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Archive for November, 2018

25 Ways Mason Is Military Friendly

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 29th, 2018

For almost a decade, George Mason University has been ranked as one of the most military-friendly universities in the country. Join the Mason Spirit in counting all the ways Mason is working to recognize you or your family member’s service.

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Unraveling a Tragedy

by Colleen Kearney Rich on November 26th, 2018

In her latest book, The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life (Pegasus Books, 2018), Antonin Scalia Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm takes a new look at the man commonly known as one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history.

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What’s Up, Docs?

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 26th, 2018

Doctoral students are a vital part of a large research university. In this feature we look at several researchers who have made Mason their educational end zone.

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Donal Murray, Rehabilitation Science

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 26th, 2018

Rehabilitation science PhD student Donal Murray turned his passion for sports into a career.

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Saskia Popescu, Biodefense

by Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 26th, 2018

As a child, Saskia Popescu was inspired by the best selling thriller, The Hot Zone. Now a PhD student in Mason’s Biodefense Program, she finds the story to be far more different.

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Blake Klocke, Environmental Science and Public Policy

by Colleen Kearney Rich on November 26th, 2018

Mason doctoral student Blake Klocke has been interested in amphibians for as long as he can remember. He talks about growing up in Minnesota, where he shared his bedroom with a few dozen frogs, snakes, and geckos, as well as the insects he cultivated to feed them.

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Pouya Gholizadeh, Civil Engineering

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 26th, 2018

From the streets of Iran to the housing complexes of Fairfax, Virginia, civil engineering doctoral student Pouya Gholizadeh sees one thing universal to construction sites at both: the safety of the workers.

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Ricardo Sanchez, Counseling and Development

by Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on November 26th, 2018

For Mason PhD student Ricardo Sanchez, international aid is part of the job. Since he joined Counselors Without Borders in 2013, Sanchez has been selected to travel to his native Peru, South Dakota, and Puerto Rico as a graduate counselor to assist with post-disaster emergency situations.

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Sarah Rose-Jensen, Conflict Analysis and Resolution

by Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on November 26th, 2018

As a former anti-war organizer and nonviolence trainer during the Iraq War, Sarah Rose-Jensen’s decision to enroll in Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution to study social mobilization against forced evictions in Cambodia was personal.

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Stephanie Seal Walters, History

by Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on November 26th, 2018

History PhD candidate Stephanie Walters took her childhood love for history with her all the way to her dissertation, where she started with a single question: Were there loyalists in Virginia at the time of the Revolutionary War? Modern historians believe that only a few hundred loyalists, then called Tories, existed across the state.

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