Technology Policy with Michael Nelson
Tuesday, November 4
Technology Policy with Michael Nelson
Tuesday, November 11
Professor Brett Berlin will host this two part series on technology policy and the future. His first guest speaker, Professor Michael Nelson, will discuss the evolution of the Internet from its early days to policy implications today. The following week Professor Berlin will be joined by Thomas Kalil for a discussion on the future of internet and technology policy.
Michael Nelson is an adjunct professor of Internet Studies in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology Program where he engages in research and teaching on the “The Future of the Internet” and related technology trends.
Thomas Kalil is the Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Tehcnology Policy, and the Senior Advisor for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the National Economic Council.
Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day)
Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation? Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity. Our Veteran's Day "Boot Camp" offers several popular workshops together - attend one or all.
All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219. Please bring your own computer. Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.
10am - Citation Management
10:30am - Citation Chasing
11am - How to Stay Current in Your Field
11:30am - Dissertations and Theses Online
2pm - Citation Chasing
2:30pm - Citation Management
3pm - Dissertations and Theses Online
3:30pm - Searching WorldCat
4pm - How to Stay Current in Your Field
How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.
Dissertations and Theses Online
Do you know what other people in your own department or under your own advisor have done? Do you want to see some of the most current research in your field? Librarian David Ettinger will show you how to find dissertations and theses from GW and around the world.
How do you know what research is out there? How can you know what you don't know? Librarian David Killian will help you be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat. This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it? Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarian David Hills will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.
How To Stay Current in Your Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.
Special Collections & Archives latest exhibition “East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” features selected posters from George Mason University Libraries’ East German Poster Collection. The exhibition is located on Floor 2, Wing C of Fenwick Library and is part of the campus-wide observance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Acquired by the Mason Libraries in 2010, the East German Poster Collection encompasses more than 7,500 posters from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), more commonly known as East Germany. George Mason is the only university in North or South America to house such a large collection of cultural and political GDR posters.
“East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” displays selected posters reflecting specific aspects of GDR life as well as the collection. Special Collections & Archives finding aids describe the various components of this collection:
- East German Poster Collection Culture and Science Series, 1952-1991
- East German Poster Collection Film Series, 1947-1995
- East German Poster Collection Art Exhibitions Series, 1955-1994
- East German Poster Collection Performing Arts Series, 1955-1997
- East German Poster Collection Political Series, 1943-2009
For more information about this exhibition, the East German Poster Collection, or Special Collections & Archives, please contact Yvonne Carignan, ycarigna @gmu.edu
Looking for a cool space to work with your group? Gateway Library now offers two Media:scape collaboration rooms. Media:scape rooms are located on First Floor, Gateway Library – in the alcoves on either side of the atrium behind the Gateway Service Desk. Media:scape space is great – you can work on group projects or assignments, and the spaces are equipped with hardware which connects up to 4 laptops to the LCD in each room. Moveable whiteboards are also available! Media:scape rooms can be reserved using the Group Study Room Reservation System – they’re listed under Gateway Library. Check ‘em out!
Thursday, November 6
Gelman Room 702
Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years. What are the what are current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?
Panelists will explore how changes in access to documents, archives, historical figures and other scholars have affected study of this region. They will also discuss how the views and perspective of researchers and scholars have changed due to changing circumstances and the passage of time.
Tom Blanton, Executive Director, National Security Archive
Robert W. Orttung, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Assistant Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Sharon Wolchik, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Jim Hershberg, Professor of International Affairs
Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archives Director for Cooperative Projects with Russian Archives and Institutes, Editor of the Russian and East Bloc Archival Documents Database