University News

Never Too Late: Final Semester Course Guides Alumna’s Career Path<br />

American University News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:41
Christyn Enser, BA/SOC/CAS ’14, learned IT skills from Kogod that she uses everyday in her job at the Associated Press.
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A History of Success: A look back at AU Men’s Soccer

American University News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:46
On September 5 the Men’s Soccer team defeated #1 ranked UCLA. We asked alumni to reflect on their own highlights.
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#SPA80for80: Zachary Rybarczyk, SPA/MPP ’15

American University News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:54
Zachary Rybarczyk believes his Boren Fellowship in Morocco will teach him "the successes and challenges of providing urban and rural populations with clean water and adequate sanitation."
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Packard Foundation Establishes “Reilly Endowment” at SPA

American University News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:50
The Center for Environmental Policy was awarded a $500,000 philanthropic grant from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, establishing the William K. Reilly Endowment.
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Magic and the Brain, October 9

American University News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:46
An exciting evening of magic and mental jujitsu.
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Town Hall Event to Discuss the Crisis in Hong Kong

Marymount University - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:17
Join us for a town hall event to discuss the crisis in Hong Kong, featuring Dr. Edward Yang.
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Off-Campus Eagles Offer Neighborly Advice

American University News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:46
Thinking of moving off campus? Get the lowdown from other AU students.
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Lorena Gimenez

American University News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:20
With a heavy heart, I write to inform you of the tragic death of School of International Service undergraduate student Lorena Gimenez, who passed away late last week after being struck by a county bus in Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Celebrating the Creative Process at Eckles

The George Washington University - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:43
October 6, 2014

Saturday, October 18th 2014
Eckles Library, 1st floor
1-2pm

Join us in a celebration of research, music, and art as we award the 2014 Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence and open the Women's Leadership Program's annual art show!
 
Meet the student artists and writers and enjoy refreshments.

#SPA80for80: Jonelle Williams, SPA/BA ’09

American University News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:51
When FDR founded the School of Public Affairs in 1934, he envisioned great opportunities for future students – for initiative, for constructive thinking, and for practical idealism. SPA alumnus Jonelle Williams epitomizes those ideals.
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Database of the Month: DSM Online

American University News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:53
October’s Database of the Month feature showcases the DSM Online, a critical resource for anyone studying psychological disorders.
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Meet New Mathematics and Statistics Professor Michael Baron

American University News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:45
Michael Baron is a new professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
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ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Three Questions for Joe Young

American University News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:17
The United States is leading an international coalition against the extremist group ISIS, which has seized parts of Iraq and Syria.
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Marymount Grad Wins Fairfax County Counseling Award

Marymount University - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:19
Marymount Grad Wins Fairfax County Counseling Award
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Professor Emerita of Sociology Earns Lifetime Award

American University News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:16
Esther Ngan-ling Chow wins the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.
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Sleep in Peace Tonight: A Reading by James MacManus

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:51
October 2, 2014

Friday, October 10 at 5:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

The George Washington University’s Gelman Library, future home of the National Churchill Library and Center, and the Washington DC area chapter of the Churchill Society invite you to attend the launch of Sleep in Peace Tonight, a novel by James MacManus about the harrowing days in 1941 when FDR sent Harry Hopkins to England, where Winston Churchill wooed him to gain American support for the beleaguered English war effort.

Sleep in Peace Tonight will be available for purchase at a reception following the reading and Mr. MacManus will sign. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Opening Reception: Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran

The George Washington University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:19
October 1, 2014

Friday, October 17
4-5:30pm
Gelman Libary 1st Floor

Join us to welcome the arrival of the Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran to Gelman Library's first floor.  Learn more about this wonderful resource for the study of photography, photojournalism, exhibition design, interior design, and art education.  Some items in this collection are not owned by any other library in the Washington area.

A special exhibit of the artists' books collection from the Corcoran, which is now being housed and cared for by Special Collections, will be available as well.   Artists’ books are works of art, sometimes published in small editions and sometimes one-of-a-kind, that are manifested in book or book-like form.  The Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran contains more than 200 artists' books focusing broadly on the theme of social justice.

Get to Know the People Behind the Scenes at AU Library

American University News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:26
The second article in a series of profiles, sharing the secret lives of our Library personnel. This profile takes a look at Library Operations Specialist, Kathryn Braisted—and her secret life as a community food systems activist.
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Lit Review How To: Workshops for Grad Students

The George Washington University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:59
October 1, 2014

Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Come to one or all of these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.

Citation Chasing
Monday, Oct. 13 at  5:30pm
Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30pm

How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used?  Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.

Citation Management
Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5:30pm
One you've done all this research how do you keep track of it?  Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks,Zotero and Manadalay.  Librarian Dolsy Smith help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it. 

Dissertation and Theses Online
Thursday, Oct.16 at 5:30pm  
Monday, Oct. 20 at 5:30pm
 
Do you know what other people in your own department or under your own advisor have done? Do you want to see some of the most current research in your field?  Librarian David Ettinger will show you how to find dissertations and theses from GW and around the world. 

Searching Worldcat
Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30pm  
Thursday, Oct. 23at 5:30pm

How do you know what research is out there?  How can you know what you don't know?  Librarian David Killian will help you be sure with a comprensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat.  This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

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