University News

Summer Sisters Exchange Alumna Dania Hassan

American University News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00
As part of the U.S. Summer Sisters Exchange Program, she studied at John Hopkins
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AU Museum in Spring: Participatory Sculpture, Contemporary Cuban, A Teacher’s Legacy, Myths and Time

American University News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00
Spring exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center open April 1.
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Career Interests Heightened Due to the WSP Experience

American University News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00
Hannah Vecseri was home schooled from kindergarten through her high school graduation. During her sophomore year at Baylor University, she discovered that the Washington Semester Program offered a Justice and Law concentration, which peaked her interest.
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iWeek Event@Gateway

George Mason University - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:46

Celebrate International Week!

Bollywood Trivia   April 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m.   228 Gateway Library

Test your Bollywood knowledge with Gateway Library staff in Room 228 Gateway Library. Fun, food and prizes are in store at this iWeek event. Join us April 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m.!

For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, aoconnor at,703-993-9055


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Pride Week Film Screenings

George Mason University - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:07

Celebrate Pride Week!

Dinner + A Movie: “Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger”

  • April 7, 6-9 p.m.  228 Gateway Library
  • Gateway Library is hosting a dinner and a movie for Pride Week 2017.
  • Co-sponsored by Pride Alliance.
  • Free!
  • For more information, please contact Izzie Hunsberger, msibley at

Film Screening: “Moonlight”

  • April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.  Johnson Center Cinema
  • 2017 Oscar for Best Picture.
  • Co-sponsored by University Libraries, Film & Media Studies, Film & Video Studies, ODIME, and African & African American Studies.
  • Free!
  • For more information, please contact Patricia West, pwest6 at
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Spring into Well-Being with the Libraries!

George Mason University - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:23

Spring into Well-Being is here! Shake off the stress of spring semester and cultivate your physical, emotional, and community well-being with the following resources from the University Libraries.

NYTimes Food and Travel

Dig deeper than the front page and discover a world of food and travel. Strengthen your body with a wholesome loaf of Nordic whole-grain rye as you contemplate a hiking trip through remote Canada. Restore your spirit with a batch of chocolate ice cream profiteroles while planning a dream getaway to Barcelona. Explore new communities, learn new traditions, and recharge your batteries—all for free, from the comfort of home. NOTE: First time users must create a new account here using their GMU credentials to gain access.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Broaden your perspective and investigate the world with National Geographic online. Browse full-color issues from 1888 to the present; explore maps, images, and videos; or play with the interactive Term Frequency chart and watch the way we talk about our world shift through the years.

Swank Digital Campus

For those days when you just need to watch a movie, explore this rotating collection of 25 feature films and documentaries. Challenge yourself with films like An Inconvenient Truth or Malcolm X; watch a recent blockbuster like Inglourious Basterds; or kick back with a classic like The Breakfast Club or The Godfather. Specific titles may change over time. NOTE: Requires local installation of Widevine Media Optimizer; best accessed via Google Chrome.

These are just a few of the many resources available via the Libraries for Mason faculty, staff, and students. Just login with your Mason NetID and password. For more information on the resources available to you through the University Libraries, browse the Libraries’ subject lists of online resources or contact one of the subject specialists.

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5 Ways to Ace Your Kogod Application

American University News - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00
Kogod graduate student gives insight on ways to polish and perfect your Kogod application.
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Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease

American University News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00
On World Tuberculosis Day, Professor Lauren Carruth writes that zoonotic TB, which is passed from animals to humans, is a global problem.
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First Woman to Launch Women's Film Festival in Pakistan

American University News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00
First Woman to Launch Women's Film Festival in Pakistan
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AU Sophomore Empowers Turkish Women

American University News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00
Esra Ozturk, MBA ’19, started her own company in 2016 with the assistance of the Kogod incubator. She strives to empower Turkish women and women around the world through Arzo.
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Pop-Up Pantry Donation Drive

George Mason University - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:28

Help stock the Mason Pop-Up Pantry! Gateway Library is sponsoring a donation drive from March 31 through April 8.  Drop off your pantry donations at either Gateway Library or Fenwick Library service desks. You will receive a chance to win a Panera Gift Certificate! (One chance per each item donated).

What does the Pantry need?

  • Granola Bars
  • Rice, Pasta
  • Chips, Drinks, Soy Milk
  • Crackers & Cereal
  • Seasonings
  • Toiletries, Cleaning Supplies, Detergent, Dish Soap
  • Pens, Pencils, Paper Clips
  • Canned Fruit & Meat
  • Gummies
  • Paper Towels
  • Tofu, Organic Items
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Bottled Water
  • Gloves
  • Kleenex (Boxes)

For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, Gateway Library, aoconnor @

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Gilbert & Sullivan Exhibition Opening and Reception: Join us on March 30!

