Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy
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CHSS Events


Mindful Wednesdays

A weekly free practice for all Mason students, staff, and faculty

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Student Union I, 3008

Join us on Mindful Wednesdays for an opportunity to be led in a mindfulness practice. Facilitators will vary throughout the summer and offerings will range from guided meditation to silent meditation and from yoga to journal writing. Summer is a great time to try something new. We look forward to your participation. For questions, contact Katie Clare at:

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Economics New Graduate Student Orientation


Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Mason Hall, #D180

The Economics Department welcomes the Fall 2017 incoming class of economics graduate students. Please join us for an orientation session about our department and the graduate studies programs followed by light refreshments.

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CLS New Graduate Student Orientation

Criminology, Law and Society

Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), Room # 1204

Orientation for new criminology, law and society graduate students will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017. New students will have the opportunity to learn more about the nuts and bolts of the graduate program, and to meet faculty members, other new students, and current graduate students.

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The GetConnected Fair

The year's largest involvement fair - whatever you are interested in, we have it at Mason!

School of Integrative Studies

September 6, 2017, 11:00 AM to September 7, 2017, 2:00 PM

The year's largest involvement fair signup will go live on July 19th. Please visit to register!

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BA Welcome Reception

Global Affairs

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Mason Hall, 215

Come celebrate the start of the school year by meeting other Global Affairs students as well as fellow faculty and staff. Food will be provided.

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Welcome2Mason : New INTS Student Welcome Event

New students get a chance to meet and greet the faculty and staff of SIS.

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Enterprise Hall, 400

The Welcome2Mason event is a great opportunity for new students to meet the faculty and staff of the School of Integrative Studies and the Social Action and Integrative Learning Center. Light food and beverage will be provided. Please stop by and say 'hello'!

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Critiquing Culture Conference 2017

11th Annual Conference, Sponsored by GMU Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee

Cultural Studies

Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1203 & 1204

The 11th annual Critiquing Culture Conference is brought to you by the Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University. The theme of this year’s conference of “Social Movements and Resistance” reflects the particularly potent political moment in which we are currently situated. Papers and panels will address, critique, or otherwise analyze contemporary and historical developments of, and responses to, activism and political uncertainty. This year’s conference will feature a plenary panel addressing contemporary sites of social justice and activism, with details and a final list of speakers to be released closer to the event date.

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