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UCLA Professors Come to Mason to Talk Immigration

As part of its ongoing series of forums, Migration Projects @ Mason is pleased to announce a book talk and DVD presentation of Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrants Speak Out. The Nov. 12 event will feature Kent Wong, Director of UCLA’s Center for Labor Research and Education, and Mantias Ramos, UCLA graduate and immigration rights activist will discuss the DREAM Act, an important piece of legislation designed to ensure that all students have access to higher education.

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English Students to Help Plan Smithsonian Folklife Festival

As part of their course work, Professor Yoonmee Chang’s spring 2010 Honors seminar students will help plan and prepare the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Students from ENGL 414 (American Chinatowns) will have an opportunity not only to study ethnography but also to practice it.

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Folklore to Host Bottigheimer

Acclaimed author Ruth B. Bottigheimer will speak at George Mason University on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. in Research 1, room 163. Bottigheimer is the author of Fairy Tales and Society: Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm and Grimm’s Bad Girls and Bold Boys: The Moral and Social Vision of the Tales. In her visit to George Mason University, Bottigheimer will share insights from her latest study, "Fairy Tales: A New History."

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Resources and Archive Offers Folklore Students an Assist

Students at George Mason University have access to a host of Folklore resources, including books, journals, films, events, information about how to find jobs, and the Northern Virginia Folklife Archive – a project started in 1977 by professor Margaret Yocom. The Archive houses over 1,200 papers about folklore and folklife in Northern Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic region, and beyond.

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