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Accent Archive Project: Steven Weinberger

Accent Archive Project: Steven Weinberger

What makes a Latvian speaker of English sound different from a Kiswahili speaker of English? And can we tell if a speaker is from New Zealand or from Australia? These are a few of the questions that the Speech Accent Archive can help to answer.

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Alumnus Recognized for Avalanche Rescue

Alumnus Recognized for Avalanche Rescue

Alumnus Matt Murphy, BA English '97, spends a good part of each year serving as a snow ranger and predicting avalanches at the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. He reaches thousands of users with his daily morning backcountry avalanche predictions as a lead forecaster for the Avalanche Information Center.

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2009 Graduates Celebrate with Family and Friends

2009 Graduates Celebrate with Family and Friends

They lined up in the parking lot of Patriot Center, smiles on their faces and arms wrapped around their friends in celebratory hugs. George Mason University's class of 2009, grouped into the College of Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines, marched into the Patriot Center on May 15, 2009 for undergraduate convocation. "This celebration recognizes your efforts and dedication in fulfilling your degree requirements," Dean Jack Censer told the group of students. "Your passion and pursuit of excellence brought you to this culminating moment, where you are surrounded by the family and friends who have guided and supported you along the way."

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Mason Topics Brought Students and Professors Closer

Mason Topics Brought Students and Professors Closer

English Professor Teresa Michals has often told her students that real learning and real friendship go together. Through the development of the Mason Topics program, Michals was able to create an environment in which students and professors could build long-lasting relationships in the pursuit of their scholarly work.

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