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Returning to the Other Side of the Table

American University News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:03
AU alumni advise and recruit current students at the Job & Internship Fair.
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Lit Review How To: Boot Camp for Grad Students

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:38
October 30, 2014

Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day)

Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  Our Veteran's Day "Boot Camp" offers several popular workshops together - attend one or all.

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.  Please bring your own computer.  Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.

10am - Citation Management
10:30am - Citation Chasing
11am - How to Stay Current in Your Field
11:30am - Dissertations and Theses Online

2pm - Citation Chasing
2:30pm - Citation Management
3pm - Dissertations and Theses Online
3:30pm - Searching WorldCat
4pm - How to Stay Current in Your Field

Citation Chasing
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.

Dissertations and Theses Online
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
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 comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat.  This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

Citation Management
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it?  Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarian David Hills will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.

How To Stay Current in Your Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.

Meet New SETH Professor Dara Ford

American University News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:44
Dara Ford is a new professorial lecturer in the School of Education, Teaching and Health at American University.
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East German Poster Collection Exhibition

George Mason University - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:21

Special Collections & Archives latest exhibition “East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” features selected posters from George Mason University Libraries’ East German Poster Collection. The exhibition is located on Floor 2, Wing C of Fenwick Library and is part of the campus-wide observance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Acquired by the Mason Libraries in 2010, the East German Poster Collection encompasses more than 7,500 posters from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), more commonly known as  East Germany. George Mason is the only university in North or South America to house such a large collection of cultural and political GDR posters.

“East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” displays selected posters reflecting specific aspects of GDR life as well as the collection. Special Collections & Archives finding aids describe the various components of this collection:

For more information about this exhibition, the East German Poster Collection, or Special Collections & Archives, please contact Yvonne Carignan, ycarigna

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#SPA80for80: Chip Griffin, SPA/BA ’94

American University News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:30
President of the AU Alumni Board, Chip Griffin is a dedicated AU alumni and successful entrepreneur after founding more than a half dozen companies.
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Marymount Students Participate in White House Fashion Workshop

Marymount University - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:00
Marymount Students Participate in White House Fashion Workshop
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Marymount And Local Church Team Up For Nov. 2 Health Fair

Marymount University - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:00
Marymount And Local Church Team Up For Nov. 2 Health Fair
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My Favorite Horror Films

American University News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:28
Classics like "Night of the Living Dead" share space with surprises like "Gremlins" on Professor Brannon's top ten list.
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Cool Space in a Cool Place!

George Mason University - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:15

Looking for a cool space to work with your group? Gateway Library now offers two Media:scape collaboration rooms. Media:scape rooms are located on First Floor, Gateway Library – in the alcoves on either side of the atrium behind the Gateway Service Desk. Media:scape space is great – you can work on group projects or assignments, and the spaces are equipped with hardware which connects up to 4 laptops to the LCD in each room. Moveable whiteboards are also available! Media:scape rooms can be reserved using the Group Study Room Reservation System – they’re listed under Gateway Library. Check ‘em out!

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Who’s Afraid of the Dark?

American University News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:31
SOC Assistant Professor Kyle Brannon discusses the enduring popularity of the horror genre.
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Mentoring Programs Give Students a Step Up

American University News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:07
The School of International Service’s Student-Alumni Mentoring Program has kicked off its sixth year with over sixty student-alumni matches.
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AU Students Tour Solar Power Farm Set To Supply University

American University News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:00
Students visited the largest of three solar power sites that together will provide 50 percent of American University's electricity needs by the end of 2015.
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Secret Lives: Christina Floriza

American University News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:53
Our third Personnel Profile story highlights RTL Technology Coordinator Christina Floriza and her secret life in the world of improv comedy.
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Kogod Alum Launches Career with Raytheon

American University News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:23
As a member of Raytheon’s Financial Leadership Development Program, Kogod alumna Eliza Morgan will work in four finance roles in two years.
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Alumna Endows Scholarship for Future Teachers

American University News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:40
Clara F. Londoner and David J. Londoner Scholarship established for special education teachers.
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Scholarly Research, Writing, and Publishing 25 Years After the Collapse of Communism

The George Washington University - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:53
October 27, 2014

Thursday, November 6
Gelman Room 702

Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years.   What are the what are current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?  

Panelists will explore how changes in access to documents, archives, historical figures and other scholars have affected study of this region.  They will also discuss how the views and perspective of researchers and scholars have changed due to changing circumstances and the passage of time.  

Tom Blanton, Executive Director, National Security Archive
Robert W. Orttung, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Assistant Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Sharon Wolchik, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Jim Hershberg, Professor of International Affairs
Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archives Director for Cooperative Projects with Russian Archives and Institutes, Editor of the Russian and East Bloc Archival Documents Database

Race and Reparations<br /><br />

American University News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:15
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will appear at American University in November.
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Science and Art Mix in a Halloween Bash

American University News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:00
The Society of Physics Students and the AU Rude Mechanicals host the Science Spooktacular.
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Scientists and Students, Side by Side

American University News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:37
Science research projects are shaping students’ futures.
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#SPA80for80: Duilio Correa, SPA/MPA ’13

American University News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:33
A native of Peru, Correa first came to AU in 2005 for a certificate in Spanish translation, but he stayed on to pursue a master's degree in Spanish and Latin American studies.
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