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.
Open Textbooks: Improving Access, Affordability, and Academic Success
Bender Library Training and Events Room
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
Noontime Conversation: Helping Students To Improve Their Writing
Mary Graydon Conference Room 5
CTRL invites the AU community to the Noontime Conversation "Helping Students To Improve Their Writing," on Tuesday, September 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m., in Mary Graydon Center, Room 5. In this conversation, we will suggest some assignments and feedback/response strategies that lead to improved writing and more enjoyable reading. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, please ...more
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.
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