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Helping Students Find Themselves

American University News - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 00:00
Professor Chris Palmer talks about what colleges are doing to prepare students for the real world.
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Open Access Publishing Fund

George Mason University - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 11:08

The University Libraries offers financial support to eligible members of the Mason community to offset the costs of publishing in scholarly open access (OA) journals that charge author fees. Complete and submit the Open Access Publishing Fund (OAP Fund) application on the University Libraries’ website to apply for funds. Please read the journal eligibility requirements before applying. Contact Claudia Holland (chollan3@gmu.edu) with any questions.

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ACL Library Graduate Student Survey

George Mason University - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 09:48

The Arlington Campus Library is conducting a survey over the next few weeks to better understand graduate student research needs, and how the Library can be improved to support your productivity and success. The online survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are voluntary and confidential.

For more information or any questions about your rights as a participant, please contact Mary Oberlies or Beth Roszkowski at 703-993-4121 or moberlie@gmu.edu or broszkow@gmu.edu. This project has been reviewed and approved by the Mason Institutional Review Board (IRBnet number: 881461-1).

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LOCALE: Fenwick Gallery Exhibit

George Mason University - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:02
The current Fenwick Gallery exhibit, LOCALE, is curated by Gallery Assistant and MFA student Sarah Irvin, and features artists’ books, sculptural books and repurposed books that respond directly to the Washington DC area through concept of specific materials. The show features Washington DC area artists, as well as George Mason University students and alumni. The work in the exhibit explores topics including local folklore, bird migration, public housing, HIV prevention resources and political structures. Mason MFA student Mark Kelner recreated F. Scott Fitzgerald’s grave ledger using 50 copies of The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald is buried in Rockville, Maryland, Kelner’s hometown, and the ledger is inscribed with the final line of the well known classic. The piece brings this local landmark into the library using books as the medium as well as the subject matter of the work. Kelner’s work and Fenwick Gallery were featured in both the Washington Post and The Examiner.
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Faculty Call for Posters on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The George Washington University - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:10
April 1, 2016

Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a growing area of research and discussion at top universities across the country, and we are excited to be joining their ranks through this inaugural effort. GW faculty interested in the systematic inquiry of teaching and learning are invited to present their classroom research, big or small, completed or in progress, at a SoTL Poster Session that will be part of the 2016 GW Teaching Day on October 14, 2016.

Poster proposals are due May 15, 2016. Find out more information about the suggested research strands, timeline for acceptance, and proposal submission process on our website at go.gwu.edu/sotl. For additional questions, please contact Professor Natalia Romanova or Professor Maria de la Fuente.

This Poster Session is sponsored by the GW Academy of Distinguished Teachers, in conjunction with the University Teaching & Learning Center.

“Twisted Teenage Plot” and Additional Washington Art at American University Museum

American University News - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00
American University Museum spring exhibits are open April 2 through May 29.
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Dutch Prime Minister discusses terrorism, trade, and NATO with SIS students

American University News - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed terrorism, trade, and NATO with SIS students on March 31. Professor Michelle Egan moderated the discussion.
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Admitted to AU? 10 Reasons You Need to Be an Eagle

American University News - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00
More than half of all freshman identify AU as their first choice. Why you need to join their ranks this fall.
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Aeronautics Intern Flying High at Air and Space Museum

American University News - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00
History grad student Kristen Horning is studying the history of early twentieth-century female pilots.
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The Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence

The George Washington University - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:35
March 30, 2016

Freshmen: Is your paper so good it should win a prize?  It just might if you submit it for The Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence.

The Eckles Prize is awarded to a freshman for a research project that shows significant and meaningful use of the resources and services available at the GW Libraries.

First year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, as well as an essay summarizing how library resources were used to complete that project.  Students should enter the one project that they feel reflects their best work of the year.

Prizes are awarded to the top 3 submissions:

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200

Visit go.gwu.edu/EcklesPrize to view the official instructions and criteria. You can also find a selection of past winning papers.

The deadline to apply is May 20, 2016. Winners will be announced in late summer.  Winning students will present their papers during an awards ceremony in the fall.

Career Ambassador returns to SIS to discuss foreign policy challenges across the Middle East

American University News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00
Ambassador Thomas Pickering returned to SIS on Friday, March 25 to discuss foreign policy challenges across the Middle East.
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Top U.S. Official Says China Represents Opportunity and Challenges for Diplomacy

American University News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00
Max Sieben Baucus, the United States Ambassador to China, recently addressed a packed crowd of students, faculty, and members of the community at American University for the inaugural Scher Sustainability Forum.
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New Study Reveals Race of Students Triggers Alarming Bias in Teacher Expectations

American University News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00
A new study conducted by economists from SPA and Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Economics found sweeping bias in teachers’ expectations of black students.
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AU 2030: Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

American University News - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 00:00
After growing up in a farming community, SIS professor now focuses on agricultural policy.
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Anita Hill Talks Confirmation

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
Anita Hill, who played a major role in the events depicted in the much-anticipated HBO film Confirmation, is coming to AU
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Viewing Photography through a Wide Angle Lens

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
Photojournalist Alysia Burton Steele juried a photography show while on campus to showcase her new book, "Delta Jewels.”
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Modern Day Heroes

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
Accountants can also be crime fighters spotting inconsistencies and holding organizations to a higher standard.
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American University Achieves Energy Milestone

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
This spring, for the first time, more than 50 percent of American University’s power will be sourced from solar energy as a result of the innovative Capital Partners Solar Project initiative.
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President Kerwin to Step Down in 2017

American University News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
American University's 14th President, Cornelius M. Kerwin, announces his plans to step down at the end of his contract.
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GIS Software & Assistance Available at Gelman

The George Washington University - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:45
March 27, 2016

Would your data make more sense shown on a map?  Do you need to statistically analyze data over space?  

ArcGIS is a geographic information system system (GIS) that allows people to collect, organize, manage, analyze, communicate, and distribute geographic information.  Now you can learn and use this powerful software at Gelman Library! ArcGIS is available on all Gelman PCs (not Macs) and GIS specialist Kean McDermott is here to help you use it.  

Kean McDermott, GIS Specialist
email: keanmcd@gwu.edu
make an appointment: go.gwu.edu/ResearchHelp 
Ask for Kean during daytime hours at the Ask Us Desk

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