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New Course Encourages Students to Think Critically about Language

New Course Encourages Students to Think Critically about Language

Although English is the only language spoken in the majority of homes in the United States, almost 20 percent of the population five years and older speaks another language at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But what are these languages and who speaks them? Is this similar to or different from other countries and other historical periods? How do multilinguals use the different languages they know, and how is their language use related to their identities?

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History Student Receives Dissertation Award

History Student Receives Dissertation Award

Roger Mellen, 2007 graduate of Mason’s PhD in history, was awarded an honorable mention for the Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize.

4th Annual Dean’s Tailgate

4th Annual Dean’s Tailgate

Save the Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Mason Hall Atrium. Men’s Basketball: George Mason University vs. James Madison University, game time 12:00 p.m. Alumni, family and friends gather in Mason Hall Alumni Atrium for food, fun and festivities before a home game.

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PIA Alumni Receive 2008 Fulbright Scholarships

PIA Alumni Receive 2008 Fulbright Scholarships

Rosella Glenn (BA global affairs '06, MA political science '08) travels to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to work with USAID and other nongovernmental organizations. Lena Mualla (BA government and international politics '08)left for Surabaya, Indonesia to teach English as a second language.

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