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April 12, 2012 | Today | Print Calendar


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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


University Libraries - Data Management Day

Charlottesville, VA - University of Virginia

George Mason University Library is partnering with University of Virginia Library for Data Management Day. Discuss research data issues and institutional initiatives aimed at addressing these issues.

Wendy Mann, (703) 993-5272, University Libraries

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8:45 am - 5 pm

TEDMED - Live Streaming

Research Hall, Showcase

For three and a half exciting days, this uniquely diverse community will explore the ideas, innovations and challenges that will help shape the future of health and medicine for 300 million Americans...and the world.

Volgenau School of Engineering, (703) 993-1505

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10:30 am - 12 pm

Talk by Jennie Simpson

Research Hall, 163

Dr. Jennie Simpson, a recent graduate of the Ph.D. program in anthropology at American University, will present on Policing the new downtown: Interactions between police officers and homeless individuals with mental illnesses in Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Sloas,, Criminology, Law and Society

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11:30 am

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center Advisory Board Finance Committee

Prince William Campus, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, Room 214

Leslie Shinners, (703) 993-8483,

12 pm

Life Planning Seminar: Medicare 101

Johnson Center, Room 311D; Arlington Campus, Founders Hall,Room B119; Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 221

Join us as Medicare expert Howard Houghton discusses topics of interest and more about the wonderful world of Medicare.

Bridget Peabody, (703) 993-6764,, Human Resources and Payroll, (703) 993-2600

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12 pm - 1:30 pm

Autism Awareness Week: Autism and Asperger's Panel Discussion

The Ridge (Former Corner Pocket)

Come hear about Autism and Asperger's from the people who are affected by it, a panel composed of students with Asperger's and professionals who work with people with Autism and Asperger's. Brown bag event- Bring a lunch, dessert will be served.

John Caldora, (703) 387-8285,, Office of Housing and Residence Life

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Internships 101 Webinar


Looking for a summer internship? Then join us for our April Webinar Internships 101 featuring Career Services. Find out about tips for finding and getting those last minute internships!


Jennifer Burns, (703) 993-4281,, Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services

Web Site

1 pm - 3 pm

Discussion: Youth, Social Media and Political Protest

Johnson Center, Cinema

An interactive discussion with Dr. Adel Iskandar, Georgetown University, and Dr. Alexander Sokolowski, USAID, on the topic of youth political participation in Egypt, Europe and Eurasia, and the variety of techniques being used to mobilize youth to action. 

Erin McSherry, (703) 993-5056,, Global Affairs Program

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1:30 pm - 3 pm

Customer Service Certificate Program: Dealing with Irate Customers

University Hall, Room 3300

This class is based on the Telephone Doctor's method of customer service and guaranteed to give many examples of how to deal with the irate customer.  The class is instructor led and interactive.  Registration required.

Human Resources and Payroll, (703) 993-2600,

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2:30 pm - 4:10 pm

SPP Workshop: Doctoral Student Research

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 602

RSVP required.

School of Public Policy, (703) 993-2280,

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3 pm

ECE Seminar: David Crist

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3202

LTE Physical Layer Synchronization presented by David Crist.

Electrical and Computer Engineering, (703) 993-1569

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3 pm - 5 pm

Workshop: How to Conduct a Successful Outreach Campaign

Johnson Center, Room 240A

Isabelle Katz, Program Director of PROJECT FUTURES global and The Somaly Mam Foundation presents her work with organizations that campaign against human trafficking and share her expertise in the area of volunteer coordination, event planning, and social media best practices.

Erin McSherry, (703) 993-5056,, Global Affairs Program

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4:30 pm - 7:10 pm

Cultural Studies Colloquium

Johnson Center, Room A

Cultural Studies student/faculty colloquium.

Cultural Studies Program, (703) 993-2857

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5 pm - 6 pm

Career Services Workshop: Federal Government Job/Internship Search

Student Union Building I, Room 3400

Learn how to search and apply for federal government internships and full-time positions. USAJOBS is one source but there are many other strategies and resources to use.

University Career Services, (703) 993-2370

Web Site

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Women and Gender Studies Alumni Speaker Series

Johnson Center, Room 240K

Join alumnus Ana Kay Yaghoubian who will present on the topic: What you need to consider about graduate education.

Women and Gender Studies, (703) 993-2896

Web Site

6 pm

Arlington Campus Advisory Board Meeting

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 716

Toni Andrews, (703) 993-8558

6 pm - 7 pm

Career Services Workshop: Security Clearances

Student Union Building I, Room 3400

Open to Mason students only.

Career Services, (703) 993-2370

Web Site

6 pm - 9 pm

SCAR: Global Problematique Symposium

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 125

Come join the Global Problematique Working Group for an opportunity to meet, listen, network, and discuss with some of the DC areas brightest thinkers and practitioners on global problems and see where the future of tackling these problems is headed. Registration online.

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, (703) 993-1300

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6:30 pm

Film Screening: 3 Idiots

Johnson Center, George's Restaurant

Professor Supriya Baily will discuss the challenges of education in India in the 21st century. Prior to the movie, pizza will be served for students.

Lee Krinzman, (703) 993-9381, Office of Global Strategies

7 pm

Ringling Brothers Circus: Fully Charged

Patriot Center

Don’t miss Fully Charged, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize children of all ages!

$110, $75, $55, $30, $18, $14

Patriot Center Box Office, (703) 993-3000

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7 pm - 9 pm

TraCCC with Virginia-Stop Modern Slavery and Anka Rising

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 134

Corporate Social Responsibility and Modern-Day Slavery. A presentation covering sectors that are affected by slavery, the supply chain problem, and corporate social responsibility among other issues.

Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), (703) 993-9749

Web Site

7:20 pm - 9 pm

Linguistics Weekly Colloquium

Johnson Center, Room D

English Department, (703) 993-1160

Web Site

7:30 pm

Visual Voices: Sangram Majumdar

Harris Theatre

Recent Works


School of Art, (703) 993-8898

Web Site

7:30 pm - 9 pm

Linguistic Film Series: American Tongues

Johnson Center, Room D

Rich in humor and regional color, this sometimes hilarious film uses the prism of language to reveal our attitudes about the way other people speak. From Boston Brahmins to Black Louisiana teenagers, from Texas cowboys to New York professionals, American Tongues elicits funny, perceptive, sometimes shocking, and always telling comments on American English in all its diversity.


Steven Weinberger, (703) 993-1188,, English - Program in Linguistics

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8 pm

Giselle by Moscow Festival Ballet

Prince William Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall

$50; $42; $34

Hylton Performing Arts Center Box Office, (703) 993-7759

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8 pm

Concert: Percussion Ensemble

deLaski Performing Arts Building, Rom 3001

Center for the Arts Box Office, (703) 993-8888

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