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Voter Outreach

Voter Outreach

Concepts, strategies and objectives to move voters to action

Written by Peter Grear Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Each week over the past several months I’ve written about various aspects of voter suppression with the purpose of explaining its concepts,…

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Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles at Trask Coliseum. WILMINGTON, NC – Boldly proclaiming, “I’m a winner,” and promising “an exciting brand of basketball” newly-christened UNCW head men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.

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Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7 in a temptation-resistance paradigm. Approximately half of the children were lied to by an experimenter, who said there was “a huge bowl of candy in the next room” but quickly confessed this was just a ruse to get the child to come play a game. 

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Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

The unconscious mind could catch a liar

“We set out to test whether the unconscious mind could catch a liar – even when the conscious mind failed,” says ten Brinke. Along with Berkeley-Haas Assistant Professor Dana R. Carney, lead author ten Brinke and Dayna Stimson (BS 2013, Psychology), hypothesized that these seemingly paradoxical findings may be accounted for by unconscious mental processes.

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Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials

Written by Peter Grear, Esq.  Since August 2013 I've continued to ask myself "what would an effective campaign to defeat voter suppression look like?” Well, on Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, I got my answer from Richard Hooker, President of the…

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FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website

The FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website. No paper, no hasel, read on your laptop or mobile devices. 

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Outstanding Career Public Servants Wanted: American University Recognizes Excellence in Public Service

Written by American University on 03 June 2010.

American University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones AwardsAmerican University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones Awards for executive leadership and commitment to career development are still open. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, June 4, 2010.

Named after Roger W. Jones for his commitment to over 40 years of public service and dedication to the political and presidential administrations of four presidents, this award recognizes two exceptional public servants in the federal government whose work is marked by extraordinary effectiveness during his or her career, or in a single mission or achievement.

Award recipients, who are chosen by the Roger W. Jones Selection Committee, will be honored in the fall at a special awards ceremony led by American University’s President, Neil Kerwin. In appreciation for his/her outstanding service, each recipient will receive $2,500.

Criteria for Roger Jones Award recipients:
•Superior leadership and outstanding organizational achievement
•A strong commitment to effective continuity of govern-ment by promoting career development of future federal managers and executives

Nominations may be made by presidential and other administration appointees and self-nominations are not accepted. Nominees must be members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).

Members of the selection committee include Melissa J. Allen, former assistant secretary of administration for the Department of Transportation; Charles Bowsher, former comptroller general of the United States; Mortimer Downey, former deputy secretary for the Department of Transportation; Harold B. Finger, former associate administrator for management for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; David M. Walker, former comptroller general of the United States; Jacquelyn L. Williams-Bridgers, managing director of international affairs and trade for the Government Accountability Office; Frances Fragos Townsend (BA/SPA ’82), former assistant to President Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism and former chair of the Homeland Security Council; John Hill, CEO, Federal City Council; and James C. Miller III, former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Since 1978, American University's School of Public Affairs annually has honored two people who have demonstrated superior leadership in the federal government. Roger W. Jones, for whom the award is named after, represents the very best in public service. Ranked among the top schools of its kind, American University’s School of Public Affairs is a leader in executive education, offering three accredited graduate degrees: MPA, MPP, and executive MPA.

For more information about the award, please contact Jacqueline Corbett, AU School of Public Affairs, at 202-885-2937 or corbett@american.edu.