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ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Three Questions for Joe Young

American University News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:17
The United States is leading an international coalition against the extremist group ISIS, which has seized parts of Iraq and Syria.
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Marymount Grad Wins Fairfax County Counseling Award

Marymount University - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:19
Marymount Grad Wins Fairfax County Counseling Award
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Professor Emerita of Sociology Earns Lifetime Award

American University News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:16
Esther Ngan-ling Chow wins the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.
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Sleep in Peace Tonight: A Reading by James MacManus

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:51
October 2, 2014

Friday, October 10 at 5:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

The George Washington University’s Gelman Library, future home of the National Churchill Library and Center, and the Washington DC area chapter of the Churchill Society invite you to attend the launch of Sleep in Peace Tonight, a novel by James MacManus about the harrowing days in 1941 when FDR sent Harry Hopkins to England, where Winston Churchill wooed him to gain American support for the beleaguered English war effort.

Sleep in Peace Tonight will be available for purchase at a reception following the reading and Mr. MacManus will sign. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Opening Reception: Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran

The George Washington University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:19
October 1, 2014

Friday, October 17
4-5:30pm
Gelman Libary 1st Floor

Join us to welcome the arrival of the Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran to Gelman Library's first floor.  Learn more about this wonderful resource for the study of photography, photojournalism, exhibition design, interior design, and art education.  Some items in this collection are not owned by any other library in the Washington area.

A special exhibit of the artists' books collection from the Corcoran, which is now being housed and cared for by Special Collections, will be available as well.   Artists’ books are works of art, sometimes published in small editions and sometimes one-of-a-kind, that are manifested in book or book-like form.  The Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran contains more than 200 artists' books focusing broadly on the theme of social justice.

Get to Know the People Behind the Scenes at AU Library

American University News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:26
The second article in a series of profiles, sharing the secret lives of our Library personnel. This profile takes a look at Library Operations Specialist, Kathryn Braisted—and her secret life as a community food systems activist.
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Lit Review How To: Workshops for Grad Students

The George Washington University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:59
October 1, 2014

Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Come to one or all of these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.

Citation Chasing
Monday, Oct. 13 at  5:30pm
Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30pm

How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used?  Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.

Citation Management
Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5:30pm
One you've done all this research how do you keep track of it?  Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks,Zotero and Manadalay.  Librarian Dolsy Smith help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it. 

Dissertation and Theses Online
Thursday, Oct.16 at 5:30pm  
Monday, Oct. 20 at 5:30pm
 
Do you know what other people in your own department or under your own advisor have done? Do you want to see some of the most current research in your field?  Librarian David Ettinger will show you how to find dissertations and theses from GW and around the world. 

Searching Worldcat
Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30pm  
Thursday, Oct. 23at 5:30pm

How do you know what research is out there?  How can you know what you don't know?  Librarian David Killian will help you be sure with a comprensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat.  This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

Marymount Professors Encourage Female App Innovators

Marymount University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:02
Marymount Professors Encourage Female App Innovators
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Marymount Receives Grant for Advanced Information Technology

Marymount University - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:02
Marymount Receives Grant for Advanced Information Technology
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Want Diversity in Docs? Look to Public TV

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:22
A new study from the Center for Media & Social Impact shows public television remains the leading source of programming
that represents diverse creators and characters.
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#SPA80for80: Deon Jones, SPA/BA ’14

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:23
On a mission to close the educational opportunity gap, Deon Jones is a young SPA alumni working to affect positive change that can be felt by all.
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Julia Child, Cupcakes, and the Politics of Food

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:13
American Studies program students publish new issue of Food, Media, and Culture.
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#SPA80for80: Derek Hyra, Director, Metropolitan Policy Center

American University News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:32
As a talented, young basketball player, Derek Hyra was introduced to the urban devastation of drugs, gangs, and crime. Director of SPA's new research center, Metropolitan Policy Center, Hyra's experiences translated into public policy initiatives.
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Marymount connection leads to kidney donation for young father

Marymount University - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:45
Marymount connection leads to kidney donation for young father
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Spotlight on the GEP Program

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:49
The Global Environmental Politics (GEP) program at SIS is committed to training the next generation of environmental leaders.
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McKinley Milestone

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:54
AU community celebrates SOC's new home in the McKinley Building.
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Ernst & Young Executive Talks Global Accounting at Kogod

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:24
James J. Alex makes accounting regulations accessible for Kogod students in debut of “Business in the Capital” series.
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Cigar Diplomacy

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:55
Professor William LeoGrande discusses his new book on hidden U.S.-Cuba negotiations.
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10 Midsemester Insights on Being a Good Roommate

American University News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:14
Midterms may be stressful, but living with a roommate doesn’t have to be.
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