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Peter’s War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 2nd, 2010

Peter’s War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution Joyce Lee Malcolm, Professor of Law Peter’s War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution (Yale University Press, December 2008) tells the story of a slave born in Massachusetts in 1763. Malcolm describes Peter’s life in rural New England, which became increasingly…

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Cinema and Classical Texts: Apollo’s New Light

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 2nd, 2010

Cinema and Classical Texts: Apollo’s New Light Martin Winkler, University Professor of Classics, Modern and Classical Languages Cinema and Classical Texts: Apollo’s New Light (Cambridge University Press, February 2009) interprets films as visual texts and demonstrates the affinities between Greco-Roman literature and the cinema. The book examines major themes from classical mythology and history, such…

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The Invisible Moon

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 2nd, 2010

The Invisible Moon Robert DiFlugo, DA Community College Education ’05 Athena Press, August 2009 In this novel, Bryan thought he knew who he was and what he believed in. Joining the navy and fighting in Vietnam would shatter his beliefs, yet make him a stronger person than he thought possible. But it is not until…

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Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 2nd, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service Mimi Clark Gronlund, MA English ’84 University of Texas Press, November 2009 An associate justice on the Warren Court whose landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education overturned racial segregation in schools and other public facilities, Tom C. Clark was a crusader for justice…

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Special Dream: Personal Accounts after the Death of a Loved One

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 2nd, 2010

Special Dream: Personal Accounts after the Death of a Loved One Luellen Hoffman Maskeny, BIS ’87 Crossroad, 2009 Special Dream is a collection of inspiring stories about the rare dreams people experience after the death of a friend or loved one. The stories interplay between scientific and religious inquiry into after-death communication, featuring Americans from…

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Seminole Views: A Postcard Panorama of America’s Only Unconquered Tribe

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 2nd, 2010

Seminole Views: A Postcard Panorama of America’s Only Unconquered Tribe Emmett H. L. Snellings Jr., MA English ’93 Rainbow Books Inc., 2008 Seminole Views is a full-color coffee table book that features Seminole postcards (some more than 100 years old), as well as modern photographs and interviews of members of the Seminole tribe in Florida….

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Game Changers

by Leah Kerkman Fogarty on November 1st, 2010

By forming cross-college collaborations, Mason is able to address the ever-changing needs of the workforce. The result? Students groomed for 21st-century careers.

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20 Reasons to Go to Class

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 1st, 2010

Have you taken a look at the Mason course catalog recently? What you find might make you want to come back for more.

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The Wonderful World of Masonomics

by Colleen Kearney Rich on November 1st, 2010

Economics has long been called the “dismal science,” but at Mason it is anything but dull. From rap songs about economic booms to decisions about family planning, nothing escapes the scrutiny of our energetic economists.

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Making the Grade

by Colleen Kearney Rich on November 1st, 2010

Most people can name the vice president of the United States, but few people (outside of the faculty and staff, of course) could tell you who is second in command to George Mason University president Alan Merten. That position is held by Provost Peter Stearns. It’s time you met him.

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