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Success and Satisfaction by Design

American University News - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 00:00
Learn more about the beginnings of filmmaker Chris Palmer's popular course, "Design Your Life for Success" and register to attend the workshop!
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New Material in the NEA Collection: The Papers of Buena Stolberg, President of the Department of Classroom Teachers

The George Washington University - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:58

This past fall, the papers of Buena Stolberg, President of the Department of Classroom Teachers between 1960 and 1961, were adde

Service Beyond Books: Workshops in Mercer Library

George Mason University - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:57

When you think of a library, what comes to mind? Surely, seemingly endless rows of books make the top of the list, perhaps followed by computers overflowing with databases. But our librarians and staff will tell you that libraries offers even more.

University Libraries holds a number of workshops that help students hone research skills, polish theses and dissertations, and flex their writing muscles. And these workshops are taught by instructors who really know their stuff. Check out a few of our current opportunities!

University Dissertation and Thesis Services (UDTS)

UDTS offers workshops to help students reach their graduation goals.

“At our Process workshop, we’ll talk about deadlines, procedures, and steps you’ll need to undertake to make sure you graduate on time,” said Sally Evans, University Dissertation & Thesis Coordinator.

“We offer a workshop on our Interactive Template, which is a Word document designed to make formatting your document simpler. At the workshop, we’ll walk you through it and show you how to use it.”

To sum it all up, Sally offers this slogan to those who are still on the fence about scheduling their UDTS appointment: “UDTS Workshops: Making You 100% More Likely to Graduate on Time!”

Zotero

From class papers to theses, creating citations is part of college life. Software programs like Zotero make the process go more smoothly.

“I wish I’d known about Zotero when I was in grad school,” said Zotero instructor Sarah Cocks. “When you’re juggling multiple research papers for different classes, it’s so important to keep up with all your research and resources, and Zotero is really effective for managing all these sources.”

But Zotero can do more for students than citation legwork. “Though the citation-generation aspect is useful, I value Zotero as an organizational tool even more,” said Sarah.

Rosetta Stone

What better time to discover Rosetta Stone, the preferred program for learning 30 languages, than International Week (March 31-April 9)? That’s when Mercer Library will hold a Rosetta Stone workshop, where our instructor will have you up and running in no time. Please check back with our calendar for upcoming Rosetta Stone events.

Request a Workshop

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our workshop calendar, our instructors will customize an instruction session for any group of three or more. And, professors can request a workshop to be held during any regularly scheduled class. Think of this service as an on-demand way to bring quality workshops into your classroom or study group. Follow this link to get started.

As you can see, our instructors are excited about the workshops we offer because we know they can have a huge impact on students’ academic goals. Check our workshop calendar often to see where our offerings match your needs.

~Meg Rayford, Resource and Research Support Specialist

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AU Alumna Inspires Women to Run for Office

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
Clare Bresnahan, SPA/BA ’08, serves as Executive Director of She Should Run
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SPA Professor Receives Award for Teaching with Research

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon has been recognized by AU for her excellence in teaching and research as part of the annual University-wide teaching and research awards.
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Addressing Inequality in the Era of “Alternative Facts”

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
In a lecture to students and faculty members, William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran stated that inequality is the “fundamental challenge of our time.”
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Israel and the West in a Changing Middle East

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
On March 6, just two days after announcing his intention to run for Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon delivered a guest lecture at AU.
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Ambassador Susan Rice joins American University School of International Service

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
In her new capacity as Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, former National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador Susan Rice will work on an upcoming book and mentor SIS students interested in national security careers.
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Teachers of Tomorrow: Book Drive, March 3-31

George Mason University - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:33

Teachers of Tomorrow, a student-run organization dedicated to supporting future educators enrolled at George Mason University, has organized their first annual book drive. They are seeking book donations for students of all ages, which they will donate to schools in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Books that are new or in good condition are preferred.

The book drive will run from March 3 until March 31. Blue decorated boxes are placed in five locations on Mason’s Fairfax campus, including Fenwick Library. If you have any questions about the book drive or how you can be a part of Teachers of Tomorrow, contact teachersoftomorrowgmu@gmail.com.

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Success and Satisfaction by Design

American University News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:00
The inspiration for Chris Palmer’s incredibly popular course, “Design Your Life for Success,” came from a student at the American University School of Communication (AU SOC).
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Clawed Made it to The Ball!

American University News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:00
More than 660 Eagles gave during Founders Day giving event, raising over $300K in 36 hours.
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Full Circle: Current WSP Students Visit with '94 Alum

American University News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:00
Zeuthen Kasper is the Senior Media Advisor for the European Union Delegation to the United States. He made time to visit with current Washington Semester Program students who are in the same program he was in over 20 years prior.
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Poet Ada Limón at AU: A Balance of Softness and Strength

American University News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 00:00
At American University’s latest Visiting Writer’s Series event on March 1, award-winning poet Ada Limón softly removed the barriers between herself and her audience as she shared her poetry with them.
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One-Stop for Election Results in 25 Countries

American University News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 00:00
SPA Professor David Lublin has been gathering election results of upper house legislative races from 25 countries to put together a comprehensive database.
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Race in America: Past, Present, and Future

American University News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 00:00
On February 23, students and faculty from American University and surrounding universities came together at AU’s Katzen Arts Center to hear Jelani Cobb speak
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Maslenitsa at the Embassy of the Russian Federation

American University News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 00:00
Past and Present Students from AU’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Attend Traditional Pre-Lenten Festivity
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Call for 2017 Alumni Awards Nominations

American University News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 00:00
Let's nominate our best and brightest to receive one of four alumni awards
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Plotlines of Corruption

American University News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 00:00
Through a collaborative research grant, Professor Malini Ranganathan sheds light on the power of corruption stories by examining how citizens in global cities respond to land grabs
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Tweeting and Cheering at Discovery

American University News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 00:00
Mirchaye Sahlu shares about a unique opportunity she was offered – and took – as part of her internship at Discover Communications.
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker visits SOC

American University News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 00:00
Stanley Nelson, an award- winning documentary filmmaker, will visit American University School of Communication on Tuesday March 7 to discuss his work and experiences with race and racial identity.
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