University News

Corporate Social Responsibility at Heart of 22nd Annual Kogod Case Competition

American University News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:35
Nida Ali, BSBA '15, shares her thoughts on corporate social responsibility as it relates to the 22nd annual Kogod Case Competition.
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MBA Team Selected to Compete for Clinton Global Initiative-Backed Hult Prize

American University News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:00
Kogod MBA students search for sustainable approach to improving global healthcare for slum dwellers in competition backed by the Clinton Global Initiative.
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Lavender Languages: Linguistics and Culture for the LGBTQ Community

American University News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:15
A preview of the upcoming Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference.
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Mason Firewall Maintenance: Many Library Systems DOWN February 9

George Mason University - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:39

Mason ITU network engineers will reconfigure the campus firewall on Sunday, February 9, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Departmental servers hosted in the Aquia data center will be unavailable while they work on the firewall.

This directly affects many library systems and access to online resources. Please note: The main library website (library.gmu.edu) and off-campus access via the proxy server (mutex.gmu.edu) to restricted databases and e-journals will be DOWN until the work is completed. inPrimo will continue to function but it cannot connect off-campus users to subscription content until the Mason campus firewall work is finished. Mason Libraries’ catalog will not be affected.

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Trial for Drama Online through May 5th

Catholic University - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:22

The University Libraries has a trial for Drama Online through May 5, 2014.

Drama Online is the award-winning online resource that offers a vast array of full-text plays complete with scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis and contextual information. Access covers the earliest days of Greek drama to the present day, epics, monologues, new authors and the great playwrights. The resources are searchable by full-text or
through a myriad of filters including content type, genre, period, author, setting and theme. Drama Online also includes over 500 images from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s rich archive of production photos.

To try this new resource or find more information visit http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/ .

Let us know what you like or do not like about Drama Online.  Send comments to Lynn Weinstein, Digital Acquisitions Librarian: weinstel@cua.edu

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Glass in the Class

American University News - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 16:36
American University staffer and graduate student brings Google Glass to campus.
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Mason Libraries Open at 10:00 am TODAY

George Mason University - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 07:13

Due to inclement weather, Mason Libraries will open at 10:00 am today, February 5, 2014.

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Add these Titles to Your Roster

American University News - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:27
AU Library has a robust collection of sports books and films, ranging from documentaries to popular television shows and academic treatments of the athletic world to fictional page-turners.
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Fashion Students Create Redskins Apparel for Women Fans

Marymount University - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:43
They created fashion-forward designs for both younger and older demographics.
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Caffeine Use Disorder Needs More Attention

American University News - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:01
Caffeine is the most-widely used drug, but little is known about helping those who depend on it.
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Geoengineering: Science Fiction or Fact?

American University News - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 17:36
Australian author Clive Hamilton spoke at SIS on January 15 about his recent book, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering, which examines the implications of climate engineering proposals.
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NOAA Tests Underwater Robot in MU Pool

Marymount University - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:34
This affordable tool, once adapted, will provide a durable, remote camera for diverse uses.
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New Exhibit: What’s in a Name?

George Mason University - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:25

A new exhibit is on display in Fenwick Library featuring materials from the University Archives. The exhibit is divided into two parts: What’s in a Name? and Broadside Images in Context. This exhibit draws on materials from the George Mason University Broadside photograph collection and issues of The Gunston Ledger, Broadside, and Fourth Estate student newspapers.

What’s in a Name? explores the history of the student newspaper at Mason from 1963 to the present by focusing on the name changes of the paper. The newspaper that represents the student voice at Mason has always picked its name carefully. It has changed names three times: The Gunston Ledger (1963-1969), Broadside (1969-2013), and Fourth Estate (2013-present). The second part of the exhibit investigates the Broadside student newspaper in detail, looking at photographs taken by Broadside staff. Thanks to a donation from the Office of Student Media of thousands of negatives taken by Broadside photographers, Special Collections & Archives holds a vast pool of images that accompany the collection of student newspapers. Displaying both the newspapers and the photographs provides a deeper look into how the Mason student body has changed over time. Read more…

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#GelmanTownHall

The George Washington University - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 15:28
February 2, 2014

Monday, February 10
7-8pm
@gelmanlibrary

How can Gelman help you be more academically successful? Join the conversation and use hashtag #GelmanTownHall. On the day of, use this portal to see the entire town hall thread!

Interesting Find in the Collection: Letters from Overseas Teachers

The George Washington University - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 08:00

In 1947, the National Education Association created the Overseas Teacher Fund to help "wage the peace." Intended to help ease the financial burden of teachers in countries whose economies had been ravaged by war.

Study: Child Care Centers with Strong Government Ties Happiest

American University News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:07
Prof. Anna Amirkhanyan's research found that managers, clients, and employees were more satisfied with child care centers that have strong government relationships.
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Wading for the Answer

American University News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:22
Environmental science master's student Nicholas Connor is conducting research in the Anacostia River.
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Self-Censorship and the Missing Future

American University News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:19
A third of visual arts professionals overall have avoided or abandoned work in their field, because of insecurity about fair use.
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University College Class Listens to U.S. Senator Speak on Current Issues

American University News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 08:52
UC students get the chance to hear politicians speak about current issues.
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The Alchemist to Open at AU’s Greenberg Theatre

American University News - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 23:15
Learn about the play’s plot, alchemy’s impact on society, and its connection to modern day science.
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