University News

Harvard’s Robert Putnam Talks About Social Class Lines and Children Divided

American University News - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00
Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Robert Putnam, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, spoke to a packed audience as part of SPA Policy Forum series about the growing separation between rich and poor children in America
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Environmental Leadership: The 2016 William K. Reilly Awards

American University News - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00
The 2016 William K. Reilly Awards will be held on March 31, 2016. The awards recognize leaders from the private, non-profit and government sectors in environmental and energy policy.
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Gelman to Close Overnight on Saturday, February 20

The George Washington University - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 16:00
February 17, 2016

Gelman Library will close on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, February 21 at 9 a.m. No building access will be available during this time. This overnight closure is required to safely complete necessary construction activities for the National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman’s 1st floor. Work is being performed at night to minimize disruption to our library users.

Investigating Dark Money

American University News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00
Jane Mayer is coming to AU to have a conversation about her new book on the Koch brothers.
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James Casey Co-Chairs Global Biotech & The Law Conference

American University News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00
Members of the AU community encouraged to attend.
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Built to Last

American University News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00
AUWCL’s Tenley Campus ribbon cutting included Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Muriel Bowser.
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Help Transcribe Churchill’s WWII Calendar

The George Washington University - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 14:11
February 16, 2016

Help the GW Libraries discover and decode history by transcribing appointments from Sir Winston Churchill’s World War II engagement diary. This crowdsourcing project will make Churchill’s wartime activities widely available for the first time to students and scholars around the world. Participants will gain new insight into the day-to-day process of national leadership, learn about Churchill and WWII, and provide a valuable service to historians around the world. Follow #ChurchillsDay on twitter where we'll share some interesting results of this project as they become available. 

This collection of handwritten cards details Winston Churchill’s appointments during World War II, including such historic events as Victory in Europe (VE) Day and the British prime minister’s regular meetings with the King of England and President Franklin Roosevelt. The collection of 30 cards will be featured in the new National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman's 1st floor. 

Learn more about the project and participate at crowdcrafting.org/project/churchill/.

About the National Churchill Library and Center

The National Churchill Library and Center, slated to open in 2016, is part of a philanthropic partnership with the George Washington University and the Chicago-based Churchill Centre. Housed on the first floor of Gelman Library, this will be the first major research facility in the nation’s capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill.

Mason Libraries Open 11:30 am 2/16

George Mason University - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 08:50

Due to inclement weather, all Mason Libraries will open at 11:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, February 16.

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AU Professor Wins Best Documentary Award

American University News - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:00
Denise Saunders Thompson was recognized at San Diego Black Film Festival.
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All Mason Libraries Closed 2/15

George Mason University - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 07:04

Due to inclement weather, all Mason Libraries are closed today, Monday, February 15. Online collections and services are available via library.gmu.edu. Virtual reference service will be online as regularly scheduled.

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President's Day Workshops Canceled due to Weather

The George Washington University - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 05:59
February 15, 2016

Due to icy conditions, the Lit Review How To and Data Bootcamp workshops scheduled for President's Day have been CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

You can find much of the information from these sessions in the research guide, "What Graduate Students Need to Know."

Data Bootcamp sessions will be offered again on Thursday, March 10.  You can also find much of the information to be covered in research guides: "Data Management," "Maps, Cartographic Data, and GIS Information," and "Uploading your ETD." 

For immediate research help, use the Research Calendar to make an appointment with a librarian. If the available times don't work for you, send an email and we'll contact you.

 

Student Video Competition!

George Mason University - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:42

George Mason University Libraries invites you to join the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Fenwick Library by participating in a Student Video Competition. This competition highlights the transformative role that the Mason Libraries play in the living and learning environment on campus. All university students are invited to enter and are eligible to win amazing prizes!

