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Where Future Financial Analysts Are Made

American University News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:00
“I think [the FSIT Lab] is one of the best things that Kogod has to offer,” Dasha Savchenko, BSF ’17, says.
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A Laughing Matter: Comedy’s Role in Social Change

American University News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:00
SOC’s Caty Borum Chattoo is leading a research and creative initiative called The Laughter Effect.
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Online Resources: Relax + Refresh!

George Mason University - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:39

Need to relax as you finish your papers and projects? Thinking about the winter break? Check out what Mason Libraries has for you:

  • Watch Oscar winning independent films, such as Twilight Samurai or The Scent of Green Papaya, in our New World Cinema database, which includes 200 full-length feature films and award-winning short films.
  • Stream a variety of documentaries and social issue films on Docuseek
  • Kick back with one of the 700 recent fiction and non-fiction books housed in Mason Libraries’ Recommended Reads collection in Gateway Library
  • Listen to the blues music of Muddy Waters or folk songs by Bob Dylan in Music Online: American Music.
  • Choose a classic Mozart symphony, holiday music from a dozen countries around the world, or one of the 44,000 tracks of blues, jazz, gospel, ragtime, spiritual, spoken word, and more – available in Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. 

Mason Libraries’ online resources are available 24/7 – free – for all Mason faculty, students, and staff. For more information or more choices, browse our A-Z list or subject collections of online resources. Enjoy your break – short or long!

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First Semester Reflections

American University News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:00
First-year student Harrison Eichelberger discusses his transition to AU.
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Perry Wallace: A Pioneering Life

American University News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:00
Perry Wallace was the first African-American college basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.
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De-Stress@The Library

George Mason University - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:27

Gatway Library is hosting De-Stress@The Library on December 7 from 3-7 p.m.Stop by for some Lego-ing and art therapy. Free! Fun! Relaxation and refreshments are yours to enjoy as you prepare for Final Exams. For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, aoconnor at gmu.edu

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STEM Students + Distance Resources = Success!

American University News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Distance resources at American University allow you to access materials such as data, literature, and peer-reviewed research, as well as services such as research assistance and interlibrary loan while you are away.
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Combating HIV/AIDS at home and abroad

American University News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
SIS Professor Nina Yamanis was recently awarded an NIH grant to expand her research on HIV risks and interventions for young people in urban Tanzania.
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Free Speech: How Far Can We Go?

American University News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:00
Should university officials invite speakers with extremist views to campus? What kind of protest should be allowed? Should students who threaten speakers face consequences? This was the topic of discussion at a recent SPA event.
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Finding My Way at S.E.A.

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Environmental science student Sergio Morales, Jr. discusses his experience of studying abroad with the Sea Education Association.
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The Pursuit of Engineering

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Learn more about a unique and relatively new joint degree program in affiliation with Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
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Alumnus Seeks to Educate Others While Searching For Kidney Transplant

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Stuart Miller, SPA/BS ’81, needs a kidney transplant to survive.
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The Business of Balancing Both

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Cody Louis Cohen, BSBA '17 with a concentration in television production, is bi-lingual--but not as one might think.
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Biologists, Business Execs and Everything in Between

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
The biotechnology industry has been rapidly growing over the past several years. As this industry continues to grow, it is in need of skillful and knowledgeable scientists to bring new and innovative ideas to the table.
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Professor Laura Beers Wins Stansky Book Prize

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
Laura Beers, associate professor of history, has won the Stansky Book Prize for her book, Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist (Harvard University Press, 2016).
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Here’s Why Your Local TV News Is About to Get Even Worse

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
The real question for citizens is simple: Did deregulation work?
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Student’s Film ‘Nuclear Family’ Builds Bridges

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
MA film student Ari Beser already has a book and film to his name, and was 2015 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year.
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Professor Laura Beers Wins Stansky Book Prize

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
Laura Beers, associate professor of history, has won the Stansky Book Prize for her book, Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist (Harvard University Press, 2016).
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Forthcoming Mason Press Title: Playfair

George Mason University - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:33

William Playfair, when he is known today, is remembered as the inventor of “statistical graphics,” including the line, bar, and pie charts that we still use regularly today (and built into Microsoft Excel). He’s a sometime-hero of the Infogeek community. Edward Tufte cited him extensively in The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, and called Playfair one of the great inventors of modern graphical design, who created the “first time series using economic data.” (Tufte, Edward, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Graphics Press, 1983, 9, 32-34, 64-65, 91-92)

In the George Mason University Press’ forthcoming titlePlayfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World, author Bruce Berkowitz reveals a journey to uncover a truth that is often hidden, opaque, distorted, refracted by lenses of luck, fate, and personal conflicts of interest.

Playfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World, by Bruce Berkowitz, will be published by the George Mason University Press in November 2017. It can be ordered from Amazon or from your favorite independent bookseller. George Mason University Press titles are distributed by University of Virginia Press and Longleaf Distribution.

For more information about the George Mason University Press, please contact John Warren, jwarre13@gmu.edu

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The Science of Sound

American University News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 00:00
New AU professor talks music technology and recreating sounds of the past.
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