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Arlington Graduate Writing Group 12/4/15

George Mason University - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:18

Arlington Campus Library is hosting a trial session of a graduate writing group on Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Modeled on the popular Friday writing group on the Fairfax Campus, the Arlington Graduate Writing Group is designed for all Mason PhD and Masters students from all disciplines who seek group accountability as well as a quiet space to write. Students should bring their coffee, laptop, a set of goals, and a commitment to arrive on time and stay for the entire session. The group will begin with a short conversation about goals, and end with a short wrap-up on accomplishments. The remaining time is dedicated to writing. Learn more about it!

By registering for this event, you are committing to:

  • Arrive on time at 9:30 a.m. and to stay for the session’s duration until 1:00 p.m.
  • Turn off access to Facebook, online games, and other computer/online-based distractions during writing time
  • Minimize phone distractions by limiting texting and phone calls to scheduled break times
  • Contribute to a supportive writing community among fellow participants
  • Register Now!

Helen McManus, Public Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian, will coordinate the December session. The library is planning to hold a weekly Arlington writing group beginning in January 2016.


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GW & Mount Vernon Yearbooks Online

The George Washington University - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:24
November 23, 2015

Yearbooks from GW and the Mount Vernon College and Seminary are now available online on archive.org. You can browse approximately 100 years of yearbooks for GW (1908 - 2009) and almost 90 years for Mount Vernon (1911 - 1998).

Scanning these yearbooks and making them available and accessible online is an on-going project of the GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center and the University Archives. We will be adding additional yearbooks over time.

An Evening with Chris Palmer Could Launch a Lifetime of Success

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
The book launch for Chris Palmer's book, "Now What Grad?"
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A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty give thanks.
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AU Creative Writing Program Offers Study Abroad Opportunity in Rome

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
Students take classes and spend a week with writer in residence.
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Teetering on Extinction

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
What’s lost when pensions, privacy, and paper maps disappear?
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Nobel Prize Winning Astrophysicist John Mather to Speak at AU

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
Will discuss the story of the universe on November 30.
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Under Kogod’s Big Top Tent: IT’s a Carnival

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
The IT department hosted their annual IT's a Carnival event for students interested in the IT field.
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The State of Sovereign Wealth Funds

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
Kogod hosted the second annual Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference.
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Home Field Advantage

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
1985 soccer match was a game changer
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After the Flash

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
The painful past and peaceful rebirth of Hiroshima
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Bracing for Impact

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
Robin Suerig Holleran’s, SOC/BA ’82, story is a disaster—plane and simple
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Model UN at SIS Gains Accolades

American University News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
American University’s Model United Nations team are competing at some of the nation’s top universities.
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Spotlight on the BA in International Studies

American University News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:00
The Bachelors of Arts degree in International Studies is offered to undergraduate students at the School of International Service (SIS).
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FREE TO ROCK: Rock Music & the End of Communism Panel Discussion

The George Washington University - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:30
November 18, 2015

Thursday, November 19
4 - 5:30 pm
Gelman Library, Room 702

Professor Richard Robin, moderator 
Valery Saifudinov, Founder of first Soviet Rock Band, The Revengers, and co-inventor of the first Soviet electric guitar 
Joanna Stingray, Soviet and Russian rock recording artist, producer, TV personality, and first American record producer of Soviet Rock bands
Dr. Mark Yoffe - Curator of the International Counterculture Archive and the Soviet Samizdat Archive in Gelman's Global Resources Center
William Levins, Student
Nick Binkley and Doug Yeager, Producers and researchers for the film FREE TO ROCK

This panel is presented in coordination with the premiere of the documentary FREE TO ROCK on Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm, Georgetown University, Gaston Hall

Thanksgiving Hours

George Mason University - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 15:24

Happy Thanksgiving, Mason Nation! Mason Libraries Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 25

  • Fenwick Library  8:00 a.m. to NOON
  • Gateway Library 8:00 a.m. to NOON
  • Mercer Library    8:00 a.m. to NOON
  • Arlington Campus Library 9:00 a.m. to NOON

Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Holiday

  • All Mason Libraries CLOSED

Friday, November 27, Thanksgiving Holiday

  • All Mason Libraries CLOSED

Mason Libraries Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

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Student’s Work Airs Nationwide in Honduras

American University News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 00:00
An SOC student, Rafaella Pastor created PSAs that are airing throughout Honduras
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Voice of Hispanic America

American University News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 00:00
Veteran journalist María Elena Salinas talked Latino empowerment in McKinley.
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New Partnership Between AU and the University of Warwick

American University News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 00:00
A new Double Masters Degree in Politics and International Service was just introduced in affiliation with the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.
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Hebrew Printing in the Orient Exhibit

The George Washington University - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:43
November 17, 2015

November 8, 2015 - July 1, 2016
Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall & adjoining exhibit spaces
Gelman Library, 7th floor

A new exhibition of the Kiev Judaica Collection, "Hebrew Printing in the Orient" presents books and typography across a vast non-western panorama: from the Maghreb to the Far East, from Central Asia to India, and from Southern Africa to the Antipodes.The first such exhibit of this material in nearly 90 years, it traces the introduction of movable type outside of Europe by Jewish exiles from Spain, who established a Hebrew press at Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1493, through the establishment of presses at Salonika in Ottoman Greece (the earliest printing on the territory of Greece) and at Fez in Morocco (the first press on the continent of Africa). Examples of the subsequent spread of Hebrew printing in different parts of the Middle East and Asia are drawn from the holdings of the Kiev Collection.  Among the rarities are Hok le-Yisrael (Cairo, 1740), one of the first books ever printed in Egypt, and Zer‘a Yitshak (Tunis, 1768), the first book in any language printed in Tunisia.  Included in the display are texts in various languages using the Hebrew alphabet, such as Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish, apart from Hebrew and Aramaic.