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New Grant Supports CMSI's Work in Civic Storytelling and Social Justice

American University News - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:00
In 2018, CMSI will expand its efforts at the intersection of media, participatory and nonfiction storytelling for social justice and equity thanks to a $400,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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University Records Management Faculty Workshop

George Mason University - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:20

Are you faculty or adjunct faculty with questions about managing your records responsibilities? Join University Records Management for a 1-hour training session from 10am to 11am on Friday, February 9, bring your questions, and pick up boxes for records storage. The session will be hosted in the Special Collections Research Center Seminar Room (Fenwick Library 2400). Please RSVP at recmgt@gmu.edu as seating is limited.

About University Records Management: University Records Management assists with the retention and disposal of non-permanent university records regardless of format. It minimizes the space, equipment, and personnel required to store and maintain records. Records Management assists with the timely disposal of records in full compliance with university policy, state retention requirements, and federal law. For more information, see this blog post on “The Difference Between Archiving and Records Management.”

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Global Media Student Gets an Insider's Look at Journalism in China

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Graduate student Hunter Martin recently traveled to China where she met with and learned from several media figures.
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Global Media Student Gets an Insider's Look at Journalism in China

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Graduate student Hunter Martin recently traveled to China where she met with and learned from several media figures.
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How One Online MBA Student’s Education Will Help a Family Business

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Daniel Hurst, MBA@American ’18, is channeling his business expertise to affect change in Phoenix Specialty, his family business.
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Global Media Student Gets an Insider's Look at Journalism in China

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
Graduate student Hunter Martin recently traveled to China where she met with and learned from several media figures.
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Growing Minds: Local Kids Embrace Math Challenges at AU

American University News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:00
AU math professors run a DC Math Circle for 5th-8th grade students.
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Welcome Back from the Mason Libraries

George Mason University - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:03

It’s a new semester! Don’t forget the Mason Libraries are here to help you succeed!

Mason Libraries offers free 24/7 online access to electronic resources for Mason faculty, students and staff – just use your Mason NetID and password. Check out our step-by-step guide to e-resource databases, e-books, e-journals, media, and more. To explore our 775+ database subscriptions, start with the A-Z database list.

More information about the libraries’ collections are available online (including our special collections), as well as subject guides (a great starting point for research) and contact information for our subject librarians (subject experts who can provide personalized research assistance).

Need a quick refresher on where everything is in Fenwick Library? Check out our online tour guide. Not sure where a certain book might be located? Enter the call number and find it on this map of the Fenwick stacks. Looking for open educational resources? Check out our new OER Metafinder. Can’t find something you need at Mason? Use interlibrary loan to borrow materials from other academic institutions.

We’re here to help – come visit! Our hours are posted and updated regularly, including virtual reference hours if you have questions but are unable to stop by. We also host numerous instructional workshops and cultural events throughout the semester. Check our website and news blog for announcements.

We look forward to working with you and helping you succeed in your academic and professional careers!

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Caleen Jennings’ New Play Launches 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival

American University News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:00
Queens Girl in Africa, the latest play by AU Professor of Theatre, is premiering at the 2018 Women’s Voices festival.
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AU Student Recognized for Fighting Hunger in America

American University News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:00
Maria Rose Belding was awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the Kilner Group for her work to fight hunger in America.
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Caleen Jennings’ New Play Launches 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival

American University News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:00
Queens Girl in Africa, the latest play by AU Professor of Theatre, is premiering at the 2018 Women’s Voices festival.
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Reformation Anniversary Provides Opportunity for Cross-Campus Collaboration

American University News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:00
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, AU held a series of events hosted by schools and programs across the campus.
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From Washington Semester to Washington Insider

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
After interning at the Democratic National Committee, Ariana Hooks scored a full-time job with that same office. Here's how she did it.
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Alum Lonnie Bunch Receives Ambassador of Arts Award

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Lonnie Bunch (BA history ’74 and MA history ’76) has been honored with the 2018 Ambassador of the Arts Award from Washington Performing Arts.
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Student Earns Byline for Post Investigation on Police Shootings

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
The Investigative Reporting Workshop's (IRW) senior editor and reporter John Sullivan and IRW graduate fellow Zane Anthony collaborated with The Washington Post on a third-year round-up of police shootings in the United States.
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From Washington Semester to Washington Insider

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
After interning at the Democratic National Committee, Ariana Hooks scored a full-time job with that same office. Here's how she did it.
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Men's Basketball Hosts Sustainability Game Night

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
Join fans on Monday night to celebrate basketball and sustainability
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Alum Restaurateur Fulfilled His Dream in the Neighborhood

American University News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
You may have heard about Chris Nardelli’s restaurant in the news a few years back.
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Mason Author Series: Shelley Wong

George Mason University - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:58

Join us on Thursday, February 1, from 3 to 4:30pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, for our next Mason Author Series event. Shelley Wong, Associate Professor in Multicultural/ESL/Bilingual Education, will discuss her contributions to Teachers as Allies: Transformative Practices for Teaching DREAMers and Undocumented Students. Books will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be provided.

From Teachers College Press: Learn how to engage and advocate for undocumented children and youth with this new resource written by and for teachers. Teachers as Allies provides educators with the information and tools they need to involve immigrant students and their American-born siblings and peers in inclusive and transformative classroom experiences. The authors show how immigration policies, ICE enforcement, and societal attitudes affect undocumented students and how teachers and school leaders can recognize these influences on the students’ day-to-day lives and learning. Offering teaching strategies that address the needs of DREAMers and undocumented youth as they move through their K–12 and college education, this timely book offers a broad range of curriculum connections and resources.

About Shelley Wong: Dr. Shelley Wong is an Associate Professor at George Mason University in Multicultural/ESL/Bilingual Education. She began her teaching career in teaching English at a girls middle school in Hong Kong where she went as a Chinese American to study Cantonese and learn about her cultural roots over thirty years ago. Before coming to George Mason, Shelley was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and an associate professor in the Foreign/Second Language Education with a Specialization in Language, Literacy and Culture at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She received her BA in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz (U.C.S.C.), her California teaching credentials, TESL certificate and MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from UCLA, and her Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics from Columbia Teachers College.

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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A Culture of Resilience, Not Security

American University News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00
Cybersecurity expert Rebekah Lewis comments on Uber’s latest data breach scandal.
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