College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CHSS Events


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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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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CHSSWeb User's Group

Open Session Discussion

CHSSWeb Help
Enterprise Hall, #420
October 3, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Meet with CHSSWeb IT team, managers of different college websites and fellow peers to get hands-on help and discuss issues, questions or concerns about your site. This is a great opportunity to get answers to those pesky questions.

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SOAN Fall Bash

Sociology and Anthropology
The Hub (SUB II), Front Ballroom
October 6, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites you to an evening of food, fun, music, and dancing with DJ Dan Trencher. Join faculty and other students, and bring a friend.

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