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Fenwick Fellow Lecture April 8

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:55

Mark Koyama, assistant professor in the Economics Department and Mercatus Center Senior Scholar, will present the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in 228 Gateway Library, Johnson Center at 2 p.m. Professor Koyama will present his findings on “The Birth of Religious Freedom: Liberalism, Rule of Law, and State Capacity, 1100–1800” which examined Western Europe as the birthplace of modern ideas of political freedom and religious toleration. His study uses a combination of new historical data and approaches from modern political economy. Professor Koyama’s research project was part of a larger endeavor, in collaboration with Professor Noel Johnson, Economics Department and Center for Study of Public Choice. They hope to publish the resulting monograph in 2016.

For more information about the Fenwick Fellow lecture and/or the fellowship program, please contact Debra Hogan, dhogan1 @gmu.edu, 7-3-993-2431.

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Two Spirits Film Screening 3/31

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:00

As part of Mason Pride Week 2015, Gateway Library is sponsoring a screening of the film, Two Spirits, on March 31 at 3 p.m. in the JC Cinema. Two Spirits
examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of agay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a nadleehi or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered at the age of sixteen. The film discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine.

For more information on this event, contact Kara Kiblinger, kkiblin2 @ gmu.edu, 703-993-1142.

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Grant Writing Workshop March 17

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:59

University Libraries and University Life/Prince William rescheduled the grant-writing workshop, “Writing Winning Grants: A Primer for Grant-Seekers”. New date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, from 11 a.m -1 p.m. on the Prince William Campus, Beacon Hall, Room 1008 (Student Study Lounge). A few seats are still available: RSVP now!

The workshop aims to assist Mason graduate students and faculty who want to learn fundamental strategies for successful grant writing. With the expert assistance of Mason’s research librarians, you’ll discover top grant finding resources. The workshop will explore the full cycle of grant development from an idea to a proposal, from searching for funding, completing the application, and to managing an award.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and can use their Mason’s parking passes for parking at Beacon Hall. Lunch is provided by University Life/Prince William. To reserve your space, register today.

For more information, please contact Teresa Kan, tkan @ gmu.edu, 703-993-8358.

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All Mason Libraries Open at 10am 2/26

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:47

Due to inclement weather, Mason Libraries will open at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, February 26.

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Apply for 2015-16 Fenwick Fellowship

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:07
The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field. Tenured, tenure-track, and term (multi-year appointment) faculty at George Mason University are eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. It is requested that previous Fenwick Fellow awardees do not submit proposals. The Fellowship provides
  • one award of $5,000 to be used for the acquisition of library research materials that may be needed for the Fellow’s research project, as well as associated research costs (e.g., research assistant support, survey costs, defrayal of conference costs when specifically required for the Fellow’s research project, and other related incidental costs).
  • use of an office in Fenwick Library for the term of the Fellowship (August 31, 2015 – August 12, 2016).
The Fenwick Fellowship application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The 2015-2016 Fenwick Fellow will be announced at the start of the Fall academic term. University Libraries sponsor a public lecture by the Fenwick Fellow in the Spring term following the completed fellowship.

For additional information, please contact Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, 703-993-2491, dhogan1 at gmu.edu.

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Mason Libraries CLOSING at 7pm 2/18

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:31

Due to an impending weather event, all Mason Libraries are closing at 7 pm tonight, Wednesday, February 18. IM reference is online until 10 pm tonight. e-Resources are currently available. Be safe, Patriots!

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Mason Libraries Hours: Feb 17

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 05:58

Fenwick Library will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb, 17. All other Mason Libraries are closed on Tuesday, Feb 17. Virtual Reference Service: online 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. All e-Resources are currently available.

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POSTPONED: Writing Winning Grants Workshop

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 16:24

New date to be determined. The University Libraries and University Life/Prince William grant-writing workshop, Writing Winning Grants: A  Primer for Grant-Seekers, is postponed until further notice. (Was scheduled for February 17, 2015). Contact: Teresa Kan, tkan @gmu.edu, 703-993-8358.

