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SPA PhD Programs Announce Graduate Placements

American University News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00
Four AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) doctoral students graduating this spring have accepted teaching positions at major universities across the country.
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American University News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00
The Judith K. Meritz and Lawrence A. Muenz Fund provides scholarship support to students in the School of Public Affairs.
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Tatooine Forever: SOC Prof on How Star Wars Changed Movies

American University News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00
Kyle Brannon is a Star Wars fan with insights on the franchise’s legacy.
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American University News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00
The Jean M. Sartwell Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences was established in 2014.
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Game Sets Sights on Fake News

American University News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00
At a time when the reading public daily grapples with the question of fake news, the American University Game Lab/Jolt has created an accessible, easy-to-play game that helps you sort fake news from real.
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Good Night, Sleep Right Baby: Student’s Nonprofit Helps Her Home City

American University News - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00
Meena Nutbeam’s nonprofit provides baby boxes for mothers in Milwaukee.
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Updates from University Records Management

George Mason University - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:38

Questions about managing your physical and electronic records?

Join University Records Management for a 1-hour training session, bring your questions, and pick up boxes for records storage. Sessions will be offered this summer from 10am to 11am on Friday, May 26; Friday, June 9; and Friday, June 23 in the Special Collections Research Center Seminar Room (Fenwick Library 2306). Please RSVP to Samara Carter at recmgt@gmu.edu.

University Records Center Closure: Plan Ahead!

The University Records Center will close for renovations during summer 2017. If you are currently prepping boxes for storage or disposal, box labels must be submitted to University Records Management at least two weeks prior to the Center’s closure. Exact closure dates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. During the closure, University Records Management will not be able to accept new boxes for storage or shredding. Loan services will be available, but turnaround time will take longer than usual. For current information about University Records Management services, please visit their website or e-mail recmgt@gmu.edu with any questions.

More About University Records Management

University Records Management assists with the retention and disposal of non-permanent university records regardless of format. It minimizes the space, equipment, and personnel required to store and maintain records. Records Management assists with the timely disposal of records in full compliance with university policy, state retention requirements, and federal law. For more information, see this blog post on “The Difference Between Archiving and Records Management.”

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AUCI Selected as a Top 20 Entrepreneurship Center

American University News - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00
AACSB selected AU's Center for Innovation in the Captial as a Top 20 Entrepreneurship Center worldwide.
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Mason Libraries Summer Hours

George Mason University - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:43

All Mason Libraries are closed Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. Mason Libraries Summer Session Hours start on Monday, May 22.

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To My Fellow Alumni

American University News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:00
A Message from the Alumni Association President
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Gaudeamus Igitur!

George Mason University - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 09:28

Best Wishes to the Class of 2017 from the University Libraries!


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Innovative Managers Improve Performance in Nursing Homes, Says New Study

American University News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00
SPA Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan, SPA Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ken Meier, and their co-authors studied the effect of management on U.S. nursing homes.
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H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Award Recipients Announced

George Mason University - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 15:37

We are delighted to announce that two of our Libraries’ faculty members – Janna Mattson (Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian) and Michael English (Online Learning Coordinator and Instructional Librarian) – have been selected to receive the prestigious H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant, administered by the American Library Association (ALA).

Janna and Michael’s proposal, “13 Things in Blackboard: A Self-paced Online Learning Professional Development Program,” aims to foster Mason Libraries’ faculty/staff knowledge and collaboration in supporting online education.

Please see the press release from the ALA – the award will be presented on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago – and also join us in congratulating Janna and Michael on their successful initiative, which directly aligns their program with George Mason University’s strategic plan.

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Congratulations to Libraries’ Faculty, Staff, and Students!

George Mason University - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 15:13

Faculty/Staff Awards & Accolades

We have a group of very talented faculty and staff here at the Libraries. We are pleased to announce that Jessica Bowdoin (Head, Access Services) received the 2017 Distinguished Librarian Faculty Award; Katara Wright (Information Servies) received the 2017 Library Staff Excellence Award; and that Jib Vititpongs (Resource Description & Metadata Services) also received the 2017 Library Staff Excellence Award.

Recently, many of our faculty and staff were recognized for their years of service (from five to twenty-five) to George Mason University and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To read about the numerous activities of the Libraries’ faculty and staff, please visit our Accolades page.

Congratulations to the Libraries’ Student Assistants who are Graduating!

Our Libraries’ student assistants, both undergraduate and graduate, perform essential services and support to our Libraries’ faculty/staff and patrons. We wish those who are moving on to the next phase of their educational or professional careers best wishes and success!

  • From Access Services: Gillia Baatai, Rachelle Faust, Harrison Peek, Mason Seaman
  • From Gateway: Sarah Ho
  • From Information Services: Megan (Meggie) Nelson, Angela Anniballi, Pratik Shinde
  • From Resource Description & Metadata Services: Youssef Faragalla, Nam Nguyen
  • From Special Collections Research Center: Emily Curley, Brittney Falter*

*Brittney, who began her work with us in August 2015, accepted a full-time staff position with us earlier this semester – we are excited to have her on board in this new capacity!

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Four things to know about North and South Korea

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
In light of North Korea’s recent missile test and South Korea’s election of a new president, Professor Ji-Young Lee discusses four facts about relations between the two countries and with the US.
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Congratulations, Class of 2017

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
On May 14, SIS's Class of 2017 heard from former UN Special Adviser to the Secretary General Lakhdar Brahimi at Commencement. We asked a few graduates what's next as they begin careers waging peace across the globe.
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CAS Student Takes Third Place in STEM Entrepreneurship Competition

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
Matt Mullin won third place and a prize of $2,000 for his drone technology startup Sand Scan at Lab to Launch, a new science and technology entrepreneurship competition established by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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Power vs. principle in international courts

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
Professor Christopher Rudolph’s new book explores the balance of human rights principles and power politics that impact international criminal courts.
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Jessie Smith - Message to Fellow Graduates

American University News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
Jessie Smith has a message for her fellow 2017 graduates.
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