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Music in the Lobby: Spring Mix April 4

George Mason University - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:09

Music in the Lobby returns in April with a Spring Mix of classical, jazz and vocal music – provided by the students in the Mason School of Music Strings Department. Join us in Fenwick Lobby, April 4, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.!  You could win a Fenwick Library study room to use during Spring Finals. Free refreshments courtesy of Argo Tea Cafe.

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

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Audio Tech's Jassie Rios Takes Second in International Musical Instrument Competition

American University News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00
Audio Technology master's student's project GramFX nabs award in the annual Gutham Musical Instrument Competition.
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Audio Tech Student takes Second Place at Musical Instrument Competition

American University News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00
Audio Technology master's student Jassie Rios's project GramFX captured 2nd place at the 2018 Gutham Musical Instrument Competition.
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American University Appoints Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence

American University News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00
American University President Sylvia M. Burwell has appointed Dr. Fanta Aw to the position of Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence.
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Softball and the Brain: Grad Student’s Sport Made Her Think About Choices

American University News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00
Linda Amarante is earning her PhD in behavior, cognition, and neuroscience.
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Faculty: Apply for 2018-19 Fenwick Fellowship

George Mason University - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:06

University Libraries is now accepting applications for this year’s Fenwick Fellow competition. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to support a research project that uses and enhances the Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field.

Up to two Fellowships of $5,000 each may be awarded; expanded program guidelines include funding for an additional fellowship for a project proposal that specifically aligns with the Libraries’ activities in the area of digital scholarship.

Application deadline is Monday, May 7, 2018. The awardee(s) will be announced at the start of the Fall academic term. University Libraries sponsor a public lecture by each Fenwick Fellow in the Spring term following the completed fellowship.

For more information, please contact Debra Hogan, dhogan1 at gmu.edu

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Q&A with BBC Supervisor of Broadcast Network Operations Joanna Zwanger

American University News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:00
SOC talked to Zwanger (SOC/MA '17) about its' Producing for Film and Television MA program.
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Another Successful Founders Day Challenge in the Books

American University News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:00
This year’s 36-hour giving event proved to be a success with a record 827 donors.
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Laos Through Her Lens

American University News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:00
Alternative Break trip to Laos inspires Erin McGoff, SOC '17, to produce a documentary on the effects of the United States' covert war in the country.
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Ambassador Susan E. Rice on America's role in the world

American University News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:00
Missed our March 8 event with Ambassador Susan E. Rice and NPR/WAMU “1A” host Joshua Johnson? Watch their discussion about American foreign policy.
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Call for 2018 Alumni Awards Nominations

American University News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:00
Nominations for American University's Alumni Awards are now open, and we need YOU to nominate the best and brightest AU alumni!
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Spotify's 'Non-IPO'

American University News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:00
Capital markets. IPOs. Direct listings. Find out how Spotify, the Swedish music streaming company, is turning the finance world upside down.
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WRLC Newsletter, March 2018

WRLC Newsletter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:01



AU Wins Prize at National Academy of Medicine Case Competition

American University News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:00
Developed solutions for mitigating effects of lead poisoning for children.
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Rising Costs, Policy Changes, and Higher Ed: Where Do We Go from Here?

American University News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:00
AU president Sylvia Burwell participated on a March 9 panel held by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education to discuss some of the hottest issues colleges and universities face.
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Research Reflections: Dr. Alexander Monea

George Mason University - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:21

On March 29, join us in 2001 Fenwick Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dr. Alexander Monea, Assistant Professor serving jointly in George Mason’s English Department and Cultural Studies Department, will present “I Know It When I See It” – An Overview of Google’s Safe Search & the Politics of Automating Judgment. In this presentation, he refers to such “I-know-it-when-I-see-it” concepts as extra-linguistic concepts because they contain an intuitive, inductive, and/or felt component in the classificatory logic that affords their generalization. This paper argues that contemporary machine learning applications have successfully operationalized this classificatory logic at mass scale, and he looks to Google’s work to filter Not Safe For Work (NSFW) images as a particularly compelling success story.

This presentation continues the Mason Libraries’ new Research Reflections series.

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Playfair Book Launch – March 22

George Mason University - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:05

Join the University Libraries on Thursday, March 22 for the George Mason University Press book launch for Playfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World. The event will take place in the Fenwick Library Main Reading room, from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

William Playfair may be the most famous person you have never heard of. Best known today as the inventor of “statistical graphics”—the line, bar, and pie charts we all use today—Playfair was also a pioneer in strategic analysis, and a secret agent who carried out espionage and subversion against France on behalf of Great Britain.

This is the first book to uncover the full, true account of this remarkable, colorful man—undeniably brilliant, hopelessly flawed, and fundamentally important. Its pages reveal the astounding inventions and adventures of this larger-than-life swashbuckler, rogue, genius, and patriot.

“In addition to being a draftsman, inventor, company promoter, land speculator, economist, patriotic pamphleteer and bank-note counterfeiter, Playfair was a secret agent and international conspirator… He was adept at ducking and weaving from the truth, covering his tracks, mystifying his motives, and protecting his sources. Mr. Berkowitz’s Playfair is above all a work of ingenious detection and reconstruction.” —The Wall Street Journal

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and refreshments will be provided. The event is co-sponsored by the University Bookstore.

About the Author: Bruce Berkowitz is the author of several books and articles about national security, history, and international relations.

About GMU Press: The George Mason University Press supports the academic mission of George Mason University by publishing peer-reviewed, scholarly works of distinction, written by authors from a wide range of intellectual perspectives, for a diverse, worldwide readership. GMU Press publishes in a variety of disciplines with special focus on the history, politics, and culture of Northern Virginia and the wider District of Columbia metropolitan area, as well as other topics such as public policy, international affairs, and higher education.

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Frankenstein, 200 Years Later: AU Lit Professor Explores Shelley’s Classic

American University News - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:00
Even for a book that’s two centuries old, Sha almost certainly breaks new ground with his research.
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What's the importance of international education?

American University News - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00
SIS Professor and Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw speaks about the value of international education for students seeking a truly 21st century education.
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Leveraging Talent, Internships to Land a Job

American University News - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00
Shira Stein, a journalism major, shared her 2017 reporting accomplishments including work for the Durango Herald, Bloomberg BNA, The Hill and The Washington Post.
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