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International Week 2012

Celebrate different cultures from around the world.  Sponsored by the office of Diversity Programs & Services.

Office of International Programs and Services, (703) 993-2970


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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


Leadership: Inventing the Future

The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel

Designed for individuals at all levels from top executives to emerging leaders, this three-day program expands leadership capacity, improving corporate performance and positioning organizations to thrive.

George Mason Executive Education, (703) 993-5597

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8:30 am - 6 pm

Writing for Games Conference

Johnson Center, Cinema and Room E-G

The importance of storytelling in game development is apparent now more than ever. Comprised of industry veterans and professional storytellers, our speakers/workshop leaders will help game designers and writers hone their skills to suit this powerful medium, and generate new ideas to create stories of their own. Free and open to the public thanks to The Whitfield Foundation.


Seth Hudson, (703) 993-6037,, Computer Game Design

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9 am - 10:30 am

TraCCC Presents A Roundtable Discussion

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 111

Transparency vs Corruption: The Internet as Disinfectant. Coffee and sweets provided.

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

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10 am - 2 pm

Cultural Fusion Day

Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Atrium

10 am - 2:30 pm

SPP Infrastructure Banks Forum

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall

Our Nation’s Capital (ONC) is holding a forum to discuss creating infrastructure banks and other infrastructure financing mechanisms. Registrations required through email.

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

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10:30 am - 11:45 am

Academic Skills Workshop: Exam Strategies

Student Union Building I, Room 3129

Be well prepared and test-wise for the next exam. Open to Mason students.

Counseling and Psychological Services, (703) 993-2999

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12 pm

Noon Mass

Student Union Building I, Room B

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

Kathy O'Hare, (703) 425-0022

12 pm - 1 pm

Department of Global and Community Health Seminar: Cara Frankenfeld

Johnson Center, Room C

Person, Place, and Time: Lifecourse Associations of Diet, Environment, and Host Microbiome.  Presented by Cara Frankenfeld, Associate Professor at George Mason University.

Department of Global and Community Health, (703) 993-3126

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12 pm - 1:15 pm

Eurasian Studies Lecture: Regine Spector

Mason Hall, Room D 023

Protecting Property: Patronage Politics and Bazaars in Central Asia presented by Regine Spector.


Eric McGlinchey, (703) 993-2960,, Public and International Affairs

12 pm - 1:30 pm

Film Screening: Al Mas Alla

Research Hall, Room 163

The Human Rights and Global Justice Working Group 3rd Annual Film Series on Global Justice. Al Mas Alla explores the impact of drug trafficking on poor, rural Mexican communities. Discussion to follow. 

Jo-Marie Burt, (703) 993-1413, Center for Global Studies

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12 pm - 2 pm

International Week 2012: Dance Competition

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Mason's international student clubs present dances from around the world in this colourful and lively competition.  Winners will perform at the International Dinner Dance on Friday.  Registration required.  Live stream available.

Office of International Programs and Services, (703) 993-2970

Web Site

12 pm - 7 pm

Center for Global Studies Conference

Research Hall, Room 163

Arts after Atrocity: Global Human Rights and Local Representations of Violence and Resistance. An international symposium brings together artists, filmmakers, scholars, and those affected by violence to discuss how the arts are used to understanding power, truth, and justice.

Jo-Marie Burt, (703) 993-1413, Center for Global Studies

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12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Nguyen Engineering Bldg, Room 1602

R. Bradley Patterson: Goodness-of-fit Tests and Function Estimators for Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curves: Inference from Perpendicular Distances.

Liz Quigley, (703) 993-9107,, Statistics

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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Fiscal Services: Walk-in Assistance

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 219

For faculty and staff needing assistance with issues related to eVA, reconciliation, Banner Finance, food and beverage, travel, and PI reports. No appointment necessary.

Michael Wharton, (703) 993-2089, Web Site

2 pm

Concert: From Ottoman Classical Music to Mevlevi Spiritual Music

Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Lobby

Mr. Oner plays the ney, one of the main instryments of the Classical Ottoman Court that also has a special place in teh Turkish Mevlevi-Sufi tradition. A discussion will follow the concert..

David Anderson, (703) 993-1128,

5 pm - 7:30 pm

Thelma Z. Lavine Memorial Lecture

Krasnow Institute Building, Lecture Room, 229

Join us for the Thelma Z. Lavine Memorial Lecture with Professor John J. McDermott, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities and holder of the Melbern G. Glasscock Endowed Chair in the Humanities at at Texas A&M University. Professor McDermott will discuss Connected Emptiness: The Erosion of Face-to-Face Pedagogy.

Department of Philosophy, (703) 993-1290,, Philosophy

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6:30 pm

Backpack to Briefcase Series: Salary Negotiation and Sealing the Deal

Student Union Building I, Room 3334

Featuring Jonathan Lamb ’97, HR Director at MetroStar Systems.

Anna Goltz, (703) 993-8696,, Alumni Association and University Career Services

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7 pm - 10 pm

Israel Culture Night

Johnson Center, Bistro

Join us for our third annual Isreali Culture Night! Enjoy food, dancing, music, and educaiton about Israel and feel free to bring your friends!

Laura Jasso, (703) 993-3321, Israel Student Association

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7:15 pm

Turkey and the Conflict in Syria

Lecture Hall 3

Dr. Suna Gulfer Ihlamur and Dr. Bassam Haddad speak about the recent conflicts in Syria, the role that Turkey is playing, and how the conflict is affecting Turkey and the rest of the Middle East.

David Anderson, (703) 993-1128,

8 pm

Jazz Combos Concert

de Laski Performing Arts Building, Room 3001

School of Music, (703) 993-1380

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