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Owen Awarded Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award

Owen Awarded Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award

Associate Professor Julie Owen was awarded the Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award by the Department of Higher Education. This award is given to program alumni who pursue the best practices of academic research and “uphold the best tradition of scholarly work in the spirit of Tom Magoon,” a former faculty member in the department.

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Ramirez Uribe Wins Oxford Award

Ramirez Uribe Wins Oxford Award

School of Integrative Studies' Pablo Ramirez Uribe is spending his final undergraduate semester in the United Kingdom, participating in the Oxford Semester Experience. Uribe entered and was awarded £1,500 for his essay answering the question, "What is Genius?"

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Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

On April 9th, more than 30 George Mason University students headed to Godwin Middle School in nearby Woodbridge to lead the third annual InCredAble Leadership Conference for 150 Godwin students. The conference concludes a year of collaboration, leadership training and friendship between the George Mason and Godwin students.

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Students Dedicate Spring Break to Education and Service

Students Dedicate Spring Break to Education and Service

From Florida to El Salvador to Jamaica and the District of Columbia, 85 George Mason University students dedicated their spring break to education and service as part of this year’s Alternative Break trips, organized through the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) program in the School of Integrative Studies.

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Student Finds Rich Experiences at SMSC

Student Finds Rich Experiences at SMSC

When Deanna Moore, an integrative studies major, first arrived at George Mason University, she never thought she would spend part of her junior year as an intern, studying endangered cats with researchers from the Smithsonian’s Center for Species Survival.

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NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) hosted Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, at the April colloquium. Mr. Gjelten shared his insights on how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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“Kandahar Journals”: Conflict without Conclusion

“Kandahar Journals”: Conflict without Conclusion

Last Monday, photojournalist Louie Palu screened his film “Kandahar Journals” in the Johnson Center Cinema as part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series sponsored by GMU's Film and Media Studies. The film focuses on Palu’s experiences as an embedded photojournalist in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan from 2006 to 2010.

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Students Explore History and Reconciliation in Cambodia

Students Explore History and Reconciliation in Cambodia

During winter break, eight Mason students travelled to Cambodia with Field Studies at SAIL for the course “Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality.” New Century College Professor Tom Wood led the 14-day trip during which students travelled the length of the country, studying Cambodia’s history, religion and culture.

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