Nine spaces are available in Fenwick Library for Mason PhD students admitted to candidacy and working on their research. Spaces are assigned first-come, first-served. Consult the application form for details.
For more information on Fenwick Library Dissertation Writers spaces, please contact Cynthia Bentley, 703-993-9057, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mason Author Series, which highlights significant publications of George Mason University faculty and alumni, is pleased to feature Professor A. Alonso Aguirre, Chair of Mason’s Environmental Science and Policy Department, who will discuss Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities.The book talk will be held Monday, September 26, in Fenwick Library Main Reading Room (2001 Fenwick), 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
In Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities, Professor Aguirre brings together experts who primarily work in Africa, Latin America, and Asia to introduce important conservation concepts and real world applications to issues that affect the tropics and subtropics; a region with 75% of the world’s human population as well as 90% of its biodiversity. These issues, such as climate change, environmental sustainability, and emerging diseases must be studied and addressed on a global scale. Aguirre is joined by his contributors, Thomas Lovejoy who coined the term “biological diversity”; Larry Gorenflo, who focuses on how people adapt to their natural and cultural surroundings; Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, whose research centers on international biodiversity governance; Harald Beck, who studies mammal-plant interaction and ecosystem engineering in temperate and tropical ecosystems; Andrew Taber, an environmental pioneer and authority on Neotropical wildlife; Elizabeth Loh, who studies anthropogenic land-use change; and wildlife biologist and veterinarian, Iga Stasiak.
For more information about the Mason Author Series, please contact John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press, jwarren13 @ gmu.edu
Tuesday, September 27
9:30am to 11:30am
Gelman Library, Room 708 (GRC)
Please join us in the Global Resources Center (GRC) for an international student coffee hour co-hosted with the International Services Office (ISO). Take a tour of the GRC, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests, and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!
Please RSVP: go.gwu.edu/GRCCoffee
The GRC focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward with the following specialized resource centers: Russia, Eurasia, Central & Eastern Europe,China Documentation Center, Taiwan Resource Center, Japan Resource Center, Korea Resources, Middle East & North Africa.
Wednesday, September 21
Gelman Library, Room 702
For decades, afternoon tea with colleagues has been a tradition at research institutes throughout the world. Many of us may know it as a “salon”.
We invite you to join the conversation at this year’s first XDTea @ 3:00 on the general topic “collaboration in the digital age”. Tea and cookies will be served. This is the first XD@GW event of the year, so don’t miss it! No RSVP required.
XD @ GW Faculty Cooperative provides opportunities for faculty to exchange ideas and methods across fields and forge creative, innovative teams to work together on complex challenges. Fellows are also working to shift the culture at GW to improve conditions and solve institutional barriers that hold us back. If your work or teaching is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary, then you are already part of the GW Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Initiative. Join your peers at these monthly teas and email XDinitiative@gwu.edu to become a Fellow.
The Johnson Center is the site for a University event on Friday, September 16. Gateway Library will be closed, and all services and all collections in the Johnson Center will be inaccessible. Please note and plan accordingly:
- Users will not be able to access any Gateway Library collections including circulating books, print course reserve materials, textbooks, music or media collections.
- Reference service and information will be available at the Fenwick Library Information Desk or through Virtual Reference
- Gateway Library will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Mason Libraries are establishing a Book Club. Interested? Join us on Tuesday, September 20, 2 – 2:30 p.m., 1014A Fenwick Library, for an brief meeting to discuss the possibilities! For more information, visit
George Mason Libraries Book Club or contact Sara Hudson, shudson7 @ gmu.edu.