 202
Join us this week for Time Series Analysis in STATA, Creating Online Surveys in Qualtrics, Linear Regression in SPSS, and Introductions into Qualitative Analysis in Nvivo, R, and SPSS. Next week, join us for our workshops on Data Management in Nvivo, Linear Regression in R and STATA, and an Introduction to Mathematica. Check dates and times, read descriptions, and register for attendance at: https://myau.american.edu/dept/Provost/CTRL/CTRLrsg/SitePages/Registration.aspx .
Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
CTRL Student Research Forum: Web Scraping in Python: With examples from Econ and Sports
Join us --- Tuesday, March 3rd, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm --- for the second event in CTRL's Student Research Forum. Jeff Levy, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, will talk about his research using web scraping in Python. Lunch will be provided.
Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
Spring 2015 Expected Degree Candidates Should Apply To Graduate Now
Students who intend to complete their degree requirements in the Spring 2015 semester may apply for graduation now. The deadline for these applications is March 31, 2015. The application for graduation is available under the "Academics" section of the myau.american portal. Please contact the Degree Clearance unit at (202) 885-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Join speakers from General Electric, DC Water, and the American Water Works Association as they discuss the water-energy nexus. Learn how business, government and the NGO sectors can work together to find solutions to water-energy related issues. Networking session will directly follow presentations. Light refreshments will be served. Speakers: Colin Enssle, Senior Manager - GE Water & Process Technologies; J. Alan Roberson, P.E. Director of Federal Relations - American Water Works Association; Maureen Holman, Sustainability Program Manager DC Water Wednesday, March 4 Kogod - 39 5:30 - 7 p.m.
A Post-Neoliberal State: Chile's Education Reform, with Dr. Fernando Atria
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 2-3:30 pm Letts Formal Lounge
Is education a commodity or a social right? Join Professor of Law Fernando Atria-one of the principal idealogues behind the current education reform proposal in Chile-as he discusses the idea of education as a social right and the conditions under which this is compatible with private education, in the context of Chile's ongoing education reform.
Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and the Impact Litigation Project at the Washington College of Law.
Sponsor: Center for Latin American and Latino Studies
Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
From Learning Outcomes to Student Success in Liberal & Professional Education by Richard Morrill
The SPExS Dean's Forum on innovative practices in higher education and workforce development continues on Wednesday, March 4, from noon to 1pm in Mary Graydon Center, Room 245.
We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Morrill, Chancellor and Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Democratic Values and former President of the University of Richmond, and former President and Chair of the Teagle Foundation.
Dr. Morrill will speak on "Learning Outcomes and Student Success in Liberal and Professional Education: Models and Exemplars, Lessons and Possiblities".
Please RSVP to email@example.com as seating is limited.
Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
MPC Annual Spring Lecture featuring William Julius Wilson
Tuesday, March 17, 4:00-6:00pm, SIS Founders' Room The Metropolitan Policy Center (MPC) is proud to announce its first Annual Spring Lecture. William Julius Wilson, Harvard University Professor and urban sociologist, will be the inaugural keynote lecturer. Dr. Wilson will deliver a talk entitled, "The Effects of Living in Poor Urban Neighborhoods" A reception with wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres will follow the event. RSVP by March 13 via Eventbrite.
SPA Policy Forum: Private Sector Solutions for Public Policy Problems
This policy forum, hosted by the School of Public Affairs and AOL, will focus on how companies are strategically partnering with governments and NGOs to help solve health and education-related public policy problems. The forum will be held on March 5, from 7:00-8:30pm in the McKinley Building's Forman Theater. A networking reception will be held from 6:00pm to 7:00pm for ticketholders. RSVP at the link below.
Panel participants will include representatives from: Nestle, IBM, AOL Inc., ExxonMobil, and Novartis. NPR reporter Nurith Aizenman will moderate, and Professor Erdal Tekin and Professor Andrew Kline will kick off the event.
Exploring Social Justice: Building Multicultural Communities of Healing, Hope, and Joy 3/4
Deborah Drennan, Executive Director at Freedom House, joins us for our next Exploring Social Justice event. Freedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Join us on Wed. March 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Kay Spiritual Life Center to learn how you can raise awareness about issues surrounding political asylum on campus and in your own community.
Psychology Survey: Chance to win $25 Amazon gift card!
