D(C)MV COMICS Exhibit

Join cartoonists Malaka Gharib and Athena Naylor for a discussion of autobiography and personal storytelling in comics at 4 p.m. today in Fenwick 2001. Moderated by Christopher Kardambikis (Asst. Professor, Printmaking), this conversation is presented as part of the exhibition D(C)MV Comics, currently on view in Fenwick Gallery, and will be recorded for the podcast series Papercuts. A light opening reception will follow in Fenwick Gallery from 5-7 p.m. Learn more about this exhibition and related events at https://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/dcmv-comics.   

About the Artists: Malaka Gharib is an artist and writer based in Washington, D.C. She is the author of I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, about being first generation Filipino Egyptian American. She is a journalist on NPR’s science desk, covering global health and development. Malaka is the founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair and a food zine called The Runcible Spoon. In her free time, she likes drawing comics and making zines, and her work has been featured in The NibCatapultThe New York TimesThe Washington Post and The New York Times Style Magazine. Athena Naylor is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Washington, D.C, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She specializes in autobiographical comics and illustration. She also specializes in being a giant nerd. Athena received a Master’s in Art History from The George Washington University in 2017 and, unsurprisingly, wrote her thesis on comics.

Patriot Pantry Donation Drive 11/1 – 11/25

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mason Libraries are collecting donations for the Patriot Pantry. Donation boxes are available at all four campus libraries: Gateway, Fenwick, Mercer, and Arlington. Donations will be collected from November 1 through November 25, 2019.

Patriot Pantry specifically requests the following items: granola bars; Pop Tarts; pasta; gluten free items and Kosher items. Please note: Patriot Pantry does NOT need canned vegetables, canned soups or feminine hygiene products.

Visit Patriot Pantry’s Amazon Wish List if you are interested in donating items online. Items purchased via this Wish List are shipped directly to the Student Support and Advocacy Center on the Fairfax campus.

For more information, please contact one of the following Library coordinators:

  • Gateway:  Anna Murphy-Lang (amurph2@gmu.edu) or Sarah Burner (sburner@gmu.edu)
  • Fenwick:  Kaitlyn Kinney (kkinney2@gmu.edu)
  • Mercer: John Sherman (jsherma8@gmu.edu)
  • Arlington Campus: Beth Roszkowski (broszkow@gmu.edu )

Memories+Moments from the Vietnam War

Join the Libraries for “Memories + Moments from the Vietnam War,” presented by the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) and sponsored by the Mason branch of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The event is November 12, 3:30 – 5 p.m., 2001 Fenwick Library.

A panel from OLLI – featuring John Ware, Charley Otstott, and Bob Shaffer – will share their individual experiences with the conflict in Vietnam. The panel will be moderated by Meredith Lair, Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History at Mason, and will include time for Q&A. The event will be recorded and added to SCRC’s Oral History Program collection.

Light refreshments will be provided, and all attendees are invited to visit SCRC’s current exhibition on Vietnam.

GIS Day on November 13

GIS Day, an annual event hosted by the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, will take place on Wednesday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fenwick Library.

This year’s theme is “The Intersection of GIS and Drones,” and will feature student work and competitions, employer vendors, and guest speakers.

For a full schedule of events, visit https://cos.gmu.edu/ggs/gis-day/.