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Call for Nominations: CHSS Alumni Awards

Call for Nominations: CHSS Alumni Awards

Each year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents awards to recognize alumni from every department who are making a remarkable difference in the world. Please consider making a nomination before the May 31 deadline.

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Jen Barnard is Mason's March Employee of the Month

Jen Barnard is Mason's March Employee of the Month

Jen Barnard, office manager in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, coordinates the department's 100+ faculty and staff members and over 1,000 students. Described as having a "Swiss Army knife" of skills, she was honored by Mason president Gregory Washington on March 1.

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2021 Sojourner Truth Lecture: the Power of Politics and Protest

2021 Sojourner Truth Lecture: the Power of Politics and Protest

The 2021 Sojourner Truth Lecture explores the power of politics and protest in the pursuit of justice, and features Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, PhD, and Mason alumna Aja Clark. Yevette Richards Jordan, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, the Women and Gender Studies Program, and African and African American Studies, moderates the conversation.

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Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Call for Proposals

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Call for Proposals

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) has released a call for proposals for The Role of Cybersecurity in the Spread of Disinformation and Misinformation. CCI seeks proposals from multi-disciplinary teams in the CCI network to conduct research on the how cybersecurity and artificial intelligence tools and concepts may help to limit, deter, or stop the creation and spread of disinformation and misinformation. The objectives of the program are: to provide seed funding for multi-disciplinary teams to address a research question that requires the combination of technical expertise in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence with expertise in the social sciences, humanities, and/or law; to generate research findings that advance the state of the art on the topic; and to increase the competitiveness of the teams for extramural funding.

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Remember to use SciENcv for NSF biosketches and current and pending documents

Remember to use SciENcv for NSF biosketches and current and pending documents

The Mason Office of Sponsored Programs asks faculty to use SciENcv for the preparation of National Science Foundation (NSF) Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support proposal documents. As of October 2020 NSF began enforcing the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the preparation of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support proposal documents.

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Experts discuss publishing in the humanities and social sciences

Experts discuss publishing in the humanities and social sciences

On February 19, 2021 CHSS Research hosted an event with a panel of publishing experts representing Duke University Press, Mason Publishing Group, and CHSS English, who discussed various topics regarding publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Topics included descriptions of types of publishing, how to engage with publishers, how to secure a contract for publishing, review processes, and more.

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