Missing Out on Innovation: African-American Teens & Technology
DR. KEVIN CLARK, DIRECTOR
CENTER FOR DIGITAL MEDIA INNOVATION & DIVERSITY
APRIL 27 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. MAIN READING ROOM 2001 FENWICK
Based on a new national survey, young African-Americans may be missing out on key opportunities to learn to code, develop apps and software, and innovate with technology. Sponsored by Mason Libraries, Dr. Kevin Clark will speak about his recent research on African-American teens and digital innovations on Thursday, April 27, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Main Reading Room, 2001 Fenwick. The hour-long presentation includes a question and answer session.
Dr. Clark is a professor in Mason’s College of Education and Human Development, and is also the Director of Mason’s Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity.
For more information, please contact Andrew Lee, yli7 at gmu.edu
Congratulations to the following library staff for their service to George Mason University and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia. The awards will be will be given on April 5 and April 6 at the University Day Service Awards celebrations.
- David Alexander, Access Services
- Jamie Coniglio, Research and Educational Services
- Kathleen Kehoe, Development, Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
- Jessica Bowdoin, Access Services
- Friedgard Cowan, Resource Description & Metadata Services, Technical Services Group
- Allison O’Connor, Teaching and Learning Services
- Vittoria Perrone, Access Services
- Kevin Sanders, Administrative Services
- Jessica Clark, Development
- Claudia Holland, Mason Publishing Group
- Denise Klasen-Lopez, Teaching and Learning Services
- Lynn Eaton, Special Collections Research Center
- Kimberley Edwards, Technical Services Group
- Royce Gildersleeve, Teaching and Learning Services
- Debby Kermer, Data Services Group
- Tricia Mackenzie, Resource Description & Metadata Services, Technical Services Group
- Leigh Ann Skeen, Collection Development
- Stephanie Smith, Collection Development
Giving Day, on Thursday, April 6, 2017, is George Mason University’s first ever university-wide day of giving. This date was selected to coincide closely with the date Mason became an independent university (April 7, 1972). In 2017, Mason will celebrate 45 years as an independent institution.
From midnight through 11:59 p.m. EST on April 6, everyone is invited to make their mark by giving to Mason. With unit fundraising projects, challenge gifts, a visible on-campus presence in Fairfax, a social media ambassador challenge, and real-time updates, all are encouraged to show their Patriot pride by making a gift to Mason.
Giving Day will be a day for everyone to join together to support specific projects at Mason that resonate with them – or to support the university in general! As part of the Faster Farther campaign, all gifts, big and small, are welcome.
As part of Mason’s first annual Giving Day, the Libraries is launching a new initiative – the University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship Endowment – in response to a challenge gift coming from a Mason alumna who was a former University Libraries’ student employee.
With the generosity of Mason alumni and friends, the Libraries will create an endowment to recognize and support student assistants who have demonstrated outstanding work performance in the University Libraries while meeting the academic requirements of their coursework at Mason. The purpose of the endowment will be to award a scholarship each year to provide assistance for an undergraduate student employee’s educational expenses at Mason.
Together, we can all make Mason’s first Giving Day a success and help support our students! Questions? Contact Kathleen Kehoe, Director of Development for the University Libraries, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mason Libraries’ Science & Technology Subject Librarian Team and Roosevelt@Mason are co-sponsoring a screening of “A Sea Change”. The film will be shown in the Johnson Center Gold Room at 7 p.m. on April 11.
A life-long sportsman and retired educator, Sven Huseby considers himself a well-informed environmentalist. But he is caught by surprise when he reads about the effect of excess carbon dioxide on the ocean in Elizabeth Kolbert’s New Yorker article, “The Darkening Sea.” Sven embarks on a mission to learn more, wrestling with the possibility that his five-year-old grandson Elias will inherit an ocean bereft of the fish which have meant so much to their family. Sven uncovers research on the world’s acidifying seas and its dramatic implications for our culture and economy. – Written by Niiijii Films
For more information, please contact Kathy Butler, kbutle18 at gmu.edu.