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JoLT Summit Engineers Playful Innovation for Leadership Development

American University News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
Can game design thinking work in the newsroom? Feedback from a recent summit at American University (AU) points to “yes.”
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Faculty Share Best Practices in SIS Teaching Series

American University News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
The School of International Service (SIS) is committed to nurturing teaching as one of its academic priorities. To uphold this commitment, SIS offers a unique teaching series that is both facilitated by and designed for its faculty.
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American University Strategic Communication Students Nab Prime Jobs

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
“We are really thrilled that prestigious organizations such as Ogilvy, Edelman and the Lagrant Foundation have selected our BA and MA students for fellowships,” said Professor Pallavi Kumar.
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School's out

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
College of Arts and Sciences students share summer plans
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Sarah Irvine Belson Wins Betty T. Bennett Award

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
SETH dean lauded as exemplary scholar and administrative leader
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Gift Funds Home for DC Art at AU Museum

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
New art initiative established by alumna Carolyn Alper, BA studio art ’68
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A Call to Action

American University News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
Words of welcome to the Class of 2018 from Max Paul Friedman
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#FenwickSneakPeeps are here!

George Mason University - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:08

It’s Mason Day – and look who’s here! Heading to the #Mason50 celebration, George Mason and his Mason Peeps dropped by to see how the new Fenwick Library Addition is coming along. First things first for the Mason Peeps: George is showing them floor plans and renderings to get them ready to tour the new space. Stay tuned for more adventures! #FenwickSneakPeeps #GetReady2Move

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Digital DC: Students Write the History of Foggy Bottom

The George Washington University - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:41
April 24, 2015

Monday, April 27
Gelman Library, Room 702 

Join Professor Christopher Klemek and the students in History 2020 as they uncover the layers of history around campus in DigitalDC, an interactive website telling the story of Foggy Bottom through documents, images, and oral histories.

The project is the culmination of the students' semester-long research project, making use of the resources at Gelman's Special Collections Research Center as well as numerous other archives around the city. 

Read more about the 2014 event and unveiling of the website in the GW Today article "DigitalDC Brings Washington Alive at the Click of a Mouse."

Preservation Week Exhibit + Presentation

George Mason University - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:19

Celebrate Preservation Week! On Monday, April 27, The University Libraries’ Preservation Department is showcasing “The Conservation of John Green’s A Short History of the English People.” Part of a gift from Philip M. Teigen, who donated a substantial collection of rare John Richard Green volumes to the Libraries in 2008, the exhibit highlights the work of conservator Ethel Hellman in restoring these unique and valuable items. Ms. Hellman will speak about this project on Monday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m in Special Collections and Archives, Floor 2, Wing C, Fenwick Library. The exhibit is on display through May.

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Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:32
April 21, 2015

Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall
Gelman Library, 7th floor

The Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival exhibit was created by GW's class on “Holocaust Memory." This exhibit is based on the experiences of two extraordinary young Polish Jews, Norman and Amalie Petranker Salsitz, most of whose relatives were murdered in the Holocaust but who, by their courage and wits, survived, got married, came to America, raised a family and wrote a gripping memoir, Against All Odds. The many photographs and documents they saved, and their utter devotion to memory, enabled them to amass and document a collection that is utterly unique and that forms the basis of this exhibition.  It tells their story as well as the story of a world that was and is no more.

Read more about the exhibit and the opening, addressed by Esther Dezube, the daughter of the Salsitzes; Steven Lerman, the Provost of George Washington University; the students who created the exhibition; and the course’s instructor, Walter Reich, GW’s Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor, who is a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: GW Student Exhibit: A Story of Holocaust Survival ‘Against All Odds’: “Remembering the Holocaust” captures the stunning life of Norman and Amalie Salsitz

This exhibit is made possible by a Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant from the Shenkman Career Services Fund.  

Now Hiring Undergraduate and Graduate Processing Assistants for Summer and Fall 2015

The George Washington University - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:45
April 20, 2015

The DC Africana Archives Project is seeking five George Washington University and Howard University students to serve as processing assistants for the upcoming summer and fall semesters.  Students who work as processing assistants for DCAAP will receive a wealth of training and experience in archival processing and Africana history and culture. Students will also be introduced to influential administrators and curators serving at museums, universities, cultural centers, libraries and research institutions across the region.  Please see the attached job description for details, and contact Alexandra Krensky, Project Archivist, with any questions at akrensky@email.gwu.edu.


DCAAP Student Processor Job Announcement.3.23.15.pdf

Files:  DCAAP Student Processor Job Announcement.3.23.15.pdf

International Student Coffee Hour in the Global Resources Center

The George Washington University - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:29
April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 23
Gelman Library Room 708 (Global Resources Center)

Please join us at Gelman library for International Student Coffee Hour co-hosted by the Global Resources Center and the International Services Office.
Take a tour of the Global Resources center, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!

RSVP: tinyurl.com/2015iCoffeehr

Will's Birthday Bash

The George Washington University - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:18
April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 21
Gelman Library Reading Porch
Rain location: Gelman 219

Party Bard-y with GW Libraries and GW English as we celebrate the 451st birthday of William Shakespeare. Join us on the Gelman Reading Porch for cakes and tea while enjoying student poetry performances. You can also make your own quill pen and, of course, take a birthday selfie with Will.  

Woven Words: Poetry, Art, and the Book

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:58
April 14, 2015

April 1 - May 31, 2015
Media and Public Affairs Building second floor display cases.

April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our culture" by visiting this new exhibit from the Corcoran Art & Design Collection, focusing on the relationship of poetry and art as illustrated through artists’ books. The display features the numerous artists’ books from the collection that utilize poetry or lyrics as a basis for artistic expression in book form. 

Pages of some of the volumes in the display cases will be changed throughout the exhibition so that visitors will have the opportunity to view the range of images in the books.

Research Guide to the Crisis in Ukraine

The George Washington University - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:54
April 13, 2015

It has been a year since pro-Russian activists seized control of government buildings in towns and cities in the Ukraine. With broad geo-political implications, this conflict is a rich subject for academic research and analysis.  The Global Resources Center has just published a comprehensive research guide covering the historical background, milestone events of 2014-2015, and providing links to up-to-date news, analysis, maps, and videos from multilingual sources. 

Please visit this Crisis in Ukraine research guide and contact the Global Resources Center for help with your international research or for further assistance.

Joy Suh to Receive 2015 Distinguished Library Faculty Award

George Mason University - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:17

Joy Suh, Geospatial Resources Librarian, Data Services Group, has been selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Library Faculty Award. Ms. Suh will be recognized for this outstanding achievement at  Mason’s  annual Celebration of Teaching event today, April 13, 2015, in the Center for the Arts.

Recognized by her colleagues for her enthusiastic and tireless support of Mason’s students, faculty, and staff, Ms. Suh truly embodies commitment to George Mason University and the academic research librarian profession. During her sixteen years of service at Mason she has fulfilled several professional roles with great success, starting as the Government Information librarian, expanding to Geography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and more recently into a broader role encompassing data management and curation, the closely aligned area of e-­research, and data analysis and representation in technical, social sciences and humanities disciplines. In all those endeavors, Ms. Suh Joy exemplified service-oriented librarianship informed by in­-depth expertise in the academic subject matter and her myriad professional skills.



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