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Even though we didn’t have a full week for Spring Break this year, Get Away Anyway with your own book vacation package from Dacus Library! Starting April 1st, see our book giveaway site to browse and reserve a package of books to take as your own – pick up packages contact-free in the library foyer during our open hours! This event will run until April 30th.

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The First 100 Days of a United States Presidency:

Virtual Cultural Event - Thursday, April 15th at 11:00 am

Dacus Library and the John C. West Forum of Politics and Policy present: The First 100 Days of a United States Presidency. Dr. Eddie Lee from the Department of History and Dr. John Holder from the Department of Political Science will discuss the history and significance of the first 100 days of a United States presidency, highlighting some notorious cases, and providing an update on the Biden administration's first 100 days. Ms. Amanda McLeod, Dacus Library's Government Documents Librarian, will highlight the library's government documents collection, particularly documents pertaining to the "first 100 days" theme, and she will give a brief presentation about how to perform research for government information.

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Research Explorations:

Virtual Cultural Event - Tuesday, April 20th at 12:30 pm

Research Explorations is a speaker series that showcases Winthrop faculty and student research projects. Our next guest speakers in the series will be Dr. Joi D. Anderson, Professor of Social Work, and Miss Aimée Sykes, undergraduate student in Social Work. Their presentation is titled, "The Relationship Between Trauma and Post-Release Employment for Incarcerated Women." This virtual cultural event will be held on Tuesday, April 20, at 12:30 pm, via Zoom.

In this talk Dr. Anderson and Miss Sykes present their research on women who have returned to their communities and employment after incarceration. The talk will also discuss their cross-sectional survey research design.

Guest speakers in the Research Explorations series will not only present and discuss their current research projects, they’ll also explain their research methods and processes, such as how to search for sources, how to form research surveys and get IRB approval, how to write abstracts, and how to present research. These are all important skills for new researchers to learn and model, and these presentations are designed to help students learn how to build a framework for structuring their own research projects.

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