 

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All Mason Libraries closing at 5 p.m.

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:37

Due to the impending weather event, all Mason Libraries close at 5 p.m. today, Monday, February 16. Please note:

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Artifacts from the Cold War Exhibit

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:17
On Friday, February 20, from 2-3 p.m., Special Collections and Archives is hosting a reception for Artifacts from the Cold War: A Collaborative Exhibition between The Cold War Museum and Special Collections & Archives. The reception will be held in the Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Wing A, Fenwick Library.
After dropping two atomic bombs on Japan at the conclusion of World War II, fear of annihilation from the bomb heightened tensions world-wide. A struggle for influence, military superiority, and territory existed between the Western Bloc (the United States and its allies) and the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies), known as the “Cold War”. This played out in the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and other deadly crises. The Cold War came to an end with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The era passed without mutual nuclear devastation or a third World War. The Cold War Museum and the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives  collaborated on this exhibition to feature artifacts and research materials relating to the Cold War. The Cold War Museum is located in Vint Hill, near Warrenton, VA.
For more information, please contact Bob Vay, rvay @gmu.edu, 703-993-9513.
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Academic Publishing for Grad Students

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:30

Grad Students! Are you interested in publishing your research but aren’t sure what that involves? Join us on March 3, 4-6 p.m., 228 Gateway Library, to learn more! The Academic Publishing workshop will give you the information you need to navigate the publication process from finding the right journal through the peer review process.  Registration is required for this event.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Finding the right publication for your article
  • What to expect for the peer review process (speed, feedback, etc.)
  • Why you were rejected and how to deal it
  • What you need to know about open access publishing
  • Ethics

For more information, contact Theresa Calcagno, Engineering Librarian, tcalcagn @ gmu.edu, 703-993-3712.

 

 

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New Online Resources: January 2015

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:58

Check out the new online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections in January 2015. You can also search for all recently added items via the Mason Classic Catalog. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases.

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Love Mason Libraries!

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:35

It’s that time of year...tell us what you love about Mason Libraries and you could win a sweet prize! Mason students, faculty, staff and alums are eligible. One entry per person. One prize for best entry will be awarded. Winner will be contacted by email only. Enter now through February 16!

For more information, contact Jamie Coniglio, jconigli @ gmu.edu, 703-993-2207.

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Welcome, Mason Alums!

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 17:27

University Libraries welcome all Mason alums home this weekend! While you’re meandering through memories, places and spaces on the Fairfax Campus, you can see the progress on Mason Libraries’ current big project: the construction of the New Fenwick Library Addition. Stop into Fenwick Library to view the Special Collections and Archives exhibit Picturing the Eastern Front. Take a stroll through the Fenwick Gallery and view the exhibit of Artists’ Maps. Head over to the Johnson Center and see what’s new in Gateway Library.

More items of interest for alumni include these selected online collections:

Mason alumni are welcome to use the Libraries‘ physical and online collections in person at any Mason Library: Fenwick, Gateway, Arlington Campus and Mercer.

We welcome you back, and welcome your continued interest and support. Go Mason!

 

 

 

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Writing Winning Grants Workshop

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:58

University Libraries and University Life/Prince William are hosting a fast-paced grant-writing workshop, Writing Winning Grants: A  Primer for Grant-Seekers, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 11 a.m -1 p.m on the Prince William Campus, Beacon Hall, Room 1008 (Student Study Lounge). RSVP now!

The workshop aims to assist Mason graduate students and faculty who want to learn fundamental strategies for successful grant writing. With the expert assistance of Mason’s research librarians, you’ll discover top grant finding resources. The workshop will explore the full cycle of grant development from an idea to a proposal, from searching for funding, completing the application, and to managing an award.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and can use their Mason’s parking passes for parking at Beacon Hall. Lunch is provided by University Life/Prince William. To reserve your space, sign up at http://goo.gl/yOVxAr

For more information, please contact Doug Hernandez, dhernan9@gmu.edu, 703-993-8357.

