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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Captain Daniel Boothe, MM Orchestral Conducting '08, at the Air Force Memorial. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Honoring Nation’s Fallen Through Music

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Music alumnus Daniel Boothe was asked by the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations to compose a musical accompaniment for video documentaries of dignified transfers, or somber ceremonies for fallen U.S. soldiers returning home through Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Michael Hogan curates the Final Four Fenwick Library Exhibition. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Re-living 2006’s Final Four Thrill through Fenwick Exhibit

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Dozens of artifacts commemorating the 10th anniversary of Mason’s men’s basketball’s 2006 Final Four run are on display in Fenwick Library until the end of March.

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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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