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For Students Who Want to Go Global, New Advisor is the Ticket

For Students Who Want to Go Global, New Advisor is the Ticket

Students looking to add a global component to their education are no longer on their own. In mid-August, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hired sociology graduate student John Robinson to be the university’s first global programs advisor. In this role, Robinson, also an advisor for the Global Affairs Undergraduate Program, serves as a liaison between students in any major and various global education programs at Mason. Robinson steers students toward different programs based on their interests and needs.

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Rosenblum Works With Diversity Research Group

Rosenblum Works With Diversity Research Group

Dr. Karen Rosenblum of George Mason University’s Sociology and Anthropology Department has embarked on many projects as part of a special group called The Diversity Research Group. These projects have put students at the center ground-breaking research and exposed them to experiences outside of the traditional classroom.

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New Course on Genocide

New Course on Genocide

Palkovich explores the difficult and complex topic of genocide in a new graduate offering in anthropology spring 2010. She will engage anthropological perspectives on genocide and consider the ways in which anthropologists have (or have not) confronted issues of mass violence.

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College Recognizes Exemplary Staff

College Recognizes Exemplary Staff

Karen Secrist’s three-decade career working for George Mason University started just off of Route 50 in Fairfax at what is now known as Paul VI Catholic High School. “There’s only a few of us left that remember those days,” said Dean Jack Censer during a Dec. 2 celebration that honored Secrist as one of the 2009 Mary Roper award-winners.

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Mantz Pursuing Field Studies in Congo

Mantz Pursuing Field Studies in Congo

Jeff Mantz from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is back in the Congo, where he is pursuing field studies about coltan. He recently wrote "Blood Diamonds of the Digital Age: Coltan and the Eastern Congo."

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From the Inside-Out: Gender Issues Examined at Mason

From the Inside-Out: Gender Issues Examined at Mason

Eleven undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in WMST 411 or 611 Gender Research Project, chose their own research topics, and used various methodologies to answer their sociological queries. On May 7, those researchers presented their findings and received feedback from professors, students and community members at the Second Annual Gender Research Conference.

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Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

In a series of stations -- 31 posters positioned throughout Dewberry Hall -- students presented the findings of their research and welcomed questions and discussion from faculty and students who attended the first annual college Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 14, 2009.

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