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Russia, Trump, and the 2016 election: What’s the best way for Congress to investigate?

American University News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00
To understand Russian meddling in the 2016 election and links to President Trump's campaign, SIS Professor Jordan Tama's argues that an independent commission is the best investigation option.
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Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Speaks at SPA

American University News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00
On Feb. 14, SPA and its Center for Environmental Policy welcomed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Stephen Burns to campus talk about the changing landscape of the nuclear industry.
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SPA’s Taryn Morrissey Named Urban Institute Fellow

American University News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00
SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey is working this semester as a visiting scholar for the Center for Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.
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Leading the Way for Youth in Foster Care

American University News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00
Lexi Ivers, SPA/BA ’18, is using her personal experience and current coursework to prepare her for a career fighting for foster children in the U.S.
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Former State Senator Capri Cafaro Joins SPA as New Executive in Residence

American University News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00
Former Ohio State Senator Capri S. Cafaro is the newest Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC.
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Washington Semester Program Student Interns at the World Bank

American University News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00
Sebastian Urthaler heard about the Washington Semester Program from an alumni he knew in Germany. During his time in DC, Urthaler had the opportunity to intern at the World Bank.
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Commuter Challenge Game Inspires Empathy, Engagement

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
It started with the goal to explore the intersection of games and journalism, and merge those two worlds together.
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Continue Learning after Graduation through Alumni Audit

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
Alumni continue their education and professional development through the Alumni Audit program.
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ZooLights with the SIS Dean

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
SIS graduate student network with alumni at the annual ZooLights and SIS Dean's Reception with Dean James Goldgeier.
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Making Connections Through Dinner with Alumni: A Student's Reflection

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
Ugoeze Achilike tells about her experience meeting alumni and peers through the Dinner with Alumni series.
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A Message from AU Student Government

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
A Message from AU Student Government President, Devontae Torriente
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A Message from the Graduate Student Council

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
A message from the Graduate Student Council President, Gordon-Andrew Fletcher.
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Stories in America: DeRay Mckesson Talks Education and Social Change at AU

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
BLM leader says social justice activism will always be more important than popular.
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Second event in Sondra D. and Howard Bender Israeli New Visiting Israeli Writers Series Hosts Assaf Gavron

American University News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
On Thursday, February 23, AU’s new Sondra D. and Howard Bender Isr
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Libraries and the Fight against Fake News

American University News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 00:00
In a ‘post-truth’ era, the ability to discern between reliable and unreliable sources of information is essential. As a skill set, information literacy allows the consumer to evaluate both data and news sources.
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Exploring disAbility as an Identity

American University News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 00:00
New identity workshop aims to bring people with disabilities to the forefront of AU consciousness.
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Presidents' Day Boot Camp for Graduate Students

The George Washington University - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:39
February 16, 2017

Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Get serious about your scholarship and learn tips that will save your time and sanity. Our "boot camp" on Presidents' Day offers several popular workshops together - attend one or all.

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219 and online via WebEx. GW community members may attend any session via WebEx by clicking here. 

Please bring your own computer.  Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.

Monday, February 20 (President's Day):
9:00-9:30: The Basics of Graduate Research
9:30-10:00: Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills
10:00-10:30:  Keeping Up With New Research
11:00-Noon:  Data Analysis at Your Fingertips: Using Google Sheets
1:00-1:30: The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles
1:30-2:00:  Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching
2:00-2:30: Zotero In-Depth

The Basics of Graduate Research
What is a literature review, and what information do you need to begin one? Librarian Zach Elder will give you tips on how to begin your search, discover keywords, and narrow your topic. Save time and frustration by discovering how to find the right databases and resources for your discipline using GW Libraries’ tools.

Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills
How do you know what research is out there? How can you discover what is available beyond the GW Libraries? 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.

Keeping Up With New Research
A successful graduate student participates in the research conversation of their field. Librarian Debbie Bezanson will show you how to keep up with new research in your area of study. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.

Data Analysis at Your Fingertips: Using Google Sheets
Like other spreadsheet software, Google Sheets provides powerful tools for aggregating, analyzing, and visualizing data. This workshop covers core features of Sheets, including pivot tables and charts, as well as importing and sharing data.

The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles
Are you baffled by how to cite your sources and why it is even necessary? This short workshop will clear up the confusion and help you understand the fundamentals of citation, as well as the particular expectations of the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Librarian Tolonda Henderson will discuss both print resources (books, journal articles, etc.) and digital resources (web pages, etc.).

Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching
How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Librarian Dorinne Banks will show you how to chase down those citations like a pro in this short workshop.

Zotero In-Depth
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it? Do you wish you had a way to keep all your citations in one place? Come learn about Zotero, "a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources."

If you can't make it to all of the sessions or need more information be sure to check out the research guide "What Graduate Students Need to Know."

Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water

American University News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00
American University student Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath is pursuing an MFA in Film and Electronic Media with a concentration in Environmental and Wildlife filmmaking. She talks about her experience in COMM:568: Environmental and Wildlife Production.
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Moving from Dream to Reality

American University News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00
Kent Wagner joined American University’s MFA program in the fall of 2015 planning to get a degree. Little did he know that the program he had joined would lead him to something much bigger.
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Out of the Box: Prince William County Historic Newspapers

George Mason University - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:20

If you love researching local history or old newspapers, you’ll want to check out the Prince William County Historic Newspapers. Our Special Collections Research Center recently finished processing this new collection given to the University Libraries by the Prince William County Library. The papers in the collection span the years 1851 through 1992 and contain many interesting articles (such as the one pictured on the left) and fun advertisements. Read SCRC’s story and visit the newly created finding aid to learn more.

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