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VIDEO: Colleges Announce Winners of Award for Scholarship

VIDEO: Colleges Announce Winners of Award for Scholarship

Economics professor Tyler Cowen is the 2009 recipient of the Award for Scholarship. He will be recognized at the Celebration of Scholarship on October 2 along with Professor Jagadish Shukla, the recipient of the College of Science Award for Scholarship. This year's recipients are featured in a slide-show.

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More Recognition for Griffin Roberts

More Recognition for Griffin Roberts

Karen Griffin Roberts, a George Mason University Bachelor of Individualized Studies graduate who was recently featured in a video compiled by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was featured in a local newspaper article.

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Folklore to Host Bottigheimer

Folklore to Host Bottigheimer

Acclaimed author Ruth B. Bottigheimer will speak at George Mason University on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. in Research 1, room 163. Bottigheimer is the author of Fairy Tales and Society: Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm and Grimm’s Bad Girls and Bold Boys: The Moral and Social Vision of the Tales. In her visit to George Mason University, Bottigheimer will share insights from her latest study, "Fairy Tales: A New History."

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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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Hip Hop and Urban Islam in Europe

Hip Hop and Urban Islam in Europe

In a recent article, Public and International Affairs professor Peter Mandaville illustrates the rise of Muslim hip hop as a new hybrid form of expression and social outlet of Muslim youth. Read the whole article in the Global Studies Review, published by Mason's Center for Global Studies.

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New Course in Arabic Media

New Course in Arabic Media

In fall 2009, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages will offer a new course in Arabic Media, FRLN 330. The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and vocabulary required for understanding the language of newspapers, magazines, television and internet news.

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Alumni Letter from Dean Jack Censer

Alumni Letter from Dean Jack Censer

Dear Alumnus, You may not know this, but we at Mason spent our summer gearing up for the coming academic year. The campus may look empty, but in those air-conditioned offices, we are working to make 2009-2010 a year of connections for both students and alumni. As the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, I believe that it is critical that our alumni have many different ways to reconnect with former classmates and faculty. This summer, we are working with all of the different departments – from Psychology to English to History and Art History to Communication – to pull together a comprehensive list of upcoming events and social networking websites to link you in.

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