CHSS Digest

November 1, 2022

CHSS Digest November 1, 2022

 

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Announcements & Resources
Help our students "LinkUp" to success!

Help our students "LinkUp" to success!

Please encourage your students to take part in the college's LinkUp program, which connects current CHSS students to our alumni to learn about their career choices and paths. The next event will be held virtually on November 17, 5 - 7:30 pm.

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CHR seeks proposals for its second annual symposium (theme: "Connecting/Not Connecting")

CHR seeks proposals for its second annual symposium (theme: "Connecting/Not Connecting")

Mason's Center for Humanities Research has issued a call for papers for its interdisciplinary symposium, "Connecting/Not Connecting," seeking proposals from faculty and advanced PhD candidates. The symposium takes place April 27-28; proposals are due November 30.

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Announcing CHR's 2023-24 theme, call for residential fellowship applications

Announcing CHR's 2023-24 theme, call for residential fellowship applications

The Center for Humanities Research's 2023-24 theme calls for literary, cultural, historical, philosophical, artistic, linguistic, anthropological, religious, and archival engagements with the question of disposability. Learn more and apply to be a fellow. Applications due at noon on November 21.

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Professional headshots for CHSS staff and faculty

Professional headshots for CHSS staff and faculty

A few slots remain for our next headshot event, Wednesday, November 16. Click through for available times, signup link, and tips for a great professional image (photo by Wyron A. on Unsplash).

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Have you completed your IT security awareness training?

Have you completed your IT security awareness training?

New in 2022: employees who do not take IT security awareness training by the November 16 deadline will have their accounts disabled. Please access the training through MasonLeaps to avoid this disruption (image by Mabel Amber from Pixabay).

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Food for Thought: an evening of support for Mason's Center for Psychological Services

Food for Thought: an evening of support for Mason's Center for Psychological Services

The Leidos headquarters in Reston, Virginia, hosted the annual Food for Thought event, a major fundraiser for Mason's Center for Psychological Services. More than 190 guests enjoyed an evening of food, fun, and appreciation for the center's supporters.

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Faculty and staff giving

Faculty and staff giving

CHSS faculty and staff choose to demonstrate their support for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences every year. Many choose to give through payroll deduction, an effective way to contribute to the program, scholarship, or initiative of your choice at Mason.

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CHSS Coffee Hour November 16

CHSS Coffee Hour November 16

Mark your calendars for a CHSS Coffee Hour on Wednesday, November 16 from 9-10am in the 6th floor Horizon Hall kitchen. RSVP link coming soon (image by Nathan Dunloe on Unsplash).

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Horizon has arrived!

Horizon has arrived!

The fall 2022 edition of the college's news-zine, Horizon, is available online. Check out our latest news and learn how you can share yours.

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Instructional Guidelines & Support
Promote spring courses via CHSS social media and video outreach

Promote spring courses via CHSS social media and video outreach

CHSS Academic Affairs wants to help our faculty promote their spring 2023 courses through the college's social media and video outreach channels. Find details and instructions here.

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Research News
Thanksgiving grant proposal deadlines

Thanksgiving grant proposal deadlines

Mason will be closed from November 23 through November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Grant proposals that are due November 23-30 must be submitted to CHSS Pre-Award by November 14 to meet OSP's mandatory internal deadline. Applications due December 1-2 must be submitted to CHSS Pre-Award by November 27.

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NHC Virtual Book Talks now available as podcasts

NHC Virtual Book Talks now available as podcasts

The National Humanities Center, of which CHSS is a member, has announced that 24 special episodes of their Virtual Book Talks are now available in podcast format.

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NSF announces name changes to education directorate and to the human resource division

NSF announces name changes to education directorate and to the human resource division

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced changes to the names of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources and the Division of Human Resource Development on October 25, 2022.

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NSF CAREER grant support's linguist's work to document and support Yupik language

NSF CAREER grant support's linguist's work to document and support Yupik language

Sylvia Schreiner, assistant professor in the linguistics program, has received a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to support her work documenting and supporting the Yupik language on St. Lawrence Island.

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HR News
$5 Fridays at Ike's and Southside

$5 Fridays at Ike's and Southside

Every first Friday of the month, Mason Dining offers a discounted $5 lunch to faculty and staff at Ike's and Southside. The remaining fall dates are November 4 and December 2.

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2022 University Day Service Awards - Tune in November 8 and 9

2022 University Day Service Awards - Tune in November 8 and 9

The 2022 University Day Service Awards will take place on November 8 and 9: Green Day, honoring faculty and staff with five, ten, and fifteen years of service is November 8 and Gold Day, honoring staff and faculty with twenty to forty-five years of service, is November 9. Stream the events on GMU-TV.

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TIAA financial webinars

TIAA financial webinars

TIAA is offering webinars in November and December that are designed to enhance your financial savvy. Learn about retirement savings, tax planning strategies, managing your money, and more (image by PublicDomaninPictures on Pixabay).

