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Folklorist Timothy Tangherlini Discusses Current Project on Folklore and Geographic Information Systems

Folklorist Timothy Tangherlini Discusses Current Project on Folklore and Geographic Information Systems

Professor Timothy Tangherlini will present and discuss his current project on folklore and geographic information systems. This innovative work brings together the fields and practices of folklore, cultural geography, ethnography, and the digital humanities. Professor Tangherlini was awarded a 2009 American Council of Learned Societies Digital Innovation Fellowship for this project. The presentation is scheduled for Monday, May 3, 7:20 - 10:00 pm in the Johnson Center, Third Floor, Room F.

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Department Chair's Challenge

Department Chair's Challenge

In an effort to raise funds to support current students through fellowships, internships and awards, George Mason University English Department Chair Robert Matz is challenging himself with a ride of 224 miles that must be completed in 24 hours. The action starts April 16.

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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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Baker’s Novel Selected for the 2010 Text and Community Program

Baker’s Novel Selected for the 2010 Text and Community Program

Entertainment Weekly called it “a hauntingly beautiful historical spotlight.” The Washington Post praised how the “intricately expressive faces and trenchant dramatic pacing evoke the diabolic slave trade’s real horrors.” And now students across the university will have the opportunity to discover for themselves Kyle Baker’s graphic novel “Nat Turner,” an account of the 1831 slave rebellion that has been chosen for the 2010 Text and Community Program.

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Emeritus Professor Brown Passes Away

Emeritus Professor Brown Passes Away

The university community mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus of English Lorraine A. Brown, who died on Feb. 27. Brown retired from Mason in February 2009 after 42 years of service. In 2007, she and Don Gallehr, English, were recognized as the first university employees to reach the 40-year milestone of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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