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How Universities, like Mason, Can Support Emerging Adults

How Universities, like Mason, Can Support Emerging Adults

How can Mason students between ages 18 and 29 successfully navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood? Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, author of the bestselling book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties, explored that question when he spoke on campus as part of the Fall for the Book festival.

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Fall for the Book: Dr. Jeffrey Arnett

Fall for the Book: Dr. Jeffrey Arnett

In the newest edition of his book, Emerging Adulthood, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett explores the unique challenges and experiences of 18-29 year-olds in America. He investigates social class issues, relations with parents, and problems facing emerging adults, including substance abuse and mental health. Learn more about the latest research on this important and unique time of life!

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Cultivating the Seeds of Well-Being at Mason

Cultivating the Seeds of Well-Being at Mason

Join Doc Nix, Dr. Todd Kashdan, and more while you engage with fellow students & Mason faculty for a one-hour shift in Mason’s President’s Park Greenhouse on Tuesday, September 13th! Commit to doing an hour of good – for yourself, for Mason, for the planet — and have fun doing it!

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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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