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Sociology Alum Uses Real Life as a Drawing Board

Sociology Alum Uses Real Life as a Drawing Board

The George Mason University Field House is an on-campus social hub where friends can get together and enjoy organized or quick pickup games of basketball. For John Robinson, MA sociology ’10, it was also a classroom and research facility.

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Global Affairs Programs Merge

Global Affairs Programs Merge

In August 2010, the undergraduate and graduate degrees in global affairs merged, creating a single global affairs program. The new director, Mills Kelly, associate professor in the history and art history department, is looking forward to continuing a strong base of study.

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College Students Win Language Scholarships

College Students Win Language Scholarships

Three Mason students were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study abroad this summer. The students are among 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students selected from nearly 5,300 applicants.

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Student Award Recipients

Student Award Recipients

Each year, the Global Affairs Program presents awards to its outstanding students. The program is proud to announce the recipients of these awards for 2009-2010. Congratulations to all the students for their outstanding achievements.

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Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies. Warren Brown, the founder and owner of successful bakery CakeLove and Love Café’, and poet and author Robert Pinsky are the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.

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Burt Introduces New Issue

Burt Introduces New Issue

Several participants in a recent international symposium publish analyses from the symposium in Global Studies Review. Sponsored by the Mason Transitional/Transnational Justice Working Group, the symposium theme was "Accountability after Mass Atrocity: Latin American and African Examples in Comparative Perspective." The introduction by Jo-Marie Burt, Public and International Affairs, gives context and connection to their articles.

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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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