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Celebrating GW's Faculty Authors

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:10
April 15, 2014

On Tuesday, May 13, from 3-5pm the GW Libraries will host a Celebration of Faculty Authors. If you are a faculty member and have published a significant work since Jan. 1, 2013, please email the citation to gelman@gwu.edu, so that we may honor your accomplishments.

As the hub of the university's intellectual life, not only does the library furnish the materials of scholarly research, but it also distributes the fruits of that research to the university community and the wider world, making today's intellectual work available for generations to come. As part of our stewardship of faculty publications, we want to recognize those faculty who have published a significant work in the past year.  

Have you authored a monograph, journal article, or refereed conference paper? Edited an anthology, a scholarly edition, or collection of essays? Authored a substantial creative or popular work? Has this work appeared in print or online since Jan. 1, 2013? Recognizing that disciplinary conventions, as well as personal and professional commitments, make it difficult to define "significant" in a universal way, we invite faculty, deans, and department chairs to identify the work -- whether their own or by their peers -- that deserves special acknowledgment. Those authors will be invited to a reception hosted by Geneva Henry, the University Librarian and Vice-Provost of GW Libraries and C. Dianne Martin, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.  

We welcome your suggestions as to how to improve this process. By highlighting the intellectual work of faculty across the disciplines, we aim to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation, as well as to say thanks for a job well done.

Talk on School Violence Fifteen Years After Columbine

American University News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:50
Lynn Addington, an associate professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, suggested that the Columbine incident constituted a cultural shift in how the public viewed school violence.
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Bridging Wikipedia's ‘GLAM’ Gap

American University News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:17
Professor Andrew Lih's students spread public knowledge, dodge social-media pitfalls.
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MU Hosts Health Care Management Career Forum

Marymount University - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:17
A great networking event, the forum included a career fair and a panel of professionals in the field.
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Mandi Stewart Named Penn Social Impact Doctoral Fellow

American University News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:48
Mandi Stewart received a prestigious fellowship that brings together doctoral students to critically examine issues in the nonprofit sector.
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Marymount Hosts 19th Annual Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

Marymount University - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:27
A day of competition, a day of sevice, a day to enjoy!
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5 Cool Research Tools

American University News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:45
The AU Library wants to make your research easier and more rewarding. Here are five of the terrific tools that we offer to make your academic life a little simpler.
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2014 Mathias Student Research Conference Winners Announced

American University News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:18
Undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students win at 24nd annual Student Research Conference.
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MU Science Club Introduces Middle School Girls to Science Wonders

Marymount University - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:41
“It’s our job as young scientists to help introduce these options and career paths to them,” explains Soha Sohail ʼ16
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New Furniture Coming to the 3rd Floor

The George Washington University - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:03
April 11, 2014

Gelman will add 120 new study carrels (with outlets!) to the 3rd floor before Final exams begin! 

Weekdays April 18-25 between 6am-2:30pm there will be some disruption to the 3rd floor while old furniture is removed and new furniture is installed.

New Furniture Coming to the 3rd Floor

The George Washington University - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:03
April 11, 2014

Gelman will add 120 new study carrels (with outlets!) to the 3rd floor before Final exams begin! 

Weekdays April 18-25 between 6am-2:30pm there will be some disruption to the 3rd floor while old furniture is removed and new furniture is installed.

Terrorism Expert Wins Morton Bender Prize

American University News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:00
Joseph Young, an expert on terrorism and homeland security at American University’s School of Public Affairs, has been awarded the Morton Bender Prize.
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New York Alumni Among AU's Most Engaged

American University News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:36
Three alumni volunteers share why it’s an exciting time to be an AU alumni in NYC.
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Come to a Research Write-In Session!

George Mason University - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:35

Time flies! Is your paper done? Gateway Library@Johnson Center, Mason’s Writing Center, and Mason’s Office of Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) are sponsoring two Undergraduate Research & Write-In sessions on April 24 and May 2. Gateway Library and Mason Writing Center staff will be available during each Research Write-In to assist undergrads with their specific research and writing needs in a structured environment. Gateway Library Instruction Room (Room 228) is the venue - a space for quiet work, free from distractions! Students should bring their own laptops; library laptops will be available, too. Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 students per session. Free meal provided for you!

April 24: 3 – 8 pm  Yes, I’m registering!  Registration Deadline: April 20
May 2: Noon – 5 pm  Yes, I’m registering!  Registration Deadline: April 29

For more information, contact Royce Gildersleeve, rgilders@gmu.edu, 703-993-9867.

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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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Keeping up: RDS reading

Catholic University - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:54

Big data is here to stay, as it should be. But let’s be realistic: It’s an important resource for anyone analyzing data, not a silver bullet.

The New York Times weighed in on data this week with Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis. There is great faith in statistical correlations and “big data” predictions leading to Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakthroughs. “Big data”, while seen as an “adjunct to science inquiry”, may not be the revolutionary 4th Paradigm of Science – read more  The Fourth Paradigm : Data-intensive Scientific Discovery by Tony Hey (et.al.)

The Open Data initiative announced by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is bearing some fruit according to George Leopold of datanami. Read his April 9, 2014 article Survey Finds Open Data Boosting U.S. Economy.

On the Digital Humanities front, from dh+lib, there is discussion on the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities in Defining Digital Social Sciences by Lisa Spiro  from Rice University.

 

 

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Doing Business the Right Way: Corporate Sustainability Practices at HSBC

Marymount University - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:21
“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 speccoll@gmu.edu.

 

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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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