For Mason Graduate Students: GRADReCon 2019

Graduate Student Life and Mason Libraries have partnered with other departments on campus to once again offer the annual Graduate Research Connections (GRADReCon) workshops on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 in Fenwick Library.

Build your productivity, research, and writing skills with a smorgasbord of workshops on topics essential to your graduate study success at Mason. Topics include funding, writing literature reviews, publishing, grant writing, data management, and more. Learn, share, and meet old and new colleagues. Bring a laptop – bring a friend!

Attendance also provides opportunities to win a drawing for a Spring 2020 reserved graduate study carrel. For more details and the full two-day schedule, visit https://infoguides.gmu.edu/gradrecon.

DiSC Research Connections: Text Mining

Join us for a DiSC Research Connections presentation on “Text Mining Digital Humanities Blogs with APIs, OpenRefine, and R” on Tuesday, October 29, 3-4 p.m., in Fenwick 2001. This session will be led by Laura Crossley, PhD student, Department of History and Art History.

Celebrate Archives Month

October is Archives Month, and our Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) has multiple opportunities for you to learn and celebrate with them.

Archives Month Information Session, Wednesday, October 2, 1-4pm, Johnson Center, Kiosk C: Stop by and chat with someone from the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center about archives and special collections. SCRC will be available to answer any questions you have about archives – or research – and how we can help. We will also have general information about our collections with particular research value.

Archives Fair, Wednesday, October 9, 2-4pm, Fenwick 2001: Come and speak to various local archival repositories about their collections, historical resources, and potential internships. Participating organizations, in addition to SCRC, include: Virginia Room (Fairfax County Public Library), Fairfax Circuit Court Historical Records Center, Thomas Balch Library, Local History and Special Collections (Alexandria Library), Truban Archives (Shenandoah County Library), Center for Local History (Arlington Public Library), Louise Archer Elementary School Archives and Historic Vienna, Inc., Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (REMIX), Virginia Commonwealth University Special Collections and Archives. 

Archives Month Open House, Thursday, October 31, 12-3pm, Fenwick 2400 (SCRC Seminar Room): Join Special Collections Research Center for a fun-filled event to celebrate the end of Archives Month. We will display some of our coolest materials related to “Book Arts,” this year’s Archives Month theme. We will be dressing in costume – so feel free to dress up too! Light food and refreshments will be served (away from the materials, of course!).

Need dissertation or thesis assistance?

University Dissertation & Thesis Services (UDTS) welcomes you to the Fall 2019 Semester! 

If you’re planning to graduate this semester, and you’re a Master’s or Doctoral student who is writing a thesis or dissertation, check out the UDTS website at thesis.gmu.edu. UDTS exists to help you prepare, format, complete, and submit your theses and dissertations correctly and on time. 

If you have questions about how UDTS can assist you, please email udts@gmu.edu.  To set up an appointment to learn more visit the LibCal Scheduler