We are looking for students interested in participating in research on how anxiety is expressed and experienced differently across cultures and ethnicities. The study involves an online 45-minute survey. If you are interested, please visit the survey link below to find out more. Participants will receive one ticket in a drawing to receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
Join us for a discussion with four alumna about the challenges they have faced, and overcome, as women in leadership positions -- Wednesday, March 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 4 and 5. Our panelists include:
Ayofemi Kirby, SOC/MA ’12 Former Communications Director, Congressional Black Caucus
Virginia Louloudes, CAS/MA ’84 Executive Director, Alliance of Residence Theaters
Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, SIS/BA ’00, SIS/MA ’01 Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Lisa Rickard, WCL/JD ’82 President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Be sure to take the 2015 Campus Climate Survey. The survey is an opportunity for you to evaluate your experiences with academics, campus life, and university services over the past academic year. It's one of the most significant ways that AU collects feedback from students.
Participation is voluntary, but your help is essential. The results will be shared with university administrators to help make improvements. Previous surveys have led to significant changes to AU programs and services.
An email titled "Campus Climate Survey" in your AU Inbox contains the link to take the survey.
Women's Basketball Quarterfinal Tickets On Sale Now!
The American University women's basketball team has earned the right to host a Patriot League Quarterfinal matchup at Bender Arena. While seeding is yet to be determined, the Eagles will host their opponent on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase at AUeagles.com/Tickets. Ticket pricing for the game, as set by the Patriot League, is $8 for adults and $4 for seniors and youth under 13. Special pricing for groups of 10 or more is also available by calling (202) 885-TIXX.
Come audition for the Rude Mechanicals production of Much Ado About Nothing on Wednesday, March 4th in MGC 324 anytime between 8:30 and 11:30. Performances are April 16th, 17th, and 18th in Kreeger Auditorium. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
J Street is a pro-Israel, pro-Palestinian, pro-peace organization that advocates for a two-state solution. The national conference is coming up March 21-23 in DC! It is only $36 for students and a great way to learn more about the conflict! Last year over 900 students were there and over 3000 participants total! Also, Joe Biden spoke which is pretty cool. Contact Katie Corwin for more information! Register here: http://conference.jstreet.org/register/student-registration/
WVAU is proud to present Ron Ross of Sirius XM on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Ward 1! Radio outside of the college sphere is alive and well. Come hear about the business of music and radio as WVAU presents Ron Ross of Sirius XM.
Ross is a radio personality on The Pule, Sirius XM's channel devoted to music from the late 2000s to today. Ross works on music reviews, tour schedules and other music news for Sirius XM and is a presenter on the channel.
Come learn about the radio industry and music curation at this event!
Apply for the Eagle Endowment's Spring 2015 Grant! Grants of up to $1000 are available to support student-led community service initiatives in the DC area. All AU students and student groups are welcome to apply. Go to http://www.american.edu/ocl/volunteer/Eagle-Endowment-Application.cfm to apply by March 2 at 5 p.m.
Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
On Sunday, March 22, 2015, the National Eating Disorders Association will host its annual walk on AU's campus! The NEDA Walk is a non-competitive event that seeks to raise money and awareness for the mission of NEDA. 100% of the money raised from a NEDA Walk goes to NEDA and NEDA Network Members, to help fund awareness, prevention, service and treatment programs. This is YOUR chance to SAVE LIVES!
This walk is co-sponsored by the AU Wellness Center.
The Mask You Live In: A Screening and Discussion on Masculinity
From the team behind “MissRepresentation" comes an exploration of America’s narrow definition of masculinity and its impact on boys, men, and society. On Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in SIS Founders Room join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and co. for a screening of “The Mask You Live In.” A discussion will follow.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Trans* 101 workshop will be held on March 4 from 1-4 p.m. Trans* 101 training will provide faculty, staff, and students with information and tools to work with transgender people, including a review of gender/gender identity/gender expression, an overview of current issues facing the trans community, and effective ally behaviors. Interested participants must have completed the Safe Space workshop prior to registering for this training. Registration is free, but required.
Join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for a reflective and peaceful Kripalu yoga class with certified instructor Eva Blutinger in the peaceful surroundings of art. Classes are $5 and free for museum members. Please bring a mat.
