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College Students Win Global Education Awards

College Students Win Global Education Awards

While many of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' students will travel abroad this winter, 20 of them are headed to places likes Israel, Palestine, London, Switzerland, Greece, and Turkey thanks to awards from Mason's Center for Global Education.

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Students head to South Africa over Winter Break

Students head to South Africa over Winter Break

Professor Ben Carton will lead students on a winter break journey through the tropical South African province of KwaZulu-Natal on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Students will live with Zulu families in urban townships and rural villages, where they will observe infrastructure projects, cultural performances, and traditional rituals. Local historians and district chiefs will introduce students to the challenges of national development after “Mandela’s Miracle” and to legendary stories of Shaka Zulu and his kingdom in sacred Emakhosini, or “Valley of the Kings,” the burial place of Zulu founders.

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Greet's Book Published

Greet's Book Published

On Thursday, December 10, 2009, Dr. Michele Greet’s latest book Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art will be launched at the Art Museum of the Americas. This book is being lauded as “an excellent contribution to the literature on Latin American art and culture."

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Book Launch for Dr. Michele Greet’s Latest Book

Book Launch for Dr. Michele Greet’s Latest Book

On Thursday, December 10, 2009, Dr. Michele Greet’s latest book Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art will be launched at the Art Museum of the Americas. The event will start at 6:30 pm. Street parking is available beginning at 6:00 pm.

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Education and Military Service Define Alumnus

Education and Military Service Define Alumnus

Robert Knight, BA History ’85, logged more than 1,300 hours as a bombardier/navigator of an A-6E Intruder – a carrier-based attack aircraft – before leaving active duty and returning to Mason as a non-degree student in political science; a move that sparked his career in law.

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Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

On Monday Nov. 9, 2009, students at George Mason University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by tearing down a replica that was built on campus. The wall, complete with graffiti, was built by students as part of Freedom Without Walls – a series of events organized by Mason's faculty and students.

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Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

George Mason University welcomes Dr. Cemil Aydin as the new director of its Center for Global Islamic Studies. Aydin joined Mason’s History and Art History Department in the fall of 2009, holding the Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, bringing with him years of experience in the fields of history and Middle Eastern studies.

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Dean Jack Censer’s Collaboration Wins Award

Dean Jack Censer’s Collaboration Wins Award

The 2009 MERLOT History Classics Award was given to “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution” a multimedia collaboration, headed by Jack Censer and Lynn Hunt (UCLA).  This project was produced by Mason’s Center for History and New Media and the City University of New York’s American Social History Project.

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Mason Welcomes Sport and American Culture Minor

Mason Welcomes Sport and American Culture Minor

Sport and American culture is a new minor at George Mason University.  It provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how sport has influenced and been influenced by American culture. Minor director Jennifer Lansbury recently answered a few questions about the new minor. Here’s what she had to say.

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Carton Inspires Integrity

Carton Inspires Integrity

George Mason Professor Dr. Benedict Carton was recently selected as a national finalist by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for the Inspire Integrity Award. The only national student-nominated faculty awards program, these awards are presented to full-time university faculty who have, through their lessons and actions, made a significant impact on the lives of their students and instilled a high degree of personal and academic integrity.

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