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Playing the Field: Sports is a Business

American University News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00
Dawn Ridley, a veteran in the sports industry, talks about her Intro to Sports Management course and why it’s important to think of sports as a business.
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Student Media Launches "ATV Motion Pictures"

American University News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00
ATV aims to assist aspiring AU filmmakers create their video projects by granting money.
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SPA Professor Receives Prestigious Judicial Award

American University News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00
SPA Professor Jon Gould was recently awarded the Administration of Justice Award from the U.S. Supreme Court Fellows Association for his contributions to the Obama Administration.
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Faculty Workshop: Open Educational Resources

George Mason University - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:53

Concerned about high textbook costs for your students? Frustrated with the limitations of the published textbook you have been using in your course?

Explore possible alternatives by attending a workshop and writing a book review of an open textbook. Receive a $250 stipend for your efforts!

Mason faculty and instructors are invited to attend an Open Textbook Workshop on Friday, March 24, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, Room 1014 A & B. The University Libraries, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, and Office of Digital Learning proudly sponsor this workshop. Registration is required.

Stipends will be distributed to faculty based on the availability of open textbooks for review and a desire for wide representation of courses (discipline and level). Stipend recipients must write and submit a short book review (form provided) within six weeks after the Open Textbook Workshop.The reviews will benefit other faculty considering adoption of affordable course content. For examples of book reviews, please see those posted on the Open Textbook Library (OTL) website.

When you complete the Open Textbook Workshop Registration Form, please identify an open textbook in your discipline from the Open Textbook Library (OTL) that you are interested in exploring; search the OTL list for possible options.

If you have any questions about the Open Textbook Workshop, selecting a textbook for review, or Open Educational Resources in general, please contact Claudia Holland, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian in the Mason Publishing Group, University Libraries, at (703) 993-2544 or chollan3@gmu.edu.

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WRLC Newsletter, March 2017

WRLC Newsletter - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:00



Game Design MA 16th in World Says Princeton Review

American University News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00
American University’s game design master’s program soared six spots to rank #16 in the world according to the just-released 2017 International Rankings by Princeton Review.
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Keeping Tradition Alive: One Family makes the Washington Semester Program a Family Tradition

American University News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00
Wolf Weimer knew that he wanted to study abroad during his time at Zeppelin University in Germany. His father suggested he check and see whether the “terrific program” he had attended in the 80s still existed.
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Workshop: Publishing Strategies, Tools, and Services

George Mason University - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:23

Interested in publishing your scholarly work? Join the Libraries for an informative workshop on Thursday, April 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Fenwick Library Instruction Room 4010.

Collaborating with a publisher starts before your manuscript is submitted. Geared toward early career authors this workshop will explore a visual outline of the editorial and production process supporting the publication of your article or book, and discuss the benefits of electronic publishing’s global reach. The core of this workshop, conducted by Mitch Moulton from Springer/Nature, will highlight the online tools and services freely available throughout the publishing process including:

  • How to develop wider relations by locating other experts in your field
  • How to find the right journal or editorial contact
  • Learning modules to help you write, submit, and publish your manuscript or become a peer reviewer.

Sponsored by SP@RC and Mason Publishing Group, the workshop will also feature a tour of SP@RC by Jason Byrd (Head, Information Services) and a discussion on the benefits of open access by Claudia Holland (Scholarly Communication and Copyright Officer).

If you plan to attend, please register at http://gmu.libcal.com/event/3234300.

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Making Environmental Film that is Seriously Funny

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
This year's Eco-Comedy Video Competition was won by film and media arts graduate student Ashley Holmes. The theme was "Conservation and Environmental Protection."
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The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
This story on the long and colorful history of the polygraph-and our nerve-wracking, heart-pounding, sweat-inducing experiences with it-is worth your time. We swear.
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A Prideful and Painful Past

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Lonnie Bunch Museum of African American History and Culture
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Product of the System

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Jelani Freeman entered foster care at eight years old. While in one sense he never got out, it never got him.
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Book Smart

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
The purveyor of Capitol Hill Books likes what he likes - just don't say that word in his store.
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Head Games

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Mental performance coach Brian Levenson is helping American University wrestlers off the mat
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Fresh Fruit, En Route

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Molly Amelia My Street Grocery Portland Oregon
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Farming through the farm bill

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Ahead of the Farm Bill 2018: Policy, Politics, and Potential symposium at SIS on March 28, we asked Global Environmental Politics Professor Garrett Graddy-Lovelace about the current and future farm bill
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Q&A: A Dean's Intern's Path Into Journalism and Lessons Learned

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Sara Wise talks about her experiences as a Dean's Intern and her journalism path.
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Capitol Hill Always the Goal

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Frederic Sottnick chose to participate in the Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) program because he wanted to be at the epicenter of politics.
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AU 2017 Global Health Competition Winners Announced

American University News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
What would you do if you ran a public health nonprofit organization and just received a $400,000 grant to address critical drug abuse issues in our nation, including the opiate addiction crisis, alcohol abuse, and synthetic drug abuse throughout the US?
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Grad Student Receives Merriman Award

American University News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 00:00
Journalism master's student Jordan Houston has been recognized for excellence in broadcast writing, visual storytelling and reporting.
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