To participate, submit a video (not to exceed 60 seconds) themed “Top 3 Reasons I Can’t Live Without My Library.” Students are encouraged, but not required, to use smartphones for creating videos. Recording studios are available for use in the Gateway Library (One Button Studio) and Fenwick Library (Presentation Practice Rooms). Videos must incorporate and feature a library/or libraries on any of the Mason campuses. Work will be featured online, as well as on digital displays at the new Fenwick Library. Winning videos will be announced and screened at the Fenwick Library Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Submit your entry by 5 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, March 15. For more information, visit library.gmu.edu/top3

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Digital Diplomacy: Changing the World of Communication

American University News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:00
SOC professor, Priya Doshi talks about her panel, digital diplomacy and careers in the field.
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SIS launches foreign policy discussion series featuring Ambassador Thomas Pickering on March 1

American University News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:00
Join the School of International Service (SIS) for a series of foreign policy conversations with distinguished Ambassador Thomas Pickering.
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Welcome, Mason Alumni!

George Mason University - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:38

University Libraries welcome all Mason alums home this weekend! While you’re meandering through memories, places and spaces on the Fairfax Campus, be sure to visit the new Fenwick Library! Then head over to the Johnson Center and see what’s new in Gateway Library.

More items of interest for alumni include these selected online collections:

Mason alumni are welcome to use the Libraries‘ physical and online collections in person at any Mason Library: Fenwick, Gateway, Arlington Campus and Mercer. We welcome you back, and welcome your continued interest and support. Go Mason!

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Data Bootcamp: Collect, Manage, & Visualize Research Data

The George Washington University - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:29
February 11, 2016

Are you a graduate student who needs help collecting, managing, and visualizing research data? Data Bootcamps bring together several, 30-minute workshops filled with practical solutions to save you hours of needless work.  All sessions will be first-come, first serve, with the GIS session limited to 20 participants. Attend one session or all.

If you can't make it to all of the sessions or need more information be sure to check out the research guides: "Data Management," "Maps, Cartographic Data, and GIS Information," and "Uploading your ETD." 

Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.

Monday, February 15 (President's Day):
1:00-1:30: What is Data?
1:30-2:00: Data Management
2:15-2:45: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Basics

What is Data?
Research data is data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results, but what does that really mean for your own work? Data librarian Mandy Gooch will define research data & data-related terms and discuss common data formats. You'll explore use agreements and restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.

Data Management
Data management refers to activities that support the long-term preservation, access, and use of data. In this short workshop Data Librarian Mandy Gooch will discuss best practices for data management and the tools, people, and resources the GW Libraries provide to help you.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Basics
Learn how you can integrate geographic information systems (GIS) into your research and discover the resources available at the GW Libraries and beyond. This workshop will cover the basics of data discovery and display using ArcGIS software. Let it spark your cartographic imagination!

More E-books Available for Your Convenience

The George Washington University - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:57
February 11, 2016

If you’ve searched the GW Libraries catalog lately, you might have noticed that we’ve increased the number of e-books available to GW users. This is all part of our efforts to make the material you need available when you need it. Almost all of our e-books can be read online in a web browser as well as downloaded and read on a computer or device. Just click the “Online” button to begin, and log in as you would to any other GW Libraries resource.

Prefer a print book? Look for the option to “Request a Print Copy,” which is located underneath the Online button. Click this link, fill out and submit a brief form, and GW Libraries will use library funds to purchase a print copy for the collection. (On the form, you can request that the print book be placed on hold for you when it arrives.)

Visit our website for more information on using GW Libraries e-books.

When Job Hunt Excitement Fades, the Ticking Clock Does the Trick

American University News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00
Although a college senior’s job hunt may start as a fun challenge, it is external pressure and consequences that drive the search over the finish line.
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Another Year, Another Happy Ending From Our AU Sweethearts

American University News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00
Check out this year’s entries for our AU Sweethearts Media Project!
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On Founders Day 2016: “Get Clawed to the Ball”

American University News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00
Here’s what we have planned for our second annual giving day
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