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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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Iraqi the Focus of Arabic Dialects Class

Iraqi the Focus of Arabic Dialects Class

George Mason University offers ARAB 380, a class that explores the different dialects of the Arabic language. In fall 2009, the class will focus on Iraqi. “Iraqi is the dialect that concerns many Americans these days,” said Sana Hilmi, Arabic program coordinator. She adds that because Iraq is a hot spot, many students go there, and they would like to learn this dialect. It is a dialect that needs to be studied because of the many linguistic changes it represents.

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Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

During the spring 2009 semester, Mason professors Michael Chang and T. Mills Kelly from the Department of History and Art History created a Post-Socialist Film Series that focused on the end of the Cold War and what has come afterwards. The series featured prominent documentary filmmakers showing their films and then answering questions from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

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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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College Launches New Global MA

College Launches New Global MA

Fall 2009, students at George Mason University will have the opportunity to earn a master of arts in global affairs. Building on Mason’s commitment to global education, the MA in global affairs gives students an opportunity to further explore globalization and choose from courses from a variety of disciplines.

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