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New MAIS Student Orientation a Success!

New MAIS Student Orientation a Success!

We had a great showing for the MAIS New Student Orientation. Everyone enjoyed the fajita dinner, presentation by Director Lair and the chance to meet new peers. Best of luck to all MAIS students for a productive semester!

2014 MAIS Graduate Shares Success Story

2014 MAIS Graduate Shares Success Story

Since graduating with a MAIS is Religion, Culture & Values, Andrew Thrasher has landed an Adjunct Instructor position with Tidewater Community College, will be presenting a paper abroad at the 10th Annual Polish Philosophical Congress and is also pursuing a Master's of Divinity.

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 A bright future for neuroethics

A bright future for neuroethics

Neuroethics looks like the place to be for up-and-coming bioethicists after President Obama’s state of the union address. He specifically mentioned neuroscience as the Next Big Thing in American science: “Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy — every dollar,” he said. “Today our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s. They’re developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs, devising new materials to make batteries 10 times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation.”

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College Mourns the Loss of Alan Cheuse

College Mourns the Loss of Alan Cheuse

The college is saddened to share news of the passing of George Mason University Professor Alan Cheuse, who died on Friday, July 31, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident two weeks ago. Professor Cheuse was a writer, teacher, longtime literary commentator, and a friend and colleague. His creativity and insight will be missed by all of those who were fortunate to have known him.

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