University News

Regional cooperation: the key to peace and prosperity

American University News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:00
International cooperation and the provision of public goods are essential to the world’s prosperity, contends 21st Century Cooperation, a new book featuring several SIS contributors.
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Libraries welcomes Mason Families!

George Mason University - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:51

The Mason Libraries welcomes families this week, with two special events as part of Mason’s Family Weekend (November 10-12, 2017).

On Friday, November 10, from 3pm to 4pm, join us in Gateway Library, Room 228 for “True or False? Uncovering Fake News” – a fun, family-friendly workshop on identifying fake news. This interactive session addresses the many faces of news today from the slightly misleading to the biased to the truly outrageous.

On Saturday, November 11, stop by between 3pm and 5pm in Fenwick Library, Room 1014B for “The Magical Art of Minicomics and Zines: a Quick Intro.” Ever wanted to make your own comic, but didn’t know where to start? What would you write about? How would you share it with other people? Come learn about minicomics and zines, two kinds of homemade or “do-it-yourself” publications. You’ll learn a few simple methods for folding and making 8-page booklets and ways to tell a story in eight short pages. This workshop is kid-friendly, drop-in, and hands on, so you can come and go as you like. Materials will be provided.

Since 2003, Mason has welcomed families to campus for Family Weekend with a variety of events that provide families the opportunity to connect, have fun, and make new memories. For more information and the full schedule, visit https://masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu/.

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Five takeaways from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s US environmental policy discussion

American University News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said a US “failure to lead on climate change” would reverse its power of example and standing as an exceptional nation during the annual Ignatius Lecture on the Environment on November 2.
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SIS welcomes Professor Anthony Fontes

American University News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
Professor Anthony Fontes, a human geographer and ethnographer focusing on Central American gangs and migration to the US, joined SIS this fall.
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American University's School of Public Affairs to Host Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

American University News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
AU School of Public Affairs has been chosen to host the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, a quarterly, peer-reviewed research journal produced by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
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The Internet Bully Pulpit: Why Do World Leaders Adopt Social Media?

American University News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
President Trump is not the only leader to embrace social media. A recent study by SPA’s Professor Thomas Zeitzoff reveals that 76 percent of world leaders had an active presence on social media by the end of 2014.
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Stories of Valor: AU Plans Several Veterans Day Events

American University News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
In advance of the occasion, four vets and servicemembers are featured.
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Old News in a New Tier 3 Template

American University News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
No gnews is good gnews with Gary Gnu
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A Conversation with AU President Sylvia Burwell

American University News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:00
American University president Sylvia Burwell engaged with a group of AU students and student leaders about important issues facing college students and college campuses today.
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55 years later: Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis

American University News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:00
Professor Philip Brenner looks back at the Cuban Missile Crisis to share insight on how best to prevent and mitigate international security crises today.
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Students reflect on AU’s Model G20 Summit

American University News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:00
On October 6, the School of International Service hosted the first-ever US-based Model G20 Summit. Student organizers Nuha Hamid and Kris Trivedi share their experiences.
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SIS professor dishes out food for thought

American University News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:00
Professor Johanna Mendelson Forman describes how and why she created one the most popular courses at the School of International Service: Conflict Cuisine.
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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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