University News

Human Rights and Hygiene

American University News - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00
AU junior runs a successful GoFundMe campaign to help homeless women.
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Renmin University of China to Welcome SPA Distinguished Professor

American University News - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00
David H. Rosenbloom, SPA Distinguished Professor and internationally acclaimed expert on public administration, will be serving as a visiting professor at Renmin University of China (RUC) in Beijing as part of China’s Thousand Talents program.
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Kogod Snapchat

American University News - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:00
With help from the Kogod Marketing Association, Kogod now has its own Snapchat geofilter, which students use to tag events, classes, and friends.
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Nobel Winning Astrophysicist Speaks to Packed Room at AU

American University News - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00
John Mather spoke about his career and the role of good science in politics.
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Please Respect Quiet Study Areas

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 16:35
December 2, 2015

Space is tight here at Gelman, and we must respect each other's needs, whether for quiet study or collaborative work, especially at this time of the semester. Spaces throughout the building are designated for either quiet, individual study or collaborative, group study. Please follow the posted guidelines for each space. Together, we can wrap up another great semester and Raise High for Finals!

Quiet Study Spaces in Gelman
No group conversation allowed • Use headphones at a low volume  • Silence phones & electronic devices

3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th floor stacks
4th floor large study room (401)
5th floor large study room (501)
Graduate Student Reading Room (503)
Andrew Oliver Reading Room (609)

Group Study Spaces in Gelman
Group conversation allowed • Use headphones at a low volume  • Silence phones & electronic devices

1st floor (all areas)
Entrance floor (all areas)
4th floor large study room (403)
Reservable, small group, study rooms on floors 2,3,4,5 & 6

Winter Break Hours at the GW Libraries

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 09:44
December 2, 2015

Gelman Library Winter Break Hours
Dec. 19: Close at 7pm & end 24-hour access
Dec. 20: CLOSED*
Dec. 21 — 23: 7am — 5pm*
Dec. 24 — Dec. 27: CLOSED*
Dec. 28 — 30: 7am — 5pm*
Dec. 31 — Jan. 3: CLOSED*
Jan. 4 — 8: 7am — 6pm*
Jan. 9 & 10: Noon — 6pm*
Jan. 11: Open at 7am & resume 24-hour access

Eckles Library Winter Break Hours
Dec.19: 10am — 5pm
Dec. 20 - Jan 3: CLOSED

VSTC Library Winter Break Hours
Dec. 24-25: VSTCL is CLOSED*
Dec. 31-Jan. 1:  -  VSTCL is CLOSED*
*24-hour building access is not available during this time.

2016 William K. Reilly Award Winners Announced

American University News - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00
The Center for Environmental Policy at American University's School of Public Affairs is delighted to announce Mindy Lubber and Bob Perciasepe as the winners of the 2016 William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.
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Understanding Building Use and Occupancy to Conserve Energy

American University News - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00
Energy & Engineering dives deeper to develop energy conservation strategies.
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The Keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

American University News - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00
CAS professor explains how to predict presidential elections.
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Students Celebrate the Season by Giving Thanks

American University News - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00
To express their gratitude, students write over 160 thank you letters to AU donors at the annual thanksGIVING event.
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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

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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:

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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