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June 17, 2014

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Join us for Books that Shaped America, a special series of conversations for the local community and American University students, faculty and staff. Attendees do not need to have read the book. Admission is free and no reservation is required.

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Higher education costs are an increasing burden on our students, keeping them from entering college, hindering their success while in college, and lessening their odds of completing college. Student loan debt is at a record high, and has surpassed credit card debt nationally. High college costs have kept as many as 2.4 million low and moderate-income college-qualified high school graduates from …more

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Sister Helen Prejean will discuss her life and work as an advocate against the death penalty. Sr. Helen has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to state executions.She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry.

A brief reception will follow the event.

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This talk will cover developments in copyright law—especially fair use, Google Books, and the orphan works inquiry—that bear on digital research and teaching.

The American University Library's Colloquium on Scholarly Communication features experts from both American University and the larger academic community presenting on challenges for academia in the twenty-first century. The Colloquium …more

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Join us for Books that Shaped America, a special series of conversations for the local community and American University students, faculty and staff.

Timothy Staples, Assistant Director of Residential Education, Housing and Dining Programs will lead this discussion of "A Street in Bronzeville" by Gwendolyn Brooks.

Attendees do not need to have read the book. Admission is free and no reservation …more

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