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Archive for June, 2013

Unless they hit it big like Today’s Al Roker, the careers of weather forecasters are often only fair and partly cloudy. Which is why Mason alumnus Matt Rogers, MBA ’01, decided to make his own sunshine: He went into business for himself.

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Alumnus Richard Bausch Honored with 2012 Rea Award

by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on June 21st, 2013

Mason alumnus Richard Bausch has joined the ranks of a select group of esteemed writers with his acceptance of the 2012 Rea Award for the Short Story. The prize was presented to Bausch for crafting stories that are “unstintingly about those subjects we can not afford to ignore: matters of life and death, yes; but chiefly matters of life sustained.”

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When Mason sociologist Angela J. Hattery published her research monograph Intimate Partner Violence in 2008, the acquisition editor at Westview Press approached her to write a textbook. “I was hesitant at first since I’d never written a textbook before, but I knew it was desperately needed in the classroom,” says Hattery, the associate director of the Women and Gender Studies Program. The result is her eighth book, The Social Dynamics of Family Violence, which she co-wrote with Earl Smith, Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University.

Continue Reading Fighting the Good Fight: An Interview with Mason Professor Angela J. Hattery