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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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Soviet and Russian Film: Innovation and Ideology

Soviet and Russian Film: Innovation and Ideology

This Fall 2020, Russian Program is offering a Soviet and Russian film course. This course investigates the development of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, from their origins to the present. Beginning with the experimental masterpieces of Eisenstein, Vertov and Dovzhenko, film shaped and responded to Soviet ideology, while Russian cinema continues to direct contemporary Russian culture, even as it reveals social contradictions. World renowned filmmakers including Eisenstein and Vertov, Tarkovsky, Zvyagintsev and Todorovsky engage in active dialogue with each other and world cinema to create a uniquely rich cinematic tradition. This course will consider major film movements, directors, trends, and genres of this tradition, with attention to their innovative techniques and ideological contexts.

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A message supporting our international students

A message supporting our international students

This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it would discontinue visa exceptions for international students on F-1 visas who take all of their courses for the semester online. This decision could force hundreds of thousands of international students to leave the United States and threatens to interrupt the academic work of more than 3,000 students here at George Mason University.

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CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrates its graduates in the Class of 2020 with a message from Dean Ann Ardis, a musical tribute from the Green Machine, and more.

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Virtual Student Awards Ceremony

Virtual Student Awards Ceremony

The Spanish Program at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages cordially invites you to join a virtual celebration of Mason students in the Spanish graduate and undergraduate programs.

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Bonilla publishes work on Portuguese acquisition

Bonilla publishes work on Portuguese acquisition

Prof. Carrie Bonilla is lead author on a book chapter published in April 2020 detailing a study of third language (L3) acquisition of Portuguese by second language (L2) Spanish speakers. She is also co-author of a study reporting on L3 Portuguese acquisition through an autonomous, online learning platform. Both chapters are in a volume dedicated to theoretical and practical accounts of the acquisition of Portuguese from a broad range of linguistic perspectives. This collection is particularly appealing in the broad academic sphere of language acquisition due to the fact that there has yet to be one entirely dedicated to Portuguese as an Additional Language (PAL).

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