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Immigrant Nobel Laureates

Immigrant Nobel Laureates

Seven of the 13 2021 Nobel Prize Laureates are from the United States, and five of the U.S. winners were not born in the United States. Since 2010, there have been 28 foreign-born U.S. winners.

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October Events with CHSS Research

October Events with CHSS Research

CHSS Research will host two events in October. October 7 is the Introduction to International and Foreign Language Education programs in the Department of Education, and October 22 is the Research Support Overview and Refresher.

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102,000 Afghans lived in the US as of 2019

102,000 Afghans lived in the US as of 2019

As part of its Immigration Data on Demand (iDod) project, the Institute for Immigration Research released a new fact sheet with data on Afghan immigrants in the United States. The fact sheet covers foreign-born Afghans in the United States as of 2019, but does not include data on the latest arrivals of the past two years. 

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Fall Open Call Portrait Session

Fall Open Call Portrait Session

Creative Services Photography will be holding a FREE OPEN CALL photo session for new faculty, staff, and administrators on October 6. Participants must sign up for a time slot.

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Mason Nation Masks Up to Fight COVID-19

Mason Nation Masks Up to Fight COVID-19

Please help reduce the spread of the coronavirus by wearing masks indoors, unless actively eating or drinking, and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. Unvaccinated members of the community are expected to wear masks at all times while on campus.

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Winning a Nobel Prize is Not Like Winning the Lottery

Winning a Nobel Prize is Not Like Winning the Lottery

As part of its annual coverage of immigrant Nobel Prize winners, George Mason University’s Institute for Immigration Research will identify and highlight some of the top contenders in each category and discuss the role that international collaboration has played in their scientific careers.

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Immigrant workers in "green" jobs

Immigrant workers in "green" jobs

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) has released a new paper, "Foreign-Born Green Job Workers in the United States." This paper highlights the role immigrant workers play in green jobs - those jobs that either benefit the environment directly or make their establishment's production more environmentally friendly. Twenty-three percent of all green job workers in the United States are foreign born and, in some sectors like building cleaning and maintenance, the share of immigrant workers is much higher.

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Foreign-Born Olympians on Team USA in Tokyo

Foreign-Born Olympians on Team USA in Tokyo

At least 33 of the TeamUSA Olympians were not born here, but have made the United States their home and proudly represent this country. Thirteen hail from Europe, followed by seven from Asia, six from Africa, five from the Americas, and two from Australia. These foreign-born athletes comprise approximately five percent of the US delegation and represent the best of US athletics from track and field to equestrian, fencing, table tennis, volleyball, water polo, and 15 additional sports.

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