University News

Book Notes: Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

American University News - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00
Associate Professor David Vine publishes new book
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AU’s Fall for the Arts, Sunday, October 18

American University News - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00
Celebrate with free art classes and workshops
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SPA Professor Receives Prestigious Award from National Image Inc.

American University News - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00
SPA Professor Patrick Malone, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, received the Equity and Excellence Hispanic Employment Program Manager Award from National Image Inc.
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Get Ready for Open Access Week!

George Mason University - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 19:19

George Mason University will celebrate International Open Access Week, October 19-25, 2015. This will be Mason’s 7th observance of Open Access Week, which began as a student-led national day of action in 2007. Exciting and interesting workshops, presentations, and activities are planned for each day – join us at any or all of these events!

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Open Access Week at GW

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:22
October 8, 2015

Join the GW Libraries as we celebrate Open Access Week with events dedicated to promoting GW scholarship to the broadest possible audience.

How Open Access Benefits Faculty + Research
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 11am
Catholic University, Great Room A, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
Learn about the experiences at universities that have adopted an open access policy. Keynote speakers - Dr. Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University & Geneva Henry, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Libraries, The George Washington University. 

Open Access Salons
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9:30-11:30am
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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4:30-6:30 pm
Gelman Library Room 219
Drop in for an informal salon designed to discuss strategies to protect, preserve, and increase the impact of your scholarship. We will introduce our new institutional repository, GW ScholarSpace, and answer your questions. Refreshments provided.

RCR Lecture Series Presents "Data Acquisition and Management"
Wednesday, Oct. 21, Noon to 1:30pm
Gelman Library Room 702
OVPR's Office of Research Integrity invites you to attend this Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lecture featuring University Librarian and Vice Provost Geneva Henry and a distinguished panel including Dr. Jody Ganiban,Dr. Tara Sinclair, and Dr. Alexander van der Horst. Please RSVP to resinteg@gwu.edu.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Open Access vs. Traditional Publishing
Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Gelman Library Room 219
This workshop will introduce you to the interface for uploading your ETD document, with a special emphasis on Open Access vs. Traditional Publishing.  Attendees will have the chance to ask questions related to the ETD process, Open Access, embargoes, and copyright.

For more information about how to protect your author rights and make your scholarship more publicly accessible, please visit our website at go.gwu.edu/oaweek.

Mason Publishing Partners on Proceedings

George Mason University - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:58

Mason Publishing Group recently partnered with the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE) to publish the proceedings from this year’s Innovation in Teaching and Learning Conference. The event, which was sponsored in part by the University Libraries and Mason Publishing Group, was very successful, with more than 300 attendees. The conference also featured the scholarship of several library faculty.

Mason Publishing Group provides services to support the creation, curation, dissemination, and preservation of scholarly, creative, and educational works by and for the Mason community.

 

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AU Launches International Accelerator Program

American University News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00
New program with Shorelight gives international students the opportunity to study at AU.
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Is Engineering the Climate the Way Forward?

American University News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00
Climate engineering is large-scale, highly technological human manipulation of the atmosphere.
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BrowZine web version now available

George Mason University - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 20:01

BrowZine web version is now available! BrowZine for laptop or desktop computers is supported by the following browsers: Chrome version 43+, Safari version 8+, Firefox version 31+, and Internet Explorer version 11+.

Currently, BrowZine is available for all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini running iOS 5.1 or later, and on Android tablets running Android 4.1+, including the Google Nexus 7 or 10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Kindle Fire HD. thirdiron.com/download

BrowZine is available from Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon Kindle App Store. It’s a free download, but make sure to choose “George Mason University” from the list of libraries so you have access to the Mason Libraries’ journal collections.

Reading list, citation and other BrowZine features are coming soon. Learn more about BrowZine!

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Innovations in Scholarly Communication Survey

George Mason University - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:20

What tools do you use in your research workflow? Web of Science or Google Scholar? Zotero or Papers? ORCID or ResearchGate? JCR or Altmetric?

As part of an Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) scholarly communication project, George Mason University faculty and graduate students are invited to take this graphical survey – 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication – about research tool use. It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and you can opt to receive a visual characterization of your workflow compared to that of your peer group via email.

George Mason University’s survey link:

https://innoscholcomm.typeform.com/to/Csvr7b?source=4g2M2u

Why participate?

  • You will learn how your use of digital research tools compares to that of your peers, and you may discover some new tools.
  • You’ll inform Mason’s University Libraries about what you use so that we can optimize library services and resources to suit your needs.
  • By taking this survey, developed by librarians at Utrecht University, you are also contributing to a global effort to chart the evolving landscape of scholarly communication.
  • The survey will investigate how tool usage varies by discipline, country, and research role.

