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AU Professor Constructs Model of Receptor Protein Linked to Human Growth

American University News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
Biochemistry Prof. Stefano Costanzi's model provides an important visual as researchers work to uncover possible treatments for growth-altering conditions.
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The Digital Experience

American University News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
American magazine launches a versatile new app.
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Professor’s Book Examines Governance in Nigeria

American University News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
Using the case study of Nigeria, Assistant Professor Carl LeVan‘s new book explores how political actors and the policymaking process shape government performance.
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An Exquisite Future

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:29
December 10, 2014

Monday, January 12
Gelman Library, Room 219

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and the Art and the Book program cordially invite you to the launch of An Exquisite Future, the fifth annual collaborative artist’s book by Art and the Book graduate students. Please join us!

An Exquisite Future explores the implications of a future with a reduced population of honeybees. A vital pollinator of many types of food plants for humans and animals, honeybees are in danger of disappearing because of colony collapse disorder. The artists used this phenomenon as a starting point for contemplating the future. Each artist responded to the preceding vision, building on what came before and using humor while considering potential difficulties.

#SPA80for80: Ki’tay Davidson, SPA/BA ’13

American University News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Ki’tay Davidson was a champion for disability rights – a passion that was honored at the White House.
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Not For the Faint of Heart: Whistleblower Impresses Difficulties of Fraud Investigation

American University News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Whistleblower Cynthia Cooper impresses the need for ethical behavior in her speech at the Annual Lecture on Fraud and Forensic Accounting.
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#SPA80for80: Brian Keane, SPA/BA ’89

American University News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Brian F. Keane, former president of American University’s Alumni Association, is on a mission to promote clean, renewable energy sources through his business, SmartPower.
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Then Give Three Cheers, and One Cheer More!

George Mason University - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 20:06

You do us proud, sir! David Stone spent years collecting Gilbert and Sullivan memorabilia: original manuscripts, production materials, letters and personal effects of dramatist/librettist W.S. Gilbert,  composer Arthur Sullivan and impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte. Mr. Stone and his wife, Ann, are giving their massive collection to the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. “The University Libraries is honored to be the future home of this collection with its inestimable research value for Mason faculty and students as well as scholars world-wide. The collection complements existing strengths in performing arts collections such as the Arena Stage Archives and Federal Theatre Project Collections,” said Yvonne Carignan, Head, Special Collections & Archives. The Stones also created the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert and Sullivan Endowed Fund for cataloging and preserving the collection. Read more!

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Newest in Popular Reading: Sookie Stackhouse, Symbiont, Ugly Girls, Revolution, Churchill, Navy SEALs

Catholic University - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:58

The fall semester is almost over at The Catholic University of America. We hope that you had as wonderful a time as we did this year. If you are looking for an entertaining read over the Christmas break, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room. Just remember, classes resume on Monday January 12th.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse edited by: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner Revolution Russell Brand Symbiont Mira Grant You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television Al Michaels, with L. Jon Wertheim The Churchill Factor: How one man made history Boris Johnson Sins of Our Fathers Shawn Lawrence Otto #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny Ugly Girls Lindsay Hunter Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon Kim Zetter Revival Stephen King The happiest people in the world Brock Clarke Navy SEALs: Their Untold History Dick Couch and William Doyle The Voices F.R. Tallis @WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

LYNDA is a great opportunity to learn something new over the breaks. CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through LYNDA’s self-paced training courses. If you need assistance setting up an account let us know; we are more than happy to help.

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#SPA80fo80: Dave Simnick, SPA/BA ’09 and Daniel Doll, SPA/BA ’08

American University News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Dave Simnick and Daniel Doll believe the best policy for sustainable global development is soap and water.
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Featured Database: Met Opera on Demand

American University News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Our featured database, Met Opera on Demand offers an extensive catalog of more than 500 performances, all available to watch instantly.
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