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  1. Participants will practice using Collaborate for office hours, remote live teaching, and video-conferencing with students and guest lecturers

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  2. Writing Center Consultants are joined by the College Writing Program's International Student Coordinator to answer questions about English such as "Why can I say 'a research study' but not 'a research'?" and "Why are English articles - a, an, the - so difficult?" Participants in this workshop will learn about plurals and articles and practice using them in academic writing.

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  3. Are you in grad school? Thinking about grad school? Learn about online budgeting, and how to manage housing options, transportation and personal expenses while in grad school. Please bring a laptop/computing device to the session if possible. Those who attend will receive a special incentive!

    Space is limited to 40, please RSVP.

    Presented by Shirleyne McDonald, Associate Director Financial Aid, …more

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  4. The American University Library Council and University Librarian Nancy Davenport invite you to join us to learn about American University's new Persuasive Play Gaming Initiative and help curate the Library's new Gaming Collection. This is your opportunity to:

    Hear how AU faculty will use the games to teach
    Select your favorite games from the new collection and buy them for the …more

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  1. In response to increasing internal demand for and focus on metrics associated with the work of the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in 2015 the National Academies Press and the Research Center launched an institution wide initiative to standardize our data collection processes and create “best practice” guidelines for staff. This ongoing initiative includes: developing a …more

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  2. In recent years, a significant number of the hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border have been unaccompanied children and family units fleeing violence and persecution in Central America who seek protection in the United States. Others attempt to cross the U.S. border’s harsh terrain undetected in the hope of a better life or to reunite with their family and …more

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  3. Predatory publishing is a form of low quality, amateurish, and sometimes unethical academic publishing. Why did it arise and why does it continue to thrive? Thwarting predatory publishing is possible when stakeholders grasp the underlying conditions that drive this phenomenon.
    Monica Berger is Associate Professor, Library, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York. Her …more

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  4. The open education movement with its emphasis on free access and permissions has generated a flurry of activity around scholarly and teaching activities involving innovative pedagogies, open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), Creative Commons licensing, and open policies. Far from being a fringe movement, open education has potential to challenge and enrich nearly any educational …more

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  5. The Exploring Social Justice Series, a program cosponsored by the American University Library, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center, brings to campus exemplary leaders from diverse backgrounds who have advocated for various human rights and social justice issues.
    All events are free and open to the public. 

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  6. Marc Schindler, executive director of the Justice Policy Institute, will talk from his perspective as an attorney, researcher, and former juvenile corrections administrator, about the justice reform landscape in the United States. Issues covered will include how to break America’s addiction to incarceration and help build safer and stronger communities.
    Marc Schindler is Executive Director …more

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  7. This ceremony recognizes winners of the Library's prizes for undergraduate students, including both the College Writing and Undergraduate Research Awards. These awards are given to undergraduate students who make extensive use of the University Library's collections and show evidence of critical analysis in their research skills, including locating, selecting, evaluating, and synthesizing …more

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