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George Mason University at 50

George Mason University at 50

As George Mason University recognizes 50 years as an independent university, the College of Humanities reflects on how it has been an important part of Mason from the very start.

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Creating a Hybrid Future Outside of Work

Creating a Hybrid Future Outside of Work

It’s not just a matter of creating new habits, but changing the neurological architecture that’s shaped by our habits. “Brains change when you’re spending time online,” says Robyn Mehlenbeck from George Mason University. “We’re going to see some social skill deficits across the board as people are emerging from the pandemic.”

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M-VETS Prevails and Secures Honorable Discharge for Army Combat Veteran

M-VETS Prevails and Secures Honorable Discharge for Army Combat Veteran

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued before the Army Discharge Review Board for an Army Combat veteran to receive a fully Honorable conditions discharge. Filed in 2019, the M-VETS request was recently approved by the Army Discharge Review Board and the veteran now has a fully Honorable conditions discharge reflected on the veteran’s DD 214.

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Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck on Ep. 26 of Mason's Access to Excellent Podcast

Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck on Ep. 26 of Mason's Access to Excellent Podcast

COVID-19 presented individuals with many challenges. Some were obvious, such as how to continue one’s education through distance learning. But some were not as clear cut, such as dealing with anxiety, depression and grief. Robyn Mehlenbeck, director of Mason’s Center for Psychological Services, spoke with Mason President Gregory Washington about how college campuses can deal with those stresses, how her center is extending services to the broader community, and why the mental health crises associated with COVID-19 is the second pandemic.

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