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Climate, Energy Expert Joins SPA’s Center for Environmental Policy

American University News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00
Paul Bledsoe, an expert specializing in tax policy, energy, natural resources, and climate change, has joined SPA’s Center for Environmental Policy as an adjunct professorial lecturer.
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Graduate Program Helps Students Transition into Adulthood

American University News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00
The time before college graduation can be stressful for many students. Uncertainty about the future, what to do next, and where to go became important questions that need answers --- fast.
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WMP Student Interns with Great Non-Profit

American University News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00
The Washington Mentorship Program gives freshman the opportunity to start their professional careers as soon as they set foot on a college campus.
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Agile Process Management: It’s Not Just Work. It’s a Lifestyle.

American University News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00
"What is Agile?" This simple question, the theme of a recent Business Leadership Luncheon, left Kogod grad student Paige Davis feeling confident and motivated post-event.
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Carmel Institute Celebrates Work of Soviet Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky

American University News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00
Kicking off a spring semester filled with art, music, and cultural dialogue, AU's Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History hosted a screening of the 1966 Soviet Russian film Andrei Rublev at the Embassy of the Russian Federation on February 28.
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How Green is Your State?

American University News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00
Ph.D. Candidate Riordan Frost gave a guest lecture at the University of Michigan on his project, “How Green is Your State? Constructing a modern state environmental index.”
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Stanley Nelson Delivers Braithwaite Lecture

American University News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 00:00
Documentarian and writer Stanley Nelson delivers the Gary Braithwaite Memorial Lecture.
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Win Together, Lose Together

American University News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 00:00
Mohammed Barakat, a veteran of international business, gives a presentation for Professor Nakshbendi's Global Marketplace class
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Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era

American University News - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 00:00
For women who aspire to hold elected office, researchers have good news: You can generally expect to be treated the same as male candidates by journalists, supporters, and the public.
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American Diet: Prof Looks at the Eating Habits of Immigrants and Children

American University News - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 00:00
Sociology professor Molly Dondero is researching Mexican-American diet patterns.
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Success and Satisfaction by Design

American University News - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 00:00
Learn more about the beginnings of filmmaker Chris Palmer's popular course, "Design Your Life for Success" and register to attend the workshop!
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New Material in the NEA Collection: The Papers of Buena Stolberg, President of the Department of Classroom Teachers

The George Washington University - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:58

This past fall, the papers of Buena Stolberg, President of the Department of Classroom Teachers between 1960 and 1961, were adde

Service Beyond Books: Workshops in Mercer Library

George Mason University - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:57

When you think of a library, what comes to mind? Surely, seemingly endless rows of books make the top of the list, perhaps followed by computers overflowing with databases. But our librarians and staff will tell you that libraries offers even more.

University Libraries holds a number of workshops that help students hone research skills, polish theses and dissertations, and flex their writing muscles. And these workshops are taught by instructors who really know their stuff. Check out a few of our current opportunities!

University Dissertation and Thesis Services (UDTS)

UDTS offers workshops to help students reach their graduation goals.

“At our Process workshop, we’ll talk about deadlines, procedures, and steps you’ll need to undertake to make sure you graduate on time,” said Sally Evans, University Dissertation & Thesis Coordinator.

“We offer a workshop on our Interactive Template, which is a Word document designed to make formatting your document simpler. At the workshop, we’ll walk you through it and show you how to use it.”

To sum it all up, Sally offers this slogan to those who are still on the fence about scheduling their UDTS appointment: “UDTS Workshops: Making You 100% More Likely to Graduate on Time!”

Zotero

From class papers to theses, creating citations is part of college life. Software programs like Zotero make the process go more smoothly.

“I wish I’d known about Zotero when I was in grad school,” said Zotero instructor Sarah Cocks. “When you’re juggling multiple research papers for different classes, it’s so important to keep up with all your research and resources, and Zotero is really effective for managing all these sources.”

But Zotero can do more for students than citation legwork. “Though the citation-generation aspect is useful, I value Zotero as an organizational tool even more,” said Sarah.

Rosetta Stone

What better time to discover Rosetta Stone, the preferred program for learning 30 languages, than International Week (March 31-April 9)? That’s when Mercer Library will hold a Rosetta Stone workshop, where our instructor will have you up and running in no time. Please check back with our calendar for upcoming Rosetta Stone events.

Request a Workshop

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our workshop calendar, our instructors will customize an instruction session for any group of three or more. And, professors can request a workshop to be held during any regularly scheduled class. Think of this service as an on-demand way to bring quality workshops into your classroom or study group. Follow this link to get started.

As you can see, our instructors are excited about the workshops we offer because we know they can have a huge impact on students’ academic goals. Check our workshop calendar often to see where our offerings match your needs.

~Meg Rayford, Resource and Research Support Specialist

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AU Alumna Inspires Women to Run for Office

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
Clare Bresnahan, SPA/BA ’08, serves as Executive Director of She Should Run
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SPA Professor Receives Award for Teaching with Research

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon has been recognized by AU for her excellence in teaching and research as part of the annual University-wide teaching and research awards.
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Addressing Inequality in the Era of “Alternative Facts”

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
In a lecture to students and faculty members, William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran stated that inequality is the “fundamental challenge of our time.”
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Israel and the West in a Changing Middle East

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
On March 6, just two days after announcing his intention to run for Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon delivered a guest lecture at AU.
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Ambassador Susan Rice joins American University School of International Service

American University News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
In her new capacity as Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, former National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador Susan Rice will work on an upcoming book and mentor SIS students interested in national security careers.
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Teachers of Tomorrow: Book Drive, March 3-31

George Mason University - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:33

Teachers of Tomorrow, a student-run organization dedicated to supporting future educators enrolled at George Mason University, has organized their first annual book drive. They are seeking book donations for students of all ages, which they will donate to schools in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Books that are new or in good condition are preferred.

The book drive will run from March 3 until March 31. Blue decorated boxes are placed in five locations on Mason’s Fairfax campus, including Fenwick Library. If you have any questions about the book drive or how you can be a part of Teachers of Tomorrow, contact teachersoftomorrowgmu@gmail.com.

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Success and Satisfaction by Design

American University News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:00
The inspiration for Chris Palmer’s incredibly popular course, “Design Your Life for Success,” came from a student at the American University School of Communication (AU SOC).
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