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Feeling Grateful? No, Thanks!

American University News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Not everyone experiences gratitude in response to the generosity of others, according to new research by American University psychology Prof. Anthony Ahrens.
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Social Enterprise at SIS to venture online

American University News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
The School of International Service (SIS) will offer its MA in Social Enterprise program online in spring 2017 for students to pursue skills in entrepreneurship, business, and innovation from anywhere in the world.
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Professor highlights Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis

American University News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Following his latest field research trip to Nigeria, Professor Carl LeVan sheds light on the country's humanitarian crisis and why good governance is crucial for meaningful relief efforts.
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WSP Alumna Casey Mendoza: Living the Life of a True Journalist

American University News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Casey Mendoza, a former Washington Semester Program student, has started her journalism career off strong.
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Winter Break Hours

George Mason University - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 15:28

Mason Libraries Winter Break Hours, January 2017

Please note the Libraries are closed January 16 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The Libraries are open on January 20, Inauguration Day.

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Fenwick Reserved Carrel Drawing

George Mason University - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:12

Mason graduate students seeking a reserved research/writing carrel in Fenwick Library’s Graduate Study Zone can enter the Graduate Student Reserved Carrel Drawing. Entries are due by 5 p.m., January 18. Spaces are allocated for one academic term.

Eligible doctoral students can apply for Fenwick Dissertation Writers Room and Arlington Campus Library Dissertation Writers Room spaces. Carrels are allocated for one academic term on a first-come, first-served basis.

Details about the Fenwick and Arlington spaces, as well as the entry/application forms, are online.

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Spring 2017 Course Reserves

George Mason University - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:07

Mason faculty may place books, media and readings on reserve for student use in their courses. Physical course reserve items are located at Gateway Library (Johnson Center). Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries also offer reserve services. Typically, print reserves do not circulate outside of the library. e-Reserves are accessible to students via their course pages in Blackboard.

Questions? Need more information about reserves? Please contact the Mason Libraries Reserves Team at ereserve@gmu.edu.

 

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Disability Advocates Used Digtal to Become Visible

American University News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00
Professor Fillipo Trevisan traces the strategy and successes of the online disability community in his new book.
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Spring Arts Season Kicks Off at AU

American University News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00
Spring calendar filled with art, music, theatre, and dance.
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AU 2030: Colin Saldanha

American University News - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00
CAS professor’s curiosity drives his research on the mammalian brain.
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Can You Spot Fact from Fiction?

American University News - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00
Factitious, a new game from AU's JoLT initiative, is designed to help students spot fake news.
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Secret Lives: Joy Adams

American University News - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00
This article in this profile series offers a ‘behind the scenes’ peek at Dr. Joy Adams, Instructional Designer with eLearning Support Services.
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Student Investigates Indiana Voucher System for Washington Post

American University News - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00
Amanda McLaren is interning for the Post while pursuing a master's degree in investigative journalism at American University.
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Attend a Workshop from Anywhere!

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 13:23
December 28, 2016

Your first stop to learn a new skill, improve your research, or manage and visualize your data is the GW Libraries and Academic Innovation workshop series. Many library workshops are being offered in real time via WebEx and you can participate fully in these sessions from your home, office, or anywhere you have a computer and internet access. Online or in-person, library workshops are free for GW students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of upcoming workshops set up for remote attendance:

Research Data

Data Demystified | FRI 2·24 | 11:30-Noon
Data Management | FRI 2·24 | Noon-12:30
Data Analysis at Your Fingertips Using Google Sheets | MON 2·20 | 11-Noon
Collecting Social Media Data with Social Feed Manager | TUE 2·14 | Noon-1:30pm

Visualizing Data with GIS

Intro to Geographic Information Systems | WED 1·25 | 5-6pm
Finding GIS Data and Resources | WED 2·8 | 5-6pm
GIS Interface Basics | WED 2·22 | 5-6pm

Ready to Work Career Series

Developing Engaging Presentations | THU 3·2 | 11:30-12:30 
Building a WordPress Portfolio |  FRI 3·31 | 11:30-12:30 

Research at the Next Level

Monday, February 20

Basics of Graduate Research | 9-9:30am 
Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills | 9:30-10am 
Keeping Up with New Research | 10-10:30am

Friday, March 3

Basics of Graduate Research | 1-1:30pm
Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills | 1:30-2pm 
Keeping Up with New Research | 2-2:30pm

Citations Made Simple Monday, February 20

The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles | 1-1:30pm 
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching | 1:30—2 pm 
Zotero In-Depth | 2-2:30pm

Friday, March 3

The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles | 10:30-11am 
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching | 11-11:30am
Zotero In-Depth | 11:30 – Noon

Attend a Workshop from Anywhere!

