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Alternative Models for Funding Research

The George Washington University - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:42
November 20, 2014

Need NIH funding but haven't won the Nobel Prize? 
Think NIH and NSF are passing on the most cutting edge research by early-career scientists?

Find out at this panel discussion what you can do to get your innovative and creative projects funded.

Tuesday, Dec. 9
Gelman, Room 702

Noon– Dr. Benjamin McNeil
1pm – Panel Discussion

Join us as we explore alternative models for funding promising research. Oceanographer Ben McNeal will address:

his new platform, Thinkable.org;
the power of crowdfunding; and 
direct engagement with the public.  

Afterwards, he and a panel of fellow experts will discuss other funding models, including changes to peer-review systems and foundation funding. 

Panelists will include:
Benjamin McNeil, Professor of Oceanography, University of New South Wales and founder of Thinkable.org 
Jennifer Wisdom, GW Associate Vice President for Research
Johan Bollen, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing
Tracy Sullivan, Senior Associate Director of Development, GW Libraries

Moderated by Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, GW GSEHD and founder of WeShareScience.org

This program is co-sponsored by GW Libraries and the Collaborative Science Network.  It is open and requires no registration. 

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

American University News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
The AU community shares the things they are thankful for.
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Benefits of Whistleblower Programs Outweigh Costs

American University News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
New study provides policymakers and regulators with data that proves the benefits of whistleblower involvement outweigh the costs.
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#SPA80for80: Jennifer Fernandez, SPA/MPP ’15

American University News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
2014 Reilly Scholar Jennifer Fernandez paired an early focus on housing issues with a new passion in pursuing environmental policy after joining SPA's MPP program.
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Spring 2015 Course Reserves Information

George Mason University - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:42

Mason Libraries’ new course reserves process simplifies student access to e-Reserves and provides consistent course reserve service across all campuses. Didn’t use Course Reserves for Fall 2014 classes but will in Spring 2015? Some changes include:

More detailed information for faculty on using the Course Reserve service is available at Course Reserves (Instructors).

Questions? Need assistance? Please contact your campus reserves staff:

  • Nicholas Hofmann or Vittoria Perrone (Fairfax)
    • 703-993-9043, ereserve @ gmu.edu
  • Richard Plaskus (Prince William)
    • 703-993-7539, pwlres @ gmu.edu
  • Jane Zhang (Arlington)
    • 703-993-8229, aclres @ gmu.edu

 

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Thanksgiving Hours at Special Collections

The George Washington University - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:01

Please note that the Special Collections Research Center will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will not reopen until Monday, Decembe

A Family Affair

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Participation in the Washington Semester Program transcends generations.
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Political Ambition Gender-Gap Could Last a Generation

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
New research reveals prospects for more women seeking elected office unlikely for a generation.
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Spring 2015 Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance to Launch Chapter in D.C.

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
American University's Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance is expanding its reach.
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AU Economic Students Win 2014 Regional District Fed Challenge

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Team advanced to semi-final round of prestigious competition.
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CAPRI Initiative Launches at AU

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Collaborative for Applied Perceptual Research and Innovation brings together science, art, and technology.
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#SPA80for80: Adam Rosenblatt, SPA/BA ’06 and SPA/MA ’07

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Adam Rosenblatt uses lessons from SPA to understand the value of data-driven decision making in today’s political and corporate arenas.
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#SPA80for80: Stephen Bronskill, SPA/BA ’13

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Stephen Bronskill joined Teach for America to better understand how the policies he learned about during his time at SPA actually affect people.
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A Culture of Service

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
AU students and faculty organize Thanksgiving volunteer efforts.
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Fun, memories, and Eagle spirit fill All-American Weekend 2014

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Brunch at TDR, going back to class (and not taking a quiz), and partying with fellow Eagles in D.C. are just a few of the activities that AU graduates enjoy during All-American Weekend.
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Research Yields Clues About Inflammation Control in Songbird Brains

American University News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
A process in the brains of zebra finches shows that the songbirds respond quickly to trauma, thereby controlling inflammation that occurs to protect the brain from injury.
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#SPA80for80: Professor Lynn Addington

American University News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
Lynn Addington, professor of justice, law and criminology, is now one of the nation’s foremost experts in crime measurement.
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Veterans Honored at Marymount Luncheon

Marymount University - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:04
Veterans Honored at Marymount Luncheon
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New Research Resources: October 2014

George Mason University - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:18

Check out the new online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections in October 2014. You can also search for all recently added items via the Mason Classic Catalog. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases.

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Forensic Pathologist who Consults for “CSI” and “Bones” to Speak at Marymount

Marymount University - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:54
Forensic Pathologist who Consults for “CSI” and “Bones” to Speak at Marymount
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