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Mason's "First Couple" Weathers Life's Adventures with Grace

Mason's "First Couple" Weathers Life's Adventures with Grace

Each alumnus of George Mason University takes from the university a collection of experiences and memories that shapes who they will be in the future. Two alumni in particular walked forth from the very early days of George Mason with a foundation that has allowed them to continue to flourish.

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Plasticity and Mortality

Plasticity and Mortality

Daniel Temple, a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, earned a PhD in biological anthropology with a minor in anatomy. He studies the effects of stress that humans encounter at early ages, with significant results for the subjects' later lives, and has worked with skeletal and dental remains from Japan, Siberia, Alaska, Florida, New Mexico and Arizona. In this article, he describes the phenomenon and how it is used to learn about ancient cultures.

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Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

New Century College (NCC) defines well-being as the “lifelong experience of satisfaction, happiness, and purpose,” and views this as a core competency for all NCC students. NCC seeks to achieve the goals set by its motto, “Connecting the Classroom to the World,” by offering course work, field studies, internships, and volunteer opportunities that encourage its students to find connections between their personal well-being and that of their community.

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History and New Media Center at 20

History and New Media Center at 20

This year, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) celebrated 20 years of focusing on the past in a radically new way. Through digital technology, the center has worked to bring the public into the experience of history, allowing people to not only learn, research, and organize the stories of the past, but to contribute their own voices to how those stories will be told into the future.

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Farmer's Market on Wheels

Farmer's Market on Wheels

Mobile farmer’s markets have developed as an alternative, community-based intervention to improve access to healthy food in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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Honoring Our Students

Honoring Our Students

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences values and celebrates each of its students and is always looking for new ways to celebrate their achievements.

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