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Employee of the Month nominations

Employee of the Month nominations

Celebrate the hard work and achievements of your colleagues by nominating them for Mason's Employee of the Month. This award celebrates classified staff, administrative/professional faculty, and wage employees who embody the values of the university.

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New talent acquisition resources

New talent acquisition resources

Mason's talent acquisition team has launched two new online resources to assist with departments' recruitment efforts: a resource page for search coordinators, and direct recruiting assistance for hard-to-fill-positions (image from Tumisu from Pixabay).

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CHSS in the Media

In New York Times, Gyu Tag Lee comments on culture awareness in the K-pop industry

Gyu Tag Lee, associate professor of cultural studies and media criticism at Mason Korea, contributed to a New York Times article about concerns of racism and cultural insensitivity among artists in the K-pop industry.

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In the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Rutledge Dennis reflects on co-author John Moeser

Professor Rutledge Dennis, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, contributed to a Richmond Times-Dispatch appreciation for the work of Dr. John Moeser, with whom he authored the book, "The Politics of Annexation: Oligarchic Power in a Southern City."

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On the China Global TV Network, Kevin Matthews compared front runners for UK prime minister

As the United Kingdom was searching for a new prime minister, Assistant Professor Kevin Matthews offered background on several leading candidates.

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In Bloomberg and the Washington Post, Tyler Cowen discusses an equity-efficiency tradeoff

In a Washington Post and Bloomberg opinion piece, economics professor Tyler Cowen addresses widespread discussion among economists about considerations of equity and efficiency in debating economic policies.

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In the Delaware Bay-to-Bay News, Charles Chavis quoted on lynching hearings

Charles Chavis, African and African American Studies program and the founding Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, comments on hearings of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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In Mother Nature News, John Cook cited discusses the nature of scientific "proof" of climate change

In an article that discusses scientists' ability to "prove" the human causality of climate change, John Cook, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and researcher with the Center for Climate Change Communication, points out the evidence for human activity driving climate change.

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Events & Deadlines

Spooky Stories: A Virtual Story-Telling Event

Clock Icon for Tuesday, November  1, 2022  8:00 PM to  9:30 PM EDTTuesday, November 1, 2022 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

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The Palestinian Anti-Colonial Movement

From Liberation and Return to Zionist Cooptation

Clock Icon for Wednesday, November  2, 2022  4:30 PM to  6:00 PM EDTWednesday, November 2, 2022 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Global South Research Hub, CSSR presents a public lecture by Anaheed Al-Hardan. ​Anaheed Al- Hardan is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Howard University and author of the award-winning Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities (Columbia University Press, 2016)

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Visiting Filmmakers Series: Mahrya MacIntire with The Slow Hustle

Clock Icon for Wednesday, November  2, 2022  4:30 PM to  7:00 PM EDTWednesday, November 2, 2022 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

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The Slow Hustle is nominated for a 2022 Emmy Award. The film chronicles the still unsolved death of Baltimore police detective Sean Suiter, fatally shot in 2017 while in the line of duty, and explores the ongoing speculation about what really happened that day.

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Black Women's Hair: Culture, History, and Identity

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Women and Gender Studies will be discussing how Black women's hair has impacted hiring, professionalism, and how expression creates a bond of culture and identity.

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The Janes- Film Screening & Directors Discussion

Clock Icon for Friday, November  4, 2022  5:00 PM to  7:30 PM EDTFriday, November 4, 2022 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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Are you outraged about the attacks against bodily autonomy and Roe v. Wade? Would you like to learn more about political activism in the pre-Roe v. Wade era in the United States? If yes, sign up for WGST's showing of The Janes. This film details the underground networks that provided resources and solution for people seeking abortions. After the film screening there will be a Q & A session with the Directors Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin. We hope to see you there! Co-sponsored by Film and Video Studies & The Visiting Filmmakers Series.

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Legendtrip & Lattes: The Exorcist Stairs & Georgetown

Clock Icon for Sunday, November 13, 2022 10:00 AM to  1:00 PM ESTSunday, November 13, 2022 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

New Narratives from Spain

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Readings and conversation in English led by Spanish Poet & Professor Rei Berroa.

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Connecting/Not Connecting in Climate Justice Organizing

A panel co-hosted by Mason’s Center for Humanities Research and Institute for a Sustainable Earth

Clock Icon for Friday, November 11, 2022  2:00 PM to  3:30 PM ESTFriday, November 11, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Map Icon for Hybrid Event: Merten 1204 or via Zoom (registration required)Hybrid Event: Merten 1204 or via Zoom (registration required)

Writing History, Narrating War

Historian and Director of the Ukrainian Institute London Olesya Khromeychuk

Clock Icon for Monday, November 14, 2022  3:00 PM to  4:15 PM ESTMonday, November 14, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM EST

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