Mason Libraries join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2015!
Special thanks, recognition and shout-outs to the Mason Libraries’ current Graduate Research Assistants and Graduate Professional Assistants for their energy, efforts and enthusiasm!
- Lindsey Bestebreurtje, Special Collections & Archives, Oral History Program Coordinator
- Stephen DiOrio, Collection Development
- Mika Endo, Gateway Library, Teaching & Learning Services
- Nicole Gordon, Collection Development, University Libraries
- Anup Kalburgi, Data Services
- Lakishmi Mamidanna, Gateway Library, Teaching & Learning Services
- Elizabeth Moore, Fenwick Research Services
- Venkata Mukkavalli, Mercer Library
- Maya Pham, Data Services
- Anne Smith, Fenwick Gallery Assistant
- Melanie Weyant, Arlington Campus Library
Mark Koyama, assistant professor in the Economics Department and Mercatus Center Senior Scholar, will present the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in 228 Gateway Library, Johnson Center at 2 p.m. Professor Koyama will present his findings on “The Birth of Religious Freedom: Liberalism, Rule of Law, and State Capacity, 1100–1800” which examined Western Europe as the birthplace of modern ideas of political freedom and religious toleration. His study uses a combination of new historical data and approaches from modern political economy. Professor Koyama’s research project was part of a larger endeavor, in collaboration with Professor Noel Johnson, Economics Department and Center for Study of Public Choice. They hope to publish the resulting monograph in 2016.
For more information about the Fenwick Fellow lecture and/or the fellowship program, please contact Debra Hogan, dhogan1 @gmu.edu, 7-3-993-2431.
As part of Mason Pride Week 2015, Gateway Library is co-sponsoring with the LGBTQ Resources Office a screening of the film, Two Spirits, on March 31 at 3 p.m. in the JC Cinema. Two Spirits examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of Fred Martinez, a gay youth. Murdered at the age of sixteen, Martinez was a nadleehi, or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence. The 51 minute film provides the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine. The film will be followed by an informal discussion with light refreshments.
For more information on this event, contact Kara Kiblinger, kkiblin2 @ gmu.edu, 703-993-1142.
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