“Who will be this year’s George Mason?” is now a standard question asked during NCAA March Madness. Ten years ago, the George Mason University Men’s Basketball team received what was seen by many as a generous at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Patriots turned it into an historic Final Four run, defeating Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State, and Connecticut, with their only loss to the eventual national champion, Florida. The Patriots’ appearance in the Final Four unquestionably affected the way Mason students, faculty and staff, as well as the nation, regarded the university. A seminal event in Mason history, the 2006 NCAA Tournament put George Mason University “on the map” and riveted the country throughout the tournament.
We were “This Year’s George Mason” exhibit features archival materials and artifacts pertaining to the George Mason University Men’s Basketball Team’s 2006 Final Four appearance. It opens on Wednesday, March 2, with a reception at 2:00 P.M. in the Exhibition space, Special Collections Research Center, 2400 Fenwick Library.
For more information, please contact Bob Vay, rvay at gmu.edu
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- one award of $5,000 to be used for the acquisition of library research materials that may be needed for the Fellow’s research project, as well as associated research costs (e.g., research assistant support, survey costs, defrayal of conference costs when specifically required for the Fellow’s research project, and other related incidental costs).
- use of an office in Fenwick Library for the term of the Fellowship (August 29, 2016 – August 11, 2017).
Friday, February 26, 2016
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How can the GW Libraries help you succed academically? What could Gelman do to help you be a better researcher, student or teacher? Join the conversation with the GW Libraries Student Liaison, librarians, archivists, and special guest @GWPeterK. Use the hashtag #GelmanTownHall or, on the day of, use this portal to see the entire town hall thread!
In March, University Libraries’ Data Services Group is offering several special events for Mason graduate students, faculty and staff. All events are scheduled on the Fairfax campus; registration is required, and attendees should bring their own laptop to the sessions.
George Mason graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues, best practices and tools are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, March 9 & 10, 2016. This free, collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience. Presenters will be from remote and local locations. The Bootcamp will take place on the Fairfax campus. Registration is limited to current George Mason University students, staff and faculty.
- March 9 / Day One / 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Topics will include: Data Organization, Data Documentation, Rights and Access, Copyright, Finding and Reusing Data, and Sharing Data. These are all basic, foundational concepts for working with research data. Day One is designed for full-day participation.
- Registration is required
- Register: Working with Research Data (Full Day)
- March 10 / Day Two / 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Select a workshop! Please bring your own laptop, and attend one, two, or all three workshops.
- 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Register: Cleaning Data with Open Refine
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Register: R from Scratch
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Register: Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool
The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of the College of William & Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.
Learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines, who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows. This workshop is hands-on; attendees should bring their own laptops. Speaker April Clyburne-Sherin, MSc will cover these topics: Project Documentation; Version Control; Pre-analysis Plans, and Open Source Tools such as the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow. Registration Required: RSVP Here
For more information about any of these upcoming events, please contact Wendy Mann, Head, Data Services, firstname.lastname@example.org background source: http://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/image/sas-com/backgrounds/textures/data-visualization-primer.jpg
Gelman Library will close on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, February 21 at 9 a.m. No building access will be available during this time. This overnight closure is required to safely complete necessary construction activities for the National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman’s 1st floor. Work is being performed at night to minimize disruption to our library users.