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Bringing the Real World into the Classroom

American University News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:00
The Student-Managed Investment Fun Helps Students Hone their Knowledge with Experience
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Mason Libraries are here for YOU

George Mason University - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:04

Are you taking advantage of the Mason Libraries’ numerous resources and activities? Don’t forget:

Need a break from studying and research? Like to read? Consider joining the Mason Libraries Book Club, or attending one of our upcoming special events:

  • Musical Rarities and Curiosities, Friday, November 3, 2pm Special Collections Research Center (Fenwick Library, Room 2400): Join Steven Gerber, Music Librarian, for an informal inspection of a dozen musical rarities acquired for Special Collections in the last year or two. These range from a 19th-century psalm setting in manuscript by Francesco Basili and costume designs for opera characters to the printed program of an 1850 Jenny Lind concert, a leaf from a medieval choir book, and limited-edition songs from Irving Berlin’s musical Top Hat.
  • Advances in Science 1586-1999: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Exhibition Reception, Tuesday, November 7, 3pm – 5pm, Special Collections Research Center (Fenwick Library, Room 2400): Visit SCRC to hear remarks about our current exhibit and enjoy refreshments generously provided by Argo Tea Café.
  • Music in the Lobby: Up Close + Classical, Wednesday, November 15, 1pm – 1:45pm: Join us in the Fenwick Lobby to hear the Mason Student Strings group perform selections by Bach and Dvorak. Refreshments generously provided by Argo Tea Café.
  • Mason Author Series: Patricia Donahue, Thursday, November 16, 3pm – 4:30pm, Fenwick Main Reading Room: Communities are the sum of myriad types of participation—positive, negative, formal, informal, direct, and indirect. Join us for a discussion with Patricia Donahue on her recent book, Participation, Community, and Public Policy in a Virginia Suburb, which challenges conventional wisdom about participation in modern American communities through the story of Northern Virginia’s Pimmit Hills.

Check out the Libraries calendar for more workshops and happenings, and visit our website to learn more about our resources and services!

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Film Student Achievements of 2017

American University News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:00
School of Communication film students produce high-caliber work that earns them festival screenings and awards while still in school. They work for high-profile, respected organizations helping to produce films that change minds and the world.
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Solving the Few-Body Problem in Physics

American University News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:00
There aren’t many equations that can probe the wide spectrum of possible few-particle dynamics in physics. A new family of mathematical models for mixtures of quantum particles could help light the way.
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Mason Author Series: Patricia Donahue

George Mason University - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:22

Join the University Libraries for our next Mason Author Series event on Thursday, November 16, at 3pm in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room (2001). Patricia Donahue will discuss her recent book, Participation, Community, and Public Policy in a Virginia Suburb.

Communities are the sum of myriad types of participation—positive, negative, formal, informal, direct, and indirect. Participation, Community, and Public Policy in a Virginia Suburb challenges conventional wisdom about participation in modern American communities through the story of Northern Virginia’s Pimmit Hills. Participation is much more than the activities, such as voting or attending religious services, tracked by social surveys. Pimmit Hills’s story will be familiar to those who grew up in middle-class suburbs, even as its proximity to Washington, D.C. makes its story unique.

About the Author: Patricia Farrell Donahue received her M.A. in public policy from Georgetown University and Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University. She is the 2014 Recipient of Mason’s Robert L. Fisher Award for Best Dissertation and Academic Achievement. She has worked as a policy analyst in the federal government, on community and economic development, emergency management, and other topics. She also serves as a Policy Fellow at GMU’s Schar School of Government and Policy.

About the Mason Author Series: The University Libraries’ Mason Author Series features Mason faculty and alumni authors throughout the year, and is generously sponsored by the University Bookstore. For more information about the Mason Author Series, please contact John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing, jwarre13@gmu.edu, or Jessica Clark, Development & Communications Officer, jclarkw@gmu.edu.

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AU Commemorates National News Engagement Day

American University News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Day dedicated to highlight the importance of young people staying informed of current events
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Students Take Award at Conservation Film Festival

American University News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
American University graduate students attended the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) and took home an award for for a film they created in class.
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AU Commemorates National News Engagement Day

American University News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Day dedicated to highlight the importance of young people staying informed of current events
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Stories of Migration: Interview with Maria Elena Salinas

American University News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Maria Elena Salinas—co-anchor of Univision Network News and one of the most influential journalists in the U.S—came to American University in Washington, D.C., to screen her award-winning documentary, “Risking It All: Children at the Border.”
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New Book Highlights Need for Diverse Perspectives for Successful Democracies

American University News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Does a new constitution improve a country’s levels of democracy? This is the question a team of American University professors asked and analyzed for their new book: Constituents before Assembly.
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Kirker Named “Up & Comer”

George Mason University - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:34

Congratulations to Maoria Kirker, Mason Libraries’ Instruction and Assessment Coordinator, recognized by the organizers of the annual Charleston Conference for her promising achievements and contributions to the library profession. Selected as one of twenty “Up & Comers”, Maoria will be profiled in the December/January issue of Against the Grain (ATG,) and will also be interviewed for an upcoming ATG Media podcast.

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Celebrate Mason Authors!

George Mason University - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:16

Fall for the Book may have concluded for this year, but the celebration of authors and writing continues in November with National Authors Day (November 1) and National Novel Writing Month (begun in 1999).

To celebrate, the Libraries will be highlighting some of our Mason authors throughout the month. We encourage you to join us by exploring some of these authors and titles as well. The Mason Spirit features recent faculty and alumni publications and profiles. To see which of these books are in the Libraries’ collection, check out our Faculty Author Collection by visiting bit.ly/masonauthors. If you post about your readings on social media use #NationalAuthorsDay.

And, don’t forget about the Libraries’ Mason Author Series, hosted throughout the year. Our next event will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 3pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room (2001). Patricia Donahue will discuss her recent book, Participation, Community, and Public Policy in a Virginia Suburb.

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Can Augmented Reality Build Stronger Cities?

American University News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
American University professor Benjamin Stokes is researching to find out if Pokémon Go can improve our cities.
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Clarity Amid Uncertainty: AUWCL Conference Looks at Next Steps in Health Care Reform

American University News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
The three-day conference featured a special address by AU president Sylvia Burwell.
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Student Spotlight

American University News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
MA TESOL student Jessie Ebersole tells how she became interested in teaching and gives advice to new MA TESOL students
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Networking Opportunity in New York City

American University News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
Want to network with AU alums, visit the several major media organizations, and learn more about your chosen field?
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Alumni Spotlight

American University News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
TESOL Program alumna Jillian Oslavsky tells us how her experience in the AU TESOL Program prepared her for future jobs and gives advice to current students
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Carmel Institute Fills Katzen with Music, Culture, and History

American University News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Concert and symposium featuring world-renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman
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Educational Enhancement Fund Empowers, Unites

American University News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Kogod’s Educational Enhancement Fund (EEF) is all about the experience.
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