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FEBRUARY 19

Wednesday
      • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      • Introduction to Collaborate
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • VSPACER
      • Participants will practice using Collaborate for office hours, remote live teaching, and video-conferencing with students and guest lecturers

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • noon – 2:00 pm
      • Getting to Know AU's Writing Resources
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • VSPACER
      • Come learn about the writing resources American University offers! Hear from professors, librarians, and representatives from the Writing Center, Writing Lab, and Career Center about where to go for help with cover letters, research, grammar problems, writing a thesis statement, and more. This event is free and open to all students. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Library Research for a Literature Review
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • VSPACER
      • This class will help you learn to access and use subject-specific databases that index the scholarly literature necessary for completing a literature review assignment. In addition, the basic aspects of what a literature review looks like will be covered. Bring your research topics and literature review questions with you so that the class can be as useful as possible.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: University Library

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AFTER FEBRUARY 19

      • Thu 02/20/14
        1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
      • Introduction to Blackboard
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Learn how to upload a syllabus, post an announcement, send out a group email, and add articles and images through Ares, the course reserves package.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • Mon 02/24/14
        5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
      • Overview of Grant Writing
      • Bender Library Graduate Research Center Classroom
      • This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder's interests and presenting it in the most effective way.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

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      • Tue 02/25/14
        noon – 1:30 pm
      • Introduction to Piazza
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Piazza offers a rich platform for asking and answering questions, monitoring class debates, and for sharing ideas. With Piazza's easy to use features, you can easily facilitate online discussions. In this workshop you will setup Piazza for your class.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • Tue 02/25/14
        2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • AU Project 2030
      • Bender Library Graduate Research Center Classroom
      • AU Project 2030 identifies and promotes work in groundbreaking areas of scholarly exploration with a special emphasis on cross-disciplinary and emerging fields. This event, hosted by the Library, spotlights two of these projects. Project leaders discuss the inspiration and vision for their projects.

        BUILDING A CAMPUS-WIDE RESEARCH INITIATIVE AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY: THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: University Library

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      • Tue 02/25/14
        5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Overcoming Procrastination
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • Stop delaying what you need to do. The Overcoming Procrastination workshop helps participants examine reasons they procrastinate and develop strategies to resist procrastination and feel more productive. Part of the Research Commons initiative.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: Academic Support Center

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