Mason Family Events

Mason Family Events

Schedule of Events

Check out our events for Family Weekend 2020!

#LivingWhileBlack: Social Justice in the Age of Social Media
Friday, Oct. 237 p.m. ET 

  • Dr. Shayna Maskell, Assistant Professor in the School of Integrative Studies, discussed the current racial injustices in America and social media’s role in advancing racial justice. Dr. Maskell earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland. Her areas of research include popular and youth culture, music, social movements, and subcultures. View the recording.

Let’s Do Brunch!
Sunday, Oct. 25; 12 p.m. ET 

Meet the Veep: Rose Pascarell, Vice President for University Life
Friday, Oct. 30; 5:30 p.m. ET

  • Vice President for University Life Rose Pascarell met with participants and had a conversation about all things student life! View the recording.

Inside the Real Criminal Minds
Saturday, Oct. 31; 7 p.m. ET

  • Ever wonder what goes on inside the real criminal minds? Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole, Director of the Forensic Science Program in the College of Science, shared her experience as one of the FBI’s most senior and accomplished profilers. During her career, she worked on many high-profile cases, including the Elizabeth Smart abduction, the Unabomber case, the Green River Killer, and the Natalee Holloway investigation. View the recording.

Evening Under the Stars
Sponsored by the Mason Observatory
Thursday, Nov. 5; 8 p.m. ET

  • Did you know that Mason has the largest on-campus telescope on the East Coast? The Mason Observatory will host Dr. Luisa Rebull from Caltech to present her research on young stars. After her presentation, participants will see live views of our night sky (weather permitting) by remotely controlling our main campus telescope, with a 32-inch diameter primary mirror. No registration required.

True or False? Uncovering Fake News
Sponsored by University Libraries
Friday, Nov. 6; 2 p.m. ET

  • Join University Libraries for a fun, family-friendly workshop on identifying fake news. This interactive session addresses the many faces of news today from the slightly misleading to the biased to the truly outrageous.

Pencil in the ProvostLunch with Dr. Mark Ginsberg
Monday, Nov. 9; 1 p.m. ET

  • Learn more about Provost Mark Ginsberg and his role as the university’s chief academic officer, overseeing all colleges, schools, and academic support units. A limited number of seats are available. View the recording.

Exploring Emerging Infectious Disease and COVID-19
Thursday, Nov. 12; 5:30 p.m. ET

  • How do infectious diseases emerge and evolve? Join Dr. Amira Roess, professor of Global Health and Epidemiology in the College of Health and Human Services, as she discusses the history of emerging infectious diseases, how she studies them, and the challenges to this field of study. She will also discuss COVID-19 and her involvement in the response. View the recording.

Conversation with President Gregory Washington
Friday, Nov. 13; 5:30 p.m. ET

  • Join us as we spend time getting to know Dr. Gregory Washington, George Mason University’s 8th President. View the recording.