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Philosophy Major Travels to China

Philosophy Major Travels to China

Clayton Richey, a philosophy student at George Mason University, traveled to China to satisfy a long-held curiosity about Asian culture. After living in South Korea for five years as a child, Richey immersed himself in the teachings of the Shaolin, philosophy and language. He was driven to travel to China because “mastering a language requires more than just classroom training,” he said. “You need first-hand experience with the culture.”

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College Students Win Global Education Awards

College Students Win Global Education Awards

While many of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' students will travel abroad this winter, 20 of them are headed to places likes Israel, Palestine, London, Switzerland, Greece, and Turkey thanks to awards from Mason's Center for Global Education.

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Cambridge Press Publishes Winkler’s Latest Book

Cambridge Press Publishes Winkler’s Latest Book

Martin Winkler adds to his impressive list of publications on Classics and cinema with a new study published by Cambridge University Press. Cinema and Classical Texts interprets films as visual texts and provides the first systematic demonstration of the affinities between Greco-Roman literature and the cinema. It examines major themes from classical myth and history such as the question of heroism and patriotism in war and the representation of women like Helen of Troy and Cleopatra as products of male desire and fantasy.

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Colleagues, Students, Alumni Remember Jeff Chamberlain

Colleagues, Students, Alumni Remember Jeff Chamberlain

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences announces a memorial service for Jeffrey Chamberlain, professor and chair of Modern and Classical Languages, who died in September. The memorial will take place on Wednesday, Feb.3, 2010, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts. Chamberlain served on the Mason faculty for 26 years.

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Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

On Monday Nov. 9, 2009, students at George Mason University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by tearing down a replica that was built on campus. The wall, complete with graffiti, was built by students as part of Freedom Without Walls – a series of events organized by Mason's faculty and students.

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Roman-Mendoza Receives Award

Roman-Mendoza Receives Award

Esperanza Roman-Mendoza, associate professor of Spanish, was awarded the 2009 Teaching with Technology Award. She was one of six Teaching Excellence Award winners that were selected by the university through a competitive process in which they documented their educational excellence. Award winners received a $2,000 stipend and $1,000 to support their teaching and learning activities.

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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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Professor Emeritus Aksyonov Dies

Professor Emeritus Aksyonov Dies

Vassily Aksyonov, Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature and Writing, died on Monday, July 6, in Moscow. He was 76. According to news reports, he had been in the hospital since January 2008 after suffering a stroke. In December 2004, Aksyonov received the Open Russia Booker Prize, which is awarded for the best Russian novel of the year. His award, presented in Moscow, was for “Voltairiens and Voltairiennes,” a historical narrative about 18th-century Russia laced with hints and prophecies about contemporary political issues.

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Join the French Club

Join the French Club

Mason's French Club offers students and exciting set of options, including meetings and parties with cultural food exploration, films and more.

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