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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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Summer Program Immerses Students in Italian Language and Culture

Summer Program Immerses Students in Italian Language and Culture

Learning a new language can be difficult, but students interested in studying Italian over the summer have the opportunity to participate in a new immersion program at Mason. The “Little Italies” program was developed specifically for Mason students and features intensive language instruction, daily Italian lunch hours, and trips to Italian cultural events in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Your Homework Tonight is to IM and YouTube

Your Homework Tonight is to IM and YouTube

In today's age where even presidential campaigns fall flat without a nifty video on YouTube, students taking Char Miller's section of Government 490 have a leg up, gaining hands-on experience linking government studies with the mastery of new media.

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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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PIA's Katz speaks at Woodrow Wilson Center

PIA's Katz speaks at Woodrow Wilson Center

At the Woodrow Wilson Center discussion - “Russian-Iranian Relations in the Ahmadinejad Era," Mark Katz, Department of Public and International Affairs, analyzed the Russian-Iranian relationship. His view is that the growing closeness between Russia and Iran is shaky.

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