CHSS Digest

May 3, 2022

CHSS Digest May 3, 2022

With Commencement around the corner, we want to remind readers of the CHSS Digest that this publication will take a break for the summer months, and the next edition, to be published on May 17, will be the final Digest of the 2021-22 academic year.

We hope that this publication is useful to you; please direct any questions or comments about the CHSS Digest to Anne Reynolds at areyno12@gmu.edu.

Announcements & Resources
CHSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion news

CHSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion news

CHSS recently launched a new site dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the college level. The site includes resources for faculty, staff, and students; the college inclusive excellence plan; and will continue to grow as our DEI and inclusive excellence work continues.

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Awardee paging

Awardee paging

We have made several changes to the award application to make it more functional. There are now landing pages for the different types of awards. The navigation reflects the award type you are viewing. And the award show pages focus on the current year and provide navigation to prior years.

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Welcome, Kenneth Santos

Welcome, Kenneth Santos

The dean's office welcomes Kenny Santos to the HR and finance team, where he will be working as a post-award research administrator.

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Research News
Amaka Okechukwu awarded National Endowment for Humanities 2022 Summer Stipend

Amaka Okechukwu awarded National Endowment for Humanities 2022 Summer Stipend

Amaka Okechukwu, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has received a grant from the highly selective National Endowment for the Humanities 2022 Summer Stipend program.

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UPCOMING: SPRING 2022 NSF Grants Conference

UPCOMING: SPRING 2022 NSF Grants Conference

The Spring 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference is to be held during the week of June 6 - 10, 2022. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 11 at 12 p.m. EST.

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2022 Anti-Racism & Inclusive Excellence Seed Funding

2022 Anti-Racism & Inclusive Excellence Seed Funding

The 2022 Anti-Racism & Inclusive Excellence Seed Funding is seeking proposals. This funding will support research, scholarship, and creative activities addressing the myriad issues on the theme of anti-racism and inclusive excellence. Proposals are due at 11:59 pm on June 30, 2022. 

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HR News
Don't miss your chance to be heard

Don't miss your chance to be heard

George Mason's 2022 Faculty and Staff Experience Survey, administered by Gallup, is now underway and closes on May 9. This survey is your opportunity to share your feedback with Mason's leadership. Please take a few minutes and respond. (Image by Thomas Lefebrve on Unsplash.)

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Open enrollment is here

Open enrollment is here

May 2 through May 16 is open enrollment season: the time each spring where you can make changes related to your health plan and re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account for the new year. Learn what's new for 2022!

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion calendar for May now available

Diversity, equity, and inclusion calendar for May now available

The May 2022 Diversity, Education, and Inclusion calendar is now available on the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management website. The calendar includes information on the holidays recognized during the month; please review it while making plans that include our colleagues.

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CHSS in the Media

In Washington Post, Alison Redlich discusses confession underlying Texas murder conviction

In a Washington Post article about a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision questioning the capital murder conviction of Melissa Lucio, criminology professor Alison Redlich comments on questions regarding Lucio's confession to the crime.

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In Bloomberg and Washington Post, Tyler Cowen discusses limits of the green energy revolution

In a Bloomberg opinion article also published in the Washington Post, economics professor Tyler Cowen questions the link between growth in clean energy production and limitation of carbon emissions.

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Harvard Business Review article cites Todd Kashdan's work on psychological flexibility

Psychology professor Todd Kashdan is noted in a Harvard Business Review article for the development of the skillset known as psychological flexibility, which is described as turning difficult emotions into greater focus and dedication.

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Events & Deadlines

Staff Senate Meeting

Clock Icon for Wednesday, May  4, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDTWednesday, May 4, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The May Staff Senate General Meeting will feature guest speakers Provost Mark Ginsberg and Matt Smith, director of accreditation, who will discuss Mason’s most recent re-accreditation process and an update on the future of in-person, hybrid, and virtual learning.

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Visiting Writers: Michael Zapata (Fiction)

Clock Icon for Thursday, May  5, 2022  7:30 PM to  8:30 PM EDTThursday, May 5, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

RESCHEDULED! Novelist Michael Zapata, author of The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, reads from his work and chats with creative writing professor Courtney Brkic as part of Mason's Visiting Writers Series.

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Social Justice and Oral History: Research at Mason

Clock Icon for Friday, May  6, 2022 12:00 PM to  1:00 PM EDTFriday, May 6, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Map Icon for Hybrid- in person in Horizon Hall 6325 or via ZoomHybrid- in person in Horizon Hall 6325 or via Zoom

NEH Summer Stipends webinar; applications now available

Clock Icon for Wednesday, May 18, 2022  2:00 PM to  3:30 PM EDTWednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

NEH staff will host a webinar describing the application and nomination processes for summer stipends, offering some tips for writing the application. Administrators and prospective applicants will find helpful information and are encouraged to attend.

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