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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.

2014 Graduate Student Commencement Speaker

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:56
Angeli Gabriel overcomes fear, finds success.
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‘Stand Up Planet’ Leverages Laughs for Change

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:20
How one communication professor helped craft an international transmedia anti-poverty project. And made it funny.
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‘Stand Up Planet’ Leverages Laughs for Change

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:20
How one communication professor helped craft an international transmedia anti-poverty project. And made it funny.
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New American Studies Courses

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:12
This fall the American Studies Program offers a number of new courses.
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American Studies Day 2014

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:05
American Studies Day featured student research and faculty presentations.
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WPI Honors Democratic Nominee for DC Mayor

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:59
Muriel Bowser, an SPA alum, received an Alice Paul Award during the Women and Politics Institute's graduation ceremony.
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AU Continues to Lead Fight against Global Sweatshops

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:09
American University among first 20 schools to sign on to Bangladesh accord.
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Providing Access to the Arts

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:08
Alumna Brooke Kidd founded Joe’s Movement Emporium, a community-based performing arts center.
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AU Creates New First-Year Living-Learning Programs

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:18
Increased interest in current programs emphasizes American University’s academic, experiential learning strengths.
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MBAs, Designers, Doctors Create Medical Prototype for Children

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:31
Students in Kogod’s Full-time MBA collaborate with designers, medical professionals to develop and launch a medical diagnostic tool.
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Increasing the Green Behind the Scenes at the AU Library

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:06
Library personnel work hard behind the scenes to reduce the carbon footprint of our work—and to encourage eco-conscious behavior in our visitors and employees.
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Charting AU's Carbon Neutrality Progress

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:03
SOC film students document carbon neutrality research trip to Costa Rica.
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Former Florida Senator to Address BP Oil Spill at Reilly Awards

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:18
Former Senator Bob Graham will discuss lessons from the BP oil spill as part of an event honoring recipients of the William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.
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