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Russian Olympiada Held at Mason

Russian Olympiada Held at Mason

On April 23, 2010, the Virginia State Olympiada of Spoken Russian was held at George Mason University in the Johnson Center. The Olympiada provides an opportunity for American high school students of Russian to demonstrate their skills in speaking the language by competing before a panel of judges comprised of faculty and upper-level university students

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Katz Makes Impact in Moscow

Katz Makes Impact in Moscow

George Mason University professor Mark Katz traveled to Moscow in March to give a series of lectures at the Higher School of Economics. His trip highlights the benefits of a short-term faculty exchange agreement between Mason and the Higher School.

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Russian Studies Alum Working in Kyrgyzstan

Russian Studies Alum Working in Kyrgyzstan

Jason Smart, a 2007 graduate with a double major in Russian studies and government and international politics, has become Resident Country Director in Kyrgyzstan for the International Republican Institute. He heads up democracy-building efforts in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Republic in Central Asia.

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Katz Lectures in Moscow

Katz Lectures in Moscow

Mark Katz, professor of public and international affairs, recently traveled to the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. This trip was part of an established relationship between the Higher School of Economics and George Mason University.

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Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

On Monday Nov. 9, 2009, students at George Mason University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by tearing down a replica that was built on campus. The wall, complete with graffiti, was built by students as part of Freedom Without Walls – a series of events organized by Mason's faculty and students.

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Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

During the spring 2009 semester, Mason professors Michael Chang and T. Mills Kelly from the Department of History and Art History created a Post-Socialist Film Series that focused on the end of the Cold War and what has come afterwards. The series featured prominent documentary filmmakers showing their films and then answering questions from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

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