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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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Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

On Monday Nov. 9, 2009, students at George Mason University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by tearing down a replica that was built on campus. The wall, complete with graffiti, was built by students as part of Freedom Without Walls – a series of events organized by Mason's faculty and students.

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Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

George Mason University welcomes Dr. Cemil Aydin as the new director of its Center for Global Islamic Studies. Aydin joined Mason’s History and Art History Department in the fall of 2009, holding the Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, bringing with him years of experience in the fields of history and Middle Eastern studies.

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Religious Studies Welcomes Islamic Studies Professor

Religious Studies Welcomes Islamic Studies Professor

This fall, the Religious Studies Department welcomes Dr. Juliane Hammer to its distinguished list of professors. Dr. Hammer, who received her PhD in Islamic studies from Humboldt University in Berlin, has a wealth of experience in teaching Islamic studies having taught at Princeton, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Elon University.

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Hip Hop and Urban Islam in Europe

Hip Hop and Urban Islam in Europe

In a recent article, Public and International Affairs professor Peter Mandaville illustrates the rise of Muslim hip hop as a new hybrid form of expression and social outlet of Muslim youth. Read the whole article in the Global Studies Review, published by Mason's Center for Global Studies.

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New Course in Arabic Media

New Course in Arabic Media

In fall 2009, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages will offer a new course in Arabic Media, FRLN 330. The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and vocabulary required for understanding the language of newspapers, magazines, television and internet news.

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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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