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Essential Illustrations: Find and Use Public Access Images in Your Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)

The George Washington University - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:35
March 27, 2016

Wednesday, March 30
Noon to 1:00pm
Gelman Library, Room 219

Do you plan to use artworks, photos, or diagrams to illustrate your thesis? Don't get snarled by copyright restrictions! Learn more about finding publicly accessible visual content and how to properly cite those images.  We will also briefly discuss obtaining copyright permissions and creating your own images using widely available software.


Statistical Consulting

The George Washington University - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:31
March 27, 2016

Free statistical consulting is available for GW students, faculty, and staff at Gelman Library. Get help with:

Statistical analysis using statistical computing packages
Quantitative sampling
Data preparation
Hypotheses testing

Make an appointment at go.gwu.edu/ResearchHelp (look for “Stats Only” in the staff listing). Stop struggling and get the help you need! 


American University News - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 00:00
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New 24-hour Study for Graduate Students in the GRC

The George Washington University - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 22:06
March 28, 2016

The Global Resources Center (GRC) is now available to graduate students for late night study. Located on Gelman's 7th floor, the GRC remains open to all during staffed hours, but is now available 24-hours to graduate students via GWorld tap access. The GRC features multiple tables and chairs as well as public computers and a Colonial Printer.

The need for additional graduate student space is among our most often heard feedback. The changes needed to make this possible have been paid for by the voluntary library gift. The GW Libraries is committed to utilizing funds from the voluntary library gift to directly enhance the student experience. The voluntary library gift has recently been used to purchase and reupholster furniture, purchase 3-D printers, fund upgrades to the graduate student reading room (501), and fund student employees. We appreciate everyone who supports the libraries through the voluntary library gift.

NPR’s Ron Elving Named American University ‘Outstanding Adjunct’

American University News - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00
The NPR senior Washington Editor was awarded for bringing his professional experience into the classroom.
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Two Environmental Policy Students Awarded William K. Reilly Scholarships

American University News - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00
On Thursday, March 31, SPA's Center for Environmental Policy will award first-year students in the Masters of Public Administration Program, Maggie McCarey and Maria Athayde, with the William K. Reilly Scholarship.
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10,000 Hours

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs studies human skeletons in hopes of identifying victims and pinpointing their cause of death. She's the author of 18 books and the inspiration for the TV show "Bones."
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Ten Memorable Quotes from Donna Brazile

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
Campaign strategist talks Hillary, Trump, and President Obama’s dancing skills.
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Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy Appointed New Dean of American University School of Education

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy named new dean of American University’s School of Education.
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Dearly Beloved

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
Hyong Yi's wrote 100 Love Notes to his wife - and the world.
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Old Town New Mayor

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
The mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, one of America's most revered historic towns, is Allison Silberberg, SIS-CAS/BA '84
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Ctrl + Delete

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
Hackers, criminals, nation-states, and the cybersecurity pros who fight them
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Bullish on the Journal's Future

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
In the mind of Almar Latour, thoughts on today's big stories must jostle for position with Big Ideas for tomorrow
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Special Photography Exhibit Honors Work of SPA Alumnus Kevin Sutherland

American University News - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
The School of Public Affairs hallways are now adorned with an exhibit of inspirational photography by Kevin Sutherland, SPA/BA ’13, who was killed tragically in July 2015.
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Book Launch: The Five George Masons

George Mason University - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:26

University Professor Rosemarie Zagarri will be guest speaker at the book launch of The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland, by Pamela C. Copeland and Richard K. MacMaster, recently published in a new, second edition by the George Mason University Press. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room.

Dr. Zagarri will speak about “George Mason in History and Memory” as part of the Mason Author Series, sponsored by the University Libraries and the University Bookstore. The Mason Author Series highlights significant publications of George Mason University faculty and alumni.

Rosemarie Zagarri received her Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently University Professor and Professor of History at George Mason University. She is the author of several books, has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, and received a number of national fellowships and awards. In 2009, she was elected President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), the national organization for early Americanists.

