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GW Libraries Closed for Labor Day

The George Washington University - 12 hours 41 min ago
August 31, 2015

Gelman, Eckles and VS&TC Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday.

Gelman will close at 10pm on Sunday, September 6 and reopen at 7am on Tuesday, September 8. No 24-hour access is available during this time.  Eckles & VS&TCL will maintain regular hours on Sunday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 8.

Click here to view scheduled hours for GelmanEckles and VS&TCL.

Kristina M. Olson Named 2015-16 Fenwick Fellow

George Mason University - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:03

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian John Zenelis has announced the 2015-2016 Fenwick Fellow is Dr. Kristina M. Olson, Assistant Professor of Italian and the Coordinator of the Italian Program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Professor Olson’s research proposal, Sumptuous Literature: Clothing and Governance in Fourteenth Century Italy, is a current book project that investigates the intersection of history and literature in the works of medieval and early modern Italian authors. In her research, she will explore the impact of the displays of new wealth in clothing and jewelry and the restrictions imposed upon such social practices as expressed in the literary works of the Italian middle ages—namely those of Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch, the “three crowns” of Italian literature. Ultimately, Sumptuous Literature seeks to show how characterizations of fashion in literature shed new light upon our understanding of the simultaneous rise of capitalism and of fashion, and how these phenomena are first articulated in terms of gender and the body.

During her fellowship, Professor Olson plans to complete the historical and literary research for this project and write the first chapters of her book. Another expected product of this project will be the compilation of a database of the leading families of this period that will be featured on the Digital Dante project at Columbia University. Finally, her research will result in acquisition of research materials to expand the University Libraries’ holdings in medieval and early Renaissance history and literature.

Professor Olson will present the results of her work in spring 2017 at the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture hosted by the University Libraries.

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Not Just Advocates But Activists: FSE 2015

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
Freshmen students found inspiration in joining AU's tradition of service.
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Racing Against the Clock: Vaccination In Haiti

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
Alumnus Dr. Malek Sbih, MBA ’05, found an unlikely mode of transportation to improve vaccine distribution in Haiti. Navigating the mountainous terrain with ease, motorcycles may be the answer to vaccine carriers’ logistical limitations.
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Librarian Profile: Kathryn Ray

American University News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
This article in our series of librarian profiles focuses on Reference Librarian Kathryn Ray. In addition to providing research guidance on a wide number of topics, Kathryn is also an expert on Washington, DC history.
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Make Your Masterpiece with Multimedia Equipment, Software & Training at Gelman

The George Washington University - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:50
August 27, 2015

Are you interested in filming and editing video projects?  The GW Libraries have what you need to get started. Digital video cameras, tripods, digital voice recorders, and headphones are all available for use by current GW students, faculty and staff.  Learn more about equipment for loan at: library.gwu.edu/the-lab

When it’s time to edit, we’ve got Final Cut Pro on all Macs in the entrance floor multimedia lab and iMovie on all Macs in the building.

Need help getting started? Memberships to the leading online learning company, Lynda.com are available to all GW affiliates.  Access Lynda.com through Lynda.it.gwu.edu and sign in with your NetID and password. 

Deciphering American University’s Class of 2019

American University News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
Deciphering American University’s Class of 2019.
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High School Students Explore International Affairs at SIS

American University News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
High school students explore international affairs during the Community of Scholars pre-college summer program at SIS.
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Welcome, Mason Nation!

George Mason University - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 14:09

Happy New (School) Year! Mason Libraries faculty and staff at Fenwick Library, Gateway Library, Arlington Campus Library, and Mercer Library welcome you to the Libraries and the University. We look forward to working with you on your papers, projects and other research needs…just ask! We’re at your fingertips!

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11* Reasons to Check out AU Night at Nationals Park

American University News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00
American University will have a strong presence at the Nationals game on August 28.
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Introducing the SPA Leadership Program Class of 2019

American University News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00
Selected from a record-breaking amount of applications, these 42 students come from unique communities in 20 different states and Pakistan.
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SIS Students Advise on Education in Kenya

American University News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00
This summer, 11 SIS graduate students participated in a unique practicum in Kenya, led by Professor Amanda Taylor, which focused on community development through education.
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Ten Ways to Meet People During #AUWelcome

American University News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00
Wondering how to make friends at AU? Follow the bagpipes.
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Internship Awards Provide Career Experience for Students

American University News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00
Six undergraduate students in the School of International Service (SIS) are gaining career experience this summer in the field of international studies through funding from the SIS Internship Fund.
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Looking for a library job?

George Mason University - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 16:21

Welcome back, students!! To answer a popular, seasonal FAQ, all available library jobs are posted on HireMason.

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Secret Lives: Matt Barry

American University News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00
The ninth article in a series of profiles offering a ‘behind the scenes’ peek at our Library personnel. Meet Overnight Operations Coordinator Matt Barry and learn about his secret life as a college student and veteran.
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Beginning August 31, Gelman Library to Maintain 24/7 Hours

The George Washington University - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:50
August 19, 2015

Message from Provost Steven Lerman

The Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We continuously try to balance the need to make sure that there is high quality study space available and operational efficiency.

 

5 Little Known Archives and Special Collections Tidbits

American University News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00
Already home to some of our rarest and most unusual items, there is even more to Archives and Special Collections than most people know. Take a look at some little known facts about your Library.
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Jason Gold Nabs 2015 Rising Star Award

American University News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00
SOC congratulates Jason Gold (SOC/BA '05) on his prestigious award.
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American University Names Courtney Surls New Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

American University News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00
American University has selected Courtney Surls, currently senior vice president for development at the Newseum, to become AU’s new vice president for development and alumni relations, effective September 15.
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