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University Libraries Closed, Tuesday, January 21

Catholic University - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 08:01

The University Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, January 21, due to the snow storm expected to arrive in the Washington, D.C. area this morning. “Chat with a Librarian,” the IM service, will be available 2-5 P.M. and 6-9 P.M.

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Gelman is OPEN!

The George Washington University - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:21
January 21, 2014

Due to the current winter weather forecast, classes, events and activities at GW are cancelled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  However, Gelman remains open!  We will attempt to keep the building open until 8pm tonight, but please check back here throughout the day for updates. Designated and Essential library staff should check with their supervisors.

Swimming Drops Double-Dual Meet

Marymount University - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:25
Saints fall to Catholic and Washington & Lee
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Men’s Basketball Falls at Christopher Newport

Marymount University - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 22:14
Saints fall 76-69 against CAC newcomer
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History Lecture: "People Out of Place"

The George Washington University - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:53

The Teamsters Labor History Research Center was pleased to host a special guest lecture on January 14 sponsored by the GWU History

Former Press Secretary Visits SPA Institutes

American University News - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 16:54
Dee Dee Myers, White House press secretary in the Clinton Administration, recently spoke to students in the Campaign Management Institute and Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute.
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Eat. Sleep. Game.

American University News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:39
AU will host international game design and development conference to foster innovation, creativity.
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Doctoral Students Selected to Attend ASPA Conference

American University News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 15:27
Doctoral students will attend the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conference.
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Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminars, Spring 2014

American University News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 15:09
Spring series includes Jennifer Swift, Colin Saldanha, Abigail Miller.
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SIS Alumni Make Waves in International Disability Policy

American University News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 14:52
SIS alumni Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda, SIS/MA ’12, and John Paul “Pong” Cruz, SIS/MA ’13, each recently received recognition for their outstanding work in international disability policy.
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Peer Advisor Program Continues to Shine

American University News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 13:05
Where the Peer Advisor Program is today, and where it hopes to go next.
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AU Honors MLK with Week of Events

American University News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:05
Faculty, students and staff celebrate King and his legacy through a week of tailored events.
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Mason Graduate Student Borrowing Period Increases!

George Mason University - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 09:47

The book loan period for Mason graduate students for Mason Libraries’ circulating books has changed. The new borrowing period for Mason graduate students is one academic term; due dates are May 31, September 30 and January 31. Books may be recalled after four (4) weeks and may be renewed three (3) times. For more information, contact your nearest Mason Library Circulation Desk.


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TextSelect expands!

George Mason University - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 06:07

Starting Fall Semester 2013, to help address the cost of required textbooks, Mason Libraries initiated TextSelect, a program to purchase required course textbooks (which cost $20.00 or more) in selected disciplines.

This popular service is expanding Spring Semester 2014 to include required textbooks that meet these criteria (expanded areas in bold):

  • books required for courses that satisfy general education requirements across all disciplines (100, 200, 300 & 400 level required courses)
  • books required for courses in the Volgenau School of Engineering
  • books required for courses in the School of Management

TextSelect books are placed on 2-hour reserve in the Johnson Center Library, Fairfax Campus. Students can locate TextSelect items in the Mason Catalog or in the Course Reserve Catalog.

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Howard University Answers White House Call to Action on College Opportunity

Howard University - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (January 16, 2014) – As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to increase college opportunity, Howard University has answered the call to make new commitments to increase college opportunity. Led by Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University will expand opportunities for select low-income students in the STEM fields. "Developing a pipeline of students in STEM is in the national interest," Dr. Frederick said. "We are proud of the new initiative and the Center for Academic Excellence's role in guiding the success of this important commitment."
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Men’s Hoops Wins Third-Straight CAC Game

Marymount University - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 00:58
Saints top PSU Harrisburg 70-40
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Women’s Basketball Powers Past Penn State Harrisburg

Marymount University - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 00:58
Saints top CAC newcomer 66-28
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Drupal Hours Module

The George Washington University - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 09:00
January 15, 2014Christian Aldridge, Web Developer GW Libraries

GW Libraries is a large organization with many groups and departments within it, all with their own hours and open days. Currently the site relies on each group manually updating their posted hours and a separate group/staff person maintaining a "master" hours table. None of this is automated and there is duplication both within each group but also on the master table.

To solve this we're building a module for Drupal that is able to automate the process for both the groups themselves but also the combined master table.

The module (called "Libsite Hours") grabs and calculates the relevant information for use where needed on the site pages. In its current (early) draft it is only providing hours for one group (Special Collections Research Center). The content managers for that group input their hours on a node called SCRC Hours of Operation. We've created fields for each day's open and close time. The module collects the data in those fields and sets a variable with the current day's hours that can be called on any page. The variable is a string that reads "Wednesday's Hours: 10am - 8pm" where Wednesday is the current day of the week and the hours are the open and close hours set on the SCRC Hours of Operation page.

The next draft will include a variable that outputs the hours for the full week, and provides a "closed" checkbox option with a field for more information (e.g. "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day"). 

The final draft will include tools for all Library groups and the aggregated (and sortable) master table of hours.


The module is on GitHub: 


Howard Professor Receives 2014 Solomon Carter Fuller Award

Howard University - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (January 10, 2014) – Alumnus William Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Howard University College of Medicine, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Solomon Carter Fuller Award by the American Psychiatric Foundation (APA).
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