Past Events


Fall 2021 State of the College

Monday, September 27, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom

CHSS faculty and staff, please join Dean Ann Ardis virtually for the semi-annual State of the College event on September 27 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

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FRDA Seed Funding Application Deadline

Friday, September 24, 2021 5:00 PM

The CHSS Faculty Research and Development Awards (FRDA) seed funding applications are due September 24, 2021. A central purpose of FRDA Seed Funding Leading to External Funding (“FRDA Seed Funding”) is to provide seed funding that will lead to an application for external funding.

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2021 Center for Security Policy Studies Annual Symposium

Friday, September 24, 2021 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
125-26 Van Meter Hall, Arlington Campus

The Schar School welcomes the Mason community to the 2021 CSPS Symposium, exploring Technology and the Future of Warfare. Speakers from the Defense Department, the private sector, and the research and academic worlds explore the forms of technology that will shape the battlefields of the future, along with policy challenges of setting rules for these technologies.

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A conversation with Tom Lovejoy & Ed Maibach

Mason Science: Fall 2021 Research Discussions

"Sustaining the Planet for our Children and Grandchildren."

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Off-Campus Location, Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax 22030

Lovejoy and Maibach will share their views on what must happen, worldwide, to prevent catastrophic declines in earth’s life-sustaining capacity—so that our progeny share the blessings that were bestowed on us and our parents—and they will speak about activities currently underway at Mason that are helping to usher in the necessary solutions.

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NSF Proposal and Award Policy Update Webinar

National Science Foundation

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Webinar will provide an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect on October 4, 2021. The PAPPG Webinar details NSF's proposal preparation and submission guidelines and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation.

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Telling Migrant Stories

Telling Migrant Stories Workshop


September 17, 2021, 9:00 AM to September 18, 2021, 1:00 PM
Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall), #118

Telling Migrant Stories is a multidisciplinary workshop on migrant and refugee stories, sponsored by Mason’s Folklore Program, the Institute for Immigration Research, and the Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP). The two-day workshop will convene social science researchers, immigration policy professionals, and immigration activists to foster transdisciplinary conversations about migrant and refugee stories. This event welcomes researchers, policy professionals, activists, and Mason students. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please RSVP by September 6 to reserve your spot.

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