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Professor’s Book Redefines Child Soldiers

American University News - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:13
Associate Professor Susan Shepler’s new book, Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone,  examines the difficult reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.
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A New Exhibit: Building Strong Minds

The George Washington University - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:36

There is a new exhibit on the 7th floor of Gelman Library in the hallway outside of Room 702. The exhibit is titled Building Strong Minds: The NEA's American Education Week.

Now Accepting Applications for the Kiev Judaica Collection Research Fellowship

The George Washington University - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:26

The Special Collections Research Center of The George Washington University Libraries is pleased to invite applications to the bi

Celebrating Diversity in the University Archives

The George Washington University - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 14:32
June 2, 2014

Did you know that GW developed courses focused on firearms, camouflage and ship hull engineering to better educate the changing student body during WWI?
Or that the Columbian Women’s Association made a contribution to purchase a gram of radium for scientist Marie Curie?
Its amazing what you can find in the University Archives!

The inaugural cohort of University Archives Diversity Research Fellows—students Eden Orelove, Isabel Garcia, Tasha Dorsey and Dominic Amaral—spent an academic year combing through the University Archives to dig up these unsung stories, examining the lives of the nonacademic staff, women, international students and veterans who have contributed to GW’s history.

The fellows were selected by a committee of faculty and staff from the Special Collections Research Center at the beginning of the academic year and awarded a stipend. Funding for the program was supplied through an Innovations in Diversity and Inclusion grant from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Read more about the University Archives Diversity Research Fellows at GW Today.

Building an NABJ Chapter at AU

American University News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 14:08
Students gain support, petition for official chapter recognition.
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AU Evaluates Impact of D.C. Healthy Schools Act

American University News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:23
Gains and challenges in supporting student health reported.
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Libraries’ New Website Unveiled

George Mason University - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:07

Mason Libraries’ website, library.gmu.edu has been revamped and revised! You may note some content has moved or has changed. Broken links? Other issues?  Please alert the Libraries’ Web Team by sending a comment.

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A Way to Win

American University News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:21
The Washington Internships for Native Students program shapes minds for the future.
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Music and the Afghan Refugee

American University News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:52
Student’s senior thesis examined the importance of traditional music in the Afghan refugee culture.
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President Kerwin: Rule-Making Key to Shaping Public Policy

American University News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:00
The most effective lobbyists shape public policy by writing the rules for laws passed by Congress, President Neil Kerwin said in a recent talk at SPA.
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Get Amped Up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with These Library Selections

American University News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:54
Explore the music of Brazil and a wealth of books and films related to soccer, just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Every title here can be found in the collection of the AU Library.
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Drug Treatment Courts Best for Offenders

American University News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:14
Drug treatment courts offer an effective health and public safety response for drug-dependent offenders, according to a new report.
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SPA Dean Barbara Romzek Delivers 2014 Commencement Speech

American University News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 15:43
Dean Romzek addressed the 2014 graduates of the American University School of Public Affairs, part of the university's one hundred and twenty-eighth commencement.
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Summer School 101: Library Resources From a Distance

American University News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:52
Make the most of your summer no matter where you are with resources available from the Library. Whether you are taking online classes, working on your research, or looking to learn a new skill, we have the resources you need.
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June 1: Mason Network Maintenance & Library Resources Alert

George Mason University - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:29

On Sunday, June 1, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, all Mason online services including systems, applications, websites, and services will be unavailable. Network engineers will be making critical changes to the firewall system during this extended maintenance period. No network-based system will be reachable from a device on the campus network. Off-campus access to Mason Libraries’ restricted content (e.g., databases, e-journals, e-books) will also be blocked until the Libraries’ proxy server returns to the network.

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Data Matters

Catholic University - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 08:46

Faculty authors and researchers are encountering new publishing paradigms about  research data.

Much of this interest in data by publishers is in response to:
Office of Science & Technology Policy on Open Data;

and grant funding agencies directives and policies:

See NSF Data Sharing policies
See NIH:NLM Data Sharing Policies

Keep up with these issues about publishing and research data at Data Matters  and Scientific Data updates blog – from Scientific Data, a peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets.

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A Ceremony’s Centennial

American University News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:11
May 27 marks the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson speaking at AU’s official opening.
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Dreams Come True for AU Grads

American University News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:27
This year's graduates have overcome challenges to accomplish their goals and dreams.
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Marymount Event Welcomes New Alumni, Raises Scholarship Money

Marymount University - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:06
More than 200 graduates of Marymount Universityʼs Class of 2014 were welcomed into the schoolʼs alumni association last week.
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Research Program Gets Its First Cohort

American University News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:18
This coming academic year will mark the start of the Olson Scholars Program at AU’s School of International Service.
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