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Students Celebrate Scholarships

Students Celebrate Scholarships

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a celebratory luncheon on Friday, April 24, 2009, in honor of the 2009-2010 recipients of the Dean’s Challenge Scholarships and Fellowships. Recipients of these awards are graduate and undergraduate students who are making academically challenging choices.

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2009 Text and Community Program Enhances Department’s Year of the African Novel

2009 Text and Community Program Enhances Department’s Year of the African Novel

The English Department has selected Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut novel, Nervous Conditions, for the 2009 Text and Community Program. Each spring, Text and Community fosters a collaboration between the English Department and other Mason departments and organizations, with professors encouraged to adopt the chosen title in their course work and students encouraged to read the book on their own, all with the goal of approaching a single text from diverse viewpoints and across a variety of disciplines.

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Recent PhD Graduate Mellen Receives Recognition

Recent PhD Graduate Mellen Receives Recognition

Dr. Roger Mellen, who received his PhD in History from GMU in August 2007, was awarded an honorable mention by the American Journalism Historians Association for his dissertation in the Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize for 2008.

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Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

In a series of stations -- 31 posters positioned throughout Dewberry Hall -- students presented the findings of their research and welcomed questions and discussion from faculty and students who attended the first annual college Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 14, 2009.

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Fiction Writer Cheuse Shared Tips at Vision Series

Fiction Writer Cheuse Shared Tips at Vision Series

Alan Cheuse, an acclaimed novelist, critic and professor, appeared at George Mason’s Center for the Arts on April 20. National Public Radio's longtime “voice of books,” Cheuse was the eighth and final speaker in the university’s “Vision Series” – an eight month series of lectures that sheds light on the real world research and creativity that takes place every day on Mason’s campus.

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