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Recommended Reads – For You!

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:39

Mason Libraries’ Recommended Reads collection consists of approximately 700 recent fiction and non-fiction books. Housed in Gateway Library (located in the Johnson Center), these titles are favorably reviewed by National Public Radio, The New York Times, and other reputable sources. Recommended Reads have a three week borrowing period; books may be renewed once. Browse the collection, check a few out – and relax between some covers!

 

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Picturing the Eastern Front: Postcards and Watercolors

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:30

You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception for Picturing the Eastern Front: Postcards and Watercolors from the Gustav Klemp World War I German Graphic Materials Collection on Tuesday, February 20, 12:30 p.m., in Special Collections and Archives, Room C-214 Fenwick Library.

Picturing the Eastern Front: Postcards and Watercolors from the Gustav Klemp World War I German Graphic Materials Collection highlights selections from Special Collections and Archives’ collection of almost 120 postcards, original watercolors, and sketches by trained artist and World War I German Army medic Gustav Klemp. Klemp’s postcards and artwork provide firsthand insight into some of the most well-known offensives on the Eastern Front during the Great War. The images also illustrate what daily life was like for millions of soldiers and military staff, from Christmas celebrations in bunkers to soldiers being deloused. The exhibition runs February – April 2015.

For more information, contact Special Collections and Archives at 703-993-2220.

 

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Get Stuff Done. WIN BIG!

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:18
Where do you go to get stuff done? Come and see the Gateway Library Exhibit Space, now displaying lots of George Mason University resources available for you to get stuff done. Currently enrolled Mason students can win a private movie party in Gateway Library, located in the Johnson Center,  complete with popcorn, snacks, and drinks. How? Enter the Gateway Library Photo Contest! Here’s what to do:
  • Visit the Gateway Library “Get Stuff Done” exhibit
  • Take a picture of yourself and/or your friends with one of the campus resources found in the Gateway Library “Get Stuff Done” exhibit
  • Photograph must be taken by a Mason student or include a Mason student(s) in the image.
  • Post the picture and tag Gateway Library on social media (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram)
    • Use #gmugetstuffdone
  • NOTES
    • Mason students may enter more than once, although each entry must be with a different resource.
    • Entries must be received before Noon (EST), February 13, 2015.
    • Only one prize will be awarded. Entries with multiple eligible participants will share the prize among the participants.
    • Movie party must be scheduled with a Gateway Library staff member in advance, date/time is subject to room availability. Movie must adhere to the university guidelines for responsible use of technology.

Need more information? Contact Allison O’Connor, 703-993-9055.

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Choose. Use. Journal Tools

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:09

George Mason University Libraries keeps you up to date with the latest research in your field with these journal tools. With JournalTOCs, you can stay abreast of the latest journal publications.When published, JournalTOCs sends you an email with the table of contents of the latest journal issues you’ve selected to follow. Learn more about using JournalTOCs

BrowZine delivers issues of scholarly journals to your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone. Encompassing a wide range of publishers, BrowZine includes many journal backfiles dating back 10-15 years. The BrowZine app, which is a free download, allows you to develop your own “library” of journals to browse and read whenever you wish. Learn more about using BrowZine.

 

 

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Drop into your future! Career Connections

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:58

University Career Services and University Libraries invite all students to drop in for career planning and company research assistance on Fridays, 10 a.m. to Noon, in Gateway Library, located in Johnson Center.. A Career Services advisor and the Business Subject Librarian will be on hand to help you with resume reviews, career questions, business research, job search techniques and interview skills. Appointments are drop-in only and are first come, first served.

Questions? Need more information? Please contact Ann Garner in University Career Services at agarner3@gmu.edu or (703) 993-2370.

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