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New Book Examines U.S. Foreign Policy Militarization

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
American University experts co-edit Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy?
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Former US Ambassador to Israel to Deliver Perlmutter Lecture

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
Martin S. Indyk will deliver the Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, April 1.
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Unique Gift from Susan Carmel Lehrman to AU

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
Establishes the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History.
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ECOlympics Challenges AU Students to Live Sustainably

American University News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
American University kicked off ECOlympics, a 3-week residence hall competitiont hat challenges students to reduce waste and energy usage.
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Diversity at GW: Students Present Research from the University Archives

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 08:39
March 17, 2015

Monday, April 20
2:30-4pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
Refreshments to follow 

Please join us for a presentation by the three recipients of the 2014-2015 University Archives Diversity Research Fellowships. The students will discuss their research into the history of religious communities on campus, GW’s LGBTQ community, and the effect of the 1960s Chicano movement on the curriculum and student body at GW. Student fellows have spent many hours digging deep into the University Archives and interviewing individuals with stories to share. Learn more about the unique histories of these groups and how their experiences have shaped our present day GW community. 

This program is generously funded by an Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion grant from the GW Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Diversity at GW: Students Present Research from the University Archives

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 08:38
March 17, 2015

Monday, April 20
2:30-4pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
Refreshments to follow 

Please join us for a presentation by the three recipients of the 2014-2015 University Archives Diversity Research Fellowships. The students will discuss their research into the history of religious communities on campus, GW’s LGBTQ community, and the effect of the 1960s Chicano movement on the curriculum and student body at GW. Student fellows have spent many hours digging deep into the University Archives and interviewing individuals with stories to share. Learn more about the unique histories of these groups and how their experiences have shaped our present day GW community. 

This program is generously funded by an Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion grant from the GW Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Writing and Publishing on Climate Change

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 16:23
March 16, 2015

Thursday, April 9
11am-12:30pm
Gelman Room 702

Join us for our spring semester installment of Strategies for Interdisciplinary Publishing Success, where scholars will discuss the opportunities for, and challenges to, interdisciplinary research on climate change. Our panelists' work demonstrates how working across disciplinary boundaries can yield insight into one of the most critical issues of the day.

Featuring:
Lisa Benton-Short, Department of Geography (Moderator)
Claire Monteleoni, Department of Computer Science
Dmitry Streletskiy, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Michael Svoboda, Assistant Professor, University Writing Program

Two Spirits Film Screening 3/31

George Mason University - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:00

As part of Mason Pride Week 2015, Gateway Library is sponsoring a screening of the film, Two Spirits, on March 31 at 3 p.m. in the JC Cinema. Two Spirits
examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of agay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a nadleehi or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered at the age of sixteen. The film discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine.

For more information on this event, contact Kara Kiblinger, kkiblin2 @ gmu.edu, 703-993-1142.

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From Benny Goodman to Taylor Swift: Legal Issues & Streaming Audio in Non-Profit Institutions

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:06
March 16, 2015

Monday, April 6
7-9pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

Please join us for a panel discussion on the legalities of streaming music at non-profit institutions such as public libraries, museums, or historical societies. This panel will address issues concerning potential changes in copyright law to allow best practices in preservation and greater public access to historical recordings. 

Panelists include Erich Schwartz, copyright attorney and partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP and Alex McGehee, ARSC member of the Copyright and Fair Use Committee and will be moderated by Kip Lornell, (Music Department at GWU and co-president of the DC chapter of WMAC-ARSC).  The program is co-sponsored by GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center, the GWU Music Department and Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of ARSC (Association of Recorded Sound Collections).   For further information, contact Kip Lornell at klornel@gwu.edu or 202-413-3298.

From Benny Goodman to Taylor Swift: Legal Issues & Streaming Audio in Non-Profit Institutions

The George Washington University - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:14
March 13, 2015

Monday, April 6
7-9pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

Please join us for a panel discussion on the legalities of streaming music at non-profit institutions such as public libraries, museums, or historical societies. Panelists include Erich Schwartz, copyright attorney and partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP and Alex McGehee, ARSC member of the Copyright and Fair Use Committee.  Moderated by Kip Lornell, (Music Department at GWU and co-president of the DC chapter of WMAC-ARSC), the panel will address issues concerning potential changes in copyright law to allow best practices in preservation and greater public access to historical recordings. 
 
