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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

Web Site


International Week 2012: Carnival-Caribbean Celebration

Johnson Center, North Plaza, Clocktower

Join us for Caribbean style music and carnival dancing.  Colourful costumes and festive music will give you an unforgettible taste of the islands.

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

Web Site

10 am - 11:30 am

Customer Service Certificate Program: The Internal Customer

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 312

This class teaches to provide first-class customer service to coworkers, other departments, or any other clients who depend on you for products or services. Identify your internal customers and develop techniques to exceed their expectations. Registration required.

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

Web Site

10 am - 11:30 am

ITU Spring Projects Briefing

Research Hall, Room 163

The ITU Project Management Office's semi-annual Projects Briefing. Open to the entire Mason community, we will be discussing open and up-coming projects within the ITU.

John Prette, (703) 993-2906,, ITU Security and Project Management Office

Web Site

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 4201

Performance Management for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks presented by Bo Zhang.

Volgenau School of Engineering, (703) 993-1505

Web Site

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

ADP Colloquia Series

The HUB, Rooms 1 and 2

All members of the Mason community are welcome to attend the Applied Developmental Psychology Colloquia Series.

Psychology Department, (703) 993-1342

Web Site

11:30 am - 1 pm

Johnson and Strachan Speaker Series: Marc Mentry

Johnson Center, George's Restaurant

Marc Mentry is a senior marketing executive with 20 years of experience in Brand Management, Advertising Strategy and Development, Sports Marketing, Digital Marketing and New Product Development.

Matt Bryant, (703) 993-4833,, School of Management

Web Site

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

International Week 2012: Dance Workshop

Student Union Building I, Patriot's Lounge

Free workshop instructed by Vera Kudinova.

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

Web Site

12 pm

Life Planning Seminar: Sustainability: What's Going On At Mason?

Johnson Center, Room 311D; Arlington Campus, Founders Hall,Room B119; Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Room 254

Join us to learn how you can support and benefit from sustainability.

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

Web Site

12 pm - 1 pm

SPP Brown Bag Seminar: Janine Wedel

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 317

Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market.  Presented by Janine Wedel, Professor of Public Policy.

School of Public Policy, (703) 993-2280

Web Site

3 pm

Asylum Policy and Practices in Turkey

Johnson Center, Room E

Dr. Suna Gulfer Ihlamur presents a comparative analysis of refugee flows from Bulgaria, Iraq, and Syria into Turkey.

David Anderson, (703) 993-1128,

3 pm - 4 pm

Matthew Battles on New Models of Publishing

Research Hall, Room 101

Matthew Battles, author of the book Library: An Unquiet History, and Producer + Editor for Digital Humanities Projects for metaLAB at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, will be coming to talk about various new-model publishing projects he's involved with and will give a reading from his new collection of short stories, The Sovereignties of Invention, eleven tales of time, technology, and the uncanny released by new-model publisher Red Lemonade.


Amanda French, (703) 993-9277,, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

4 pm - 6 pm

International Week 2012: Turkish Puppet Theatre

The Hub, Ballroom

Sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies.

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

Web Site

4 pm - 6 pm

International Week 2012: Employment Options and Beyond for International Students and Faculty

Johnson Center, Room C

This workshop will provide and overview of work visas you can take advantage of before and after graduation.  For those interested in getting started on internship or career planning.

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

Web Site

4:30 pm - 6 pm

Presidential Leadership Dialogues

Mason Hall, Edwin Meese III Conference Room

The Presidential Leadership Dialogues are designed to give students exposure to the university President, who can mentor and cultivate students, share his own experiences, and inspire people to be leaders both at Mason and within the community.

Leadership Education and Development, (703) 993-4186

Web Site

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

SPP Conversation and Cookies with the Dean

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Student Services Suite, Room 560

A special opportunity to have an informal conversation with the Dean of the School of Public Policy, Dean Rhodes, about a range of topics related to your program and developments in SPP. RSVP via email.

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

6 pm - 7 pm

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 210

Learn more about opportunities to study, teach English, or conduct research abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!  Open to all interested students, both undergraduate and graduate.  The Fulbright program operates in more than 145 countries worldwide and is open to U.S. citizens in nearly all fields and disciplines.

Kay Agoston, (703) 993-3131,, Office of the Provost

Web Site

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Information Session: MS in Accounting

Johnson Center, Room F

Learn what a Mason MSA can do for you and talk to the people that can provide the information you need to decide if our MSA is the right one for you.

MSA Programs Office, (703) 993-2136,

Web Site

6 pm - 8 pm

Azucar Salsa Dance Lessons

Johnson Center, Dance Studio

Salsa Workshops instructed by a professional dancer are free for Mason Students, and $5 for non-Mason students. Every Wednesday evening.

$5; Free for Mason Students

Christine Gonzales,, Azucar GMU Salsa Club

Web Site

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

Patriot Center

High school students and their parents from Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier Counties, as well as Falls Church and Alexandria Cities will attend the program (representing over 50 high schools). We expect over 200 colleges and universities to participate.

Andrias White, (703)993-3159, Office of Admissions

Web Site

8 pm

Concert: Jazz Ensemble

Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Night at the Palladium. A night of Afro-Cuban Big Band music and dance.

$15; $10

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

Web Site

8 pm - 10 pm

DC's Funniest Comic: College Competition

Johnson Center, Atrium

The DC Improv is searching for the funniest college student in Washington DC and surrounding area.