George Mason University - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:12

The University Libraries is excited to announce the opening of a major Gilbert & Sullivan exhibition, “Oh, Joy Unbounded…”: A Celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, featuring items from the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert & Sullivan Collection.

The Mason community is invited to join us for an exhibition opening celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center on the second floor of Fenwick Library (Room 2400). The program will open with remarks by Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and will include a tour of the exhibition by David Stone, who we have to thank for amassing this stunning collection of Gilbert & Sullivan memorabilia.

Three galleries in Fenwick Library are dedicated to displaying items from the Stones’ remarkable collection, which will be on view through May. The exhibition is part of a larger celebration of the famous duo, which the Libraries and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are coordinating at Mason. In addition to the exhibition, there will be performances and a scholarly forum. Additional information about the exhibition may be found here, and tickets for performances and the forum may be purchased here.

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Playing the Field: Sports is a Business

American University News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00
Dawn Ridley, a veteran in the sports industry, talks about her Intro to Sports Management course and why it’s important to think of sports as a business.
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Student Media Launches "ATV Motion Pictures"

American University News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00
ATV aims to assist aspiring AU filmmakers create their video projects by granting money.
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SPA Professor Receives Prestigious Judicial Award

American University News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00
SPA Professor Jon Gould was recently awarded the Administration of Justice Award from the U.S. Supreme Court Fellows Association for his contributions to the Obama Administration.
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Faculty Workshop: Open Educational Resources

George Mason University - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:53

Concerned about high textbook costs for your students? Frustrated with the limitations of the published textbook you have been using in your course?

Explore possible alternatives by attending a workshop and writing a book review of an open textbook. Receive a $250 stipend for your efforts!

Mason faculty and instructors are invited to attend an Open Textbook Workshop on Friday, March 24, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, Room 1014 A & B. The University Libraries, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, and Office of Digital Learning proudly sponsor this workshop. Registration is required.

Stipends will be distributed to faculty based on the availability of open textbooks for review and a desire for wide representation of courses (discipline and level). Stipend recipients must write and submit a short book review (form provided) within six weeks after the Open Textbook Workshop.The reviews will benefit other faculty considering adoption of affordable course content. For examples of book reviews, please see those posted on the Open Textbook Library (OTL) website.

When you complete the Open Textbook Workshop Registration Form, please identify an open textbook in your discipline from the Open Textbook Library (OTL) that you are interested in exploring; search the OTL list for possible options.

If you have any questions about the Open Textbook Workshop, selecting a textbook for review, or Open Educational Resources in general, please contact Claudia Holland, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian in the Mason Publishing Group, University Libraries, at (703) 993-2544 or

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Game Design MA 16th in World Says Princeton Review

American University News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00
American University’s game design master’s program soared six spots to rank #16 in the world according to the just-released 2017 International Rankings by Princeton Review.
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Keeping Tradition Alive: One Family makes the Washington Semester Program a Family Tradition

American University News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00
Wolf Weimer knew that he wanted to study abroad during his time at Zeppelin University in Germany. His father suggested he check and see whether the “terrific program” he had attended in the 80s still existed.
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Workshop: Publishing Strategies, Tools, and Services

George Mason University - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:23

Interested in publishing your scholarly work? Join the Libraries for an informative workshop on Thursday, April 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Fenwick Library Instruction Room 4010.

Collaborating with a publisher starts before your manuscript is submitted. Geared toward early career authors this workshop will explore a visual outline of the editorial and production process supporting the publication of your article or book, and discuss the benefits of electronic publishing’s global reach. The core of this workshop, conducted by Mitch Moulton from Springer/Nature, will highlight the online tools and services freely available throughout the publishing process including:

  • How to develop wider relations by locating other experts in your field
  • How to find the right journal or editorial contact
  • Learning modules to help you write, submit, and publish your manuscript or become a peer reviewer.

Sponsored by SP@RC and Mason Publishing Group, the workshop will also feature a tour of SP@RC by Jason Byrd (Head, Information Services) and a discussion on the benefits of open access by Claudia Holland (Scholarly Communication and Copyright Officer).

If you plan to attend, please register at

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Making Environmental Film that is Seriously Funny

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
This year's Eco-Comedy Video Competition was won by film and media arts graduate student Ashley Holmes. The theme was "Conservation and Environmental Protection."
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