College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CHSS Events


Peacebuilding Fellows Information Session

Arlington Fellows
Johnson Center, C, Third Floor
October 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

All interested students are invited to an information session for the new Peacebuilding Fellows Program! The information session will cover the courses offered, internships, program activities and the application process. More details can be found on-line at

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Mason Career Fair


Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall
October 2, 2014, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Mason's biggest career fair, with opportunities for all Mason students and featuring 150+ employers. Attend both days to discover opportunities for internships, jobs, and careers. To get prepared, find tips on our website (!

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Yoga for Well-Being Thursdays in Fairfax

A weekly free practice for all Mason students, staff, and faculty.

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
Johnson Center, Dance Studio (ground floor)
October 2, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

“Yoga for Well-Being” is a hatha yoga class carefully themed to deepen one’s experience of an interdisciplinary approach to yoga. This practice includes precise instruction in beginning and intermediate level postures, breathing practices, and guided relaxation. Modifications will be offered to individualize the practice.

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Talk by SOAN Prof. Daniel Temple

Evidence for Life History Trade-offs among Late/Final Jomon Period Foragers Using Incremental Microstructures of Enamel

Sociology and Anthropology
Johnson Center, C
October 2, 2014, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Abstract: There are two hypotheses that evaluate the human response to early-life stressors. The plasticity/constraint hypothesis predicts that the human response to early-life stress reflects plasticity in the ability to reallocate energetic resources and survive the event, but constraint in future allocations of energetic reserves to growth and maintenance occur. The predictive adaptive response hypothesis argues that individuals who survive early-life stress experience physiological changes that increase the chances of surviving future stress events. This study used linear enamel hypoplasia (LEH), a dental indicator of growth disruption, and incremental microstructures of enamel to explore these two hypotheses. The study found that early-life stress events were associated with a greater risk of future LEH formation and earlier ages at death. The results support the plasticity/constraint hypothesis. Late/Final Jomon period people were able to survive early-life stress events, but these individuals experienced more growth disruptions and had exacerbated mortality schedules. These findings indicate that the physiological response of Jomon people to stress events appears to be patterned within the context of developmental experience.

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Stop Telling Women to Smile artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will be on Campus October 2nd!

Women and Gender Studies
Student Union I, 3A
October 2, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Women and Gender Studies along with African and African American Studies would like to invite you to view art by the street harassment artist, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (link below), who began the "Stop Telling Women To Smile" movement. This event is a part of the "Policing The Body" theme for the academic year. Please come through, and by all means, spread the word! Thursday October 2nd, 2014 Art Exhibit 12-4pm SUB 1 Quad Art Workshop SUB I, room 3A from 4:00PM until 6:30PM

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