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Book Talk today at 5pm: Electronic Iran

Catholic University - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:38

Niki Akhavan, assistant professor of media studies, will discuss her book Electronic Iran: The Cultural Politics of an Online Evolution in the May Gallery of Mullen Library on Thursday, April 10th at 5:00pm.

Electronic Iran explores the idea of an Iranian internet both in terms of virtual and offline spaces. Focusing on the years between 1998 and 2012, Akhavan discusses how a variety of actors from the state and its supporters to online activists, have constructed, challenged, and defended concepts of Iranian identity and politics. The book surveys overlooked aspects of the Iranian blogosphere to develop a more complete look at its dynamic landscape. Electronic Iran shows the transformative effect digital media can have on local and transnational geopolitics.

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Doing Business the Right Way: Corporate Sustainability Practices at HSBC

Marymount University - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:34
“A sustainable bank must be consistently profitable, but not solely concerned with making a profit.”
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BleakHouse Press Honors Outstanding Writers

American University News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:31
BleakHouse Publishing, an independent, not-for-profit press devoted to social justice, hosted its annual awards ceremony to honor the most outstanding BleakHouse writers of the year.
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Libraries’ Symposium on “Reston at 50: Looking Back at Forward Thinking”

George Mason University - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:21

George Mason University Libraries have organized the symposium “Reston at 50: Looking Back at Forward Thinking” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Reston, Virginia, and the 25th anniversary of Reston Town Center.  Presentations, focusing on diversity, planning, preservation, and scholarship, will be held Monday, April 28, from 7 to 9:30 pm, at The Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA.

Panel presentations include:

  • Ms. Lindsey Bestebreurtje, doctoral candidate in the George Mason University Department of History and Art History, will address the context of Reston’s groundbreaking policies of integration and diversity.
  • Dr. Harold Linton, Director of the School of Art at George Mason University, will provide a window into the development of the Reston Plan, and its seven principles of design, design/planning precedents, architecture, success, awards, and liabilities.
  • Mr. William Jordan Patty, doctoral student in the George Mason University Department of History and Art History and Archivist/Librarian with George Mason University Libraries, will highlight the history of the Planned Community Archives, a research collection developed by the community in Reston and donated to the George Mason University Libraries.
  • Dr. Zachary M. Schrag, Professor of U.S. History in the George Mason University Department of History and Art History, will introduce three students scholars selected to present their research on Reston history.
  • Dr. Wendi Manuel-Scott, Director of George Mason University’s African and African-American Studies, will moderate.

The symposium is cosponsored by George Mason University Libraries and the Reston Museum and Historic Trust and is presented with the generous support of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.This event is free and open to the public.

For information about the symposium, contact George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections at 703-993-2221 or


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See What We Have to Offer at the Music Library

American University News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:26
The AU Music Library is home to a range of materials and services available to all students. With a collection that includes musicals on DVD; over 10,000 CDs; scores; and music magazines, we have something for everyone.
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Taking Advantage of the SIS Backyard

American University News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:07
Washington, D.C. is the hub for the nation’s foreign policy. AU’s School of International Service (SIS) is an arm’s length away from some of the most influential embassies, world leaders, and agencies in the world.
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SIS Shines at ISA Convention

American University News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:47
Dozens of SIS faculty and students recently returned from the 55th annual convention of the International Studies Association.
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Baby Steps in Toddler Gaming

American University News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:52
The results of the AU Association for Computing Machinery’s Baby Steps: A Game Jam for Toddlers event.
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Kogod Network 2014

American University News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:21
Annual career development event connects Kogod students, alumni, for mock interviews and networking.
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Artist-in-Residence Marlon Moreno Demonstrates Nicaraguan Painting Traditions

Marymount University - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:21
This is the fourth year that he has shared his art with the campus community.
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Interior Design Students Place Second in Interior Design Video Competition

Marymount University - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:21
Interior Design students make the connection between school and the real world.
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Merging Theatre and International Relations

American University News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:46
Jeff Gan ’14 finds his sweet spot at the junction of theatre and international relations.
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Using the Cloud for Success

The George Washington University - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:34
April 7, 2014

Tuesday, April 8
4PM –OR- 7PM
Gelman Library, Entrance Floor Lab

Are you making Google Drive work for you?  Wonder what's the deal with Dropbox?  Come to this workshop and test it all out!

Additional sessions of Using the Cloud for Success on
Monday, April 14
Tuesday, April 15

Library Life Hacks is a new series offered by the librarians of the GW Libraries. These 30 minute workshops offer practical solutions to save you hours of needless work.


The “L” Word

American University News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:12
Despite the negative stereotypes, AU professors and students explain the merits of lobbying.
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PEERS Take a Stand on Sexual Assault Prevention

American University News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:55
One student group represents a campus united in support.
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Chemistry Professors Improve Furniture Smoldering Test

American University News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:54
Results show that current test can severely underestimate smoldering-combustion propensity in real furniture
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Clinton Ambassador to Deliver Perlmutter Lecture

American University News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:50
Stuart Eizenstat will discuss major geopolitical, economic and security challenges that are reshaping the Jewish world.
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Diversity at GW: Students Present Research From the University Archives

The George Washington University - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:04
April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 23
Gelman Library, 702
Refreshments to follow

Please join us for a presentation by the four recipients of our first ever University Archives Diversity Research Fellowships.
Learn more about the history of GW veterans, women, international students, and service workers that our fellows discovered in the archives!

IR Online Mobile Application Now Available

American University News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:00
New app helps close the mobile gap for students across the globe.
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Forecasting Space Weather

American University News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:08
Student Dhanesh Krishnarao’s NASA internship sparked interest in space weather research.
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