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Women and Gender Studies Student Wins Award

Women and Gender Studies Student Wins Award

Women and Gender Studies graduate student Karen Wolf has received the MAIS Outstanding Thesis Award for her work Our Bodies, Our (Virtual) Selves. Karen’s thesis, an ethnography of Second Life, asks what happens to gender, body, and identity.

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Professor Amal Amireh Gives Fenwick Fellows Lecture

Professor Amal Amireh Gives Fenwick Fellows Lecture

Professor Amal Amireh, the 2008-2009 Fenwick Fellow, will give the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture on April 7, 2010 in the Johnson Center, Room A, at 2 - 4 pm. Her lecture is entitled "Between Nationalism and Globalization: Representations of Arab Masculinity in Arab Popular Culture."

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Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies. Warren Brown, the founder and owner of successful bakery CakeLove and Love Café’, and poet and author Robert Pinsky are the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.

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Markopolos, Madoff Whistle-Blower, Speaks at Mason

Markopolos, Madoff Whistle-Blower, Speaks at Mason

Harry Markopolos is a former securities industry executive who rose to prominence as an early and unheeded whistle-blower of the securities fraud committed by Bernie Madoff. His lecture “Moments of Truth” at George Mason University on Oct. 15 is free and open to the public.

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From the Inside-Out: Gender Issues Examined at Mason

From the Inside-Out: Gender Issues Examined at Mason

Eleven undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in WMST 411 or 611 Gender Research Project, chose their own research topics, and used various methodologies to answer their sociological queries. On May 7, those researchers presented their findings and received feedback from professors, students and community members at the Second Annual Gender Research Conference.

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Goat Project: Women and Gender Studies Connects Local and Global

Goat Project: Women and Gender Studies Connects Local and Global

Beginning in October 2008, the Women and Gender Studies Program partnered with the Women’s Center for Job Creation (WCFJC), an NGO based in Minnesota and Uganda, to empower low-income women in Uganda. WGS started collecting donations for the Bulondo Goat Project, a project that provides goats for women in Uganda so that they can have sustenance for their families as well as develop small businesses.

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Bergoffen Retires After 40 years of Impact at Mason

Bergoffen Retires After 40 years of Impact at Mason

During convocation ceremonies on May 14 and May 15, thousands of graduating students and onlookers applauded as Debra Bergoffen’s named was announced. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Assistant Dean of Research Matt Zingraff announced Bergoffen as the winner of this year’s David J. King Faculty Teaching Award. Bergoffen, who has received many awards in her 40 years of academic excellence at George Mason, retires as one of the university’s most decorated professors; one who saw the university change in many ways since arriving at Mason in 1971.

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