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Adjunct Kaiulani Lee Forges Lasting Bonds with Students

By Colleen Kearney Rich on July 13, 2015

In adjunct theater professor Kaiulani Lee’s Advanced Performance Studio class, students not only get applause after a performance, they get hugs and encouraging words before they leave class.

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The Ultimate Insider

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on May 5, 2015

Former congressman and Mason Board of Visitors Rector Tom Davis shares his insider’s view of Washington politics with students in a course he helped design.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Julie Thompson

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on January 28, 2015

The executive director of Mason’s Center for the Arts looks back on two decades at the university, revealing what she’s loved most about her job, and how she once calmed a light-phobic pianist.

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Celebration of Distinction 2014

By Colleen Kearney Rich on April 10, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognized its most prestigious alumni, as well as Senior of the Year and Faculty Member of the Year, at an elegant dinner in the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel. For a look at the biographies of those honored that night, please take a look…

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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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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.

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Celebration of Distinction 2012

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 27, 2012

On March 28, the George Mason University Alumni Association will recognize its most prestigious alumni at an elegant dinner in the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel. For a look at the biographies of those honored that night, please take a look at the full program available online. The top four award winners are profiled…

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Where in the World (Is Dean Haddock)

By Colleen Kearney Rich on October 24, 2011

If School of Management Dean Jorge Haddock’s passport could talk, it would tell you it needs more pages.

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Creating a Blueprint for Health Research

By Leah Kerkman Fogarty on October 24, 2011

Kathryn Jacobsen is an old hand at writing textbooks. After the success of this associate professor in the Department of Global and Community Health’s 2007 text Introduction to Global Health, she decided to tackle the world of research in Introduction to Health Research Methods (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011). An epidemiologist, Jacobsen explains that her…

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Professors We Love: William Snavely

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 24, 2011

The Economics Department at the end of the 1970s was not yet the world-renowned home of Nobel laureates in a shining building on the Fairfax Campus, rather it was located in an old ranch house on a residential street a short drive away. Distance from campus was not a burden. This odd bit of office space was filled with men and women of vision and hope led by a man who had plenty of both, William P. Snavely.

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