University News


The George Washington University - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:30
August 11, 2014

Tuesday, August 26
Gelman Entrance Floor & Kogan Plaza

Join us for Librarypalooza, a casual cookout where graduate and undergraduate students can learn about library services and spaces in a relaxed environment.

Come to the Gelman Library's entrance floor to learn about everything you need to start your academic year off right - from checking out a book to choosing your library study space to getting research help and discovering resources in your discipline. Then, head to Kogan Plaza for burgers and hot dogs.

Rain date: Wednesday, August 27 from 4-6pm

Students Explore Diversity in International Affairs

American University News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:46
This summer, Humanity in Action, an international educational organization, launched the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, a one-month program that brought together a group of twenty-three graduate students from across the United States and Europe.
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Dramatic Weight Loss a Win for AU Shuttle Bus Driver

American University News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:34
Three years ago, Kevin Wyatt, an AU shuttle supervisor, had a wake-up call to make some significant changes to his lifestyle.
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Meet New SETH Professor Kathleen Holton

American University News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:17
A Q&A with new SETH professor Kathleen Holton.
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Meet New Biology Professor Mark Laubach

American University News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:53
A Q&A with neuroscience researcher and new biology professor Mark Laubach.
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Learning All Summer Long with WINS Interns at USDA

American University News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:49
Under Secretary Avalos details the advice he gave to students at the WINS closing ceremony on July 25, 2014.
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Sophomores’ Top 10 Tips for Incoming Freshmen

American University News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:44
Number one: Hold on to your Ryan Gosling posters.
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Course Reserves Changes: Fall 2014

George Mason University - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:45

During the summer, Mason Libraries developed and implemented a new course reserves process to better serve Mason students and faculty. The goals are to simplify student access to e-Reserves, to streamline the reserve request process for faculty, and to provide a more consistent course reserve experience across all campuses. Changes include:

  • Students now access their e-Reserves directly through their course pages on Blackboard.
  • Faculty now place all course reserve requests through ILLiad.
  • More detailed information for faculty on using the new process is available at Course Reserves (Instructors).

Questions? Need assistance? Please contact your campus reserves staff:

  • Nicholas Hofmann or Vittoria Perrone (Fairfax)
    • 703-993-9043, ereserve @
  • Richard Plaskus (Prince William)
    • 703-993-7539, pwlres @
  • Jane Zhang (Arlington)
    • 703-993-8229, aclres @
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Student Media Leader: Jessica Wombles

American University News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:54
A lesson in hard work and dedication to social justice.
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How Fans Mourn the Death of Popular TV Series

American University News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:06
New consumer research uncovers bereavement stages when coping with the loss of a TV series
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Marymount Service Day to Help Foster Students on Aug. 23

Marymount University - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:31
Marymount Service Day to Help Foster Students on Aug. 23
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August Intersession Hours

George Mason University - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:50

Mason Libraries open hours will change August 8 – August 24 for the intersession.

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Database Maintenance: Wiley Online Library & The Cochrane Library

George Mason University - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:46

On Saturday, August 9, access to the Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library will be disrupted for maintenance from 5:00 am – 9:00 am. [Vendor Notice]

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Does Family Stunt Women’s Political Ambition?

American University News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:20
New research from AU’s Jennifer Lawless  debunks myth that traditional family structures and roles contribute to women’s lower political ambition
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Get to Know the People Behind the Scenes at AU Library

American University News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:31
The first article in a series of profiles, sharing the secret lives of our Library personnel. This profile takes a look at Music Library Coordinator, Sam Reggio—and his secret life as a vinyl collector and music enthusiast.
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