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American University Museum Announces Fall Shows

American University News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
American University Museum at the Kaizen Art Center announces fall 2017 art shows.
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Explore DC: New AU Students Quickly Acclimate to Washington

American University News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00
The two-day program includes service and active learning.
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SIS remembers David Hirschmann

American University News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00
On July 6, the School of International Service lost a beloved member of its community: Professor David Hirschmann.
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Improving democracy through participation in constitution-making

American University News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00
SIS and SPA professors collaborate on a new book that explores how the process of writing a new constitution impacts a nation’s level of democracy.
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Meet Professor Ibram X. Kendi

American University News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00
This fall, SIS welcomes best-selling author and award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi as a new professor of international relations.
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Invest in a Team, Invest in Success

American University News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 00:00
The Executive Committee of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) reflects on their team and building a real estate portfolio together.
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AU's Center for Innovation Opens New Doors

American University News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 00:00
The AU Center for Innovation is on the rise—and so are its programs.
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Media Professionals Join American University Communication Faculty

American University News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 00:00
Media professionals bring new expertise to SOC this fall.
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IMF Employee Celebrates AU’s Graduate Professional Studies Program for Giving Him ‘a Foothold in Washington’

American University News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:00
Graduate Professional Studies alumnus David Thurkill found the clarity he needed for a successful career path through a competitive internship and academic seminar.
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Bender Back to School Tips

American University News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:00
It’s back to school time! Be prepared for a successful school year with these helpful tips!
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Kogod Welcomes Jason Garner as New Admissions Director

American University News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:00
Jason Garner, Kogod’s new Director of Admissions, was attracted to the school for the same reasons as its graduate students. “I want to really understand what the entire student experience is like here,” Garner says.
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New Exhibition: Our Comics, Ourselves

George Mason University - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 09:44

Fenwick Gallery is pleased to host “Our Comics, Ourselves,” an exhibition highlighting themes of identity, expression, and representation in comic books and graphic novels. The exhibition will run from August 21, 2017 through October 6, 2017, with an opening reception and curator’s talk on Friday, September 15th.

“Our Comics, Ourselves” features comic books, graphic novels, DIY comics, and various comics paraphernalia primarily from the United States, from 1945 to present. The works range from autobiographical to sheer fantasy, and explore feminism, abortion, racism, cultural identity, social activism, labor unions, veterans of war, sexual abuse, student debt, immigration, public health, civil rights, gender and sexual identity, and more. “Our Comics, Ourselves” presents the graphic stories that describe the complexity and diversity of our collective experience, and examines the social and historical contexts within which they emerged.

“Our Comics, Ourselves” will be on display in Fenwick Gallery and the Special Collections Research Center in Fenwick Library. In conjunction with this exhibition, Fenwick Library and various departments within Mason will host a series of presentations, workshops, and readings to further the discussion about the exhibition and its associated themes. More information will be available on the Fenwick Gallery website as events are scheduled.

This exhibition is organized and made possible by Jan Descartes and Monica McKelvey Johnson of Interference Archive in NYC, and supported by many Mason faculty partners and departments, including Stephanie Grimm, Art and Art History Librarian, University Libraries; Christopher Kardambikis, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, School of Art; Angela Hattery, Professor and Director, Women & Gender Studies; Mika’il Petin, Professor, African and African American Studies.

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From an MSRE Alumnus, Five Tips for Grad School (and Real Estate) Success

American University News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:00
Peter Conte, MSRE ‘16, shares his secrets for how to get the most out of your Kogod experience.
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Artists’ Book Open House August 29

George Mason University - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:37

What kind of book has no pages, no spine, or no cover?

On Tuesday, August 29, Special Collections Research Center is hosting “That’s Not a Book!,” the first artists’ book open house of the academic year. Join us from 2 – 4 p.m to see some of the unusual and hard-to-classify objects in Mason’s Artists’ Book Collection, and challenge your notions of what, exactly, makes a book. Special Collections Research Center is located in 2400 Fenwick Library.

Visitors will have an opportunity for hands-on interaction with these materials, and to learn how Mason students and researchers can use artists’ books as a source of visual, formal, and thematic inspiration.

For more information, contact Stephanie Grimm, Art & Art History Librarian, sgrimm@gmu.edu

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Welcome to Mason Libraries!

George Mason University - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:39

Welcome to Mason, and welcome back to those who are returning!

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 this step-by-step guide to e-resource databases, e-books, e-journals, media, and more. To explore the 775+ databases we subscribe to, 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). 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 meeting you and helping you along your academic and professional careers.

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Spotlight on: Janicia Moore, MSMKTG ‘15

American University News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 00:00
Janicia Moore, MSMKTG ‘15, shares why Kogod was an ideal academic and professional fit.
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Interesting Find in the NEA Collection: Roots of America

The George Washington University - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:04

Schools have always been a crucial building block of what makes America. It is a place where our young people can learn our common history, our civic laws, and the common ideals that continue to shape our nation.

Interesting Find in the NEA Collection: Roots of America

The George Washington University - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:04

Schools have always been a crucial building block of what makes America. It is a place where our young people can learn our common history, our civic laws, and the common ideals that continue to shape our nation.

Two Steps Forward: Grad Student’s Film to Screen at DC Black Film Festival

American University News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:00
R. Kayeen Thomas is earning his MFA in film and electronic media.
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Filming Bears, Opossums and a Pygmy Hippo for HSUS

American University News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:00
An American University film student spent part of her summer taking on new challenges, including filming wild animals up close for the Humane Society of the US Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, CA.
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