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MFA grad Graves featured in Hamiltonian exhibit

MFA grad Graves featured in Hamiltonian exhibit

Mason MFA graduate Eleanor Graves -- a recipient of the Mary Rinehart Award in poetry -- is one of 16 writers and 16 visual artists from Washington, D.C., and beyond that have paired to create artworks that resonate with each other for a new exhibition, Call + Response. The show, which includes the work of a Guggenheim fellowship recipient and seven Hamiltonian Fellows, will run from January 23 until February 13, 2010.

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Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Mason professor Carla Marcantonio, whose dissertation studied acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s work, says his film Broken Embraces is "Very self-reflexive about the process of making movies. The main character is a stand-in for Almodóvar himself, and the film is partly a meditation on what it would be like for the director who depends on the visual to lose his eyesight.”

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College Students Win Global Education Awards

College Students Win Global Education Awards

While many of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' students will travel abroad this winter, 20 of them are headed to places likes Israel, Palestine, London, Switzerland, Greece, and Turkey thanks to awards from Mason's Center for Global Education.

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Tuckey's Poetry is Socially Engaging

Tuckey's Poetry is Socially Engaging

Creative writing (MFA) graduate Melissa Tuckey, a poet, has appeared in several prominent publications and has a chapbook, “Rope as Witness.” She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Ohio Arts Council and the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities, as well as a residency at Blue Mountain Center. She is also the co-founder of Split This Rock Poetry Festival where she freely exercises her political aspirations.

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Karlson and Walls Awards

Karlson and Walls Awards

The English Department announces two new student prizes, both made possible by the generous gift of an anonymous alumni donor. Each award is named for and honors a former member of the George Mason English Department. The Robert Karlson prize provides $500 to the year's outstanding graduate student in the English Department's MA programs. The Aileen Walls prize provides $500 to an outstanding graduating English major.

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