Congratulations to Izzie Hunsberger, Reference, Instruction and Technology Specialist, Teaching & Learning Services, RES, who will receive the University’s Exceptional Support Award on November 2, 2017. The award ceremony will be held in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, at 10:30 a.m.
As stated on Mason’s Human Resources website, the Exceptional Support Award recognizes “employees who provide excellent support are the backbone of Mason; they provide the strength for their department and the University to grow and prosper. They are often the “go-to” person in their department providing excellent customer service and ensuring that the functions and operations of their department run smoothly.” Up to ten awards are given annually by Human Resources.
Bring a laptop – bring a friend! On Friday, October 27, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Fenwick Library, build your productivity, research, and writing skills at GRADReCon 2017! An array of workshops provide opportunities to learn new things and meet fellow grad students. GRADReCon is brought to you by Mason Libraries and Mason Grad Life.
The highlight of this year’s GRADReCon is the Plenary Lunch* with keynote speaker Dr. Peter Pober, who will present “Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk” (Communicating Your Research). You can also win Raffle Prizes! For current schedule and to register for the Plenary Lunch*, please visit the GRADReCon site.
*Plenary Lunch generously provided by SAGE Publications
Do you have a poster presentation in your future? Mason Libraries offer Research Poster Design workshops to help you learn how to design and create a research poster for your next conference or class project. Topics include: getting started turning your research into a poster presentation, plus layout and design tips in PowerPoint and InDesign.
Two Mason faculty members were awarded 2017-18 Fenwick Fellowships which tap into the knowledge, resources and expertise offered through the Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC). Jennifer Ashley, assistant professor of global affairs, and Alok Yadav, associate professor of English, will partner with DiSC on their respective Fenwick Fellow research projects.
“This is a digital project, which is not the skillset I bring to the table,” Professor Yadav said. “It’s in collaboration with the digital scholarship unit housed at the library. So the chance to draw on their expertise, to think about software structure and what it would look like, makes this a realizable project as opposed to a fantasy. I have ideas, but I don’t have the know-how to make that happen.” (Cruise, News at Mason, October 16, 2017) Read more…
Established in 2016, Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) partners with students, faculty, and staff by providing digital research support to facilitate digital research and teaching across the university in all disciplines.
Join ArtWorks for Freedom, S-CAR, and the University Libraries on Wednesday, October 18 (on the Arlington campus), to learn about modern slavery and human trafficking. We will be showing two documentaries: The True Cost and Not My Life.
The True Cost, directed by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing – about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Not My Life, directed by Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, depicts the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, combining testimony from survivors, opinion and analysis from their advocates with vivid depictions of the exploitation, Not My Life is a powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings and the abuse of vulnerable people.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 12pm – 1:45pm OR 7:30pm – 10pm (both films will be shown at each viewing time).
WHERE: 5th floor, Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington Campus (within S-CAR space)
REGISTRATION: Please sign up at https://gmu.libcal.com/event/3628521. The event is free!
Join the University Libraries on Tuesday, October 24, at 2pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, for a special “Talking to History” event.
Martin J. Sherwin, University Professor of History, will moderate a panel discussion with four other veterans of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Ray Beery, Garrett Cochran, Eric D. Henderson, and Bob Persell. Our five guests have a range of experience among them – Air Force intelligence officer, Air Force captain, junior officer on a destroyer, and CIA agents – and will share their reflections and stories of this time. After the panel discussions, all attendees are invited to visit our Special Collections Research Center to view Cuban Missile Crisis-related items on display (including manuscript collections, publications, and an original U.S. civil defense film, Duck and Cover).
For more about the Cuban Missile Crisis, including audio from many national security meetings, visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum‘s online exhibit, “The World on the Brink – John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: Thirteen Days in October 1962.”
About Martin J. Sherwin: Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University. He joined the faculties of the History-Art History Department and the School of Public Policy in the Fall 2007. For 27 years prior to coming to GMU, he was the Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University. His 2005 book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography as well as the English Speaking Union Book Award among other awards.