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Courses Feature Mix of Past and Present

Courses Feature Mix of Past and Present

The fall 2010 semester may have started this week, but students have until Sept. 14 to add classes. College of Humanities and Social Sciences students have a variety of relevant and interesting options to choose from if they are looking for a last-minute course to plug into their fall schedule.

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Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies. Warren Brown, the founder and owner of successful bakery CakeLove and Love Café’, and poet and author Robert Pinsky are the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.

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Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

George Mason University welcomes Dr. Cemil Aydin as the new director of its Center for Global Islamic Studies. Aydin joined Mason’s History and Art History Department in the fall of 2009, holding the Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, bringing with him years of experience in the fields of history and Middle Eastern studies.

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Religious Studies Welcomes Islamic Studies Professor

Religious Studies Welcomes Islamic Studies Professor

This fall, the Religious Studies Department welcomes Dr. Juliane Hammer to its distinguished list of professors. Dr. Hammer, who received her PhD in Islamic studies from Humboldt University in Berlin, has a wealth of experience in teaching Islamic studies having taught at Princeton, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Elon University.

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Rashkover and Dakake Attend Scriptural Reasoning Symposium at Cambridge

Rashkover and Dakake Attend Scriptural Reasoning Symposium at Cambridge

George Mason University religious studies professors Randi Rashkover and Maria Dakake recently attended a scriptural reasoning symposium at Cambridge University in England. The June symposium “Scriptural Reasoning in the University” is one that grouped prestigious professors and others from around the world to investigate “the relevancy of ancient texts such as the Bible and the Qur’an for modern life and how to deal with those critically, intellectually, rationally, but not dismissively or disparagingly,” says John Burns, summer chair of Mason’s Religious Studies department.

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