The program is co-sponsored by GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center, the GWU Music Department and Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of ARSC (Association of Recorded Sound Collections).   For further information, contact Kip Lornell at klornel@gwu.edu or 202-413-3298. 

Kiev Room Lecture: The Karaites of Eastern Europe during the Holocaust

The George Washington University - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:16
March 12, 2015

A lecture by Dr. Mikhail Kizilov, Visiting Research Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum



Dr. Mikhail Kizilov has published widely on the history, culture, language and writings of the Karaites of Eastern Europe. His Crimean Judea: Notes on the History of the Jews, Khazars, Karaites and Krymchaks in the Crimea since Ancient Times appeared in 2011.  Educated in Simferopol, Budapest and Oxford, Dr. Kizilov has held research and faculty appointments in Poland, Israel, Germany and his native Crimea.  



This lecture will take place in the Kiev Room on the 7th floor of Gelman Library.  Please RSVP to hebraica@gwu.edu.



Regional faculty, students and scholars are welcome to attend!  

Librarian Debbie Bezanson Wins Professional Service Achievement Award

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 08:55
March 10, 2015

Associate University Librarian Debbie Bezanson has been recognized by her peers in the American Library Association (ALA) "for her tireless advocacy" and "her service as a role model for collaborative teamwork and leadership."  Debbie is the 2015 recipient of the whimsically titled My Favorite Martian award for her "exceptional service" to the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section.  The MARS Section represents the interests of those concerned with attaining the highest possible quality in planning, developing, managing, teaching, or conducting all forms of computer-based reference information services in libraries.  Debbie will receive her award in a ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco this summer.  

Spring Break Hours

The George Washington University - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:18
March 6, 2015

The weather may not feel like spring, but the calendar says it is Spring Break!  For those of you spending your break in the warm embrace of Gelman Library, please note our change in hours. The library will not be available for 24-hour study during Spring Break (March 6-14).

Hours:
Friday, March 6
Close at 10pm

Sat & Sun, March 7 & 8
9am-6pm

Mon-Fri, March 9-13
7am—10pm

Saturday, March 14
9am-6pm

Sunday, March 15
Open at 9am and 24-hour study resumes

1895 Babylonian Talmud now available in the Kiev Collection

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:12
March 3, 2015

Gelman Library's Kiev Collection has acquired a complete original set of the Babylonian Talmud printed in 1895 in Vilna, Russia (today Vilnius, Lithuania).  Of the many editions of this ancient work, the one issued in Vilna by the "Widow and Brothers Romm," with multiple commentaries in 18 large folio volumes, is considered the most accurate.  In pristine condition and carefully bound, our set comes from the library of Stanley Rabinowitz (1917-2012), rabbi of DC's Adas Israel Congregation, and was donated by his daughter Dr. Sharon Chard-Yaron of San Diego.  Rabbi Rabinowitz was the grandson of the Lithuanian-born Talmudic scholar Naftali Zeichik of Des Moines, Iowa, whose book on rabbinic law, published in Jerusalem in 1935, was included with the gift. 

 For more information about this work or for questions about using, visiting, or donating to the Kiev Collection, please contact the Curator at hebraica@gwu.edu.  Located on the 7th floor of the Gelman Library, the Kiev Room is open to researchers Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Curator of the Kiev Judaica Collection is available for reference consultations to discuss research topics, help formulate search strategies, and locate useful materials.

Celebrate the Poetry of Washington D.C.

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:52
March 3, 2015

Friday, March 20
6:30-8:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

Join us for A Splendid Wake 3, an annual celebration of poetry in the nation’s capital from 1900 to the Present.  This 3rd event in the series will feature presentations on:

Georgia Douglas Johnson & the “Saturday Nighters” 
May Miller
The Federal Poets 
Poetry Workshops born during “Poetry and the National Conscience” conferences 
The Modern Urban Griots

News & Events: March 2, 2015

Catholic University - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:19
Image courtesy of the Office of Public Affairs.

