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Paul Diaz, CEO of Kindred Healthcare, To Deliver Commencement Address

American University News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 08:45
Commencement speaker Paul Diaz, BSBA ’84, CEO of Kindred Healthcare, remembers his graduation as “one of the fondest memories” of his life.
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Key MPA Grad Participates in 2014 Commencement Platform

American University News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:14
Elizabeth Guzman will represent the Key Executive Leadership Programs during the 2014 American University, School of Public Affairs commencement.
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Enter to Win The Eckles Prize

The George Washington University - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:34
April 28, 2014

Do you feel like you put way too much work into that UW paper to just submit it and be done?  Did you take a class in your prospective major that required a research paper you found really interesting?  You should enter that paper to win the Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence.

The Eckles Prize is awarded to a freshman for a research project that shows significant and meaningful use of the resources and services available at the George Washington University libraries.

First year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, as well as an essay summarizing how library resources were used to complete that project.  Students should enter the one project that they feel reflects their best work of the year.

If the recognition of winning the Eckles Prize isn't enough to entice you, maybe the prizes awarded to the top 3 submissions will:

    1st Place: $500
    2nd Place: $300
    3rd Place: $200

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 16th, 2014

Submit all entries electronically to: ecklesprize@gmail.com
Be sure to submit your paper as a word document, as PDFs will not be accepted.

A complete application will include the following:

    Application cover sheet
    Research project
    2-3 page Reflection essay (double-spaced, 12 point font)
    Faculty support form (found on the main website)

To Apply go to the website below to view the official instructions and criteria.
http://library.gwu.edu/eckles/the-eckles-prize-for-freshman-research-excellence

A selection of previous winning papers can be found at http://library.gwu.edu/eckles/the-eckles-prize-for-freshman-research-excellence/winners.

Winners will be announced in late summer.  Winning students will present their papers during an awards ceremony in the fall.

Email any questions to ecklesprize@gmail.com.

Enter to Win The Eckles Prize

The George Washington University - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:34
April 28, 2014

Do you feel like you put way too much work into that UW paper to just submit it and be done?  Did you take a class in your prospective major that required a research paper you found really interesting?  You should enter that paper to win the Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence.

The Eckles Prize is awarded to a freshman for a research project that shows significant and meaningful use of the resources and services available at the George Washington University libraries.

First year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, as well as an essay summarizing how library resources were used to complete that project.  Students should enter the one project that they feel reflects their best work of the year.

If the recognition of winning the Eckles Prize isn't enough to entice you, maybe the prizes awarded to the top 3 submissions will:

    1st Place: $500
    2nd Place: $300
    3rd Place: $200

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 16th, 2014

Submit all entries electronically to: ecklesprize@gmail.com
Be sure to submit your paper as a word document, as PDFs will not be accepted.

A complete application will include the following:

    Application cover sheet
    Research project
    2-3 page Reflection essay (double-spaced, 12 point font)
    Faculty support form (found on the main website)

To Apply go to the website below to view the official instructions and criteria.
http://library.gwu.edu/eckles/the-eckles-prize-for-freshman-research-excellence

A selection of previous winning papers can be found at http://library.gwu.edu/eckles/the-eckles-prize-for-freshman-research-excellence/winners.

Winners will be announced in late summer.  Winning students will present their papers during an awards ceremony in the fall.

Email any questions to ecklesprize@gmail.com.

Five from SPA Named Presidential Management Fellows

American University News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 15:35
As fellows, four students and an alumna of the School of Public Affairs will undertake two-year, salaried leadership positions in a range of federal agencies.
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IMI Hosts Fulbright Pakistan Seminar

American University News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 15:21
IMI hosted a Reentry and Social Entrepreneurship seminar for 116 Pakistani Fulbright scholars on March 26.
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Rolling Gelman Public Computer Outage at 2am Tonight

The George Washington University - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:31
April 25, 2014

The GW Division of Information Technology will be performing a security update from 2-6am Saturday morning (tonight).  Public PC computers will be unavailable in Gelman during this maintenance. Please use Macs in The Lab and on the Entrance Floor during this outage.

Researching Child Warfare

American University News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:57
History student Toby McCarroll examined child warfare in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Jennifer Lawless Appointed Senior Fellow at Brookings

American University News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:56
Lawless will conduct research and provide policy analysis on gender and youth issues, and she will remain a full-time SPA faculty member.
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The Artist as a Sociologist

American University News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:30
Spanish graduate student Caroline Duchin presented research at the Student Research Conference.
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Ruth Wagner Named Interim Director of MSOD Program

American University News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:28
Dr. Katherine Farquhar will step down as director of the Master of Science in Organization Development program on May 31.
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Ending the Cold War: Culture, Dialogue, and Diplomacy

American University News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 09:58
A symposium hosted by the Initiative for Russian Culture emphasizes the importance of U.S.-Russian cultural dialogue.
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Virtual Dinner Creates Cultural Connections<br />

American University News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:51
International Media students share dinner, discussion with Cairo students via Skype.
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AU Ranks No. 2 with Record Number of PMF Finalists

American University News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:47
AU’s 34 Presidential Management Fellows Program finalists credit preparation, passion for public service
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In Memoriam: Phyllis Palmer

The George Washington University - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:44
April 24, 2014

GW Libraries join the rest of our community in celebrating the life of Phyllis Palmer, Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Women's Studies.

