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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.

Marymount Professors Encourage Female App Innovators

Marymount University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:02
Marymount Professors Encourage Female App Innovators
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Marymount Receives Grant for Advanced Information Technology

Marymount University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:02
Marymount Receives Grant for Advanced Information Technology
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Want Diversity in Docs? Look to Public TV

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:22
A new study from the Center for Media & Social Impact shows public television remains the leading source of programming
that represents diverse creators and characters.
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#SPA80for80: Deon Jones, SPA/BA ’14

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:23
On a mission to close the educational opportunity gap, Deon Jones is a young SPA alumni working to affect positive change that can be felt by all.
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Julia Child, Cupcakes, and the Politics of Food

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:13
American Studies program students publish new issue of Food, Media, and Culture.
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#SPA80for80: Derek Hyra, Director, Metropolitan Policy Center

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:32
As a talented, young basketball player, Derek Hyra was introduced to the urban devastation of drugs, gangs, and crime. Director of SPA's new research center, Metropolitan Policy Center, Hyra's experiences translated into public policy initiatives.
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Marymount connection leads to kidney donation for young father

Marymount University - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:45
Marymount connection leads to kidney donation for young father
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Spotlight on the GEP Program

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:49
The Global Environmental Politics (GEP) program at SIS is committed to training the next generation of environmental leaders.
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McKinley Milestone

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:54
AU community celebrates SOC's new home in the McKinley Building.
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Ernst & Young Executive Talks Global Accounting at Kogod

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:24
James J. Alex makes accounting regulations accessible for Kogod students in debut of “Business in the Capital” series.
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Cigar Diplomacy

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:55
Professor William LeoGrande discusses his new book on hidden U.S.-Cuba negotiations.
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10 Midsemester Insights on Being a Good Roommate

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:14
Midterms may be stressful, but living with a roommate doesn’t have to be.
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#SPA80for80: Professor Tricia Bacon

American University News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:52
Tricia Bacon bring 11 years of counterterrorism experience at the State Department and her award-winning research to AU's classrooms.
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Childhood Obesity and Cognition: Exploring the Link

American University News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:24
Psychology Prof. Terry Davidson will chair a symposium of scientists next month, the first gathering of its kind that is focused on obesity and cognition in children and adolescents.
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Women on the Verge Coming to AU

American University News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:12
A Q&A with performing arts professor Carl Menninger.
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Fairfax Campus Turns 50

George Mason University - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:18

George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus turned fifty years old on September 14! On that day, George Mason College of the University of Virginia opened its doors to 356 freshman and sophomores. The faculty, which numbered fifteen, comprised seven full-time and eight part-time professors. Read more

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Meet New Mathematics and Statistics Professor Kristina Crona

American University News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:40
Kristina Crona is a new assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
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