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TEDx Returns to AU; Three SOC Students Featured

American University News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00
TEDx Returns to AU and features 3 SOC affiliated speakers: Kara Andrade, Jordan Coleman and Sarah Preston
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Apply for 2016-17 Fenwick Fellowship

George Mason University - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 11:16
The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field. Tenured, tenure-track, and term (multi-year appointment) faculty at George Mason University are eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. It is requested that previous Fenwick Fellow recipients do not submit proposals. The Fellowship provides
  • one award of $5,000 to be used for the acquisition of library research materials that may be needed for the Fellow’s research project, as well as associated research costs (e.g., research assistant support, survey costs, defrayal of conference costs when specifically required for the Fellow’s research project, and other related incidental costs).
  • use of an office in Fenwick Library for the term of the Fellowship (August 29, 2016 – August 11, 2017).
The Fenwick Fellowship application deadline is Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The 2016-2017 Fenwick Fellow will be announced at the start of the Fall academic term. University Libraries sponsor a public lecture by the Fenwick Fellow in the Spring term following the completed fellowship. Details on the application process are online. For additional information, please contact Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, at 703-993-2491 or dhogan1 at gmu.edu.


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American University Leads in Presidential Management Fellowship Finalists

American University News - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00
For the 2nd year in a row, American University is number one in the country with 42 Presidential Management Fellowship finalists. Of those, 25 are SIS students or alumni.
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$1 a Day for 260 Days of Unlimited Metro Rail and Bus Rides

American University News - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00
Full-time students to vote on program that could save them up to $1,000 a year.
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Join us for #GelmanTownHall

The George Washington University - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:09
February 23, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How can the GW Libraries help you succed academically? What could Gelman do to help you be a better researcher, student or teacher? Join the conversation with the GW Libraries Student Liaison, librarians, archivists, and special guest @GWPeterK. Use the hashtag #GelmanTownHall or, on the day of, use this portal to see the entire town hall thread!


White, Male Documentary Filmmakers Dominate Academy Award Recognition

American University News - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00
New study shows that Academy recognition for documentaries reflect a persistent lack of diversity in the genre and the industry
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AU Department of Mathematics and Statistics Hosted SampTA Conference

American University News - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00
International Sampling Theory conference brings international experts to AU.
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SOC Introduces Backpack Documentary en Español

American University News - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00
AU SOC will offer its first Spanish-language class this fall
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Associate Professor Awarded Fellowship with the US State Department

American University News - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00
Evan Berry receives AAR-Luce Fellowship to research religion and the environment
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The Magic of Words (and Teleprompters)

American University News - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00
SOC professor co-edits new book on Democratic orators.
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March…into Data!

George Mason University - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:20

In March, University Libraries’ Data Services Group is offering several special events for Mason graduate students, faculty and staff. All events are scheduled on the Fairfax campus; registration is required, and attendees should bring their own laptop to the sessions.

March 9 & 10, 2016 / Data Management Bootcamp

George Mason graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues, best practices and tools are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, March 9 & 10, 2016. This free, collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience. Presenters will be from remote and local locations. The Bootcamp will take place on the Fairfax campus. Registration is limited to current George Mason University students, staff and faculty.

The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of the College of William & Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.

March 18, 2016 / Noon – 3 p.m. / Center for Open Science: Increasing Openness & Reproducibility in Quantitative Research Workshop  

Learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines, who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows. This workshop is hands-on; attendees should bring their own laptops. Speaker April Clyburne-Sherin, MSc will cover these topics: Project Documentation; Version Control; Pre-analysis Plans, and Open Source Tools such as the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow. Registration Required: RSVP Here

For more information about any of these upcoming events, please contact Wendy Mann, Head, Data Services, wmann@gmu.edu

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Gallery Features Students' Photos for Black History Month

American University News - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00
AU photography students teamed up with UDC to create an exhibition celebrating Black History Month at Studio Gallery.
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Harvard’s Robert Putnam Talks About Social Class Lines and Children Divided

American University News - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00
Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Robert Putnam, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, spoke to a packed audience as part of SPA Policy Forum series about the growing separation between rich and poor children in America
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Environmental Leadership: The 2016 William K. Reilly Awards

American University News - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00
The 2016 William K. Reilly Awards will be held on March 31, 2016. The awards recognize leaders from the private, non-profit and government sectors in environmental and energy policy.
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Gelman to Close Overnight on Saturday, February 20

The George Washington University - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 16:00
February 17, 2016

Gelman Library will close on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, February 21 at 9 a.m. No building access will be available during this time. This overnight closure is required to safely complete necessary construction activities for the National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman’s 1st floor. Work is being performed at night to minimize disruption to our library users.

Investigating Dark Money

American University News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00
Jane Mayer is coming to AU to have a conversation about her new book on the Koch brothers.
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James Casey Co-Chairs Global Biotech & The Law Conference

American University News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00
Members of the AU community encouraged to attend.
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Built to Last

American University News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00
AUWCL’s Tenley Campus ribbon cutting included Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Muriel Bowser.
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Help Transcribe Churchill’s WWII Calendar

The George Washington University - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 14:11
February 16, 2016

Help the GW Libraries discover and decode history by transcribing appointments from Sir Winston Churchill’s World War II engagement diary. This crowdsourcing project will make Churchill’s wartime activities widely available for the first time to students and scholars around the world. Participants will gain new insight into the day-to-day process of national leadership, learn about Churchill and WWII, and provide a valuable service to historians around the world. Follow #ChurchillsDay on twitter where we'll share some interesting results of this project as they become available. 

This collection of handwritten cards details Winston Churchill’s appointments during World War II, including such historic events as Victory in Europe (VE) Day and the British prime minister’s regular meetings with the King of England and President Franklin Roosevelt. The collection of 30 cards will be featured in the new National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman's 1st floor. 

Learn more about the project and participate at crowdcrafting.org/project/churchill/.

About the National Churchill Library and Center

The National Churchill Library and Center, slated to open in 2016, is part of a philanthropic partnership with the George Washington University and the Chicago-based Churchill Centre. Housed on the first floor of Gelman Library, this will be the first major research facility in the nation’s capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill.

WRLC Newsletter, February 2016

WRLC Newsletter - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 13:56

In This Issue:

  • Register Now and Join Us for the 2016 WRLC Annual Meeting
  • Introducing WRLC's New Service Desk
  • Event: Computers In Libraries***
  • Event: Library Technology Innovation: Building a Start-up in a Library
  • Event: Starting with “Yes, And...”: Collaborative Approaches to Library Instruction

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WRLC Newsletter, February 2016