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2014-15 Fenwick Fellow Program

George Mason University - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 16:50

Applications for 2014-2015 Fenwick Fellow Program Now Being Accepted

The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field. Tenured, tenure-track, and term (multi-year appointment) faculty at George Mason University are eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. It is requested that previous Fenwick Fellow awardees do not submit proposals.

The Fellowship provides

  • one award of $5,000 to be used for the acquisition of library research materials that may be needed for the Fellow’s research project, as well as associated research costs (e.g., research assistant support, survey costs, defrayal of conference costs when specifically required for the Fellow’s research project, and other related incidental costs).
  • use of an office in Fenwick Library for the term of the Fellowship (August 25, 2014 – August 7, 2015).

The Fenwick Fellowship application deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014. The 2014-2015 Fenwick Fellow will be announced at the start of the Fall academic term. University Libraries sponsor a public lecture by the Fenwick Fellow in the Spring term following the completed fellowship.

For additional information, please contact Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, at 703-993-2491 or dhogan1 at gmu.edu.

University Librarian’s annoucement of selection process for the 2014-2015 Fenwick Fellow.

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Brussels Study Abroad Program Celebrates 30 Years

American University News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:42
American University’s presence in Brussels is led by Dr. Jerome Sheridan. The program celebrates 30 years in 2014.
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Five Reasons to Nominate Outstanding Grads for the 2014 Alumni Awards

American University News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:37
Know an outstanding AU alum? Of course you do. Nominate them now!
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Undergrad Recognized Nationally for Prelaw Efforts

American University News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:40
Junior Adam Garret receives national award for his dedication to student advocacy.
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Israel and Water Conference Examines Critical Issues

American University News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:21
Israel is recognized for its creative and innovative approaches to address water scarcity.
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Infamous Trial Brought to the Stage

American University News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:31
Theatre production Inherit the Wind explores the 1925 Scope’s “Monkey Trial.”
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New Entrepreneurship Initiative to Include Student Incubator, Venture Fund

American University News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:28
New Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative at Kogod designed to foster growth among budding entrepreneurs and business ventures.
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Chronicle of Higher Education Available to Entire CUA Community

Catholic University - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:15

Chronicle.com is your gateway to on campus and remote access to the reputable publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as several e-newsletters, job listings, a blog, and forums for discussions.  This is the essential resource for those who want to keep up with the latest news, trends, facts and figures in higher education. Go to Chronicle.com to set up your account for access on your desktop, iPad, smartphone, or tablet. This indispensable resource is available free to everyone with a university email address, courtesy of the University Libraries.

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GW Libraries Photo Contest

The George Washington University - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:12
March 13, 2014

Send us pictures of how you #raisehigh in the library. You could be researching, using library resources, or just taking a study break.

March 17 - March24

To submit, tag us on...


...and Facebook: Gelman Library, Eckles Library

Or email: tmiranda@gwu.edu


1st Place: 4hr. study room booking during finals at either library.

Top photo entry of the day will receive a Chipotle Burrito during Cafe Gelman on May 4.


Seminarians Share their Joyous Message at Marymount

Marymount University - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:50
The seminarians from Mount St. Mary’s met with students, faculty, and staff.
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Take a DIY Staycation this Spring Break

American University News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:21
Recommendations for fun DIY projects, all supported by our library collections.
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The Next Frontier

American University News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:27
AU professor Howard McCurdy recognized for his work on space exploration.
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Communications Expert Amy Weiss, SOC/BA '87, Gives Back on the AU Alumni Board

American University News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:00
For American University Alumni Board member Amy Weiss, SOC/BA '87, each and every day running Weiss Public Affairs is an exciting and unpredictable challenge.
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MU Students Advocate for Tuition Assistance Grant in Richmond

Marymount University - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:24
They met with legislators to explain the grant’s importance to them.
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Entrepreneurship Workshop Highlights Benefits of Design Thinking

American University News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:52
Design Thinking workshop led by Booz Allen Hamilton innovation consultant and an expert design professor from Finland’s Aalto University teaches attendees how to merge form and function to best serve the client.
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Marymount and The Arc Hold Transition Workshops for Young Adults with Disabilities

Marymount University - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:21
Transition Boot Camps Provide Valuable Information for Students with Disabilities and their Families
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MU’s School of Business Administration Named a Best for Vets

Marymount University - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:21
The graduate business schools were ranked based on their support for veterans, as well as active duty military and their dependents.
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Newest in Popular Reading: Dangerous Women, Our Picnic in the Sun, and Innocence

Catholic University - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:34

We hope you are having a wonderful year so far at the Catholic University of America. If you are still in town over the break, and are looking for some wonderful reading material to distract you from your studies, then we invite you to come and relax with one of our popular reading books. The Popular Reading books are located in the Main Reading Room on the second floor of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status Dangerous Women Martin, George R. R. & Dozois, Gardner R. The Death Trade Jack Higgins Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade Minter, Adam Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage Delaney, Rob Parasite Grant, Mira W Is for Wasted Grafton, Sue Uncharted: Big Data As a Lens on Human Culture Aiden, Erez & Michel, Jean-baptiste Our Picnics in the Sun Joss, Morag The Final Cut Coulter, Catherine & Ellison, J. T. Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Retribution, No. 13 (Jason Bourne) Lustbader, Eric Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth-Century to Modern Times Lethbridge, Lucy A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic – and How We Can End It Cohen, Deborah Nine Inches Perrotta, Tom Innocence: A Novel Koontz, Dean R. Rosarito Beach Lawson, M. A. Hazardous Duty Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E.

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Looking for other free things to do this spring? There are plenty around Washington D.C. to take advantage of. Spring is a great time to meet that neighbor you haven’t spoken to yet, or to continue building and strengthening relationships with friends. From all of us at Mullen Library, we wish you a wonderful Spring.

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Super Cells: Building with Biology

American University News - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:39
TED Fellow and tissue engineer Nina Tandon will describe the inventions being created with cells.
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Communication Source: Free Trial of Database

Catholic University - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:51

Until May 1,  CUA Libraries has a free trial to the database Communication Source. The database offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields. Back file coverage includes top titles in communication reaching deep into the 20th century.

Librarians are evaluating the usefulness of this resource. Try it out and let us know what you think.  Email your comments to Meghan Gates, Subject Librarian for Media Studies: gates@cua.edu

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