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Evans to receive 2018 Distinguished Library Faculty Award

George Mason University - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:26

Sally Evans, Coordinator, University Dissertation & Thesis Services, has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Library Faculty Award.

Ms. Evans’ nomination packet included many glowing support letters from her colleagues in the Libraries and other Mason departments (including both instructional faculty and staff members), as well as her peers and colleagues outside of Mason. She has been cited as an “energetic, dynamic librarian,” “a credit to the profession,” and “an unflagging and passionate proponent of digital preservation.”

Evans joined the University Libraries in January 2011. Since that time, her dedication and hard work has earned the respect of many. She is praised for her expertise and her efficiency, particularly when it comes to the fact that she reviews format, accepts, processes, and archives over 500 theses and dissertations per year (in addition to other duties!). Many noted that Evans essentially runs a “one woman shop” and that they are amazed at everything she accomplishes while making every academic department feel they are provided with the support they need for their graduate students.

Read more about Sally’s accomplishments and nomination.

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American University Student, Founder of ‘The Muslim Project,’ Receives Prestigious Social Change Fellowship

American University News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:00
American University Class of 2019 student Ammarah Rehman has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
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Q&A with HuffPost's Senior Editor of Breaking News

American University News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00
Paige Lavender coordinates coverage of major news events and leads a global team of reporters covering fast-moving stories.
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A Running Start: this WSP Student is Helping Change the Face of Politics

American University News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00
Washington Semester Program student Tracy Hanqing interns at Running Start and studies within the Justice & Law seminar.
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Comedy in Communication: Filmmakers Connect Humor and Science in Eco-Comedy Videos

American University News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00
For the ninth year in a row, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Nature Conservancy Fund held the Eco-Comedy Video Competition. Winners of the competition were announced March 20.
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A Running Start: this WSP Student is Helping Change the Face of Politics

American University News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00
Washington Semester Program student Tracy Hanqing interns at Running Start and studies within the Justice & Law seminar.
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Virginia Wine Book Launch – April 10

George Mason University - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 09:03

Join us as we launch George Mason University Press’ new book: Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change

No state can claim a longer history of experimenting with and promoting viticulture than Virginia—nor does any state’s history demonstrate a more astounding record of initial failure and ultimate success. Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change, a new book written by Andrew Painter and published by George Mason University Press, presents a comprehensive record of the Virginia wine industry, from the earliest Spanish accounts describing Native American vineyards in 1570 through its astonishing rebirth in the modern era. Grape cultivation—for agriculture, horticultural curiosity, and wine production—has absorbed ambitious Virginians since April 1607, when a few casks of European wine washed ashore onto the dunes of Cape Henry in the company of a band of travel-weary English settlers. The author chronicles the dynamic personalities, diverse places, and engrossing personal and political struggles that have established the Old Dominion as one of the nation’s preeminent wine regions. Virginia’s wine industry now accounts for nearly $1 billion in annual sales, with more than 275 wineries growing more than 30 varieties of grapes.

Join us to hear Andrew Painter discuss a multitude of wine industry trends, events, secondary industries, and jobs that have revolved around the growing of grapes and the making and promotion of wine. To that end, the book emphasizes the unique aspects of the wine industry’s role in Virginia’s history and culture—a history that continues to be made in an agricultural and industrial sector that is itself unique among world commerce and society. Refreshments courtesy of Mason Bookstore.

About the author: Andrew A. Painter is an attorney specializing in land use and zoning. A Virginia native, Andrew has spent more than eight years researching the growth of its wine industry. He is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington, the University of Virginia, and the University of Richmond.

For more information, contact John Warren, Director, George Mason University Press and Mason Publishing Group, gmupress@gmu.edu

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Music Publishers Award Winners Exhibit

George Mason University - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 06:45

From April 4-20, the Music Library, 2600 Fenwick Library, is hosting an exhibit of the Music Publishers Association 2017 Paul Revere Award Winners.

Established in 1964 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first music engraving in America by the famous silversmith Paul Revere, these awards were initially given as a means of alerting the music industry to the advantages of providing the best possible publication from the viewpoint of engraving, graphic arts and production standards. Today the awards still recognize outstanding examples of graphic design, with an emphasis on usability for orchestras, educators, libraries and individuals. Read more

For more information, please contact Steve Gerber, sgerber@gmu.edu.

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Washington National Opera and Bolshoi Theatre at the Russian Embassy

American University News - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:00
Young artist programs of two world-renowned arts organizations highlight international exchange in joint concert of operatic favorites; students from AU and other Colleges attend through Carmel Institute.
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The Reputation Researcher

American University News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:00
From learning about foreign affairs in class, to researching how to manage public image as an intern, Samy Ahmed's experience runs the gamut.
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The Reputation Researcher

American University News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:00
From learning about foreign affairs in class, to researching how to manage public image as an intern, Samy Ahmed's experience runs the gamut.
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3/22: Mason Libraries Open @ 10 a.m.

George Mason University - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:42

University Libraries open at 10 a.m. today, March 22.

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Commitment to Health, Fitness, and Community Success

American University News - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
Alumnus Dr. David Stevenson credits AU as inspiration for lifetime of service.
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The Student Effect

American University News - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
Current AU student Christina Bordeaux describes her experience participating in a Summer Send Off prior to attending AU.
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March 21: Libraries Closed, VR Open

George Mason University - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 06:40

University Libraries are closed Wednesday, March 21. Virtual reference will be online as scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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March 20: Libraries Close Early

George Mason University - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:53

Due to inclement weather, all Mason Libraries will close at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Visit library.gmu.edu for updates.

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Spring Workshops, Events & Exhibits

George Mason University - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:59

Finish strong this semester: learn at the Libraries! Attend a free workshop to sharpen your research and production skills. Visit an exhibit to learn about something new – attend an event to see and hear new insights and perspectives. Join us!

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POLITICO Partners with American University on Effort to Diversify Newsrooms

American University News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:00
The 2018 POLITICO Journalism Institute class has been announced, an educational initiative supporting diversity in Washington area newsrooms.
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AU School of Public Affairs Climbs in National <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> Ranking

American University News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:00
American University School of Public Affairs ranks 18th overall among more than 270 schools of its kind in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Public Affairs Graduate Schools Rankings.
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