Graduation Fair 2015 – The University Libraries will once again be participating in the Graduation Fair, Tuesday, March 3, 11 am to 7 pm, and Wednesday, March 4, 11 am to 3 pm in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. Seniors planning to graduate this semester are encouraged to stop by for giveaways and to have their library accounts reviewed for outstanding fines and books. Don’t forget: outstanding fines or checked-out items will result on a hold on your diploma!

NEW! Distance Learning Page – A new page for Distance Learners has been created, putting all of our most useful resources for off-campus library use in one convenient place. This page is recommended for students in online programs as well as doctoral candidates completing dissertations away from CUA. Along with links to databases, online tools, and contact information for subject librarians, the page also includes a link to our new Off-Campus Delivery Request Form (restrictions apply).

LAST CHANCE! “Bridging Sign & Script” May Gallery Exhibit – The exhibit by the Semitics/ICOR library currently on display in the May Gallery, “Bridging Sign & Script,” has been extended until March 9th. Stop by to learn about the 1930 Harvard-Catholic University Joint Expedition to Serabit-el-Khadim.

UPCOMING EVENT: American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present – The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (CUA), in conjunction with The American Catholic History Research Center & University Archives (CUA) and the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy (USCCB), will be hosting a conference entitled American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, visit event website.

Writing Center in Mullen Library – Please note that the Writing Center will be holding satellite hours in the lobby of Mullen Library Wednesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm. Walk-ins are welcome; look for the sign. For more information about writing center, including additional hours and appointment policies, please visit their website.

Have you tried lynda.com? – The University Libraries is proud to bring the CUA Community access to lynda.com, an online video training library offering more than 2,000 self-paced training classes on a wide range of computer and project management skills for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users. Topics offered include: the entire suite of Microsoft and Adobe products, website development, business skills, design skills, audio and video tools, creative inspirations, and much more.  All of the courses are taught by expert instructors and come with fully searchable transcripts. Curated playlists are also available for over 150 topics. To learn more, check out this introductory video.

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Brown-Bag Discussion: How GW’s Open-Access Policy Works for You

The George Washington University - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:16
February 27, 2015

Tuesday March 17 from 12-1
-and-
Wednesday March 25 from 12-1
Gelman Library, Room 219

Join us for a Brown-bag discussion of the Open-Access Policy. Learn how it works with your publishing practices and how it helps disseminate your work to the academic community and beyond.

The GW Faculty Senate recently passed a resolution to make faculty publications accessible through GW's institutional repository. This resolution, which establishes an open-access policy for the university, has received the Provost's support and approval. 

GW’s new Open-Access Policy is designed to be fully compatible with scholarly publication in print and online. The policy will further GW's commitment to promoting innovative research that makes a positive impact on society. 

Grant Writing Workshop March 17

George Mason University - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:59

University Libraries and University Life/Prince William rescheduled the grant-writing workshop, “Writing Winning Grants: A Primer for Grant-Seekers”. New date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, from 11 a.m -1 p.m. on the Prince William Campus, Beacon Hall, Room 1008 (Student Study Lounge). A few seats are still available: RSVP now!

The workshop aims to assist Mason graduate students and faculty who want to learn fundamental strategies for successful grant writing. With the expert assistance of Mason’s research librarians, you’ll discover top grant finding resources. The workshop will explore the full cycle of grant development from an idea to a proposal, from searching for funding, completing the application, and to managing an award.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and can use their Mason’s parking passes for parking at Beacon Hall. Lunch is provided by University Life/Prince William. To reserve your space, register today.

For more information, please contact Teresa Kan, tkan @ gmu.edu, 703-993-8358.

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All Mason Libraries Open at 10am 2/26

George Mason University - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:47

Due to inclement weather, Mason Libraries will open at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, February 26.

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