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Fall for the Book 2011

Fairfax Campus

Stephen King and Amy Tan to headline the 2011 Fall for the Book Festival.

Web Site

 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Enjoy events celebrating Hispanic heritage all month long.

Office of Diversity Programs and Services, (703) 993-2700

 

September Dinner Specials at The Mason Inn

The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, Boxwoods

1/2 price Mason burger

Must show Mason ID to receive discount.

The Mason Inn, (703) 865-4638

Web Site

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

OCPE Seminar: Project Management Certification Exam Preparation

Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon

Location emailed upon registration, Tuesday-Friday.

$1,595

TechAdvance/OCPE, Volgenau School of Engineering, (703) 993-1551

Web Site

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Fall for the Book 2011: Historian Kate Haulman

Johnson Center, Room 116

Kate Haulman, associate professor of history at American University, discusses The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America, and explains how clothing once had the power to affect social order and even political authority.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

12 pm

Noon Mass on the Fairfax Campus

Student Union Building I, Room A

Father Peter will celebrate Mass for students, faculty and staff.

Kathy O'Hare, kohare@gmu.edu, Catholic Campus Ministry

12 pm - 1:15 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Legal Scholar Daniel Sharfstein

Johnson Center, Cinema

Associate professor of Law at Vanderbilt University and author of The Invisible Line, Daniel Sharfstein shares the stories of three multi-racial American families to explain why racial identity in the U.S. is not as simple as black and white.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

12 pm - 1:15 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Novelist and Short Story Writer Laura Ellen Scott

Johnson Center Plaza

Mason professor of English Laura Ellen Scott reads from her debut novel, Death Wishing, a self-described comic fantasy set in post-Katrina New Orleans, where one’s dying wishes come true.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Economists Bryan Caplan and Tyler Cowen

Johnson Center, Room 116

Mason economics professor and author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent in More Fun and Less Work than You Think, Bryan Caplan reads with Tyler Cowen, Chair of economics that Mason and author of the book The Great Stagnation: How America Are All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Poet and Islamic Studies Scholar Akbar Ahmed

Johnson Center Plaza

Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic studies at American University and author of Journey Into America: The Challenge of Islam, a study of what it means to be a modern-day Muslim, reads from his recent poetry collection, Suspended Somewhere Between.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

1:30 pm - 3 pm

Mason Observes Constitution Day

Lecture Hall 1

Join Professor of Legal History, Joyce Malcolm and Professor of Government and Politics, David Ericson for a discussion on the 14th Amendment.

Free

Marcy Glover, (703) 993-8722, mglover2@gmu.edu, Provost

3 pm - 4:15 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Dancer/Choreographer Jacques d’Amboise

Johnson Center, Cinema

Internationally renowned ballet dancer Jacques d’Amboise, the chief protégé of George Balanchine, shares stories from his memoir, I Was a Dancer. Sponsored by the Mason Dance Department.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

3 pm - 4:15 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Civil War Panel

Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III

Steven Bernstein, author of The Confederacy’s Last Northern Offensive, Jane Censer, author of The Reconstruction of White Southern Womanhood, 1865 – 1895, Chris Hamner, author of Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776 – 1945, and Charles Mauro, author of A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia, provide fresh perspectives on The Civil War during this sesquicentennial year. Sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

3 pm - 4:15 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Memoirist Rick Rinehart

Johnson Center Plaza

Rick Rinehart reads from his memoir, Men of Kent: Ten Boys, a Fast Boat, and the Coach Who Made Them Champions, the story of how the Kent’s School 1972 rowing team capped a perfect 46-0 season with a breathtaking win at the Henley Royal Regatta in England and embedded themselves in sports history.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

4 pm - 5 pm

Krasnow Seminar: Ennio Mingolla

Krasnow Institute, Room 229

Seminar Topic TBD

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, (703) 993-4333

Web Site

4 pm - 7 pm

Happy Hour in The Well

The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, The Well

$5 Martini
$3 Draft beer
$5 House wine by the glass
3 Sliders for $5 (Choose from Chef's Slider Menu)

The Mason Inn, (703) 865-4638

Web Site

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Folklorist Dorothy Noyes

The Hub (Student Union Building II), Ballroom

Dorothy Noyes, author of Fire in the Placa, winner of the Book Prize of the Fellows of the American Folklore Society, shares how the study of folklore contributes to her research on European immigrant communities in the United States. 

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Novelist Tayari Jones

Research Hall, Room 163

After three critically acclaimed novels, including Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling, Tayari Jones’ latest book, Silver Sparrow, presents two sisters connected only through their bigamous father and follows their journey to tear down and ultimately survive the secrets and illusions that have long cast a shadow over their lives.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Historian Garrett Peck

Johnson Center Plaza

Garret Peck, who leads the Temperance Tour of Prohibition-related sites in the nation's capital, shares stories from Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t, his book about the exuberant and crime-filled speakeasies that once numbered in the thousands.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

5 pm - 6 pm

ESL Workshop: Prince William

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 110A

Advanced Grammar Workshop - Mondays

Jessica McCaughey, (703) 993-9448, jmccaug1@gmu.edu, English Language Institute

5 pm - 6:15 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III

Poet, painter and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths — praised for her stunning lyric grace and earthly and epic gravity — reads from her recent collections, The Requited Distance and Miracle Arrhythmia.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

5:30 pm - 7 pm

Career Services Workshop: Behavioral Interviewing Workshop

Student Union Building I, Room 3400

Open to Mason students only.

Career Services, (703) 993-2370

Web Site

6 pm - 7 pm

ESL Workshop: Prince William

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 110A

Advanced Writing Workshop - Mondays

Jessica McCaughey, (703) 993-9448, jmccaug1@gmu.edu, English Language Institute

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Novelist Francine Prose

Johnson Center, Cinema

Francine Prose, author of numerous critically acclaimed novels, short story collections, and works of nonfiction, talks about viewing America in a new light, similar to the protagonist of her recently released My New American Life: an Albanian immigrant struggling with the politically and culturally complex post-9/11world around her.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

7 pm

Vision Series: Kim Blackwell

Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Dopamine, Parkinson's Disease and Habit Learning. Presented by Kim Blackwell, Professor, Molecular Science; Krasnow Insitute for Advanced Study.

Free

Heather Conover, (703) 993-8770, hconover@gmu.edu, Office of the Provost

Web Site

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Novelist Jacob Paul

Johnson Center, Room G

Jacob Paul reads from his novel Sarah/Sara, the story of a young Jewish girl who embarks on a solo kayaking journey after the death of her father, a World Trade Center survivor who was later killed in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Fall for the Book 2011: Folklorist Margaret Bennett

The Hub (Student Union Building II), Ballroom

One of Scotland’s leading folklorists — and singers! — Margaret Bennett explores traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage over four centuries in Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave.

Kara Oakleaf, (703) 993-3986

Web Site

7:30 pm - 9 pm

Social Media and the Iran Protest Movement: Part Two: GMU Reacts

Johnson Center, Room A

Please join us for a presentation of original research by Sociology PhD student Sahar Haghighat.

Sahar Haghighat, dsalimi@gmu.edu, Sociology & Anthropology