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GW Digital Humanities Showcase

The George Washington University - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 15:37
December 1, 2015

Showcase Date: February 12, 2016
Submissions for Presentations Due: January 10, 2016
Hosted by GW Digital Humanities Institute and GW Libraries

Are you launching a Digital Humanities (DH) project and figuring out the next steps? Do you want to meet other people at GW who are interested in how the arts and humanities interact with digital media?

We invite members of the GW community to join the second annual DH Showcase at Gelman Library. Each person (or team) will present a DH project or endeavor (in any stage of its production). This event will provide a venue to introduce your project to other people and receive feedback or advice while also making connections with people across the GW community who might share similar interests. We hope that new conversations will open up about methods, tools, challenges, questions, and possibilities arising across projects.

Our definition of DH is broad and can entail anything from a database or tool to a blog or creative work, and we welcome presentations integrating online media or digital cultures into teaching in (or beyond) the space of the classroom.  

If you are interested in taking part in this event, please contact Prof. Jonathan Hsy (Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute) with your name, email, affiliation/title, and title of project(s).  A one-paragraph blurb about your project is welcome but not required.

 

 

Fenwick Library Alert: 12/03/15

George Mason University - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 13:20

On Thursday, December 3, Fenwick Library Wings B & C will be closed for Fire Safety Testing from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight.

  • Wing A will remain open
  • No access to the stacks or Fenwick Study Rooms in Wings B & C from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight.
  • Please use Gateway Library for group study

For more information about the move into the Fenwick Library Addition, visit fenwickfocus.gmu.edu

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Support Every GW Student on #GivingTuesday

The George Washington University - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 09:43
December 1, 2015

You've shopped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but now it is #GivingTuesday, a chance to give back to your community. We invite you to make a gift that will impact every single student at GWU by giving to GW Libraries. Whether it is providing scholarly resources for research, making unique special collections accessible or offering a comfy chair in which to study, the Libraries support every student.  

When you give to GW on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back no matter where you choose to direct your support, you give the gift of education.

Give to GW here: http://go.gwu.edu/give2education

Viewpoint: The Role of the University Supervisor in Teacher Education

American University News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00
Yvonne Coates discusses the roles of the university supervisor in teacher education.
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Viewpoints: A Reflection about the Practicum Experience by Current Student Daniela Silver

American University News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00
Current teacher education student, Daniela Silver, describes her practicum experience in a DC School.
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Viewpoint: Interview with Principal Liz Whisnant

American University News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00
Principal Liz Whisnant of Mann Elementary School shares her experiences with AU student teachers.
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Reimagining AU’s Gen Ed Experience

American University News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00
More emphasis on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity part of proposed changes.
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Serving a Greater Purpose

American University News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00
American University’s Accounting Club once again hosts the Sue Marcum Scholarship luncheon, an afternoon dedicated to bringing members of the community together while serving a larger purpose of helping future students.
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Professor Attends UN Climate Negotiations

American University News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00
Professor Paul Wapner is attending the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris to conduct research on the negotiations.
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Can Entertainment Fuel Public Good?

American University News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00
American University and Participant Media launch hub for entertainment and social change.
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Klab Accounting

American University News - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 00:00
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Viewpoints: A Perspective from Vivian Vasquez, Program Director for Early Childhood Education

American University News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00
Vivian Vasquez, Program Director for Early Childhood Education shares her insights on early childhood education.
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Arlington Graduate Writing Group 12/4/15

George Mason University - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:18

Arlington Campus Library is hosting a trial session of a graduate writing group on Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Modeled on the popular Friday writing group on the Fairfax Campus, the Arlington Graduate Writing Group is designed for all Mason PhD and Masters students from all disciplines who seek group accountability as well as a quiet space to write. Students should bring their coffee, laptop, a set of goals, and a commitment to arrive on time and stay for the entire session. The group will begin with a short conversation about goals, and end with a short wrap-up on accomplishments. The remaining time is dedicated to writing. Learn more about it!

By registering for this event, you are committing to:

  • Arrive on time at 9:30 a.m. and to stay for the session’s duration until 1:00 p.m.
  • Turn off access to Facebook, online games, and other computer/online-based distractions during writing time
  • Minimize phone distractions by limiting texting and phone calls to scheduled break times
  • Contribute to a supportive writing community among fellow participants
  • Register Now!

Helen McManus, Public Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian, will coordinate the December session. The library is planning to hold a weekly Arlington writing group beginning in January 2016.

 

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GW & Mount Vernon Yearbooks Online

The George Washington University - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:24
November 23, 2015

Yearbooks from GW and the Mount Vernon College and Seminary are now available online on archive.org. You can browse approximately 100 years of yearbooks for GW (1908 - 2009) and almost 90 years for Mount Vernon (1911 - 1998).

Scanning these yearbooks and making them available and accessible online is an on-going project of the GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center and the University Archives. We will be adding additional yearbooks over time.

An Evening with Chris Palmer Could Launch a Lifetime of Success

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
The book launch for Chris Palmer's book, "Now What Grad?"
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A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty give thanks.
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AU Creative Writing Program Offers Study Abroad Opportunity in Rome

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
Students take classes and spend a week with writer in residence.
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Teetering on Extinction

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
What’s lost when pensions, privacy, and paper maps disappear?
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Nobel Prize Winning Astrophysicist John Mather to Speak at AU

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
Will discuss the story of the universe on November 30.
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Under Kogod’s Big Top Tent: IT’s a Carnival

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
The IT department hosted their annual IT's a Carnival event for students interested in the IT field.
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