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Jen Barnard is Mason's March Employee of the Month

Jen Barnard is Mason's March Employee of the Month

Jen Barnard, office manager in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, coordinates the department's 100+ faculty and staff members and over 1,000 students. Described as having a "Swiss Army knife" of skills, she was honored by Mason president Gregory Washington on March 1.

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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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Soviet and Russian Film: Innovation and Ideology

Soviet and Russian Film: Innovation and Ideology

This Fall 2020, Russian Program is offering a Soviet and Russian film course. This course investigates the development of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, from their origins to the present. Beginning with the experimental masterpieces of Eisenstein, Vertov and Dovzhenko, film shaped and responded to Soviet ideology, while Russian cinema continues to direct contemporary Russian culture, even as it reveals social contradictions. World renowned filmmakers including Eisenstein and Vertov, Tarkovsky, Zvyagintsev and Todorovsky engage in active dialogue with each other and world cinema to create a uniquely rich cinematic tradition. This course will consider major film movements, directors, trends, and genres of this tradition, with attention to their innovative techniques and ideological contexts.

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