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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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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

A 'farm' that keeps plants in a totally self-contained operation that eliminates the one variable that has vexed farmers since the dawn of agriculture: the weather.

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Mason Launches Master's Degree in Social Justice and Human Rights

Mason Launches Master's Degree in Social Justice and Human Rights

This fall, students can begin their studies in an interdisciplinary master’s degree (MAIS) in Social Justice and Human Rights. Joining the current Integrative Studies concentration in Social Justice and Human Rights and the minor in Social Justice, this MAIS degree expands on Mason’s commitment to prepare the next generation of social justice advocates and change agents.

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MAIS Student Receives a Summer Research Fellowship

MAIS Student Receives a Summer Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Matthew Brake for winning a Summer Research Fellowship to work on his thesis: "A Kierkegaardian Ethics of Mysticism and Religious Experience"

Socent Grad Wins GMU Business Plan Competition

Socent Grad Wins GMU Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Scott Bauer for winning first prize and the audience choice award at the Dean's 8th Annual Business Plan Competition! Scott has developed a mobile phone accessory that combines a compression sleeve with a magnetic case...

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