Dr. Jane Hooper contextualizes "Africans in India" exhibit with historical lecture

Dr. Jane Hooper, a historian and professor at Mason, spoke at a lecture and reception held in Mason Hall’s Meese Conference Room on Jan. 30.

Although the general public was invited, History and Art History students and professors made up a majority of the audience.

The lecture was organized by the Office of Global & International Strategies in order to add an extra layer of depth to the neighboring art exhibit, “Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers.”

Fall for the Blog: Courtney Brkic and Marjan Kamali

Fourth Estate follows events of the Fifteenth Annual Fall for the Book Festival through Fall for the Blog.
Authors Courtney Brkic and Marjan Kamali share their accounts of immigrant-American life. 

Student photo project recreates famous images of African-Americans in history

Lights are pointed onto empty seats. A black drop cloth is in the background. As Sha’Air Hawkins tries out different angles for a shot, Tianna Wynn stares at the photo of Marvin Gaye on her phone, trying to mimic his pose to better direct the model. 

The story behind Mason's founding: the college's uneasy beginning

The following piece is the third of a four-part series on the history of George Mason University. The information and research in this article is based off of “George Mason University: A History,” a project created by University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives department. The first part of the series is available here.

State of the Union: Juxtaposition of past and present

“Photography is a way of collecting. It is the ultimate ideal of nostalgia.” That’s exactly how California-based photographer Gregg Segal sums up the focus of his work  Segal’s set of photographs titled “State of the Union” contrasts two distinct eras of an “idealized Civil War embodied by Civil War reenactors versus the commercialism of contemporary life,” as detailed on his website.

Among other administrator changes, Provost Stearns to step down in 2013

Provost Peter Stearns plans to step down from his role as senior academic administrator in the summer of 2013 and transition into full-time teaching with the history department. He is one of several key administrators whose positions will need to be filled within the next two years.

On this date: Mason's birthday and more

December 9 is the 343rd day of the year, the last Thursday of classes before finals, International Anti-Corruption Day and it’s George Mason’s Birthday.

Today, students, staff and visitors celebrate the 285th birthday of George Mason, the namesake of George Mason University. But Dec. 9 boosts more notoriety than just the birth of Mr. Mason.