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Archive for September, 2010

Hey, alumni, won’t you please come home and visit every now and then? Well, here’s your chance. Marking its second year, Mason’s Alumni Weekend kicks off Thursday, September 30, and lasts through Sunday, October 3. Though there will be a ton of activities to keep alums busy all weekend, some of the highlights include a…

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Each Thursday evening this semester at Mason, expect to hear gasps and screams coming from Room 80 in Enterprise Hall. That’s because what’s being discussed inside is a topic that has most horror movie fans clutching their popcorn bags in fear: the walking undead. Jeffrey Mantz, an assistant professor at Mason, is teaching an anthropology…

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Let Them Eat (Charm City) Cake!

by Colleen Kearney Rich on September 17th, 2010

It may have rained on the grand opening of the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore residence halls on Thursday, but the students came to celebrate anyway. Doc Nix and the Green Machine were sheltered by tents as they made their music. Festivities were moved inside Pilot House, Mason’s newest student eatery, and the line was…

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Career Takes Alum Far (And We Mean Far!) Away

by Jason Jacks on September 13th, 2010

Mason grad Lee Lacy’s search for meaningful work took her not only out of the region, but halfway around the world. For the past three years, Lacy, MS Social and Organizational Learning ‘02, has been heading up the Peace Corps’ volunteer efforts in Armenia. As Peace Corps director in the western Asia country, she leads a program…

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Rappin’ with Economist Russ Roberts

by Colleen Kearney Rich on September 9th, 2010

In the upcoming fall issue of the Mason Spirit, we feature a number of Mason economists and their somewhat unusual research pursuits. One of the economists we chatted with for the feature was Russ Roberts, who is known for bringing economics to the creative arts. He is a novelist with three books to his credit—The Price of…

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