Research Reflections: Seth Hudson

Seth Hudson is an assistant professor of game writing in the Computer Game Design program in Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. On September 25, 3-4 p.m., in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, Professor Hudson will present “Theoretical Approaches to Developing Industry-Relevant Pedagogy
in Computer Game Design”. He will discuss his research on pedagogy in computer game design programs, presenting a framework for course and curriculum development for computer game design in higher education and methodologies that leverage the actual experiences of practitioners in the games industry.

Professor Hudson teaches story design for computer games, critical studies, and the history of computer games. His continuing interests lie in narrative, critical theory, the teaching of writing, and research to improve teacher practice in higher education — all in relation to the emerging field of game studies and game design.

Research Reflections in the Reading Room highlights Mason faculty research interests and foci.

#archivesmonth Information Session

“Archivists bring the past to the present. They’re records collectors and protectors, keepers of memory. They organize unique, historical materials, making them available for current and future research.” – Lisa Lewis

Get ready for Archives Month! On Thursday, September 27, from 1-4 p.m., Special Collections Research Center archivists will be in the Fenwick Atrium to share information about 2018 Archives Month events and Mason Libraries’ archival resources. Stop by to learn more about what they do, ask questions and get acquainted with the Libraries’ special collections. Archival Oddities is the theme for this year’s celebration, October 1-31. For more information, contact Brittney Falter, bfalter@gmu.edu #archivesmonth #archivaloddities #scrc

Fenwick Fellow Applications Due May 7

The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 Fenwick Fellowship is approaching! Mason faculty are invited to apply for the Libraries’ annual fellowship, which is awarded to a Mason faculty member to support a research project that uses and enhances the Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in the faculty member’s chosen field.

Up to two Fellowships of $5,000 each may be awarded; expanded program guidelines include funding for an additional fellowship for a project proposal that specifically aligns with the Libraries’ activities in the area of digital scholarship. Read more: 2018-19 Fenwick Fellowship Announcement.

Application deadline is Monday, May 7, 2018. The awardee(s) will be announced at the start of the Fall 2018 academic term. For more information, please contact Debra Hogan, dhogan1@gmu.edu.

Explore Global Perspectives during iWeek

Mason’s annual International Week takes place from Friday, April 6 until Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Mason Libraries is committed to exploring global perspectives! One way the Libraries achieves this is by acquiring a variety of online resources for students, faculty and staff to help them learn, teach, and succeed. Resources include a wide array of foreign language resources, ranging from books, e-books, scholarly journals, juvenile literaturemusic and movies. Use Quick Search, the Libraries’ CatalogSubject Guides, or the Database List to browse, locate and use the materials.

Explore these resources and more with the Mason Libraries!