Events Calendar

Mason Vision Series: Dr. Jagadish Shukla @ Virtual
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

In this presentation, Dr. Jagadish Shukla will focus on the physical science of climate change, while emphasizing that to truly address this issue, one also must understand the many social, economic, ethical, political, and social justice challenges it presents. Dr. Shukla will conclude by explaining that even though time is running out, there are reasons to be hopeful about climate solutions. if we act decisively and dramatically to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century, we still have a chance to avoid climate change’s most catastrophic impacts.

How To Be An Anti-Racist Researcher Workshop 2: Taking Concrete Steps as an Anti-Racist Researcher @ Virtual
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) for their 2nd workshop on how to be an anti-racist researcher. Please pre-register and indicate your breakout room preferences. Pre-registration is required. For security reasons, you will only be allowed into the meeting if you have pre-registered.

Mason’s 17 Rooms-U Summit @ Virtual
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 7th Plant-based Protein Taste Test @ Virtual
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is hosting 7th round of plant-based protein taste tests. Since the Mason Food Innovators program at CIE launched this event in 2018, the market for plant-based proteins has grown dramatically with new products, producers and distribution points.

3rd Annual Healthcare Disparities Conference – A Call for Transformation @ Virtual
Oct 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Join the 3rd Annual Healthcare Disparities Conference Conference! This year’s theme is A Call for Transformation: Impactful Strategies for Sustainable Change. The event is an online, half-day symposium for health care professionals to address healthcare disparities.

2021 Stakeholder Capitalism Series Featuring Perry Chen @ Virtual
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As part of the 2021 Stakeholder Capitalism Series, the Business for a Better World (B4BW) welcomes Perry Chen. Mr. Chen, founder of Kickstarter, will offer his thoughts on a less extractive and more generative society.

Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice: A Cross-Cultural Conversation @ Virtual
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Throughout the world, Indigenous peoples are on the front lines of the climate crisis while also confronting colonialism, racism, and disenfranchisement. Join ISE and Mason’s Human Rights and Global Justice Initiative for this dynamic panel discussion. Academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from multiple countries will share their expertise and experience working in the nexus between Indigenous rights and environmental justice. We will explore the impacts of extractive capitalism, climate change, and public health emergencies, as well as a range of strategies that native communities are utilizing to protect their lands and waters.

Cher Weixia Chen, George Mason University
Chief Frank Adams, Upper Mattaponi Nation of Virginia
Jonathan Liljeblad, The Australian National University
Lee Prouse, Australian Red Cross
Jenny Brown, Australian Red Cross
Marcos Vinício Chein Feres, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Jeremy M Campbell, George Mason University
Sustainable Farm Startup Trip: Whiffletree Farm @ Virtual
Oct 8 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is organizing a startup trip to Whiffletree Farm – a family run, sustainable farm in Warrenton, VA. Farmers Jesse and Liz Straight raise pastured broiler chickens, laying hens, and turkeys; foraging pork; and 100% grass fed beef. No chemicals, no antibiotics. Non-GMO grains for the pigs and poultry, in addition to fresh pasture.

Participants will be touring the farm and will also get to spend an hour with Jesse. Jesse will share the business elements of running a sustainable farm in more detail. Come see how this local farm operates and thrives and learn about the changes taking place in our food system.

1st Inter-disciplinary Computing Research Symposium @ Dewberry Hall, Fairfax Campus
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This symposium, co-sponsored by the recently launched School of Computing (SoC) and the Institute for Digital Innovation (IDIA), aims to bring together faculty from across the university to discuss potential research collaborations.
The symposium will feature Lightning Talk sessions (organized around the four themes of healthy society, healthy economy, healthy planet and healthy people,  interpreted broadly and including other emergent interdisciplinary research themes), where faculty can provide brief introductions to their research, a poster session to connect speakers from the lightning talk sessions to attendees who are interested in collaboration, as well as Birds-of-a-feather sessions on topics proposed by attendees.
AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy @ Virtual
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day
The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is a conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and academic communities. Since 1976, it has been the place where insiders go to learn what is happening around the growing number of policy issues that affect researchers and their institutions.
The 46th Forum on S&T Policy will gather virtually to discuss major current challenges affecting science, policy, and society, as well as their intersectionality. The Forum gives you exclusive access to participate in discussions with some of the nation’s top experts and decision-makers on the most important public policy issues and how we should build on this framework for the future.