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#SPA80for80: Lauren E. Beck, BA/SPA ’94

American University News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
Lauren Beck represents Kellogg Company to the U.S. Congress with a focus on nutrition and supply chain policy.
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#SPA80for80: Brianne Nadeau, SPA/MPP ’06

American University News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
Recently elected as Washington DC’s Ward 1 councilmember, Brianne Nadeau brings a commitment to community activism and expertise in communications and advocacy.
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Julie Drizin Named First Executive Director of Current

American University News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
The public media journalist, producer, and critic will lead the newspaper and website as it expands its coverage and impact in U.S. public and nonprofit media spaces.
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Stay Cozy in your Kitchen this Winter

American University News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
Introducing our new cookbook collection! This collection supports a variety of academic programs, including College Writing, Chemistry, and American Studies—and provides new, fun ideas for your weekend baking extravaganza.
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Aces: Volleyball Star Honored by Patriot League

American University News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
After overcoming adversity as an underclassman, volleyball star Monika Smidova shines at the top of the Patriot League.
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#SPA80for80: Vivian Santora, SPA/MPA ’97

American University News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
Vivian Santora built a career as fundraising professional and today serves as chief development officer at Women’s World Banking.
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#SPA80for80: Terry Szuplat, SPA/BA ’95

American University News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
Communication is key for Terry Szuplat, the senior director for speechwriting in President Obama's National Security Council.
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Lit Review How To: Holiday Boot Camps for Grad Students

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:02
December 17, 2014

Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  Our "Boot Camps" on Martin Luther King's Birthday and President's Day offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all.

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.  Please bring your own computer.  Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.

Monday, January 19 (MLK's Birthday) & Monday, February 16 (President's Day):
9:30-10:00: Citation Chasing
10:00-10:30:  Citation Management
10:45-11:15:  Staying Current in One's Field
11:15-11:45: Searching Beyond Gelman

Citation Chasing
How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used?  Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.

Citation Management
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it?  Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarian David Hills will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.

Staying Current in One's Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.

Searching Beyond Gelman
How do you know what research is out there?  How can you know what you don't know?  Librarian David Killian will help you be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat.  This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

#SPA80for80: Joe Vidulich, SPA/BA ’08

American University News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00
A 2008 graduate of the School of Public Affairs, Joe Vidulich maintains strong ties to the AU community as an advocate for alumni and students alike through the Alumni Board.
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AU 2030: Benjamin Stokes

American University News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00
Incoming SOC professor looks for civic engagement through games.
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#SPA80for80: Eric Eikenberg, SPA/BA ’98

American University News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00
As chief executive officer of the Everglades Foundation, Eric Eikenberg fights with a fervor often reserved for lobbyists and political operatives.
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Spotlight on the International Development Program

American University News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00
Spotlight on the International Development Program
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Gaudeamus igitur!

George Mason University - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:53

Congratulations & Best Wishes to all George Mason University December 2014 graduates from the University Libraries.

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#SPA80for80: Dr. John Boyer, SPA/PhD ’89

American University News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00
After nearly 40 years of experience in healthcare, in both public and private sectors, Dr. John Boyer continues to look fondly on his experiences at SPA.
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#SPA80fo80: Valerie Merahn Simon, SPA/BA ’94

American University News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00
CLEG major and participant in the inaugural SPA Dean's Leadership program, Valerie Merahn Simon was exposed to career options at SPA that she had never considered before.
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Happy Holidays from Mason Libraries!

George Mason University - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:00

We’re settling our brains for a long winter’s nap! Mason Libraries are closed Saturday, December 20, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015. The Libraries’ Winter Break hours start on January 5, 2015. Season’s Greetings!

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#SPA80for80: Professor Taryn Morrissey

American University News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00
Taryn Morrissey, assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs, works to examine and improve public policies for vulnerable children.
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Nuclear Studies Institute: Teaching for Peace

American University News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00
Historian Peter Kuznick, Nuclear Studies Institute director, mines the past to provoke dialogue.
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Three JoLT Fellows Named at American University

American University News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00
AU Game Lab students will help define and develop disruptive leadership in media and journalism.
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#SPA80for80: Julian Bond

American University News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00
Julian Bond brings to SPA a proud history as a leader in the civil rights movement, a voice for social activism, and a facilitator of peace movements all across the country.
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