Archives Month Open House 10/31

On Wednesday, October 31 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Special Collections Research Center is holding an Archives Month Open House with a display of some of their  archival oddities as well as Archives Month themed materials (including the announcement of the REMIX contest winners). Everyone and anyone is encouraged to attend! Light refreshments will be served outside of the seminar room.

Mason Author Series on November 1: Exoplanets

Join us for our next Mason Author Series event on Thursday, November 1 at 3pm in Fenwick Library 2001. We will be joined by Michael Summers, Professor, Astronomy and James Trefil, University Professor, Physics for a discussion of their book, Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond our Solar System.

About the book: “The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets, astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space. This captivating book reveals the latest discoveries and argues that the incredible richness and complexity we are finding necessitates a change in our questions and mental paradigms. In short, we have to change how we think about the universe and our place in it, because it is stranger and more interesting than we could have imagined.”

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and refreshments will be provided.

About the Mason Author Series: The Mason Libraries’ Mason Author Series features Mason faculty and alumni authors throughout the year, and is generously sponsored by the University Bookstore. For upcoming events, visit http://library.gmu.edu/masonauthorseries.

It’s All About the Bass on Oct. 24

This month’s Music in the Lobby concert highlights bass-register instruments (cellos, double basses, bass clarinet). Join us – It’s All About the Bass! Fenwick Lobby, Wednesday, October 24, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Free!

Plus – exciting news – Music in the Lobby concerts are now approved by the School of Music for MUSI 300 credit! Score – so to speak!

Hosted by Fenwick Library, Music in the Lobby features Mason student performances. Music in the Lobby is coordinated by Professor June Huang, School of Music, and Steve Gerber, Music Librarian. Refreshments provided by Argo Tea Cafe.

For more information about Music in the Lobby, contact Steve Gerber, Music Librarian, sgerber@gmu.edu

 

Monster Movie Night 10/24

It’s Monster Movie Night!

Join us for the cult classic of gooey greatness—THE BLOB. The film follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae. Steve McQueen plays the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader.Plus, there’s MORE! Costume Contest: wear your best! Halloween Snacks + Treats! Prizes! For more information, contact Anna Murphy-Lang, amurph2@gmu.edu, 703-993-3471.

1From Kanopy.com: THE BLOB is available to the Mason Community through one of #MasonLibraries’ streaming video databases, Kanopy. Kanopy provides a collection of over 26,000 films including documentaries, indie and foreign films, as well as classic and feature films. Producers include the Criterion Collection, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, The Great Courses, and many more.