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International Students Meet Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai

American University News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00
New students enjoy the event of a lifetime before classes even begin.
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Hidden Number Puzzle Contest

American University News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00
AU Game Lab designer offers puzzle fans chance to help with NIH project.
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SIS Welcomes New Faculty

American University News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00
The School of International Service (SIS) at American University is pleased to announce new faculty members.
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Social Justice Colloquium Fall Series

American University News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00
Series runs Mondays at noon through November 23.
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GW Libraries Closed for Labor Day

The George Washington University - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:06
August 31, 2015

Gelman, Eckles and VS&TC Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday.

Gelman will close at 10pm on Sunday, September 6 and reopen at 7am on Tuesday, September 8. No 24-hour access is available during this time.  Eckles & VS&TCL will maintain regular hours on Sunday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 8.

Click here to view scheduled hours for GelmanEckles and VS&TCL.

Certificate Program Launched for Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs

American University News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00
American University (AU) and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) launched a certificate program for women entrepreneurs at the Rausing Executive Development Center (REDC) in Lahore, Pakistan on August 11.
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AU Students Make Valuable Contributions to Science Faculty Research

American University News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:00
Summer science opportunities included lab and field research.
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Kristina M. Olson Named 2015-16 Fenwick Fellow

George Mason University - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:03

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian John Zenelis has announced the 2015-2016 Fenwick Fellow is Dr. Kristina M. Olson, Assistant Professor of Italian and the Coordinator of the Italian Program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Professor Olson’s research proposal, Sumptuous Literature: Clothing and Governance in Fourteenth Century Italy, is a current book project that investigates the intersection of history and literature in the works of medieval and early modern Italian authors. In her research, she will explore the impact of the displays of new wealth in clothing and jewelry and the restrictions imposed upon such social practices as expressed in the literary works of the Italian middle ages—namely those of Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch, the “three crowns” of Italian literature. Ultimately, Sumptuous Literature seeks to show how characterizations of fashion in literature shed new light upon our understanding of the simultaneous rise of capitalism and of fashion, and how these phenomena are first articulated in terms of gender and the body.

During her fellowship, Professor Olson plans to complete the historical and literary research for this project and write the first chapters of her book. Another expected product of this project will be the compilation of a database of the leading families of this period that will be featured on the Digital Dante project at Columbia University. Finally, her research will result in acquisition of research materials to expand the University Libraries’ holdings in medieval and early Renaissance history and literature.

Professor Olson will present the results of her work in spring 2017 at the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture hosted by the University Libraries.

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Back to School Tips for Undergraduates

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
Undergraduate Advising Office shares words of wisdom for the year ahead.
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Back to School Tips for Graduate Students

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
AU faculty members share words of wisdom with graduate students.
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Empanadas and Diplomacy: Uruguay Embassy Event Kicks off “Global Israel” Series

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
Uruguay Embassy event kicks off “Global Israel” series on Sept. 9.
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Not Just Advocates But Activists: FSE 2015

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
Freshmen students found inspiration in joining AU's tradition of service.
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Racing Against the Clock: Vaccination In Haiti

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
Alumnus Dr. Malek Sbih, MBA ’05, found an unlikely mode of transportation to improve vaccine distribution in Haiti. Navigating the mountainous terrain with ease, motorcycles may be the answer to vaccine carriers’ logistical limitations.
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Librarian Profile: Kathryn Ray

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
This article in our series of librarian profiles focuses on Reference Librarian Kathryn Ray. In addition to providing research guidance on a wide number of topics, Kathryn is also an expert on Washington, DC history.
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Make Your Masterpiece with Multimedia Equipment, Software & Training at Gelman

The George Washington University - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:50
August 27, 2015

Are you interested in filming and editing video projects?  The GW Libraries have what you need to get started. Digital video cameras, tripods, digital voice recorders, and headphones are all available for use by current GW students, faculty and staff.  Learn more about equipment for loan at: library.gwu.edu/the-lab

When it’s time to edit, we’ve got Final Cut Pro on all Macs in the entrance floor multimedia lab and iMovie on all Macs in the building.

Need help getting started? Memberships to the leading online learning company, Lynda.com are available to all GW affiliates.  Access Lynda.com through Lynda.it.gwu.edu and sign in with your NetID and password. 

During the VMAs, Think of the Technology Behind the Magic

American University News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
Beyond Miley and Taylor, the Video Music Awards will provide a new batch of case studies to dissect and analyze.
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Deciphering American University’s Class of 2019

American University News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
Deciphering American University’s Class of 2019.
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High School Students Explore International Affairs at SIS

American University News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
High school students explore international affairs during the Community of Scholars pre-college summer program at SIS.
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New Israel Study Travel Awards for Students

American University News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00
New Lorry Segal Israel Travel Awards available for AU students.
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Welcome, Mason Nation!

George Mason University - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 14:09

Happy New (School) Year! Mason Libraries faculty and staff at Fenwick Library, Gateway Library, Arlington Campus Library, and Mercer Library welcome you to the Libraries and the University. We look forward to working with you on your papers, projects and other research needs…just ask! We’re at your fingertips!

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