Zoom into GRADReCon2020!

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Graduate Research Connections goes online for GRADReCon2020! Join us on October 29 and 30, from Noon – 4:45 p.m.

What is GRADReCon?Graduate Student Life and Mason Libraries partner with other university departments to offer various workshops designed to build your productivity, research, and writing skills essential to success in your graduate studies at Mason. GRADReCon2020 sessions are conducted via Zoom; links will be emailed to registered attendees. Visit infoguides.gmu.edu/gradrecon to register and learn more about each session. Here’s what’s in store:

GRADReCon: Thursday, October 29

  • Funding for Graduate Student Research Noon – 12:55 p.m.
  • Strategies for Structuring + Writing Lit Reviews 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Project Planning: Get Research, Thesis, Dissertation Done 2:45 – 3:40 p.m.
  • ABCs of Publishing 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

GRADReCon: Friday, October 30

  • Grant Writing 101 – Telling Your Story Noon – 12:55 p.m.
  • Summarizing + Exporting Your Data with Excel 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • University Dissertation + Thesis Services Overview 2:45 – 3:40 p.m.
  • Organizing + Managing Your Project Data 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Research Your Way to an A: October 26-29

Mason Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Team, together with Learning Services, The Writing Center and the Communications Center, is once again offering “Research Your Way to an A!”. This research workshop series focuses on how to research, write and present with confidence; all sessions are online, and the specific Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Register now! #SkillsforSuccess

Visit Virtual DiSC

Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) is providing virtual assistance this fall. DiSC staff is available to help you with your digital scholarship needs, including finding, managing, and working with data; GIS and geospatial data; digital humanities methods and tools, and accessing and using software. Offering virtual consultations and workshops throughout the semester, DiSC is also hosting virtual drop-in hours from Noon – 4 p.m. each weekday. Visit dsc.gmu.edu to access the virtual drop-in schedule, view DiSC’s workshop schedule and more. Need help or want more information? Send us an email at datahelp@gmu.edu.  

2020 ICPSR Data Fair 9/21-9/25

The 2020 ICPSR Data Fair – “Data in Real Life” – focuses a data lens on timely topics such as the elections, Black Lives Matter, the Census, higher education, immigration, COVID-19, and much more. Register now to attend.


  • Presenters
  • All presentations take place via Zoom. Links to all presentations will be sent directly to registrants the week prior to the Data Fair.
  • Participants who attend five or more presentations will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Participants who attend ten or more presentations will be featured on the Data Fair website.

For more information, contact datahelp@gmu.edu