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NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) hosted Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, at the April colloquium. Mr. Gjelten shared his insights on how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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Elena's Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Elena's Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Elena Prien, a graduate of George Mason University, endowed undergraduate student scholarships with the goal of enhancing students’ well-being. These scholarships will be awarded to students whose lives can benefit from resources to support their well-being in various domains. Elena’s Scholarships are open to full-time, undergraduate students from all academic majors. Priority will be given to applicants who are just beginning their intentional efforts to cultivate well-being.

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New Conference Session Descriptions for the 2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference! Register by March 4th for Early-bird Discounts!

New Conference Session Descriptions for the 2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference! Register by March 4th for Early-bird Discounts!

Now in its seventh year, George Mason University’s Leading to Well-Being Conference gathers the nation’s top experts in organizational leadership for deep and substantial learning and is widely regarded as the region’s top conference on the intersection of leadership and well-being. Our full conference session descriptions are now available for the 2016 Leading to Well-Being: Cultivating Resilience Conference! Learn more about the half-day pre-conference intensives as well as the full Friday conference keynote and breakout sessions. Register by March 4th for early-bird discounts!

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Author Leigh Stringer on GMU’s Center for the Advancement of Well-being: Interview with Nance Lucas, Executive Director

Author Leigh Stringer on GMU’s Center for the Advancement of Well-being: Interview with Nance Lucas, Executive Director

Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, is a workplace design guru, researcher, and author The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment and the Bottom Line and The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees—and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line. She has been interviewed for her work by CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America. Leigh recently interviewed Executive Director Nance Lucas to learn more about the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.

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CWB Hosts NBC Journalist: ‘An Afternoon with Hoda Kotb’ Takes Place on January 15th at Mason in Fairfax

CWB Hosts NBC Journalist: ‘An Afternoon with Hoda Kotb’ Takes Place on January 15th at Mason in Fairfax

NBC’s Hoda Kotb will appear at “An Afternoon with Hoda” at 3:00 PM on January 15th in Dewberry Hall in Fairfax. "George Mason is the only college campus Kotb plans to visit to talk about her new book, “Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way,” said Dr. Nance Lucas, executive director of Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being which hosting the event.

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CWB's Dr. Todd Kashdan in News at Mason: Class Invites Students to Make Themselves Uncomfortable

CWB's Dr. Todd Kashdan in News at Mason: Class Invites Students to Make Themselves Uncomfortable

The thumping bass and growling vocals of a gothic rock band greets students filing into the PSYC 417 Science of Well-Being class, a popular, first-of-its-kind course created more than a decade ago. George Mason University psychology professor Dr. Todd Kashdan says he often cranks up tunes as a way of giving students a mind-expanding experience of the senses before he switches over to cerebral mode.

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2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference: Early-Bird Registration Now Open!

2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference: Early-Bird Registration Now Open!

Now in its seventh year, George Mason University’s Leading to Well-Being Conference gathers the nation’s top experts in organizational leadership for deep and substantial learning. Widely regarded as the region’s top conference on the intersection of leadership and well-being, our keynote speakers and presenters consult with the country’s top companies, CEOs, organizations and agencies to create meaningful and lasting culture shifts that move them to greater levels of thriving. Registration is open!

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Mason Reflects Candlelight Vigil on November 19th at 6:45 pm

Mason Reflects Candlelight Vigil on November 19th at 6:45 pm

We have felt pain from recent events across campus communities, throughout the nation, and around the world. With everything that has happened, we are creating a space to begin the process of healing as a community. Come as you are and engage in a space to pause, to reflect, and to inspire hope. Thursday, November 19th • 6:45pm • Clock Tower • #MasonReflects

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Want to improve productivity and lower health costs? George Mason University teaches executives this secret!

Want to improve productivity and lower health costs? George Mason University teaches executives this secret!

What if there were a surefire way to increase worker productivity while also reducing their health costs? Researchers at George Mason University say they've discovered the secret — and they are teaching executives around the region how to use it. CWB's Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera recently hosted a four-week course aimed at teaching executives how much impact they can have by creating a positive work environment.

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