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Text and Community to Encourage Discussion on Immigration

Text and Community to Encourage Discussion on Immigration

The Text and Community Program is an annual semester-long project co-sponsored by George Mason’s English Department and the Mason Project on Immigration. While English courses will examine The Devil’s Highway as an exemplary work of nonfiction, the book also offers a powerful examination of U.S. and Mexican border activities and immigration policies.

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College is Home to Two Truman Scholarship Finalists

College is Home to Two Truman Scholarship Finalists

The finalists for the 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship – a prestigious, competitive program that provides $30,000 for graduate study – were recently named. The selection committee endorsed two Mason candidates with majors in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences who showed impressive academic achievements, leadership skills and community involvement.

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Science and Society Minor has a Successful Start

Science and Society Minor has a Successful Start

The close of the fall semester 2007 marked the successful end of the inaugural course in the new minor, Science and Society. Fifteen students completed Introduction to Science and Society, one of two required courses for the interdisciplinary minor, which allows students to develop individualized concentrations in areas that focus on the intersection of science and society.

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The Technology Across the Curriculum Program Explores Blogging

The Technology Across the Curriculum Program Explores Blogging

Because of the increasingly important role that blogs are playing in so many aspects of our lives it is important that students develop an active deep and critical understanding of how to blog, how blogs function, and what their impact is likely to be. With these goals in mind, the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) program convened a cohort of faulty who elected to redesign their courses to include the use of blogs as a central feature of the undergraduate course assignments.

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Center for History and New Media Receives $7M Award

Center for History and New Media Receives $7M Award

Mason has been awarded a contract — valued at $7 million if fully funded over five years — by the U.S. Department of Education to create an online National History Education Clearinghouse. The online project, which will be housed in Mason's Center for History and New Media (CHNM), will focus on historical thinking and learning. It will also help K-12 history teachers become more effective educators and show their students why history is relevant to their daily lives.

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Q & A: David Haines

Q & A: David Haines

We asked Haines, Sociology and Anthropology, an immigration expert, for some insight on immigration issues on and off campus.

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