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Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People

American University News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00
Key Program Director Patrick Malone comments on the recent White House Executive Order.
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Heavy TV Watching Leads to Unhealthy Perceptions of Fast Food Health Risks

American University News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
New research uncovers relationship between TV viewing and adolescents' beliefs about the health risks of fast-food consumption.
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Defying Gravity: My Experience at the 2015 Kogod Leadership Retreat

American University News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
Students soared through the K-LAB leadership retreat at an outdoor ropes course in Jessup, Maryland. Groups had to work together silently to complete various course obstacles by finding different ways to communicate with each other.
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Returning to the Eagles Nest: All-American Weekend 2015

American University News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
Graduates fly home for annual alumni weekend festivities.
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SOC Students Use Environmental Filmmaking to Overcome Adversity

American University News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
Professor Chris Palmer congratulates the 2015 CEF Challenge Prize recipients.
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Igor Butman and His Jazz Band Appearing at the Russian Embassy

American University News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
Free concert sponsored by the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History
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Fundraiser To Be Held In Honor of Beloved Fallen Alumnus

American University News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
Fundraiser To Be Held In Honor of Beloved Fallen Alumnus, Matthew Shlonsky, SIS/BA ’14
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10 Memorable Things Madeleine Albright Said at AU

American University News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
The former secretary of state made a special appearance during All-American Weekend.
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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
3-4:30pm
Kogan Plaza
#jack-o-lit

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. 

WRLC Newsletter: October 2015

WRLC Newsletter - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 13:54

In This Issue:

  • Take the WRLC Survey – 10/14 to 11/4
  • Notice: Library Staff Orientation at the WRLC Date Changed
  • Service Uptime Monitoring
  • Digital Practices Committee becomes the Digital Practices Interest Group
  • SAVE ME: Digitizing Audiovisual Materials
  • Event: International Open Access Week October 19-25, 2015
  • Save the Date: 2016 WRLC Annual Meeting
  • Event: Assessing Impact: Altmetrics
  • Event: Potomac Technical Processing Librarians 91st Annual Meeting "Exploring Linked Data"
  • Event: Does Copyright Still Matter for Academic Authors?
  • Event: OCLC Regional Member Forum
WRLC Newsletter: October 2015

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
4-5:30pm
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
6-8pm
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.

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