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Library of Congress Tour

George Mason University - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 11:41

Arlington Campus Library is hosting its regular Library of Congress orientation and tour session on Friday, October 16, 2015. Join us to learn about conducting research at the Library of Congress with special guest instructor Darren Jones, a librarian at the Library of Congress.

Attendees will be able to get Library of Congress ID cards to access the Readers Room, learn about the research services available, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library. Registration is required; save your spot now!

For more information, please contact Beth Roszkowski, broszkow @ gmu.edu, 703-993-9864.

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Student Becomes Teacher; Former Washington Semester Student Now Professor in Program

American University News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00
Washington Semester Student now Professor in Program
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Gender and Sexuality Collection Comes to AU Library

American University News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00
This summer, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Gender and Sexuality Library material was integrated into the general collection at the Bender Library, a shift which will make this important collection even more accessible.
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We, the People: Citizen Input Helps Constitutions, Study Suggests

American University News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00
A study by Todd Eisenstadt, Carl LeVan, and Tofigh Maboudi suggests that democracies may be stronger when ordinary citizens are involved in the initial stages of reforming of their country’s constitution.
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Library Life Hacks: Boot Camps for Grad Students

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:38
October 1, 2015

Library Life Hacks workshops explore methods that today's scholars use to manage, visualize, analyze, and interpret data. These "Boot Camps" on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) & Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day) offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all. Make it a full day of knowledge by attending the Lit Review How To sessions on the same days. 

Workshops fill up fast so please RSVP to secure your seat:
RSVP for October 12 Workshops
RSVP for November 11 Workshops

Workshop Topics:

What is Data?
In this workshop we will define research data & data-related terms, learn common data formats, understand 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, learn best practices for data management and discover the tools, people and resources GW Libraries can provide to help you.

GIS Data Basics
Come learn how you can integrate Geographic Information Systems into your research and discover the resources available at Gelman Library and beyond. This workshop will cover the basics of data discovery and display using ArcGIS software. Let it spark your cartographic imagination! Please note: this session takes place in Gelman Library, Room 300.

Uploading Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)
The writing is done. The citations have been cross checked. Your adviser has signed off. All that's left is to upload your electronic thesis or dissertation--but what does that really mean? This short workshop will introduce you to the interface for uploading your document and give you a heads up on what you will be asked during that process.  Please bring your own computer.

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219 except GIS Basics, which takes place in Gelman Library, Room 300.  Kids off school for the day? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome to attend.

Lit Review How To: Boot Camps for Grad Students

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:19
October 1, 2015

Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  Our "Boot Camps" on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) & Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day) offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all. Make it a full day of knowledge by attending the Library Life Hacks sessions on the same days. 

Workshops fill up fast so please RSVP to secure your seat:
RSVP for October 12 Workshops
RSVP for November 11 Workshops

Workshop Topics:

The Basics: Mapping Your Research
What is a Literature Review, and what information do I need to begin one? Learn tips on how to begin your search, discover keywords, and narrow topics, and how to find the right databases and resources for your topic using GW Libraries’ tools. 

Searching Beyond Gelman
How do you know what research is out there? How can you know what you don't know? Librarians will help you be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using WorldCat.  This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences. 

Citation Management
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it?  Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarians will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it. 

Citation Chasing
How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used?  Chase down those citations like a pro. 

Staying Current in One's Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up a journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field. 

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.  Please bring your own computer.  Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.

Jina Etienne: New President and CEO of NABA

American University News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
The National Black Association of Accountants selected Kogod alumnus and adjunct professor Jina Etienne as its next President and CEO
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Welcome Paul Manuel, SPA Leadership Program Director

American University News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
Paul Christopher Manuel has joined AU School of Public Affairs as new director of the SPA Leadership Program and professor of government.
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Decline and Fall of the Boardwalk Empire

American University News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
Two AU alums detail the economic plight of Atlantic City casino workers.
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Becca Peixotto Speaks at AU

American University News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
AU student helped excavate new human species Homo naledi.
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Students Examine Water and Peacebuilding in Middle East

American University News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
A practicum team from the School of International Service traveled to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank for two weeks this summer to assess the peacebuilding significance of household-level wastewater treatment systems.
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Earning Bylines and Building Networks

American University News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
This semester American University senior, Alexandra Korba, has already published an article about Tom Hardy, reviewed films and books, and interviewed celebrities.
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USA Today Ranks American University Journalism Program in Top 10

American University News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
The report cites AU’s DC location as an optimal area for students interested in news and politics.
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For Grad Student, Priestly and Diplomatic Inspiration in Pope’s Visit

American University News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
Didace Kamana hopes to build peace through his studies and theology.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resell

American University News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 00:00
Helen Lee, MBA ’16, worked with the AU students zero waste club to make move-out and move-in better for the environment and easier on students’ wallets.
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AU Community Celebrates Ten Years of the Arts at Katzen

American University News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 00:00
Gala at Katzen Arts Center.
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SOC Welcomes New Faculty

American University News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00
Meet the most recent members to join SOC's faculty.
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Paid Internship Opportunity for Undergraduate with Persian Language Skills

The George Washington University - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 08:38
September 25, 2015

We're searching for a GW undergraduate with strong Persian language skills for a paid internship! Spend the academic year processing the Mahdavi Damghani collection of Persian and Arabic materials to make the collection available for students, faculty and other researchers. 

The Mahdavi Damghani collection consists of approximately 4,000 volumes of original sources on Islamic laws and jurisprudence, theology, philosophy, language, literature and history.  Approximately 70% of the collection is in Persian; the remainder in Arabic. The unprocessed collection will be a rich resource relevant to several academic disciplines including Persian language and literature, Arabic language and literature, law, philosophy, history, and religion.  

Internship details:

Requirements: GW Undergraduate; strong Persian-language skills;
Oversight: The internship would be conducted under the guidance Andrew Buchwach, Middle East and North Africa Research Center Librarian, other Libraries staff, and Pardis Minuchehr, Director of Persian Studies at GW.
Location:  The GW Libraries, Global Resources Center (Suite 708).
The work: Processing the collection includes searching for already existing catalog records for each item, exploring library and other catalogs in Iran and elsewhere to clarify bibliographic information, and importing records and tracking material as it moves through the Library’s content-management workflow.  A research guide will also be developed.
Compensation: $11.00 an hour;
Sponsor: ESIA’s Institute for Middle East Studies & The GW Libraries, Global Resources Center 
Hours per week:  10.

Please submit resume to the contact listed below: 
Cathy Zeljak
Director, Global Resources
czeljak@gwu.edu
202-994-0124

Kogod Launches Cybersecurity Governance Center

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
New Cybersecurity Governance Center to produce cutting edge research and best governance practices.
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The “Washington Initiative”: A Hands-on Opportunity in the Nonprofit World

American University News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
A new community-based learning course that gives students valuable exposure to D.C. nonprofits.
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