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Come Join the Action

Come Join the Action

The celebration doesn’t end with your degree! Come join the growing number of CHSS alumni! The college’s growing group of CHSS alumni offers a wealth of opportunities for continued fun, learning, and community.

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Toxic Talk

Toxic Talk

The Department of Communication launched a new and timely research lab in fall 2016. The Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP) Research Lab is led by an interdisciplinary research team of scholars particularly interested in the deliberate destruction of an individual’s reputation or credibility through character attacks. More importantly, the team is examining how to combat these attacks in an ever-changing media landscape.

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50 years in, Gallehr keeps writing new chapters

50 years in, Gallehr keeps writing new chapters

In April, Dean Deborah Boehm-Davis was privileged to remark on the career of a man who is one of a kind: English professor Don Gallehr is Mason’s first faculty member to celebrate 50 years at the university, noting the profound influence that the “academic Cal Ripken” has had on his students, and the generosity and positivity for which he is known by his colleagues.

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A Course in Perseverance

A Course in Perseverance

Earning his BIS degree opened doors in Jack Fahey's career and gave him the satisfaction of reaching a personal goal. To help pay forward this appreciation, Jack recently endowed the Jack Fahey Giving Back Scholarship, which will present its first award to a deserving BIS student in fall 2017.

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Computing a Lifetime of Service

Computing a Lifetime of Service

Gail Bohan, BA English ’70, MPA ’82, became part of the George Mason community at a time when our institution was finding its roots as a new university. The campus climate was one of continuous discussion around these and other political issues, and coupled with the campus’ proximity to Washington, D.C., offered Bohan a sincere connection to being part of this important dialogue.

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(Even) Faster, Farther

(Even) Faster, Farther

George Mason University is halfway through the public phase of its historic and ambitious $500 million comprehensive campaign, Faster Farther. As a university we are well on our way to achieving, and indeed surpassing, the fiscal goals of the campaign even before its official close in December 2018.

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Just three minutes

Just three minutes

Earning a doctoral degree is a pinnacle of academic achievement reached after arduous years of study. It is a marathon process that generally takes between 5 and 10 years to complete. Imagine summing up and presenting all of this work in three minutes.

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