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AU to Host Regional Mock Trial Competition in 2016

American University News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00
The regional competition – to be held February 6-7, 2016 – is a qualifier for the opening rounds of the national Mock Trial competition.
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Be a Voice for Students in the Libraries!

The George Washington University - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:19
July 16, 2015

Are you a current GW student (undergraduate or graduate) who can advocate for the needs of student patrons, respond to student issues, and educate students about library services and opportunities? If so, we're looking for you to be our next GW Libraries Student Liaison! This paid position works approximately 20-hours per week. Previous Student Liaison projects include creating and renovating the Graduate Student Reading Room, hosting Twitter Townhalls, and organizing the Gelman Relaxation Station. In addition, the Student Liaison manages the @StudentLiaison Twitter account, serves on library committees and actively gathers student feedback on various issues as well as writing for library publications

Get paid to make a difference! Apply today on GWORK (Position ID: 824365)

New Rosenberg Transcripts to be Released Thanks to Work by National Security Archive

The George Washington University - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:45
July 15, 2015

Thanks to an open records lawsuit by the National Security Archive and historical associations, the actual transcripts of previously secret Rosenberg grand jury transcripts will be released on Wednesday, July 15. This key testimony by Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, in the espionage trial from the early 1950s that sent Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair on charges of spying for the Soviet Union, may show perjury.

The National Security Archive, located on Gelman's 7th Floor, is an amazing organization that defends public access to government information, advocates for global open government, indexes and publishes former secrets.

Copies of the transcripts will be available on the Archive’s web site. The government has announced that the National Archives and Records Administration will also post the transcripts starting at noon on July 15.

You can find out more about the fascinating trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg through several resources at GW Libraries. Pictured here is flyer brought back from Paris by a Mount Vernon Seminary student in 1953 declaring the innocence of the Rosenbergs. You can view this unique, primary document as part of the Marian Herr Holbrook Scrapbook (MVC0006) in the Special Collections Research Center. 

New Peer Educators Programs to Launch Fall 2015

American University News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00
Beginning in the Fall 2015 semester, a new program form the Office of Sustainability will train ambitious, passionate, and creative undergraduate students to become highly effective peer educators.
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The Red Planet

American University News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00
SPA professor talks about the challenges of sending people to Mars.
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A Deal with Iran—Three Questions for Robert Kelley

American University News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00
After intensive negotiations, world powers and Iran announced a landmark deal on Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program. We asked SIS Assistant Professor Robert Kelley, an expert on public diplomacy and civil society, for some insight:
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We All Scream for Ice Cream

American University News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00
These steamy summer days may have you wilting, but they do make cooling off with a frozen treat even more satisfying. July is National Ice Cream Month, so curl up with one of these titles and a big sundae.
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Professor Wins Department of Defense Grant

American University News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00
Michael Robinson receives nearly $1.5 million to study topological methods for analyzing data in defense department grants.
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Faculty Conduct Policy Research at the Wilson Center

American University News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00
In the past four years, several faculty members at the School of International Service (SIS) have received prestigious fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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The Role of Religion in Environmentalism

American University News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00
American University professor's book examines religious roots of the modern environmental movement.
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MSOD Hosts Professor Marshak for Discussion on New Book

American University News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00
On June 27th, AU SPA Professor and author Robert Marshak joined a group of students, faculty and alumni to discuss his new book on organization development.
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OUT and about with LGBT Pride

American University News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00
The AU Pride Alumni Alliance had a busy month with bi-coastal alumni engagement.
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AU Night at Nationals Park

American University News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00
On Friday, August 28, the AU community will again celebrate the university’s partnership with the Washington Nationals.
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Embracing the Artist's Book Collection

The George Washington University - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:06
July 7, 2015

Some of the most unique and beautiful pieces in the Art + Design Collection from the Corcoran are the Artists' Books. These unconventional books are housed in Gelman's Special Collections Research Center and available for viewing by classes and individuals. Art and Design Librarian Shira Loev Eller has written a guest post on the Art Libraries of North America Book Arts blog about the transition of the collection to Gelman and how GW has embraced these wonderful works of art. You can read her full post here.

Shaping the Future of Nonprofit Data

American University News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00
The School of Public Affairs recently brought together an engaged group of scholars from to explore better ways to collect and use data from nonprofits.
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Secret Lives: Christine Weidner

American University News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00
The seventh article in this profile series offers a ‘behind the scenes’ peek at Christine Weidner, a student worker turned Library Operations Specialist, who is about to depart for the next step in her academic career—an MA/PhD program!
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Johnson Center 3rd Floor Library Book Access

George Mason University - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 09:51

Library books located on the 3rd floor of the Johnson Center (call numbers ML-Z) are temporarily unavailable due to the roof construction work. Access to other Mason Libraries collections is not affected.

If you need the print version of a 3rd floor Johnson Center library book, use Interlibrary Loan to request it. Mason Libraries’ e-books can be located through inPrimo and the catalog. The Johnson Center roof project is expected to be completed in October.

For more information, please contact Gateway Library Service Desk, 703-993-9060, or email fencirc at gmu.edu

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Director Najjar Finds Humanity in the Rubble

American University News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:00
"I didn't realize...how much film and telling stories saved me from drowning in anguish and gave me hope," says Najjar.
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Fin-tastic Collection Highlights for Shark Week

American University News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:00
Sink your teeth into our Shark Week collection highlights. AU Library has picture books, streaming videos, and scholarly works relating to everyone’s favorite apex predator.
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Boardwalk Bound

American University News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:00
AU alum Haely Jardas wins Miss DC and prepares for Miss America.
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