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Archive for November, 2013

Inspired by Course, Student–Athlete Leads Community Project

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 14th, 2013

Taking a closer look in your bathroom drawers, you may be surprised to find out just how many bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotions you have accumulated. These bottles of hygiene items are a luxury for some people, especially those who had to suddenly flee a violent domestic situation. This came as a…

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Alumni entrepreneurs donate every cent of profits from their restaurant, CAUSE, to local charities.

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Mentoring Matters

by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 14th, 2013

Mason’s Learning into Future Environments (LIFE) program strives to provide an inclusive university experience to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Finding the New Normal

by Tara Laskowski, MFA '05 on November 12th, 2013

A new book provides reference points for couples to compare their relationship with others and to judge how “normal” they really are.

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Mason professors Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung began their careers on opposite sides of the globe, but their passion for human rights and social justice ultimately brought them together.

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From Our Readers

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 11th, 2013

Flash Mobs and Classroom Rethinking I loved the (spring 2013 Mason Spirit), especially the flash lecture piece on page 6. “Rethinking the Classroom” on pages 12 to 29 was great, too. However, the “Going the Distance” sidebar was interesting. Videotaping for content for distance education (DE) classes (albeit wedding planning) with the goal of emulating…

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Mason’s machine shop provides creative space and cutting-edge technologies to support new ideas, inventions, and discoveries.

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New University Curator Uncovers Mason’s Treasures

by Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on November 8th, 2013

From prints to books to rare art pieces, Mason’s first university curator has uncovered an impressive and historically significant collection of Mason-owned artifacts.

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Alumna of the Year Gives Back

by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 8th, 2013

Alumna Patricia Roberts donates the largest contribution in the School of Management’s history in honor of her beloved finance professor, Robert Johnston.

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Five Tips for a Better Workout

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 6th, 2013

Mason researcher and co-director of the SMART Lab offers five ways to make workouts more effective and enjoyable.

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