University News

Discovering the World of NGOs

American University News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00
As part of the Washington Semester Program, Elizabeth Saverino learned that there were different non-political organizations that do work for a better country – like Citizens Against Government Waste and DC Vote and others.
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Alumnus Will Cusey

American University News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00
As part of WSP, I attended Congressional hearings, heard from prominent speakers, engaged in political discussions, analyzed our governmental structure, and discovered the complex nature of DC’s political process.
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WSP Alumnus Ray Collins

American University News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00
Ray Collins owes much of his success in broadcast journalism to American University's Washington Semester Program.
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WSP Alumna: Jena Barjenbruch

American University News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00
Through initial international experiences at WSP, I would have seen the world the way I do now – as a place filled with opportunities to experience, to learn, to appreciate, and to give.
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GW Libraries 2016 Thanksgiving Hours

The George Washington University - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:51
November 15, 2016

The GW Libraries are thankful for our terrific patrons (and a few days off!) Please note the building closures and changed hours for the Thanskgiving holiday.

Gelman Library Thanksgiving Hours:
Wednesday, Nov. 23  - Gelman building closes at 6pm*
Thursday, Nov. 24 & Friday, Nov. 25  -  Gelman is CLOSED*
Saturday, Nov, 26  -  Open from noon-6pm* 
Sunday, Nov. 27  -  Open at 9am to resume 24-hour access
*24-hour building access is not available during this time.

Eckles Library Thanksgiving Hours:
Tuesday, Nov. 22 - 8am-11pm
Wednesday, Nov. 23  -  8am-5pm
Thursday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 25, & Saturday, Nov. 26  -  Eckles is CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 27  -  3pm-3am

VSTC Library Thanksgiving Hours:
Thursday, Nov. 24 & Friday, Nov. 25  -  VSTCL is CLOSED*
*24-hour building access is not available during this time.

A Knack for Art

American University News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 00:00
Nick Galifianakis sketches out a career as a celebrated Washington Post cartoonist
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AU's Stake In: Leigh Morgan, SPA/MSOD ’97

American University News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 00:00
COO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Take a closer look

American University News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 00:00
First person
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AU's Stake In: Wesley Schauble, CAS/MFA '04

American University News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 00:00
User Experience Art Director, Amazon
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Current WSP Student is Enjoying Her Internship on the Hill

American University News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 00:00
Current Washington Semester Program student is taking full advantage of her time here in DC
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Donate to Mason Pop-Up Pantry

George Mason University - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:13

Help stock the Mason Pop-Up Pantry! Gateway Library is sponsoring a donation drive from November 28 through December 2.  Drop off your pantry donations at either Gateway Library or Fenwick Library service desks. You will receive a chance to win raffle prizes! (One chance per each item donated).

What does the Pantry need?

  • Granola Bars
  • Rice, Pasta
  • Chips, Drinks, Soy Milk
  • Crackers & Cereal
  • Seasonings
  • Toiletries, Cleaning Supplies, Detergent, Dish Soap
  • Pens, Pencils, Paper Clips
  • Canned Fruit & Meat
  • Gummies
  • Paper Towels
  • Tofu, Organic Items
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Bottled Water
  • Gloves
  • Kleenex (Boxes)

For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, Gateway Library, aoconnor @ gmu.edu

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Mock Trial Team Wins Prestigious National Tournament

American University News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 00:00
On November 12, SPA's Mock Trial Team competed in Washington, D.C. at the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse in the Great American Mock Trial Invitational.
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Election Tweets Available for Research

The George Washington University - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 14:38
November 11, 2016

Are you researching the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election cycle? GW student and researchers can access 279 million tweets from candidates, parties, conventions, and debates. Take a look at the 3.6 million tweets collected from election day/night. Social Feed Manager (SFM) was developed by GW Libraries to support campus research about social media including Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Sina Weibo.

Email libdata@gwu.edu to get started with Social Feed Manager or to schedule a research consultation.

Social Feed Manager is hosted and run by GW Libraries and harvests data and websites from free public sources provided by the platforms. You can receive data in several formats, including CSV, Excel, and JSON. latforms.is hosted and run by GW Libraries and harvests data and websites from free public sources provided by the platforms. We collect social media data for research, archiving, and academic purposes.

Recently published research using data from SFM:

 

SP@RC Your Research!

George Mason University - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 14:12

As finals approach, get help with producing your research projects. Scholarly Productions @ The Research Commons (SP@RC) is a new service unit, combining various campus offices to support student scholarship. Located in 2100 Fenwick Library, SP@RC offers drop-in help with writing, creating and producing research papers; documents; posters; presentations; bibliographies – and more! Drop in to use InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop or visit library.gmu.edu/sparc to schedule an appointment with SP@RC staff, book time on a computer, and see what workshops are coming up.

SP@RC partners are University Libraries, OSCAR, Writing Center, Mason Publishing Group, the Department of Communication and Star Lab.

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Improving Access to Office of the President Records

The George Washington University - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 14:07
November 11, 2016

The Office of the President records (RG0002) is undergoing a re-organization beginning November 4 and continuing for 4-6 weeks. During this time it is completely closed to researchers. We look forward to providing you with improved access to this collection in December, 2016. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center with any questions. 

The Office of the President records, series 4, contains correspondence, reports, and other amazing documents. These materials range from GW’s 2nd president, Stephen Chapin (1828-1841), to GW’s 19th president, Stephen J. Trachtenberg (1988-2007), and all who served in between. The records reflect some of the most significant events in GW’s history, including the development of the University, the accreditation of various schools and programs, integration, prizes awarded, speeches and inaugural materials, and the minutes of different schools such as Columbian College,  the Law School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Browse the online finding aid for more information: /ead/rg0002.xml#ref1109

The No-Joke Olivia Pope

American University News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:00
Judy Smith is Washington’s ultimate fixer
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Press Pool

American University News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:00
Shannon Scovel is a future writing star
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Our All-American

American University News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:00
Neil Kerwin steps down
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Pardon the Examination

American University News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:00
As ESPN’s public editor, Jim Brady focuses his journalistic eye on the “worldwide leader”
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