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CHSS Events

Apr3

Gallup Strengths Info-Session

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
April 3, 2015, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment is FREE OF CHARGE to all Mason students, faculty and staff as part of the Well-Being University Initiative to make Mason a model well-being university. StrengthsFinder is a discovery tool to help participants identify their top five strengths along with innovative ways to use them in everyday life.

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Apr6

Film Screening: Borneo Beyond the Grave

Sociology and Anthropology
Johnson Center, Gold Room
April 6, 2015, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Dr. Anne Schiller, Professor of Anthropology at George Mason, will discuss and show the film "Borneo: Beyond the Grave," a documentary on which she collaborated with the National Geographic Society. The film examines how the indigenous people known as Ngaju Dayaks, who live deep in the Indonesian rainforests, prepare the remains of deceased family members for the afterlife in a festive and complex ritual called tiwah.

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Apr6

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

Monday Seminar

Neuroscience Program
Krasnow Institute, 229
April 6, 2015, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Dr. David Colander College Professor, Department of Economics Middlebury College Much of the discussion of complexity focuses on the science of complexity. In this talk I will focus on the implications of complexity for public policy–how the advances in complexity science changes the way economists frame policy. I begin by reviewing how the economics profession […]

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