University News

Library Services for GW Faculty: An Orientation

The George Washington University - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:35
July 28, 2015

Learn about course reserves, Interlibrary Loan, remote access to journals and databases, and other library services at GW. Discover how librarians can help you by obtaining materials for our library collections, providing research instruction for your students, and consulting with you about your own research. Talk with librarians and library staff about the resources available for your research and teaching.

Three orientation sessions are available:
Monday, August 24 at 10am
Tuesday, August 25th at 9am
Wednesday, August 26th at 4pm 

Each session will last about an hour, with plenty of time for your questions. Please RSVP to reserve your space.

Can't make the orientation? Check out our online guide to faculty resources or contact librarian Zach Elder to set up a private consultation. 

Start Smart with a Graduate Student Library Orientation

The George Washington University - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:25
July 28, 2015

Learn about GW Libraries and its collections, and discover resources in your discipline. Tours will be offered at the end of the session.

Eight orientation sessions are available:

Thursday, August 20 from 4-5pm
Friday, August 21 from 11am-Noon, 1-2pm 
Friday, August 28 from 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm, 5-6pm

Can't make it to an orientation? Check out the research guide "What Graduate Students Need to Know" 

These orientations fill up early so please RSVP to reserve your prefered session.

AU Library has got Game(s)

American University News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00
This summer, spend your next rainy day playing board games with some friends! The AU Library has more than 80 games to choose from at the Reserves and Technology Borrowing Desk.
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Gastronomy in the Gallery

George Mason University - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:04

From the ubiquitous red and white checks of Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book to the amazing photography found in Modernist Cuisine, cookbooks are so much more than a collection of recipes. Cookbooks provide insight into a culture, a region, a time period or a cuisine. They are timeless and completely outdated, often at the same time. And, sometimes they are not even books.

Highlighting the Mason Libraries’ unique collection of cookbooks, Gastronomy in the Gallery is a brief tour of this distinctive cultural and social art form. The resources featured in the exhibit come from the circulation collections, rare and historical items from Special Collections & Archives, and the growing artists’ books collection of the University Libraries. The exhibit runs July 13 – August 12, 2015 in Fenwick Gallery.

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VIVA Provides Mason with Six New Databases

George Mason University - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:17

Thanks to Mason’s membership in VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, Mason users now have access to six additional databases in the social sciences:

  • Political Science Complete
  • SocIndex with Full Text
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
  • Race Relations Abstracts
  • Urban Studies Abstracts
  • Violence & Abuse Abstracts

All of these new electronic resources are based on the EBSCO platform and can be accessed through the Libraries’ Database Portal and the New e-Resources page of the Libraries’ website, 

VIVA’s subscription to EconLit, formerly based on the ProQuest platform, has moved to EBSCO and is now available with full text. EconLit is also accessible through the Libraries’ Database Portal.

VIVA, located at Mason’s Arlington campus, is the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all 39 state-assisted colleges and universities (ranging from doctoral schools to community colleges), as well as 32 independent institutions and the Library of Virginia. VIVA contributes to higher education in Virginia by – among other roles – providing shared access to online library resources.

For more information about the Libraries’ electronic resources, please contact Madeline Kelly, Head, Collection Development, 703-993-2849.

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El Chapo and Mexico—Three Questions for Carolyn Gallaher

American University News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera recently escaped a maximum-security prison for the second time. We asked Associate Professor Carolyn Gallaher for insight:
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AU 2030: Catherine Stoodley

American University News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
Psychology professor explores the cerebellum’s role in cognitive development.
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SIS Announces New Associate Deans

American University News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00
Dean James Goldgeier announced two important leadership changes at the School of International Service.
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An Invitation to Experience Awe, and Communicate It

American University News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00
“Science is a reservoir of great stories,” author Ivan Amato told AU students doing summer research
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AU to Host Regional Mock Trial Competition in 2016

American University News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00
The regional competition – to be held February 6-7, 2016 – is a qualifier for the opening rounds of the national Mock Trial competition.
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Be a Voice for Students in the Libraries!

The George Washington University - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:19
July 16, 2015

Are you a current GW student (undergraduate or graduate) who can advocate for the needs of student patrons, respond to student issues, and educate students about library services and opportunities? If so, we're looking for you to be our next GW Libraries Student Liaison! This paid position works approximately 20-hours per week. Previous Student Liaison projects include creating and renovating the Graduate Student Reading Room, hosting Twitter Townhalls, and organizing the Gelman Relaxation Station. In addition, the Student Liaison manages the @StudentLiaison Twitter account, serves on library committees and actively gathers student feedback on various issues as well as writing for library publications

Get paid to make a difference! Apply today on GWORK (Position ID: 824365)

New Rosenberg Transcripts to be Released Thanks to Work by National Security Archive

The George Washington University - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:45
July 15, 2015

Thanks to an open records lawsuit by the National Security Archive and historical associations, the actual transcripts of previously secret Rosenberg grand jury transcripts will be released on Wednesday, July 15. This key testimony by Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, in the espionage trial from the early 1950s that sent Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair on charges of spying for the Soviet Union, may show perjury.

The National Security Archive, located on Gelman's 7th Floor, is an amazing organization that defends public access to government information, advocates for global open government, indexes and publishes former secrets.

Copies of the transcripts will be available on the Archive’s web site. The government has announced that the National Archives and Records Administration will also post the transcripts starting at noon on July 15.

You can find out more about the fascinating trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg through several resources at GW Libraries. Pictured here is flyer brought back from Paris by a Mount Vernon Seminary student in 1953 declaring the innocence of the Rosenbergs. You can view this unique, primary document as part of the Marian Herr Holbrook Scrapbook (MVC0006) in the Special Collections Research Center. 

New Peer Educators Programs to Launch Fall 2015

American University News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00
Beginning in the Fall 2015 semester, a new program form the Office of Sustainability will train ambitious, passionate, and creative undergraduate students to become highly effective peer educators.
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The Red Planet

American University News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00
SPA professor talks about the challenges of sending people to Mars.
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A Deal with Iran—Three Questions for Robert Kelley

American University News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00
After intensive negotiations, world powers and Iran announced a landmark deal on Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program. We asked SIS Assistant Professor Robert Kelley, an expert on public diplomacy and civil society, for some insight:
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We All Scream for Ice Cream

American University News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00
These steamy summer days may have you wilting, but they do make cooling off with a frozen treat even more satisfying. July is National Ice Cream Month, so curl up with one of these titles and a big sundae.
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Professor Wins Department of Defense Grant

American University News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00
Michael Robinson receives nearly $1.5 million to study topological methods for analyzing data in defense department grants.
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Faculty Conduct Policy Research at the Wilson Center

American University News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00
In the past four years, several faculty members at the School of International Service (SIS) have received prestigious fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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The Role of Religion in Environmentalism

American University News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00
American University professor's book examines religious roots of the modern environmental movement.
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MSOD Hosts Professor Marshak for Discussion on New Book

American University News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00
On June 27th, AU SPA Professor and author Robert Marshak joined a group of students, faculty and alumni to discuss his new book on organization development.
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