The survey will run until February 2016. Preliminary results of this international survey, as well as the final dataset, will be posted on the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication site. The University Libraries will also share our community’s dataset and produce a publicly available report.

For more information, please contact Jeri Wieringa, jwiering @gmu.edu, 703-993-3742.

 

 

 

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SIS Establishes Memorial Fund to Study the District of Columbia in Honor of Beloved Alumnus

American University News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00
Message from the Dean: SIS Establishes Memorial Fund to Study the District of Columbia in Honor of Beloved Alumnus
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Looking Back at a Legend

American University News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00
The AU community offers fond memories of the late, great Julian Bond.
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Colonials Weekend at GW Libraries

The George Washington University - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:10
October 5, 2015

Join the GW Libraries on Saturday, October 17 as we celebrate Colonials Weekend 2015. Students, parents, and alumni are invited to visit Gelman and Eckles to learn more about our services, including 3-D printing at Gelman! 

Saturday, October 17:

11am - 2pm
Gelman Library Open House and 3-D Printing Demonstrations
Don't miss a chance to visit Gelman Library, the intellectual hub of GW's Foggy Bottom campus. We’ll have a 3-D printer demonstration and library staff will be available to discuss the range of services and resources we offer to support your student.

11-11:30am
The Library's Role in Academic Success: What Parents Need to Know
Gelman Library, Room 219
The modern library is much more than just books and a place to study. In this short workshop, learn from teaching librarians how crucial the innovative services and technologies of the GW Libraries are to undergraduate success.

11:30am - Noon
3-D Printing and GIS: How Today's Scholars Visualize, Analyze, and Interpret Data
Gelman Library, Room 219
GW students have access to amazing technology not even dreamed of 20 years ago, fundamentally changing the way students visualize and interpret data. Attend this short workshop for an introduction to 3-D printing and geographic information services, just 2 of the services now available in the libraries.

1-1:30pm 
The Library's Role in Academic Success: What Parents Need to Know 
Gelman Library, Room 219
The modern library is much more than just books and a place to study. In this short workshop, learn from teaching librarians how crucial the innovative services and technologies of the GW Libraries are to undergraduate success.

1:30-2pm
3-D Printing and GIS: How Today's Scholars Visualize, Analyze, and Interpret Data
Gelman Library, Room 219
GW students have access to amazing technology not even dreamed of 20 years ago, fundamentally changing the way students visualize and interpret data. Attend this short workshop for an introduction to 3-D printing and geographic information services, just 2 of the services now available in the libraries.

Noon - 2pm 
Celebrating the Creative Process
Eckles Library Main Reading Room
Join us for a celebration of research, music, and art as we award the 2015 Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence and open the Women's Leadership Program's annual art show! Meet the student artists and writers, view exhibits, listen to performances, and enjoy refreshments. Parents, students, and faculty are all welcome. For more information, please see https://library.gwu.edu/eckles/the-eckles-prize-for-freshman-research-excellence

Student Assists Myanmar Refugees in Malaysia

American University News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00
Alya Shaiful Bahari, SIS/BA ’16, received the AU Scholars and Artists Fellowship Award to study Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur this past summer.
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New Environmental Science Courses Offered at AU and in Kenya

American University News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00
Focus on environmental issues in East Africa
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New Concert Series at American University Museum

American University News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00
First concert is on Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m.
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Serving Life: Film Screening + Discussion

George Mason University - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:04

Gateway Library and Mason Reads will present a film screening and discussion of the film SERVING LIFE on Thursday, October 22 at 3pm in the Johnson Center Cinema.

SERVING LIFE documents an extraordinary hospice program in which hardened criminals care for dying fellow inmates. Narrated and executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker, the film takes viewers inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where the average prison sentence is more than 90 years.

A discussion of the film will follow and be led by Professor Giovanna Chesler, Director, Film and Video Studies (FAVS), George Mason University.

For more information, please contact Maoria Kirker, mkirker @gmu.edu, 703-993-9059.

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Library of Congress Tour

George Mason University - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 11:41

Arlington Campus Library is hosting its regular Library of Congress orientation and tour session on Friday, October 16, 2015. Join us to learn about conducting research at the Library of Congress with special guest instructor Darren Jones, a librarian at the Library of Congress.

Attendees will be able to get Library of Congress ID cards to access the Readers Room, learn about the research services available, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library. Registration is required; save your spot now!

For more information, please contact Beth Roszkowski, broszkow @ gmu.edu, 703-993-9864.

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Student Becomes Teacher; Former Washington Semester Student Now Professor in Program

American University News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00
Washington Semester Student now Professor in Program
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Gender and Sexuality Collection Comes to AU Library

American University News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00
This summer, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Gender and Sexuality Library material was integrated into the general collection at the Bender Library, a shift which will make this important collection even more accessible.
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