University News

AU Professor Constructs Model of Receptor Protein Linked to Human Growth

American University News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
Biochemistry Prof. Stefano Costanzi's model provides an important visual as researchers work to uncover possible treatments for growth-altering conditions.
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The Digital Experience

American University News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
American magazine launches a versatile new app.
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Professor’s Book Examines Governance in Nigeria

American University News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
Using the case study of Nigeria, Assistant Professor Carl LeVan‘s new book explores how political actors and the policymaking process shape government performance.
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An Exquisite Future

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:29
December 10, 2014

Monday, January 12
Gelman Library, Room 219

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and the Art and the Book program cordially invite you to the launch of An Exquisite Future, the fifth annual collaborative artist’s book by Art and the Book graduate students. Please join us!

An Exquisite Future explores the implications of a future with a reduced population of honeybees. A vital pollinator of many types of food plants for humans and animals, honeybees are in danger of disappearing because of colony collapse disorder. The artists used this phenomenon as a starting point for contemplating the future. Each artist responded to the preceding vision, building on what came before and using humor while considering potential difficulties.

#SPA80for80: Ki’tay Davidson, SPA/BA ’13

American University News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Ki’tay Davidson was a champion for disability rights – a passion that was honored at the White House.
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Not For the Faint of Heart: Whistleblower Impresses Difficulties of Fraud Investigation

American University News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Whistleblower Cynthia Cooper impresses the need for ethical behavior in her speech at the Annual Lecture on Fraud and Forensic Accounting.
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#SPA80for80: Brian Keane, SPA/BA ’89

American University News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Brian F. Keane, former president of American University’s Alumni Association, is on a mission to promote clean, renewable energy sources through his business, SmartPower.
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Then Give Three Cheers, and One Cheer More!

George Mason University - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 20:06

You do us proud, sir! David Stone spent years collecting Gilbert and Sullivan memorabilia: original manuscripts, production materials, letters and personal effects of dramatist/librettist W.S. Gilbert,  composer Arthur Sullivan and impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte. Mr. Stone and his wife, Ann, are giving their massive collection to the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. “The University Libraries is honored to be the future home of this collection with its inestimable research value for Mason faculty and students as well as scholars world-wide. The collection complements existing strengths in performing arts collections such as the Arena Stage Archives and Federal Theatre Project Collections,” said Yvonne Carignan, Head, Special Collections & Archives. The Stones also created the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert and Sullivan Endowed Fund for cataloging and preserving the collection. Read more!

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Newest in Popular Reading: Sookie Stackhouse, Symbiont, Ugly Girls, Revolution, Churchill, Navy SEALs

Catholic University - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:58

The fall semester is almost over at The Catholic University of America. We hope that you had as wonderful a time as we did this year. If you are looking for an entertaining read over the Christmas break, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room. Just remember, classes resume on Monday January 12th.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse edited by: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner Revolution Russell Brand Symbiont Mira Grant You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television Al Michaels, with L. Jon Wertheim The Churchill Factor: How one man made history Boris Johnson Sins of Our Fathers Shawn Lawrence Otto #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny Ugly Girls Lindsay Hunter Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon Kim Zetter Revival Stephen King The happiest people in the world Brock Clarke Navy SEALs: Their Untold History Dick Couch and William Doyle The Voices F.R. Tallis @WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

LYNDA is a great opportunity to learn something new over the breaks. CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through LYNDA’s self-paced training courses. If you need assistance setting up an account let us know; we are more than happy to help.

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries

Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib

CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib

CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib

CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

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#SPA80fo80: Dave Simnick, SPA/BA ’09 and Daniel Doll, SPA/BA ’08

American University News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Dave Simnick and Daniel Doll believe the best policy for sustainable global development is soap and water.
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Featured Database: Met Opera on Demand

American University News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Our featured database, Met Opera on Demand offers an extensive catalog of more than 500 performances, all available to watch instantly.
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Winter Break Hours for Gelman Library

The George Washington University - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:57
December 8, 2014

Thursday, December 18:
Gelman will close at 11pm and 24-hour access will end.
The Check Out Desk will close at 7pm.  Other service desks will close at 5pm.

Friday, December 19:
Gelman and the Check Out Desk will be open from 7am - 7pm 
Other service desks will close at 5pm.

Saturday, December 20, & Sunday December 21: CLOSED

Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23:  8am - 6pm
Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25:  CLOSED
Friday, December 26: 8am - 6pm
Saturday, December 27 & Sunday, December 28:  CLOSED

Monday, December 29: 8am -6pm
Tuesday, December 30: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday, December 31 & Thursday, January 1:  CLOSED
Friday, January 2: 8am - 6pm
Saturday, January 3 & Sunday, January 4:  CLOSED

Monday January 5 - Friday January 9: 8am -7pm
Saturday January 10 & Sunday January 11: noon - 6pm

Monday, January 12:  
Open at 7am and 24-hour access resumes. 

Please note: The National Security Archives will be closed from December 24th through January 4th.  The University Writing Center will be closed December 13th through  January 24th.

Five Continents in the Classroom

American University News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00
When not in the classroom, Bill Gentile is criss-crossing the world to practice his craft.
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Health Promotion Students Give Back for the Holidays

American University News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00
Students in the Health Promotion program come together to give back to the community by helping local families.
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#Black Lives Matter

American University News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00
The American University community reacts to the events in Ferguson.
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Chopped: A Chemistry Lab Cooking Challenge

American University News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00
Chemistry students learn the science of food through real-life cooking competition.
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#SPA80for80: Carlos Vera, SPA/BA ’15 and SPA/MPA ’16

American University News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00
The first member of his family to attend college, Carlos Vera has spent his time at SPA seizing every opportunity that has come his way, and looks forward to the chance to give back.
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