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What students are saying about the Online MA in Strategic Communication

American University News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 00:00
Online Master's students share their experiences.
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You Need To Measure To Manage

American University News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 00:00
Submetering offers detailed information on how energy is being used
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Igniting the Entrepreneurial Spirit

American University News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 00:00
The second annual Global Entrepreneurship Week gave students the chance to connect with self-starters and sparked their own entrepreneurial interests.
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SPA’s Jane Palmer Receives New Scholar Award for Work to Address Sexual Assault

American University News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 00:00
SPA Professorial Lecturer, Jane Palmer, was recently awarded the New Scholar Award by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime.
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Relax with Online Resources!

George Mason University - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 13:38

Shake off the stress of finals with a good book, a classic movie, or some relaxing music. Watch The Blob, Seven Samurai, or The League of Gentlemen. Kick back with Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes or Lin-Manuel Miranda’s annotated Hamilton libretto. Listen to the folk music of Woody Guthrie, a classic Mozart symphony, or holiday music from more than a dozen countries around the world. Mason Libraries acquires these resources – and more (all free to use!) for research and enjoyment by current Mason faculty, students, and staff. Just login with your Mason NetID and password.

Recommended Reads is a collection of 800 recent fiction and non-fiction books. Housed in Gateway Library (Johnson Center), these titles received favorable reviews by National Public Radio, The New York Times, and other reputable sources. Recommended Reads have a three-week borrowing period; books may be renewed once. Browse the collection, check some out, and relax between the covers!

Criterion Collection is a database of 300 of the most influential films of the 20th century, covering the history of cinema from early silent films to the end of the century. It features works from directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Albert Maysles, Francois Truffaut and Orson Welles.

Music Online:                                   Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Over 44,000 tracks of music, spoken word, and other sound from the Smithsonian archives and audio archives in Asia and Africa. Browse by musical instrument, geographical area, or cultural group. Includes folk, instrumental, protest, blues, jazz, gospel, ragtime, spiritual, and more. Free access for Mason faculty, students, and staff – just use your Mason NetID and password.

For more information or to find other library resources to relax with, browse our Film & Media resources, Music & Performing Arts resources, search our catalog, or contact one of your subject specialists. Good luck with finals!

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Plan Ahead – Submit ILL Requests Now

George Mason University - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:22
Many libraries across the country curtail their Interlibrary Loan services now through the winter holidays. Because this can limit your access to resources and may affect your research, we recommend submitting all of your ILLiad requests as soon as possible. Interlibrary Loan requests submitted to our office after December 9, 2016 may experience shipping delays through early January 2017. Document Delivery books requested from any George Mason University library may also experience delays. Expect Document Delivery items to take 2 or more business days for delivery. George Mason Interlibrary Loan & Reserves Office will be closed December 22, 2016 through January 4, 2017. Processing ILLiad requests will begin when the office opens on January 5, 2017. If you have any questions, you may contact the Interlibrary Loan & Reserves Office at illloan@gmu.edu or 703-993-2228, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mason Law School students, faculty and staff should use the Law Library services.


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Point of View: Lonnie Bunch

American University News - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 00:00
CAS grad is the founding director of the Smithsonian's new Museum of African American History and Culture
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Recent Alum Gives High Praises to Washington Mentorship Program

American University News - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 00:00
William Jessup highly recommends the Washington Mentorship Program after it helped him start his career in the veterinary field.
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GW History Online

The George Washington University - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 16:52
November 28, 2016

The GW University Archives is proud to announce, GW Past, a new online resource featuring essays, lists and timelines designed to share highlights and summaries from GW's nearly 200-year history. This includes information about GW's founding and location, as well as brief histories of some of the past and present schools and divisions that make up GW.

GW Past joins our digital collections pages as part of our committment to making GW history as accessible as possible through ongoing programs to digitize and publish historical GW photographsGW publications and GW student publications

GW Past is a service of the GW University Archives, which is a rich resource for information on GW's history. If you don't see an answer to your question online, if you are looking for more in-depth information, or if you have additional historical material to contribute, please contact University Archivist Christie Peterson or email archives@gwu.edu.

De-stress at Gateway Library 12/8

George Mason University - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 15:51

Need to relax and refresh as you prepare for Finals? De-stress at Gateway Library on Thursday, December 8! Between 3 and 7 p.m., you can color, build Legos, and enjoy some refreshments. Join us!

For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, Gateway Library, aoconnor@gmu.edu.

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International Collections Showstoppers

The George Washington University - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:25
November 28, 2016

Wednesday, November 30
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Global Resources Center (Gelman 708)
International candy!

Check out some of our favorite acquisitions found only in the Global Resources Center (Gelman 708). From Iranian schoolbooks to Russian resistance zines; from Japanese literature to Chinese military newspapers; from North Korean textbooks to classic works of Islamic law, the GRC's librarian-experts have chosen some of their most unique and interesting pieces to give you a break from studying! A diverse selection of international candy will be available to try and GRC experts will be on hand to answer any and all questions about the material.

On display, will be rare and special holdings in the areas of:
Samizdat, Tamizdat, and Underground Rock
Resistance and Dissent
Islamic Law – Highlights from the Damghani Collection
Government Documents and Statistics
Language, Education, and Literature
Security and Terrorism


Research Rescue!

George Mason University - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:12

On Monday, December 5, Off-campus Student Programs and Services is sponsoring Research Rescue. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fenwick Library Lobby, you can meet with Writing Center staff as well as Mason Libraries’ Research Services staff to get answers to last minute questions about final papers, research and prepping for Finals. Hot drinks and food will be offered, too!

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Dignitaries Honor Shimon Peres at AU

American University News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00
Members of the AU community pay tribute to the late Shimon Peres.
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Combating global HIV/AIDS epidemic starts in DC

American University News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00
School of International Service Professor Maria De Jesus emphasizes the importance of local community research in effort to reverse the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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2017 Games+ Summit Convenes in January

American University News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00
AU Game Lab brings together game professionals and DMV community.
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Artist’s Talk November 29

George Mason University - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 07:52

On November 29, Fenwick Gallery is hosting an Artist’s Talk by Professor Christopher Kardambikis on his current exhibition End Cycle. The Artist’s Talk will be held at 3 p.m. in Room 1014B, Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus. Join us.

End Cycle Catalog


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A Passion for Exploration

American University News - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:00
Jenny Yoo, MSMKTG ‘14, is all about exploration. A former graphic designer who’s worked in everything from advertising to product development
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Libraries’ Thanksgiving Break Hours

George Mason University - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:33

Mason Libraries’ hours will vary during the Thanksgiving break, November 23 – 27. Happy Thanksgiving, Mason Nation!


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SIS professor provides small businesses big opportunity

American University News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00
From yurts to artisanal donuts, School of International Service Professor and seed funding expert Krista Tuomi is helping small businesses and local economies grow by providing pro bono financial consultations.
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Kogod Hosts Panel on Potential Impact of Trump’s Policies

American University News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00
On November 18, 2016, the Kogod School of Business hosted a panel discussion entitled “The Presidential Election’s Impact on the Business Landscape.”
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