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 13:23
December 28, 2016

Your first stop to learn a new skill, improve your research, or manage and visualize your data is the GW Libraries and Academic Innovation workshop series. Many library workshops are being offered in real time via WebEx and you can participate fully in these sessions from your home, office, or anywhere you have a computer and internet access. Online or in-person, library workshops are free for GW students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of upcoming workshops set up for remote attendance:

Research Data

Data Demystified | FRI 2·24 | 11:30-Noon
Data Management | FRI 2·24 | Noon-12:30
Data Analysis at Your Fingertips Using Google Sheets | MON 2·20 | 11-Noon
Collecting Social Media Data with Social Feed Manager | TUE 2·14 | Noon-1:30pm

Visualizing Data with GIS

Intro to Geographic Information Systems | WED 1·25 | 5-6pm
Finding GIS Data and Resources | WED 2·8 | 5-6pm
GIS Interface Basics | WED 2·22 | 5-6pm

Ready to Work Career Series

Developing Engaging Presentations | THU 3·2 | 11:30-12:30 
Building a WordPress Portfolio |  FRI 3·31 | 11:30-12:30 

Research at the Next Level

Monday, February 20

Basics of Graduate Research | 9-9:30am 
Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills | 9:30-10am 
Keeping Up with New Research | 10-10:30am

Friday, March 3

Basics of Graduate Research | 1-1:30pm
Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills | 1:30-2pm 
Keeping Up with New Research | 2-2:30pm

Citations Made Simple Monday, February 20

The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles | 1-1:30pm 
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching | 1:30—2 pm 
Zotero In-Depth | 2-2:30pm

Friday, March 3

The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles | 10:30-11am 
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching | 11-11:30am
Zotero In-Depth | 11:30 – Noon

SPA Congratulates the First Graduates of its Online Masters in Public Administration and Policy Program

American University News - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 00:00
On December 21, American University’s School of Public Affairs graduated the first class from its online Masters in Public Administration and Policy program.
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SPA Alumna to Lead the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

American University News - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 00:00
Mindy Myers, SPA/BA, is the new Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee – the first woman to hold this post.
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We're Getting a New Look in January!

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:13
December 21, 2016

The library webpages (library.gwu.edu) are getting a new look before the new academic year begins in January, 2017! This new look will bring the library website more in line with GW's other sites and improve the experience for our users. While things will look different when you visit in January, most things will not change. You'll still find the same content in the same places and the same menu items. Below is a summary of what you can expect. Check back here for updates and a sneak preview!

Things that WON'T change:

  • Menu names and items that appear when mousing over them will remain the same.
  • While header and footers will change, the content between them will not change except on the home page.
  • The look of the search box will change, but the search options and the results they return will not be affected.  
  • URLs will remain the same. No need to update bookmarks or syllabi because of this change.

Things that WILL change:

  • The home page will look and feel more current and more like GW. 
  • A new header on each internal page will add easy options to access popular pages.
  • A new footer presents easier to read infomation and links.

We're Getting a New Look in January!

The George Washington University - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:13
December 21, 2016

The library webpages (library.gwu.edu) are getting a new look before the new academic year begins in January, 2017! This new look will bring the library website more in line with GW's other sites and improve the experience for our users. While things will look different when you visit in January, most things will not change. You'll still find the same content in the same places and the same menu items. Below is a summary of what you can expect. Check back here for updates and a sneak preview!

Things that WON'T change:

  • Menu names and items that appear when mousing over them will remain the same.
  • While header and footers will change, the content between them will not change except on the home page.
  • The look of the search box will change, but the search options and the results they return will not be affected.  
  • URLs will remain the same. No need to update bookmarks or syllabi because of this change.

Things that WILL change:

  • The home page will look and feel more current and more like GW. 
  • A new header on each internal page will add easy options to access popular pages.
  • A new footer presents easier to read infomation and links.

Introducing the 2017 Kiev Fellows

The George Washington University - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 15:17
December 19, 2016

Congratulations to our two 2017 Kiev Fellows who will be starting their research in the Kiev Judaica Collection in the spring semester. The biennial Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program provides an award for short-term scholarly research, creative, or educational projects informed by the holdings of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. These awardees will present their work at the end of the fellowship in an open event for the community. 

Melanie Meyers is a senior manager for reference and outreach at The Center for Jewish History. She will use materials in the Kiev Collection that were both stamped by the Nazi confiscation stamp, and may also have passed through the Offenbach Depot, in her research on looted books and libraries during WWII and it’s aftermath. Her project traces the path of books from their original repositories through the sorting point of the Offenbach Archival Depot, where they were either returned to their origin libraries, or sent to alternate institutions. Her team at The Center for Jewish History have spent years creating and maintaining a digital map of these libraries, which they hope to expand with additional educational resources developed during this fellowship. 

Garrett Dome is a GW sophomore majoring in philosophy. His project will examine the writings of Maimonides in both the context of Jewish history and philosophy, focusing on the Moreh Nevukhim, otherwise known as The Guide for the Perplexed, which contains Maimonides most essential philosophical writings. He will use a copy of Maimonides’ Guide translated by Samuel ibn Tibbon, which is available in the Kiev Collection. Working with a translator, Garrett will focus on Tibbon's translation from 1204 as a way to understand the nuances and complexity of Maimonides’ language. 

 

 

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