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CAS Students Complete American Economic Association Program

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
Last summer, Yamillet Payanon, an American University senior, and Britni Wilcher, a fourth-year PhD student, attended the American Economic Association (AEA) Summer Training Program at Michigan State University.
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Looking at the Link Between Body Cameras and Crime

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
As police increasingly use body-worn cameras, questions arise about the impact and effectiveness of the practice. James Wright, an SPA PhD candidate is focused on these questions as part of his research.
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10 Memorable Moments from Gabrielle Union’s AU Talk

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
The actor and author appeared in Bender Arena as part of All-American Weekend.
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Staying Healthy at American University: Ten Tips for Students

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
From yoga classes to farmers markets, American University—and Washington, DC—offer great opportunities to help students stay healthy. Here are ten tips for making the most of the resources on and off campus— and staying fit and healthy.
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A Man of Many Trades

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
He's been a barista and a bartender. He's worked as an animal trainer. He's taught English in Japan. And now he's pursuing his MBA at Kogod.
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Terrorist leaders in the Philippines are dead – will democracy be restored?

American University News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
For almost five months, 21 million people in the southern Philippines have been living under martial law. When will full democracy be restored?
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Hunsberger Receives University Award

George Mason University - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:42

Congratulations to Izzie Hunsberger, Reference, Instruction and Technology Specialist, Teaching & Learning Services, RES, who will receive the University’s Exceptional Support Award on November 2, 2017. The award ceremony will be held in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, at 10:30 a.m.

As stated on Mason’s Human Resources website, the Exceptional Support Award recognizes “employees who provide excellent support are the backbone of Mason; they provide the strength for their department and the University to grow and prosper. They are often the “go-to” person in their department providing excellent customer service and ensuring that the functions and operations of their department run smoothly.” Up to ten awards are given annually by Human Resources.

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Join Us at GRADReCon 2017

George Mason University - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:32

Bring a laptop – bring a friend! On Friday, October 27, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Fenwick Library, build your productivity, research, and writing skills at GRADReCon 2017!  An array of workshops provide opportunities to learn new things and meet fellow grad students. GRADReCon is brought to you by Mason Libraries and Mason Grad Life.

The highlight of this year’s GRADReCon is the Plenary Lunch* with keynote speaker Dr. Peter Pober, who will present “Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk” (Communicating Your Research). You can also win Raffle Prizes! For current schedule and to register for the Plenary Lunch*, please visit the GRADReCon site.

*Plenary Lunch generously provided by SAGE Publications

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AU’s PRSSA Chapter Takes Boston

American University News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:00
AU's PRSSA Chapter went to this years PRSSA National Conference in Boston. The President of AU's chapter tells us about the activities that they experienced during the 5 day conference.
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Why the European Union’s hands are tied over Catalonia

American University News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:00
Professor Garret Martin explains why it will be difficult for the European Union to intervene in Spain and Catalonia's independence movement.
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Battling Fraud, One Tool at a Time

American University News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00
Casey Evans, MSA program director, is hard at work fighting cyber fraud. Read more about her innovative research.
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Research Poster Design Workshops

George Mason University - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:17

Do you have a poster presentation in your future? Mason Libraries offer Research Poster Design workshops to help you learn how to design and create a research poster for your next conference or class project. Topics include: getting started turning your research into a poster presentation, plus layout and design tips in PowerPoint and InDesign.

Workshops are offered by SP@RC staff. Workshop dates, times and locations are available at library.gmu.edu/workshops

 

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DiSC Supports Research Fellows

George Mason University - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:45

DiSC | 2700 Fenwick Library | dsc.gmu.edu

Two Mason faculty members were awarded 2017-18 Fenwick Fellowships which tap into the knowledge, resources and expertise offered through the Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC). Jennifer Ashley, assistant professor of global affairs, and Alok Yadav, associate professor of English, will partner with DiSC on their respective Fenwick Fellow research projects.

“This is a digital project, which is not the skillset I bring to the table,” Professor Yadav said. “It’s in collaboration with the digital scholarship unit housed at the library. So the chance to draw on their expertise, to think about software structure and what it would look like, makes this a realizable project as opposed to a fantasy. I have ideas, but I don’t have the know-how to make that happen.” (Cruise, News at Mason, October 16, 2017) Read more

Established in 2016, Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) partners with students, faculty, and staff by providing digital research support to facilitate digital research and teaching across the university in all disciplines.

DiSC is located in 2700 Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus. For more information about DiSC, please visit the DiSC website or contact DiSC staff.

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Salinas Returns to American University to Screen and Discuss Her Documentary

American University News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:00
Award-winning journalist Maria Elena Salinas returns to campus Oct. 27, 2917.
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Getting to Know Student Trustee Valentina Fernández

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
The junior—and first Latinx to hold the position—is hoping to facilitate more communication between trustees and students.
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Celebrate Science and More: AU’s First STEAM Faire on Friday!

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
Solar System explosions, racing cockroaches, optical illusions, and an anatomy fashion show … science and the arts are coming to life at the new Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building on Friday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m.
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Fall in love with these phenomenal titles from our collection!

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
Fall in love with these phenomenal titles from our collection!
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Getting to Know Student Trustee Valentina Fernández

American University News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
The junior—and first Latinx to hold the position—is hoping to facilitate more communication between trustees and students.
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Film Festival: Focus on Human Trafficking

George Mason University - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:23

Join ArtWorks for Freedom, S-CAR, and the University Libraries on Wednesday, October 18 (on the Arlington campus), to learn about modern slavery and human trafficking. We will be showing two documentaries: The True Cost and Not My Life.

The True Cost, directed by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing – about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Not My Life, directed by Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, depicts the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, combining testimony from survivors, opinion and analysis from their advocates with vivid depictions of the exploitation, Not My Life is a powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings and the abuse of vulnerable people.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 12pm – 1:45pm OR 7:30pm – 10pm (both films will be shown at each viewing time).

WHERE: 5th floor, Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington Campus (within S-CAR space)

REGISTRATION: Please sign up at https://gmu.libcal.com/event/3628521. The event is free!

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Students, Faculty and Alums Shine at ONA

American University News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00
Highlights from the 2017 ONA conference.
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