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President Kerwin: Rule-Making Key to Shaping Public Policy

American University News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:00
The most effective lobbyists shape public policy by writing the rules for laws passed by Congress, President Neil Kerwin said in a recent talk at SPA.
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Get Amped Up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with These Library Selections

American University News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:54
Explore the music of Brazil and a wealth of books and films related to soccer, just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Every title here can be found in the collection of the AU Library.
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Drug Treatment Courts Best for Offenders

American University News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:14
Drug treatment courts offer an effective health and public safety response for drug-dependent offenders, according to a new report.
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SPA Dean Barbara Romzek Delivers 2014 Commencement Speech

American University News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 15:43
Dean Romzek addressed the 2014 graduates of the American University School of Public Affairs, part of the university's one hundred and twenty-eighth commencement.
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Summer School 101: Library Resources From a Distance

American University News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:52
Make the most of your summer no matter where you are with resources available from the Library. Whether you are taking online classes, working on your research, or looking to learn a new skill, we have the resources you need.
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June 1: Mason Network Maintenance & Library Resources Alert

George Mason University - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:29

On Sunday, June 1, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, all Mason online services including systems, applications, websites, and services will be unavailable. Network engineers will be making critical changes to the firewall system during this extended maintenance period. No network-based system will be reachable from a device on the campus network. Off-campus access to Mason Libraries’ restricted content (e.g., databases, e-journals, e-books) will also be blocked until the Libraries’ proxy server returns to the network.

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Data Matters

Catholic University - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 08:46

Faculty authors and researchers are encountering new publishing paradigms about  research data.

Much of this interest in data by publishers is in response to:
Office of Science & Technology Policy on Open Data;

and grant funding agencies directives and policies:

See NSF Data Sharing policies
See NIH:NLM Data Sharing Policies

Keep up with these issues about publishing and research data at Data Matters  and Scientific Data updates blog – from Scientific Data, a peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets.

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A Ceremony’s Centennial

American University News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:11
May 27 marks the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson speaking at AU’s official opening.
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Dreams Come True for AU Grads

American University News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:27
This year's graduates have overcome challenges to accomplish their goals and dreams.
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Marymount Event Welcomes New Alumni, Raises Scholarship Money

Marymount University - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:06
More than 200 graduates of Marymount Universityʼs Class of 2014 were welcomed into the schoolʼs alumni association last week.
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Research Program Gets Its First Cohort

American University News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:18
This coming academic year will mark the start of the Olson Scholars Program at AU’s School of International Service.
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Academy Award Winner Yu Brings 'Oasis' to Campus

American University News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:33
Jessica Yu visited AU as a guest of the Center for Media with Social Impact Visiting Filmmaker Series.
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The Kitchen as a Venue for Foreign Policy

American University News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:37
The School of International Service recently launched a one-of-kind class on gastrodiplomacy.
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The Kitchen as a Venue for Foreign Policy

American University News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:37
The School of International Service recently launched a one-of-kind class on gastrodiplomacy: Conflict Cuisines: An Introduction to War and Peace through Washington’s Ethnic Restaurants, taught by Johanna Mendelson Forman.
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Marymount University Student Receives HR Leadership Scholarship

Marymount University - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:26
Michelle Forster of Centreville is one of three recipients awarded a $4,000 scholarship by the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington (HRLA).
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Falls Church Educator Named Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year

Marymount University - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:20
The Victoria D. de Sanchez Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award was presented last night to Indiana Obando.
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Under Armour CEO Urges Marymount Graduates to be Entrepreneurs

Marymount University - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:20
The founder of Under Armour challenged more than 450 graduating seniors at Marymount University’s commencement ceremonies Sunday to be entrepreneurs.
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Researching Music and Memory

American University News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 15:19
Nia Tannis’ research findings have major implications for the music world, directly connecting to teaching pedagogy and student learning.
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Digital DC: Students Write the History of Foggy Bottom

The George Washington University - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:07

On Monday, May 12, Professor Christopher Klemek, his students in History 2020, and Special Coll

Libraries Add Complete Taylor & Francis Online Journal Access

George Mason University - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:52

Mason Libraries recently added online access to the complete Taylor & Francis journal collection. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, Taylor & Francis content spans all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Mason users will now have access to 1,750 journals available in this collection, a substantial increase in content from our previously subscribed set of 500 titles. Access is generally provided to content from 1997 to present. Taylor & Francis resources may be located through inPrimo or the Libraries’ e-Journal Finder.

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