College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Archives - 1212 Full Articles

College Launches New Global MA

College Launches New Global MA

Fall 2009, students at George Mason University will have the opportunity to earn a master of arts in global affairs. Building on Mason’s commitment to global education, the MA in global affairs gives students an opportunity to further explore globalization and choose from courses from a variety of disciplines.

Read More »
Shannon Pennell, English '11, wins a CHSS Dean's Challenge Award

Shannon Pennell, English '11, wins a CHSS Dean's Challenge Award

Shannon volunteers each week as a peer mentor assisting Mason students with learning disabilities and disorders in successfully completing their pursuit of a degree. Also during her time at Mason, Shannon has written for the campus literary magazine Vox Pop, been a part of the Program Board Film Committee, and completed the Honors Program in the English major as a junior (a program normally only pursued by seniors). Off-campus, she recently went door-to-door working for the Public Interest Research Group trying to foster grassroots support for legislation requiring greater use of alternative fuels.

Read More »
CHSS Holds First Undergraduate Research Symposium

CHSS Holds First Undergraduate Research Symposium

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences holds its first Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 14 in Dewberry Hall. All college undergraduate majors engaged in scholarly research or creative projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor are eligible to participate.

Read More »
Longtime Mason professor to retire, university honors her work and research with symposium

Longtime Mason professor to retire, university honors her work and research with symposium

The Department of Philosophy honors professor Debra Bergoffen with a symposium called “Vulnerable Bodies” – an April 16, 2009 event that examines the vulnerabilities of aging, disabled, intersexed, harmed and raped bodies. Dr. Bergoffen, who is retiring after nearly 40 years at Mason, has spent much of her career in academia exploring the concept of vulnerable bodies. Her research has focused on the dignity of the body and how it informs us and dictates the ways in which we formulate medical practice and social justice policies.

Read More »
Mason professor will give insight on his writing process.

Mason professor will give insight on his writing process.

Alan Cheuse, an acclaimed novelist, critic and English professor, will be appearing at George Mason’s Center for the Arts on April 20 at 7 p.m. National Public Radio's longtime “voice of books,” Cheuse is the eighth and final speaker in the university’s “Vision Series” – an eight month series of lectures that sheds light on the creativity and real-world research that takes place every day on Mason’s campus.

Read More »