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Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century

American University News - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 00:00
Two-day conference, October 28-29.
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2015 Alumni Awards Recipients

American University News - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00
The AU Alumni Board and Office of Alumni Relations have announced that SPA graduates Claiborne D. Haughton, Jr. and Erin Fuller have been named the winners of 2015's Alumni Awards.
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Breaking Into Wall Street: AU’s Financial Management Association Continues to Network

American University News - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00
Looking for a way to expand their financing network, the AU’s Financial Management Association traveled to New York City to help give exposure to students interested in working on Wall Street or entering the financial industry.
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Jack-o-Lit: Literary Pumpkin Carving with Faculty & Librarians

The George Washington University - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 16:56
October 14, 2015

Monday, October 26
Kogan Plaza

Bring your own pumpkin and sculpt your masterpiece in the company of GW's coolest faculty and librarians.  Carving implements will be provided along with cookies, cider, and nerdy-cool conversation. 

Judging begins at 4pm and prizes will be awarded for the best and most creative carving.

Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged!  Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character. 

A Life in Focus: Oliver Atkins

George Mason University - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 09:32

Special Collections & Archives Fall exhibition, A Life in Focus, takes a look at The Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection. A Life in Focus: A Look at the Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection exhibition runs through December 2015 in Fenwick Library, Wing A, 2nd Floor.

Oliver F. Atkins was a professional photographer from the 1930s until the late 1970s. During his prolific career, Atkins worked for several news organizations, the American Red Cross, The Saturday Evening Post, and the White House. He also covered the Second World War and Korea as well as the American political and cultural landscape during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of his subjects included several American presidents and other world leaders.

In 1969, Atkins became the personal photographer of President Richard M. Nixon and Chief White House Photographer. Of his many images of President Nixon, the series documenting Nixon’s White House meeting with Elvis Presley on December 18, 1970, is the most famous and the most frequently requested item from this collection. Held in the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives Department, Fenwick Library, The Oliver F Atkins Photography Collection covers the years 1943-1975, and contains more than 60,000 images. The digitized collection is available bit.ly/AtkinsExhibitionSCA

For more information, please contact sca.gmu.edu

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A Nation of Nations

American University News - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00
AU professors explain why immigration became a political football.
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Introducing the Modular Master's Program

American University News - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00
The new Modular Master’s program at American University gives you the freedom to choose and combine your interests in a way that makes sense to you
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Meet Your Student Liaison

The George Washington University - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:15
October 13, 2015

Yesenia Yepez
GW Libraries 2015-2016 Student Liaison

B.A. International Affairs Candidate, 2017

email: ygyepez@gwu.edu
office: Gelman Library, Room 220 (beside The Writing Center)

The Student Liaison helps to keep the library connected to student library users.  Yesenia is here for you when you have complaints, concerns, or questions.  Email her at ygyepez@gwu.edu or drop by her office.

Developing Your Professional Self Workshop

The George Washington University - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 09:38
October 13, 2015

Thursday, November 5
Gelman Library, Room 219

Let GW Libraries and GW Career Services help you in developing a professional online persona. We'll show you all the resources GW Libraries can provide to help with your career or graduate program search, reveal how to optimize a LinkedIn profile, and teach you how to build an online portfolio in WordPress to show off your skills and experiences. Please bring your own laptop to this workshop. Please RSVP here.


Let the Sun Shine: FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Requests for Journalists and Researchers

The George Washington University - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 09:34
October 13, 2015

Wednesday, November 4
Gelman Library, Room 702

Director of the Freedom of Information Act Project Nate Jones of the non-government, non-profit National Security Archive will lead a workshop on how journalists, historians, or any person can file successful FOIA requests to the federal government. His two-hour workshop will share the tactics the Archive has learned from the 50,000-plus FOIA requests and appeals that it has submitted. Jones will utilize real examples of FOIA requests, appeals, and releases to demonstrate how to pry government documents into the public domain and allow Americans to know what their government is up to. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Prof. Ma – Real World Research at Kogod

American University News - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00
Professor Ma just completed a study a study on legal environments’ impact on corporate tax behavior.
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Book Notes: Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

American University News - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00
Associate Professor David Vine publishes new book
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AU’s Fall for the Arts, Sunday, October 18

American University News - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00
Celebrate with free art classes and workshops
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SPA Professor Receives Prestigious Award from National Image Inc.

American University News - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00
SPA Professor Patrick Malone, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, received the Equity and Excellence Hispanic Employment Program Manager Award from National Image Inc.
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Get Ready for Open Access Week!

George Mason University - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 19:19

George Mason University will celebrate International Open Access Week, October 19-25, 2015. This will be Mason’s 7th observance of Open Access Week, which began as a student-led national day of action in 2007. Exciting and interesting workshops, presentations, and activities are planned for each day – join us at any or all of these events!

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Open Access Week at GW

The George Washington University - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:22
October 8, 2015

Join the GW Libraries as we celebrate Open Access Week with events dedicated to promoting GW scholarship to the broadest possible audience.

How Open Access Benefits Faculty + Research
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 11am
Catholic University, Great Room A, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
Learn about the experiences at universities that have adopted an open access policy. Keynote speakers - Dr. Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University & Geneva Henry, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Libraries, The George Washington University. 

Open Access Salons
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4:30-6:30 pm
Gelman Library Room 219
Drop in for an informal salon designed to discuss strategies to protect, preserve, and increase the impact of your scholarship. We will introduce our new institutional repository, GW ScholarSpace, and answer your questions. Refreshments provided.

RCR Lecture Series Presents "Data Acquisition and Management"
Wednesday, Oct. 21, Noon to 1:30pm
Gelman Library Room 702
OVPR's Office of Research Integrity invites you to attend this Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lecture featuring University Librarian and Vice Provost Geneva Henry and a distinguished panel including Dr. Jody Ganiban,Dr. Tara Sinclair, and Dr. Alexander van der Horst. Please RSVP to resinteg@gwu.edu.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Open Access vs. Traditional Publishing
Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Gelman Library Room 219
This workshop will introduce you to the interface for uploading your ETD document, with a special emphasis on Open Access vs. Traditional Publishing.  Attendees will have the chance to ask questions related to the ETD process, Open Access, embargoes, and copyright.

For more information about how to protect your author rights and make your scholarship more publicly accessible, please visit our website at go.gwu.edu/oaweek.

Mason Publishing Partners on Proceedings

George Mason University - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:58

Mason Publishing Group recently partnered with the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE) to publish the proceedings from this year’s Innovation in Teaching and Learning Conference. The event, which was sponsored in part by the University Libraries and Mason Publishing Group, was very successful, with more than 300 attendees. The conference also featured the scholarship of several library faculty.

Mason Publishing Group provides services to support the creation, curation, dissemination, and preservation of scholarly, creative, and educational works by and for the Mason community.


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AU Launches International Accelerator Program

American University News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00
New program with Shorelight gives international students the opportunity to study at AU.
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Is Engineering the Climate the Way Forward?

American University News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00
Climate engineering is large-scale, highly technological human manipulation of the atmosphere.
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