C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb will speak at George Mason University’s Fenwick Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Lamb's arrival commemorates an exhibit comprised of his recently donated books and archives collection from Booknotes, C-SPAN’s long-running non-fiction author-interview program which he hosted.
“I don’t see my role as preparing activists,” says Paul Gorski, who is teaching the class as a section of NCLC 395 Special Topics in Experiential Learning. “I just see [animal rights] as a conversation in society that people are really interested in.”
CLCE sponsored a new event on campus this spring semester, "One Book, Two Books, Green Books, Gold Books," an event to bring awareness to literacy in tribute of Dr. Seuss' birthday on Read Across America Day (March 2, 2011).
Paul Gorsky received the Faculty Vision Award, presented to one faculty member each year by the Office of Diversity Programs and Services. This award is for Gorsky's commitment to social justice, activism, and fostering student success within the George Mason University community.
German Perilla began working with the Maijuna through Mason professor Michael Gilmore, an ethnobiologist who’s been working with the Maijuna for many years and helping them maintain their cultural, biological and ecological traditions. Twice a year, Perilla travels to the Amazon to do workshops and classes with the Maijuna.
Earlier this month, New Century College undergraduates learned about civic engagement and political advocacy using the civil rights movement as a case study. The exciting part was that congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis was there to teach it to the students himself.
Sylvia Vitazkova, New Century College professor, deputy director of the Mason Center for Conservation Studies, and head of the MAIS concentration in zoo and aquarium leadership has spent several years working specifically with monkeys. She has just received grant money to help protect them from the illegal pet trade.