First published in 1975, the second edition of The Five George Masons has been published in collaboration with the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, and features an introductory note by George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera; a foreword by Scott Stroh, Executive Director of Gunston Hall; and new images and maps.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information, contact: John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press, University Libraries, George Mason University
Office: 703-993-3636 • Email: jwarre13@gmu.edu

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Faculty and PhD candidate receive accolades at leading international studies conference

American University News - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00
Faculty and PhD candidate receive accolades at the International Studies Association's 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga.
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Faculty receive accolades at leading international studies conference

American University News - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00
Faculty receive accolades at the International Studies Association's 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga.
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Applications Due March 25: Course Design Institute

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:33
March 22, 2016

Faculty, don't miss out on this opportunity to design or redesign a course in a supported, facilitated environment. Applications are due Friday, March 25, for the University Teaching and Learning Center's second annual Course Design Institute. Apply here.

In this “bootcamp” style program, modeled after a very successful program at the University of Virginia, faculty participants will be guided through a course (re)design process in a supported, facilitated environment to imagine, or re-imagine a course. All GW faculty members are invited to apply. The time commitment is an intensive 4.5 days as outlined on the block schedule.

There is no fee for CDI for those accepted. A limited number of professional development stipends will be available for full-time faculty who qualify. Food and many opportunities to collaborate with fellow faculty are an integral part of the experience. The CDI has proven relevant to any teaching mode, from in-person to blended to fully online learning.

Benefits: Faculty members walk away with:

  • A final (or near final) syllabus
  • Experiences with active learning and understanding of learning-centered design
  • Access to a resource-packed website
  • A community of faculty and UTLC staff for ongoing support during the academic year

Testimonials: Experiences from 2015 cohort:

  • I had heard of or tried course changes in a very ad hoc manner. I now see the big picture.
  • The CDI experience was beyond my expectations. It was a life changing experience.
  • My expectations were exceeded! This was incredibly inspirational and eye-opening. Come to think of it, I might have (subconsciously) expected a content-centered learning experience but, alas, it was very learning-centered!
  • It demystified the language of academic assessment.
  • Having other faculty to discuss challenges with, related and not-associated with my discipline, was a tremendous help. It was all about going out of my comfort zone.
  • CDI was an amazing experience. I believe every aspect was useful.

The Institute Process: An multi-disciplinary group of instructors spend 4.5 days designing or substantially (re)designing courses in order to promote significant, long-term learning. Participants explore learning-centered design principles in a large group setting and then work on their individual course designs in a small, discipline- or pedagogy-focused learning team. Teams provide brainstorming, individualized feedback, and on-going support opportunities. Institute Faculty will be available throughout the week for one-on-one consultations.

CDI Faculty: Michael Palmer, University of Virginia Associate Professor (Chemistry) & Managing Director of UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence, who has led UVA’s highly successful CDI for nine years, and Patricia Dinneen, Director of the University Teaching & Learning Center, will co-teach general sessions. GW faculty members will facilitate the discipline-focused learning teams. All of the faculty will be available to provide one-on-one feedback and consultations throughout CDI.

Attendees: Any faculty member who has a syllabus to design or redesign, graduate or undergraduate. CDI is ideal for faculty members developing gateway courses and for groups working on a curricular design or interdisciplinary program. A limited number of $500 stipends are available for faculty members who qualify.

Applications: Participation is by application, and all GW faculty members are eligible to apply. Applications open February 19-March 2016. A limited number of stipends may be available for full-time faculty members who qualify and who complete CDI. Consideration for a stipend, via the application, include:

  • evidence of faculty interest in improving course design
  • the expected enrollment for the course being designed
  • whether the course is a required or gateway course
  • specific support from a department chair or dean

Schedule: The draft schedule for the week.

International Student Coffee Hour

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:24
March 22, 2016

Thursday, March 24 
9:30am to 11:30am
Global Resources Center (Gelman 708)
Please RSVP: go.gwu.edu/GRCCoffee 

Please join us in the Global Resources Center (GRC) for an international student coffee hour co-hosted with the International Services Office (ISO). Take a tour of the GRC, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests, and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!  

The GRC focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward with the following specialized resource centers: Russia, Eurasia, Central & Eastern Europe,China Documentation CenterTaiwan Resource CenterJapan Resource CenterKorea ResourcesMiddle East & North Africa.

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, to visit SIS March 31

American University News - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00
Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands—the nation that currently holds the European Union presidency--will speak at the School of International Service Atrium at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, March 31.
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