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“First Class” is an exploration of Mason’s history and a celebration of Mason’s students over the decades. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the class of 1968, four cases in the gallery are dedicated to the 1960s, with the remaining four cases dedicated to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. On display are photographs, articles, and various memorabilia reflecting the growth and history of George Mason University.
“First Class” is curated by Bob Vay, Digital Collections and Exhibitions Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center. Bob has a BA in American Studies and an MA in History, both from Mason.
Convergence focuses on the intersecting and overlapping lines of artist Brugnoli’s research over the last four years in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Disregarded, post-industrial structures from her past and present as well as widening horizons converge through a series of mixed media drawings, screen prints and photographs. These investigations are engaged meditations on memory and loss, abandonment and reconciliation.
The exhibition will run through August 17. For more information, visit http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/convergence/.
The University Libraries is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2018 Computers and Writing Conference, which will take place May 24 – 27 at George Mason University.
Computers and Writing is an annual conference dedicated to the study of the intersections between digital technologies, literacy, and writing. The theme for this year’s conference is Digital Phronesis: Culture/Code/Play. Often described as “practical wisdom,” phronesis represents an enactment of good judgment guided by both learned knowledge and lived experience. Phronesis comes from our histories, our education, and reflections on our experiences.
In addition to the Libraries providing sponsorship and space in Fenwick Library for conference sessions, Jen Stevens (Lead, Arts and Humanities Team) and George Oberle (History Librarian) were members of the planning committee for the conference.
Registration, schedule, and additional details at http://candwcon.org/2018/computers-and-writing-2018.