University News

Mason Author Series Book Talk 9/26

George Mason University - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:38

The Mason Author Series, which highlights significant publications of George Mason University faculty and alumni, is pleased to feature Professor A. Alonso Aguirre, Chair of Mason’s Environmental Science and Policy Department, who will discuss Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities.The book talk will be held Monday, September 26, in Fenwick Library Main Reading Room (2001 Fenwick), 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

In Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities, Professor Aguirre brings together experts who primarily work in Africa, Latin America, and Asia to introduce important conservation concepts and real world applications to issues that affect the tropics and subtropics; a region with 75% of the world’s human population as well as 90% of its biodiversity. These issues, such as climate change, environmental sustainability, and emerging diseases must be studied and addressed on a global scale. Aguirre is joined by his contributors, Thomas Lovejoy who coined the term “biological diversity”; Larry Gorenflo, who focuses on how people adapt to their natural and cultural surroundings; Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, whose research centers on international biodiversity governance; Harald Beck, who studies mammal-plant interaction and ecosystem engineering in temperate and tropical ecosystems; Andrew Taber, an environmental pioneer and authority on Neotropical wildlife; Elizabeth Loh, who studies anthropogenic land-use change; and wildlife biologist and veterinarian, Iga Stasiak.

For more information about the Mason Author Series, please contact John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press, jwarren13 @

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Bringing Generations Together

American University News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00
MFA student Shayla Racquel explores race, gender and the human connection.
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Upping the Game at The Undefeated

American University News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00
AU Game Design Master's student exploring news, game design and interactivity at The Undefeated.
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Don’t Worry. Be Ready

American University News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00
Sarah AlAbdulmuhsen knew business was always in the cards for her, but the exact direction she wanted to take wasn’t clear. She believed that Kogod’s Full-Time MBA program would lead her in the right direction.
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SIS partners with the United States Institute of Peace

American University News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00
The School of International Service announces a new partnership with the United States Institute of Peace.
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International Student Coffee Hour in the Global Resources Center

The George Washington University - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 22:31
September 18, 2016

Tuesday, September 27
9:30am to 11:30am
Gelman Library, Room 708 (GRC)

Please join us in the Global Resources Center (GRC) for an international student coffee hour co-hosted with the International Services Office (ISO). Take a tour of the GRC, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests, and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!  

Please RSVP: 

The GRC focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward with the following specialized resource centers: Russia, Eurasia, Central & Eastern Europe,China Documentation CenterTaiwan Resource CenterJapan Resource CenterKorea ResourcesMiddle East & North Africa.

XDTea@3:00 with GW's Cross-Disciplinary Faculty Cooperative

The George Washington University - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 22:03
September 18, 2016

Wednesday, September 21
Gelman Library, Room 702

For decades, afternoon tea with colleagues has been a tradition at research institutes throughout the world. Many of us may know it as a “salon”.

We invite you to join the conversation at this year’s first XDTea @ 3:00 on the general topic “collaboration in the digital age”. Tea and cookies will be served. This is the first XD@GW event of the year, so don’t miss it! No RSVP required.

XD @ GW Faculty Cooperative provides opportunities for faculty to exchange ideas and methods across fields and forge creative, innovative teams to work together on complex challenges. Fellows are also working to shift the culture at GW to improve conditions and solve institutional barriers that hold us back. If your work or teaching is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary, then you are already part of the GW Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Initiative. Join your peers at these monthly teas and email to become a Fellow. 

Awards Season Starts for Film Alumni

American University News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00
Three alumni of the film and electronic media MFA program are finalists for filmmaking awards.
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America’s First Ladies: In Service to Our Nation

American University News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00
SPA sponsored a forum September 16 with First Lady Michelle Obama and Former First Lady Laura Bush headlining the event.
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Announcing the 2016 AU Alumni Award Winners

American University News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00
This year, the university’s Alumni Association celebrates four outstanding alumni for their achievements.
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Alumni Board Seeks New Members for 2017-2019

American University News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00
Interested in helping make key decisions about programming and outreach to fellow Eagles? Apply for the Alumni Board!
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AU Vets and Soldiers Attend First Ladies Event

American University News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00
In advance of Friday’s big conference, AU military students talk about their commitment to serve.
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AU Welcomes the Class of 2020

American University News - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00
Newest class is most selective in AU history
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Exploring DC: Media by Metro 2016

American University News - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00
Media By Metro offers a look at some of the most exciting communications companies in Washington.
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Gateway Library Closed/Inaccessible September 16

George Mason University - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 13:29

The Johnson Center is the site for a University event on Friday, September 16. Gateway Library will be closed, and all services and all collections in the Johnson Center will be inaccessible. Please note and plan accordingly:

  • Users will not be able to access any Gateway Library collections including circulating books, print course reserve materials, textbooks, music or media collections.
  • Reference service and information will be available at the Fenwick Library Information Desk or through Virtual Reference 
  • Gateway Library will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m.
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American University Receives Gift of Airlie Center in Warrenton Virginia

American University News - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00
Historic “Island of Thought” will continue to serve as platform for academic initiative.
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Do you want to join a Book Club?

George Mason University - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 08:18

Mason Libraries are establishing a Book Club. Interested? Join us on Tuesday, September 20,                         2 – 2:30 p.m., 1014A Fenwick Library, for an brief meeting to discuss the possibilities! For more information, visit 
George Mason Libraries Book Club
 or contact Sara Hudson, shudson7 @

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Fenwick Gallery Artist’s Talk 9/15

George Mason University - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 08:12

Artist Jonathan Lee will discuss his work, Renewables, at an Artist’s Talk on Thursday, September 15, 4-5 p.m., Main Reading Room (2001), Fenwick Library. Renewables is currently on exhibit in Fenwick Gallery. Join us!

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AU as an All-Access Pass

American University News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00
American University graduate journalism students have the opportunity to attend State Department briefings in person.
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Find Your Quiet Study Space at Gelman

The George Washington University - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 08:40
September 12, 2016

Wondering where you can go for quiet study? Or where you can meet with a study group? Spaces throughout Gelman Library are designated for either quiet, individual study or collaborative, group study. Quiet spaces are designated with the "Quiet Study Space" posters so you'll know the guidelines for that space. Respecting the posted guidelines makes Gelman a better place for everyone!

Quiet Study Spaces in Gelman
No group conversation allowed • Use headphones at a low volume  • Silence phones & electronic devices

3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th floor stacks
4th floor large study room (401)
5th floor large study room (501)
Graduate Student Reading Room (503)
Andrew Oliver Reading Room (609)

Group Study Spaces in Gelman
Group conversation allowed • Use headphones at a low volume  • Silence phones & electronic devices

1st floor (all areas except National Churchill Library & Center 101)
Entrance floor (all areas)
4th floor large study room (403)
Reservable, small group, study rooms on floors 2,3,4,5 & 6