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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.

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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Interior Design Students Place Second in Interior Design Video Competition

Marymount University - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:36
Interior Design students make the connection between school and the real world.
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Artist-in-Residence Marlon Moreno Demonstrates Nicaraguan Painting Traditions

Marymount University - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:36
This is the fourth year that he has shared his art with the campus community.
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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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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

Monday, April 14 at 11am
-and-
Tuesday, April 15 at 2pm
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!

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.

RSVP:  GO.GWU.EDU/LIBRARYLIFEHACK

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
11am
Tuesday, April 15
2pm

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.

RSVP:  GO.GWU.EDU/LIBRARYLIFEHACK

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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