In her 32 years at the university, she directed both the Women's Studies program and the American Studies department and was instrumental in the success they enjoy today. Her dedication to social justice, as a thinker and as an instructor, enriched the scholarly life of GW, both for her students and her colleagues.

An obituary from the Department of American Studies and the Columbian College can be found here, and below is a selected list of Professor Palmer's academic publications, with link (where available) to online versions accessible to GW faculty, staff, and students.

2008. Living as equals: How three white communities struggled to make interracial connections during the civil rights era. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. In Gelman.

2000. Recognizing racial privilege: White girls and boys at National Conference of Christians and Jews summer camps, 1957-1974. The Oral History Review 27 (2) (Summer 2000): 129-55. Online.

With Margery Mazie, Mayuris Pimentel, Sharon Rogers, Stuart Ruderfer, and Melissa Sokolowski. 1993. To deconstruct race, deconstruct whitenessAmerican Quarterly 45 (2) (June 1993): 281-294. Online.

1989. Domesticity and dirt :Housewives and domestic servants in the united states, 1920-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. In Gelman.

With Roberta Spalter-Roth. 1987. Gender practices and employment : The sears case and the issue of "choice". Vol. 1987-3. Washington, D.C.: Graduate Institute for Policy Education and Research, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University. In Gelman.

1983. White Women/Black women: The dualism of female identity and experience in the United States. Feminist Studies 9 (1) (Spring 1983): 151. Online.

1983. The racial feminization of poverty: Women of color as portents of the future for all women. Women's Studies Quarterly. 11 (3) (Fall 1983): 4-6. Online.

With Sharon L. Grant 1979. The status of clerical workers : A summary analysis of research findings and trends, with bibliography. Washington: Women's Studies Program, George Washington University. In Gelman.

In Memoriam: Phyllis Palmer

The George Washington University - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:44
April 24, 2014

GW Libraries join the rest of our community in celebrating the life of Phyllis Palmer, Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Women's Studies.

In her 32 years at the university, she directed both the Women's Studies program and the American Studies department and was instrumental in the success they enjoy today. Her dedication to social justice, as a thinker and as an instructor, enriched the scholarly life of GW, both for her students and her colleagues.

An obituary from the Department of American Studies and the Columbian College can be found here, and below is a selected list of Professor Palmer's academic publications, with link (where available) to online versions accessible to GW faculty, staff, and students.

2008. Living as equals: How three white communities struggled to make interracial connections during the civil rights era. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. In Gelman.

2000. Recognizing racial privilege: White girls and boys at National Conference of Christians and Jews summer camps, 1957-1974. The Oral History Review 27 (2) (Summer 2000): 129-55. Online.

With Margery Mazie, Mayuris Pimentel, Sharon Rogers, Stuart Ruderfer, and Melissa Sokolowski. 1993. To deconstruct race, deconstruct whitenessAmerican Quarterly 45 (2) (June 1993): 281-294. Online.

1989. Domesticity and dirt :Housewives and domestic servants in the united states, 1920-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. In Gelman.

With Roberta Spalter-Roth. 1987. Gender practices and employment : The sears case and the issue of "choice". Vol. 1987-3. Washington, D.C.: Graduate Institute for Policy Education and Research, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University. In Gelman.

1983. White Women/Black women: The dualism of female identity and experience in the United States. Feminist Studies 9 (1) (Spring 1983): 151. Online.

1983. The racial feminization of poverty: Women of color as portents of the future for all women. Women's Studies Quarterly. 11 (3) (Fall 1983): 4-6. Online.

With Sharon L. Grant 1979. The status of clerical workers : A summary analysis of research findings and trends, with bibliography. Washington: Women's Studies Program, George Washington University. In Gelman.

AU Mock Trial Finishes Eighth in Country

American University News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:34
The AU Mock Trial Team placed eighth in the country, from more than 650 teams, at the National Championship Tournament.
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Preservation Week Exhibit: Reston@50

George Mason University - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:59

Come celebrate Preservation Week!

Documents and historical objects can last for generations if properly preserved. Reston was the first planned community in Virginia, and its rich and fascinating history is preserved in the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SC&A). These collections offer a behind-the-scenes look at Reston from its beginning and into the future. To observe Preservation Week, SC&A and the Preservation Department have created an exhibit on Reston@50, which explores the history of Reston and the basics of preserving Mason’s Reston collections. Reston@50 is on display in Fenwick Library, Floor 2, Wings A & C. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 3:00-5:00pm.

For more information contact Lene Palmer, lenep@gmu.edu, 703-993-2667.

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Capturing Watergate: The place and story

The George Washington University - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:02
April 23, 2014

Saturday, April 26
11am
Gelman Library, Room 702
Light refreshments

Join author & GW professor Thomas Mallon for a discussion of the historical details and geography that bring his award-winning fiction to life.  After the talk, download the “DC By the Book” app to participate in a self-guided walking tour of fiction set in Foggy Bottom.

Capturing Watergate: The place and story

The George Washington University - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:02
April 23, 2014

Saturday, April 26
11am
Gelman Library, Room 702
Light refreshments

Join author & GW professor Thomas Mallon for a discussion of the historical details and geography that bring his award-winning fiction to life.  After the talk, download the “DC By the Book” app to participate in a self-guided walking tour of fiction set in Foggy Bottom.

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