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10 Discoveries About Well-Being That Everyone Must Know

10 Discoveries About Well-Being That Everyone Must Know

CWB's Dr. Todd Kashdan weighs in on the latest research and how well-being is relevant to everyone in his newest Psychology Today blog post! "Well-being is not an abstract, academic concept devoid of real-world value. People who endorse greater well-being are healthier, productive and creative workers, and better citizens."

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Innovation Through Interdisciplinarity: Mason Faculty Members Participate in Provost’s Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives

Innovation Through Interdisciplinarity: Mason Faculty Members Participate in Provost’s Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives

Innovation, entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary synergy are at the heart of George Mason University’s Provost’s Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives. Now in its second year, the program gives interdisciplinary teams of Mason faculty, staff, students, and/or community partners an opportunity to respond to important challenges facing the region, nation, or world.

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The Mason Core Engagement Series (ENCORE) Begins in Fall 2016

The Mason Core Engagement Series (ENCORE) Begins in Fall 2016

Creating more opportunities for students to make meaning of the Mason Core educational offerings, to draw greater connections to the larger university community, and to develop additional marketable skill sets, the Mason Core Engagement Series (ENCORE) begins Fall 2016. Working in conjunction with University Life and the Patriot Experience, each Engagement Series maps to one of four pathways – career readiness, civic learning/community engagement, global/multicultural, or well-being.

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CWB Co-Hosts First International Symposium on the Well-Being University in Portugal

CWB Co-Hosts First International Symposium on the Well-Being University in Portugal

CWB will co-host the first International Symposium on the Well-Being University June 2-5, 2016 in Borba, Portugal. In addition to representatives from George Mason, participants in the symposium will include representatives from universities in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, Hungary, Lithuania, South Africa, and New Zealand. The symposium will be a first step toward developing a global agenda for the advancement of well-being in higher education.

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Dr. Nance Lucas & CWB Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Nance Lucas & CWB Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Nance Lucas, an associate professor at George Mason University, has one of the most positive jobs on the campus. Dr. Lucas, who studies ethics, positive psychology, and leadership, is director of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, a teaching and research effort that focuses on the science and application of well-­being, which she defines as "building a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement."

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Spring Into Well-Being with Mason in April!

Spring Into Well-Being with Mason in April!

Celebrate and cultivate your well-being with a week’s worth of rejuvenating events for the mind and body at George Mason University! The third annual Spring into Well-Being celebration will be held April 6th through the 13th! This year’s theme is “Six Days/Six Domains of Well-Being” with each day focusing on one of six themes: physical, psychological, social, community, career and financial. All Spring Into Well-Being events are FREE and open to the public!

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