Join the United Methodist-Protestant Community as we continue our sermon series throughout Lent looking at the temptations we experience and the power of faith to overcome them. We continue this Sunday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Kay with a sermon entitled "Tempted to Look Out for Our Interests Alone" in which we explore the temptation toward selfishness and away from altruism. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Auditions for Graduating Students to Sing National Anthem at Commencement
The Office of the President and Department of Performing Arts seek graduating students to sing the National Anthem at the five commencement ceremonies on May 9 - 10. Auditions will be held Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Katzen Arts Center. To sign up, visit Katzen 100 or email Jeanne Hisle (email@example.com) by March 2 at 5 pm. Each singer will be assigned a three-minute audition. Students should come prepared to sing the full National Anthem, a cappella and memorized, in a standard key comfortable for them. Please bring a one-page resume with contact information.
Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Creating a Service Culture
This course gives you the essential skills and practices to create and promote a service-oriented culture. Examine your role in creating and supporting AU’s commitment to student-centered service. Learn to recognize the factors that diminish service and what you can do to create an environment that fosters service-oriented systems, processes, and behaviors. Please join us on March 18 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in MGC 247. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
Professional Development Opportunity: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Problems caused by ineffectiveness cannot be solved with the same ineffective thinking that created them. Learn the power of effectiveness and feel more satisfied with what you accomplish each day. Know where you are going and discover the secrets to success and fulfillment within you. This three-day course will provide insights on how to be more focused, develop strong relationships based on trust, and how to reach a work-life balance. To join us from March 30 through April 1, log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
As a reminder, no more than 15 days of earned annual leave may be carried beyond the end of the fiscal year, April 30, 2015. Please work with your supervisor to plan and schedule your use of annual leave. Fifteen-day carry-over means that for employees with 35-hour work week, the limit is 105 hours of earned annual leave. For employees with 28-hour work week, the limit is 84 hours of earned annual leave. For employees with 40-hour work week, the limit is 120 hours earned annual leave.
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Composed of profusely layered original and appropriated images, Dean Byington’s paintings recall surrealist collage and assemblage that began in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the San Francisco Bay area. Byington has lived and worked in the Bay area since the mid-1980s and his work is known for its psychedelic aesthetic. His paintings envelope the viewer in an enigmatic narrative that hovers ...more
In the exhibition Identidad, Silvia Levenson channels her identity as a survivor of the Argentinian Dirty War and her emotional connection to the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in order to push the boundaries in her glassmaking. “I feel that glass is the ideal medium for conveying this mixed feeling of beauty, fragility, and tension that represents our human condition,” says Levenson. The ...more
Locally Sourced is the first exhibition in the four-part Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? exhibition series. The exhibition is curated by Transformer’s Executive and Artistic Director Victoria Reis, and presented in collaboration with AU’s Studio Art Program, Locally Sourced provides an in-depth look at the extensive collections of six regionally focused Community Supported Art (CSA) and ...more
Forty years ago, in a derelict building hidden among the abandoned amusement park rides of Glen Echo Park, four young photographers founded Photoworks with little more than a shared passion for the daily work of seeing, shooting, and printing images of lasting beauty and artistic integrity. Photoworks: Presence of Place will feature works by past and present members of the Photoworks community, ...more
Phyllis Plattner's art uses images of war and religion from art history and photojournalism to contrast the opposing drives of violence and peace. The contrasting images result in a stunning and poignant juxtaposition. The solo-exhibition features monumental, highly narrative altarpieces from Plattner's Legends and Chronicles of War series.
Sam Noto allows his materials to generate form and occupy space in a dynamic way. These large steel constructions, largely made of found materials, are both serious and playful and expresses the artist's improvisational technique.
Artist Lauren Frances Adams has created American Catastrophe Report, an installation that acts as both homage and critique of the decorative frescoes in the United States Capitol Building, originally painted in the 19th c. by Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. The site-specific artwork by Adams is installed in American University's Katzen Arts Center, in both the upper and lower rotunda in ...more
Learn about upcoming opportunities to become a School of Communication Dean's Intern in the spring from present interns and staff members of two partner media organization. The reception and panel discussion will be in the Media Innovation Lab 1st floor of the McKinley Building from 12:30pm to 2pm. Light refreshments provided after the panel discussion.
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