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Understanding Change from Many Perspectives

Understanding Change from Many Perspectives

History, business, psychology, sociology, and conflict analysis all contribute to an understanding of cultural shifts: their meaning and significance, how they happen, and how people can affect change in their own lives.

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Students help save ancient Nicaraguan site

Students help save ancient Nicaraguan site

George Mason students, including archaeology major Bryan Dalton, joined others on a dig in Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua, led by Dr. Justin Lowry, and unexpectedly became involved in the re-excavation of the Acahualinca Museum, which had been recently flooded by heavy tropical rains.

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NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) hosted Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, at the April colloquium. Mr. Gjelten shared his insights on how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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Public Sociology in Action

Public Sociology in Action

Professor Johanna Bockman is collaborating on a public sociology project with her colleagues at Empower DC, Syphax Gardens Public Housing, and the University of the District of Columbia. They are studying public housing perceptions among private housing residents in Southwest DC.

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CHSS Scholars REDEFINE Security

CHSS Scholars REDEFINE Security

CHSS scholars Lisa Breglia (Global Affairs), Shannon Davis (Sociology) and Angie Hattery (Women and Gender Studies) presented their posters at the Provost’s annual multidisciplinary research symposium on Friday, February 12th.

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