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4 Titles for the Total Eclipse

American University News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:00
The total eclipse is coming! Prepare for this rare event with these lunar titles from our collection!
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The DC Math Circle Opening This Fall at AU

American University News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:00
Math circles, a tradition imported from Russia, are places where kids get together to discuss challenging problems of the sort that they are unlikely to encounter in school.
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Professor Bird Retires After 29 Years

American University News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:00
Barbara Bird, Professor of Management, is retiring after 29 years, leaving a legacy of teaching, research and friendship behind.
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Apply for Graduate Reserved Carrels

George Mason University - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:07

Mason graduate students seeking a reserved research/writing carrel in Fenwick Library and Arlington Campus Library can apply now for a space for the current academic term. Fenwick reserved graduate carrels are allocated by a drawing. Dissertation Writers Room spaces in Fenwick and Arlington Campus Libraries are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Details about the Fenwick and Arlington spaces, as well as the application forms and deadline, are online.

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Christine BN Chin leads the way as SIS interim dean

American University News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:00
On August 9, Professor Christine BN Chin stepped into her new role as interim dean of the School of International Service.
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Top-Notch Communication Faculty Head to Chicago

American University News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:00
Awards, panels and presentations await SOC faculty at the Association for Education in Media and Communication Conference.
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Eyes Set on Law School, one Washington Semester Student Helps Protect Veterans’ Rights

American University News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:00
Rising senior Maya Peebles shares her experience interning with Student Veterans for America and visiting DC’s most powerful institutions.
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How Greece could escape debtors’ prison – if Europe opens the door

American University News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 00:00
While Greece and its economy seem to be reviving, Professor Randall Henning explains that debt looms over the country's future.
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Whole Foods and Amazon: What Lies Ahead

American University News - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:00
What major challenges does the acquisition pose? Nelson Amaral, Professor of Marketing and consumer psychologist, addresses this question and more in the following article.
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Biology and Business: How Two AU Alumni are Making a Difference

American University News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:00
AU alumni Megan Nelson and Rachel Zayas are advancing science (and business) with their start-up MicroInvestigate. Read more to find out how.
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Attend a Workshop from Anywhere!

The George Washington University - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:23
August 1, 2017

Your first stop to learn a new skill, improve your research, or manage and visualize your data is the GW Libraries and Academic Innovation workshop series. Many library workshops are being offered in real time via WebEx and you can participate fully in these sessions from your home, office, or anywhere you have a computer and internet access. Online or in-person, library workshops are free for GW students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of upcoming workshops set up for remote attendance:

Research Data

Using the Open Science Framework for Digital Humanities | THU 9·21 | 12:30-1:30pm

Visualizing Data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Finding GIS Data and Resources | TUE 10·24 | 6-8pm
GIS Interface Basics | TUE 11·7 | 6-8pm
Completing a Map & Cartographic Skills | THU 11·9 | 6-8pm
Spatial Analysis with QGIS | TUE 11·15 | 6-8pm

Build Your Skills

Google Drive: File Management & Beyond | TUE 10·10 | 1-2:30pm 

Lit Review How To Bootcamp

Monday, October 9

Basics of Graduate Research in Engineering | 10-10:30am 
Keeping Up with New Research  | 10:30-11am
Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills | 11-11:30am 
The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA & Chicago Styles | 1-1:30pm 
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching | 1:30-2pm 
Zotero In-Depth | 2:30-3pm 
Exploring the New Refworks | 3-3:30pm 

 

Attend a Workshop from Anywhere!

The George Washington University - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:23
August 1, 2017

Your first stop to learn a new skill, improve your research, or manage and visualize your data is the GW Libraries and Academic Innovation workshop series. Many library workshops are being offered in real time via WebEx and you can participate fully in these sessions from your home, office, or anywhere you have a computer and internet access. Online or in-person, library workshops are free for GW students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of upcoming workshops set up for remote attendance:

Research Data

Using the Open Science Framework for Digital Humanities | THU 9·21 | 12:30-1:30pm

Visualizing Data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Finding GIS Data and Resources | TUE 10·24 | 6-8pm
GIS Interface Basics | TUE 11·7 | 6-8pm
Creating a Map & Cartographic Skills | THU 11·9 | 6-8pm
Spatial Analysis with QGIS | TUE 11·15 | 6-8pm

Build Your Skills

Google Drive: File Management & Beyond | TUE 10·10 | 1-2:30pm 

Lit Review How To Bootcamp

Monday, October 9

Basics of Graduate Research in Engineering | 10-10:30am 
Keeping Up with New Research  | 10:30-11am
Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills | 11-11:30am 
The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA & Chicago Styles | 1-1:30pm 
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching | 1:30-2pm 
Zotero In-Depth | 2:30-3pm 
Exploring the New Refworks | 3-3:30pm 

 

SPA Helps Launch New Research Partnership with Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

American University News - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 00:00
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser SPA/MPP’00 recently announced the creation of a new social science research effort to inform and improve policy. AU School of Public Affairs is the founding academic partner in the effort.
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As Tax Policy Discussions Ramp Up on Capitol Hill, a Call for Thoughtful Research

American University News - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 00:00
Caroline Bruckner doesn’t work on Capitol Hill anymore, but she regularly finds herself back there. Find out how her most recent report, Billion Dollar Blindspot, is making an impact in the policy world.
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From Cradle to College: SOC Professor Pens Book on Parenting

American University News - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 00:00
Chris Palmer’s new book offers practical advice on raising your kids to succeed.
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CAS Students Sail the Pacific for Science

American University News - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 00:00
CAS students are sailing for science this summer, taking part in an eight-week SEA Semester program named Protecting the Phoenix Islands.
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On Getting the Dream Job: One WSP Alumnus Says Cultivate Your Passions Early and Often

American University News - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 00:00
A World Bank economist and Washington Semester Program alumnus weighs in on the pedestals of career success.
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Bob Briggs Honored for Staff Member Lifetime Achievement Award

American University News - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 00:00
In recognition of 30 years of service advising and mentoring students at AU School of Public Affairs, Academic Counselor Bob Briggs was recently honored with American University’s 2017 Maria Bueno Lifetime Achievement Award.
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American University’s Kumar Is a Power Player Says PR Week

American University News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 00:00
AU Professory Pallavi Kumar is recognized by PRWeek in their 2017 Global Power Book
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Brussels Opens New Doors for MBA@American Students

American University News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:00
This June 16-18, 2017, MBA@American students traveled to Brussels, Belgium for their first international immersion.
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