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Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

On Monday Nov. 9, 2009, students at George Mason University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by tearing down a replica that was built on campus. The wall, complete with graffiti, was built by students as part of Freedom Without Walls – a series of events organized by Mason's faculty and students.

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UCLA Professors Come to Mason to Talk Immigration

UCLA Professors Come to Mason to Talk Immigration

As part of its ongoing series of forums, Migration Projects @ Mason is pleased to announce a book talk and DVD presentation of Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrants Speak Out. The Nov. 12 event will feature Kent Wong, Director of UCLA’s Center for Labor Research and Education, and Mantias Ramos, UCLA graduate and immigration rights activist will discuss the DREAM Act, an important piece of legislation designed to ensure that all students have access to higher education.

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Comparative Panel to Discuss Global Economic Crisis

Comparative Panel to Discuss Global Economic Crisis

A comparative panel featuring Dr. Bassam Haddad, Dr. Hazel McFerson and Dr. Ming Wan will discuss how the current economic crisis has affected economic development. Considered leaders in their respective fields of research, these three scholars will convene on Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. at Mason Hall in an event that is free and open to the public.

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Alum and WUSA-9 Anchor Has a Drive to Give

Alum and WUSA-9 Anchor Has a Drive to Give

Angie Goff, BA Communication 2001, is in motion at all times. Goff, traffic anchor, entertainment correspondent, lifestyle blogger and morning fill-in anchor for WUSA-9, joined the Washington, D.C., CBS affiliate in 2007 and has solidified her spot among the area's top media personalities.

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English Students to Help Plan Smithsonian Folklife Festival

English Students to Help Plan Smithsonian Folklife Festival

As part of their course work, Professor Yoonmee Chang’s spring 2010 Honors seminar students will help plan and prepare the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Students from ENGL 414 (American Chinatowns) will have an opportunity not only to study ethnography but also to practice it.

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AIDS Quilt Bound for Mason Campus on World AIDS Day

AIDS Quilt Bound for Mason Campus on World AIDS Day

George Mason University will commemorate World AIDS Day by bringing more than 100 blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to the Fairfax campus on Dec. 1, 2009. This event will be open to the public and is expected to be the largest display of the quilt on the east coast.

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College Recognizes Mary Roper Award Winners

College Recognizes Mary Roper Award Winners

Each year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents the Mary Roper award, which honors members of its classified staff that have made outstanding contributions to the college. This year's winners are Karen Secrist from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Andy Privee from the Center for History and New Media.

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