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Inspiring Graduate Stories: William “Andy” Hatcher

American University News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:00
Iraq War vet says that AU and SIS revived his belief in public service.
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Inspiring Graduate Stories: Nia McCarthy

American University News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:00
Kogod student went from high school entrepreneur to the Big Four.
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Inspiring Graduate Stories: Brittaney Nunnally

American University News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:00
SOC master’s graduate expresses empathy with her camera.
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Interesting Find in the Collection-Research Division Essays

The George Washington University - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 21:38

The Research Division of the National Education Association was born in 1922.

Spring Semester Finals Hours

George Mason University - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 13:10

Mason Libraries Finals Hours for all locations. Note that Fenwick Library is open 24 hours on selected dates; Mason ID required to enter Fenwick after midnight on those dates.

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Fall 2015: Dissertation Writers Rooms

George Mason University - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 08:07

Applications for Fall 2015 now being accepted.

Mason PhD students needing dedicated space for dissertation work on the Fairfax or Arlington campuses may apply to use space in a Dissertation Writers Room (DWR) in either Fenwick or Arlington Campus Libraries. Mason doctoral students, who’ve passed their comprehensive exams and are in good standing with the University and the University Libraries, are eligible to request a space to use and store research materials in an assigned DWR space for one term.  Spaces in each of the DWRs are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (based on date/time submitted) until room capacity is filled.

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From Conflict to Table: Conference Explores Food as Diplomacy

American University News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00
When it comes to diplomacy, can food help to foster peace? This question was explored during a conference convened by Scholar in Residence Johanna Mendelson Forman on April 21 at SIS.
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Well Awarded Wonks

American University News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00
Meet this year’s University Student Award recipients!
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Recommended Reads – for You!

George Mason University - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:45

Mason Libraries’ Recommended Reads collection consists of approximately 700 recent fiction and non-fiction books. Housed in Gateway Library (located in the Johnson Center), these titles are favorably reviewed 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 a few out – and relax between some covers!


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2015 SPA Award Recipients

American University News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
On April 28, the 2015 SPA Awards ceremony took place to honor those students, staff, and faculty for their achievements.
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A Message to the Class of 2015: Run for Office!

American University News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
Prof. Jennifer Lawless' research and survey of young people reveals lack of political ambition. Lawless and co-author offer solutions.
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Take A Guess – Win Fenwick Study Room

George Mason University - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:32

Guess the Building – win a Fenwick Study Room!

Mason students! Win a Fenwick Study Room for Finals! How?

  • Tell us the name of this Fairfax Campus building
  • Tweet your answer to @fenrefstaff and tag it #FenwickFinals
  • Deadline for entries: May 3
  • Winner will be randomly selected from all entries
  • Mason ID required to claim prize

Need more info? Contact Jamie Coniglio, jconigli at gmu.edu, 703-993-2207. Good luck!


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Cuba Thaw -- Three Questions for Philip Brenner

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
President Barack Obama met alone with President Raúl Castro during the recent Summit of the Americas in Panama -- the latest sign of a thaw between the United States and Cuba. We asked Professor Philip Brenner, an expert on Cuba, for some insights:
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Professor Jan Leighley to Serve as President of MPSA

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
Members of the Midwest Political Science Association elected Leighley to the role of president-elect in April 2015.
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Outstanding Service and Student Achievement Awards Recipients

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
In April, American University recognized both of its awardees for the 2015 Outstanding Service Award as well as its awardees for the 10 Student Achievement Awards, 4 of which were awarded to SPA students.
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American University’s Kogod School of Business Leads the Way in Islamic Finance Education

American University News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
American University's Kogod School of Business is offering Islamic Finance in the Global Economy for the second year to both graduate and undergraduate students.
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#StudyingAtMason: Win Gateway Study Room

George Mason University - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 18:55

Mason students! Win a Gateway Study Room! How? Take a selfie in your favorite study space/place, tag it with with #StudyingAtMason and post it on

Deadline is May 4. The winner will be selected at random from all submissions on May 5. Need more information? Contact Sara Hudson, shudson7 at gmu.edu, 703-993-3471.

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Gelman Relaxation Station

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:14
April 28, 2015

Finals can be a stressful time, but taking a break to relax can help improve focus and productivity. Take a time-out for YOU at the Gelman Relaxation Station on Monday, May 4.

Grab a healthy snack and enjoy some stress-busting activities.
Gelman Room 219

8pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm & 8:45pm
Free, 15–minute sessions of guided meditations to help you relax & give your brain a break.

End-of-Semester Hours

The George Washington University - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:14
April 28, 2015

When final exams end the library takes a little break to prepare for the summer semester. If you'll be using the library during the interterm, please note that there is no 24-hour access. 24-hour access will resume with the Fall 2015 semester. 

Tuesday, May 13: Close at midnight

Wednesday, May 14 - Friday, May 16: 7:30am to 7pm*
*Service desks will close at 5:45 pm.

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18: Noon - 6pm*
*Check Out desk open noon to 5:45 pm. All other service desks closed.

No Borders to Human Compassion

American University News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
Candace Evilsizor wins the 2015 President’s Award.
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