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Dr. Brian Hsu joins Linguistics faculty for 2016-2017

Dr. Brian Hsu joins Linguistics faculty for 2016-2017

Brian Hsu received his Ph.D in Linguistics at the University of Southern California in the summer of 2016. His research focuses on the sources of word order variation and on the interfaces of syntax and phonology. His dissertation work in theoretical syntax investigates the pronunciation of head movement chains, second position effects, and cross-linguistic variation in the realization of functional projections. His research has also examined the relationship between the domains of phonological processes and morpho-syntactic structures. Before teaching linguistics at George Mason, he was a French language instructor during his graduate studies.

Philip Burnham on the August 23rd Edition of Your Call

Philip Burnham on the August 23rd Edition of Your Call

Yellowstone was the first national park, established in 1872. It was an era of westward expansion and Native American removal. Nearly every national park and monument was once inhabited by indigenous people. What is the full and honest history of our national parks? How can we address the wrongs of the past and protect wild places for the future?

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5 Myths about the Liberal Arts

5 Myths about the Liberal Arts

In this issue of the Mason SPIRIT, the college's senior associate Dean, Robert Matz, takes a look at some misconceptions about getting a liberal arts degree and how the degree meets up with what employers are looking for in a challenging job market.

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FAMS Courses for Fall 2016

FAMS Courses for Fall 2016

Courses include Bollywood and Beyond, Film and Video Forms, Global Horror Film, History of World Cinema, International Mysteries, Intro Documentary, Intro Film, Japanese Cinema, Music Video Experimentation, and War and International Film.

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Mason Alumnus Makes Shakespeare Available to All

Mason Alumnus Makes Shakespeare Available to All

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in English—an educational background one might conclude is a direct and expected link to a library career. But as the Folger is no ordinary library, Johnson’s path to it was no conventional journey.

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