A Hollywood Remake, Mason Style

Mason’s growing Film and Video Studies Program is incredibly diverse in an industry that isn’t. Director Giovanna Chesler is building a competitive film program that she hopes the Hollywood film industry will one day resemble.

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Soldier reunited with her daughter
Helping Military Kids Feel at Ease in the Classroom

Deployments and frequent moves are just a few of the battles military children face. Mason is preparing teachers to support them and help them succeed.

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Engineering Safer Bridge Inspections

Mason engineering professor and students test a new technique in Alaska to inspect aging bridges
that is easier and safer, not withstanding the occasional wildlife encounter.

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Mike Hudson, peer advisor in the Engineering Living Learning Community. Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University.
Finding Your Tribe

Living Learning Communities, called LLCs, provide Mason students with the opportunity to live among people who share the same interests or majors. Finding one’s niche on campus has never been easier.

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Put on a Well-Being Face

When the founding fathers wrote of about our “unalienable” rights, the pursuit of happiness was among them. But what if pursuing happy makes us less happy? That’s where well-being comes in.

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Positive Spin

The term “well-being” can bring to mind a touchy-feely quest for personal health and happiness, but there’s a wealth of research behind well-being where strategies are being tested and proven scientifically successful.

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From the Issue

Mason alumna Katherine Craddock was the Grand Prize Winner of the exclusive John Templeton Foundation $50,000 Chronos Prize for Most Inspiring Screenplay by an Established Filmmaker for her screenplay, American Exodus.

Mason Alumna’s Tubman Screenplay Wins $50K Prize

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A grade-school fascination with Harriet Tubman led Mason history alumna Katherine Craddock to write a screenplay about the historical heroine. The piece garnered her a $50,000 prize—and the attention of companies offering her the chance to make it a major Hollywood production.

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F4 Productions at the spring FAVS Film Fest. From left, David Mason III, Meagan Arnold, Jordon Jones, Logan Mckennah Brown.

Lights, Camera, FAVS Students in Action

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“I toured a lot of different film schools, and this was one of the only ones that emphasized working with other students,” says FAVS Meagan Arnold, who comes from Stephens City, Virginia. “It is really hard to make a short film by yourself.”

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Race and Justice in America

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In the new book Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System (New York University Press, 2015), Mason criminology, law and society professor Devon Johnson and coeditors Patricia Y. Warren of Florida State University and Amy Farrell of Northwestern University use the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case to explore how highly publicized criminal cases shape public opinion about offenders, the criminal process, and justice in the United States.

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