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Upcoming Events


CHSS Research-Symposium: Abstract submissions open 3/12, Submission deadline is 3/30

School of Integrative Studies

March 12, 2018, 12:00 PM to March 30, 2018, 12:30 PM

Students may apply to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation. Faculty judges select award winners, and winners receive monetary awards in addition to formal recognition at a reception following the event. All undergraduates with a major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to participate.

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Earth 2100 Conference: Future of Soil & Food

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, March 23, 2018 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Off-Campus Location

Our Task, a local non-profit focused on educating and empowering young adults to become the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, is hosting an upcoming Earth 2100 Conference. They have been holding a conference every other year to provide a forum for young adults to exchange ideas and learn from experts in the field of environmental studies, environmental justice, policy, and other topics as the agenda allows. The conference this year is focused on the intersection of soil and food and the importance of soil to helping us feed a projected 9 billion people by mid-century. Speakers will include Dr. Lewis Ziska (USDA), Jason Rowntree (MSU), and Kelly Hodgins (Feeding9Billion) to name a few.

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“What Does Your Country Teach About Its History?” with Professor Jenice View, PhD

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Research Hall, Room 163

All nations have stories that they tell about themselves to celebrate unique aspects of their culture, political and military triumphs, and the people regarded as heroes. To what extent do schools encourage critical thinking about aspects that people may be less proud of, including shameful parts of a nation’s past? How important is fostering a sense of national pride? Where should we draw the line between notions of a “greater good” that come from shielding school children from uncomfortable historical truths, and notions of “truth and reconciliation” that may help a nation heal and grow from greater public honesty and transparency?

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Foreign Service Day - March 12th Application Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Saturday, April 7, 2018 3:26 PM

Plan to attend Foreign Service Day on Sat, April 7th on the Fairfax campus for GMU students interested in the foreign service or diplomatic careers. There is an application process: • Students must login to HireMason (accessible via or to apply. • Look for Job #152293, titled “Foreign Service Day: Exploring Careers in the State Department” Undergraduate students and graduate students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

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$1,000 Well-Being Scholarship Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, April 16, 2018 1:18 PM to 1:30 PM

This is a program for personal well-being mentoring, plus a financial scholarship. Applicants should be willing and able to participate in one-on-one mentoring with a faculty or staff person who has expertise about well-being. Mentoring will take place about once every three weeks during Fall semester and then monthly during Spring semester. In addition, scholarship winners receive a financial award of $1,000 – with $500 credited to their account on the first day of class for Fall semester, and another $500 on the first day of classes for Spring semester (contingent upon successful participation in the mentoring for Fall semester).

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