University News

Aeronautics Intern Flying High at Air and Space Museum

American University News - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00
History grad student Kristen Horning is studying the history of early twentieth-century female pilots.
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The Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence

The George Washington University - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:35
March 30, 2016

Freshmen: Is your paper so good it should win a prize?  It just might if you submit it for The Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence.

The Eckles Prize is awarded to a freshman for a research project that shows significant and meaningful use of the resources and services available at the GW Libraries.

First year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, as well as an essay summarizing how library resources were used to complete that project.  Students should enter the one project that they feel reflects their best work of the year.

Prizes are awarded to the top 3 submissions:

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200

Visit to view the official instructions and criteria. You can also find a selection of past winning papers.

The deadline to apply is May 20, 2016. Winners will be announced in late summer.  Winning students will present their papers during an awards ceremony in the fall.

Career Ambassador returns to SIS to discuss foreign policy challenges across the Middle East

American University News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00
Ambassador Thomas Pickering returned to SIS on Friday, March 25 to discuss foreign policy challenges across the Middle East.
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Top U.S. Official Says China Represents Opportunity and Challenges for Diplomacy

American University News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00
Max Sieben Baucus, the United States Ambassador to China, recently addressed a packed crowd of students, faculty, and members of the community at American University for the inaugural Scher Sustainability Forum.
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New Study Reveals Race of Students Triggers Alarming Bias in Teacher Expectations

American University News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00
A new study conducted by economists from SPA and Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Economics found sweeping bias in teachers’ expectations of black students.
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AU 2030: Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

American University News - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 00:00
After growing up in a farming community, SIS professor now focuses on agricultural policy.
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Anita Hill Talks Confirmation

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
Anita Hill, who played a major role in the events depicted in the much-anticipated HBO film Confirmation, is coming to AU
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Viewing Photography through a Wide Angle Lens

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
Photojournalist Alysia Burton Steele juried a photography show while on campus to showcase her new book, "Delta Jewels.”
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Modern Day Heroes

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
Accountants can also be crime fighters spotting inconsistencies and holding organizations to a higher standard.
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American University Achieves Energy Milestone

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
This spring, for the first time, more than 50 percent of American University’s power will be sourced from solar energy as a result of the innovative Capital Partners Solar Project initiative.
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President Kerwin to Step Down in 2017

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
American University's 14th President, Cornelius M. Kerwin, announces his plans to step down at the end of his contract.
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GIS Software & Assistance Available at Gelman

The George Washington University - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:45
March 27, 2016

Would your data make more sense shown on a map?  Do you need to statistically analyze data over space?  

ArcGIS is a geographic information system system (GIS) that allows people to collect, organize, manage, analyze, communicate, and distribute geographic information.  Now you can learn and use this powerful software at Gelman Library! ArcGIS is available on all Gelman PCs (not Macs) and GIS specialist Kean McDermott is here to help you use it.  

Kean McDermott, GIS Specialist
make an appointment: 
Ask for Kean during daytime hours at the Ask Us Desk

Principles of Graphic Design

The George Washington University - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:38
March 27, 2016

Wednesday, March 30
10:00am to 11:30am 
Gelman Library, Room 300

Good design habits can bring order and clarity to any document, from a business card to an oversize poster. Knowing when to apply harmony, contrast, balance and space to printed materials draws viewers and audience members in, focusing their attention on the ideas you wish to communicate. Learn the building blocks of successful design at this workshop presented by the GW Libraries' Exhibits Developer Phil Raino.


Essential Illustrations: Find and Use Public Access Images in Your Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)

The George Washington University - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:35
March 27, 2016

Wednesday, March 30
Noon to 1:00pm
Gelman Library, Room 219

Do you plan to use artworks, photos, or diagrams to illustrate your thesis? Don't get snarled by copyright restrictions! Learn more about finding publicly accessible visual content and how to properly cite those images.  We will also briefly discuss obtaining copyright permissions and creating your own images using widely available software.


Statistical Consulting

The George Washington University - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:31
March 27, 2016

Free statistical consulting is available for GW students, faculty, and staff at Gelman Library. Get help with:

Statistical analysis using statistical computing packages
Quantitative sampling
Data preparation
Hypotheses testing

Make an appointment at (look for “Stats Only” in the staff listing). Stop struggling and get the help you need! 


American University News - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 00:00
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New 24-hour Study for Graduate Students in the GRC

The George Washington University - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 22:06
March 28, 2016

The Global Resources Center (GRC) is now available to graduate students for late night study. Located on Gelman's 7th floor, the GRC remains open to all during staffed hours, but is now available 24-hours to graduate students via GWorld tap access. The GRC features multiple tables and chairs as well as public computers and a Colonial Printer.

The need for additional graduate student space is among our most often heard feedback. The changes needed to make this possible have been paid for by the voluntary library gift. The GW Libraries is committed to utilizing funds from the voluntary library gift to directly enhance the student experience. The voluntary library gift has recently been used to purchase and reupholster furniture, purchase 3-D printers, fund upgrades to the graduate student reading room (501), and fund student employees. We appreciate everyone who supports the libraries through the voluntary library gift.

NPR’s Ron Elving Named American University ‘Outstanding Adjunct’

American University News - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00
The NPR senior Washington Editor was awarded for bringing his professional experience into the classroom.
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Two Environmental Policy Students Awarded William K. Reilly Scholarships

American University News - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00
On Thursday, March 31, SPA's Center for Environmental Policy will award first-year students in the Masters of Public Administration Program, Maggie McCarey and Maria Athayde, with the William K. Reilly Scholarship.
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10,000 Hours

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs studies human skeletons in hopes of identifying victims and pinpointing their cause of death. She's the author of 18 books and the inspiration for the TV show "Bones."
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