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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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Steve Farnsworth Discusses Virginia Politics on NPR

Steve Farnsworth Discusses Virginia Politics on NPR

With a week to go before Election Day in Virginia. Candidates for Governor will make their final rounds in the Commonwealth. Meanwhile, pundits and party leaders are speculating about the national impact of the race. Mason's Steve Farnsworth joins WAMU's Morning Edition Host Matt McCleskey to talk about the races.

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Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

George Mason University welcomes Dr. Cemil Aydin as the new director of its Center for Global Islamic Studies. Aydin joined Mason’s History and Art History Department in the fall of 2009, holding the Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, bringing with him years of experience in the fields of history and Middle Eastern studies.

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Dean Jack Censer’s Collaboration Wins Award

Dean Jack Censer’s Collaboration Wins Award

The 2009 MERLOT History Classics Award was given to “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution” a multimedia collaboration, headed by Jack Censer and Lynn Hunt (UCLA).  This project was produced by Mason’s Center for History and New Media and the City University of New York’s American Social History Project.

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