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At ‘Mason Lobbies,’ students tell our story

Posted: January 17, 2017 at 10:06 am

Much is at stake for us these days in Richmond, as the General Assembly convenes for its 2017 session. For the next few weeks I will be spending quite a bit of time in Richmond with our government relations team and colleagues across the university telling the Mason story and participating in key legislative and budgetary discussions. In […]

For solar startup, lessons learned in Mason’s Innovation Lab were key

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

By Damian Cristodero For Shane Trexler, the story of Centennial Generating is also the story of how the Innovation Lab at George Mason University can help a startup create its business plan. “It was a pretty awesome experience,” says Trexler, Centennial’s director of engineering and design, who was an MBA student at George Mason when […]

How does Virginia measure up in university research investment?

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Virginia ranks 14th but has scarcely moved over the past decade in the National Science Foundation’s research and development expenditures, the latest of which have been released covering FY2015. Total R&D expenditures in Virginia grew by 40 percent from 2006 to 2015, just above the national growth rate of 38 percent. However, other states such […]

New dean, new ambitions to transform Mason’s School of Business

Posted: December 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm, Last Updated: December 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

By Melanie Balog In a short time, George Mason University’s School of Business has become a leader in the National Capital Region and an important resource for the business community. The school consistently is ranked among the Top 100 best undergraduate programs and part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, no small feat […]

Study abroad!

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 5:32 am

No matter how intellectually stimulating, resourceful and diverse, a college campus may be, there is one crucial learning experience you cannot have unless you leave it—study abroad.  The only way to begin to grasp the immense complexity and beauty of the world we live in is to experience it for yourself from a different perspective […]

You belong at Mason

Posted: November 10, 2016 at 10:26 am

Dear Patriot, Our mission defines us as an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. This was our mission the day before the election and it remains our mission today. If anything, the bitter campaign that just ended and the divisions in our society it highlighted suggest […]

The outstanding economic value of a Mason degree

Posted: October 10, 2016 at 9:59 am

With Kirk Heffelmire The national default rate on student loans continues to decline, even if modestly, according to the latest federal data. Mason’s rate inched up but continues to be lower than our state and national peers.  Most importantly, when considering the financial need of our students, Mason remains Virginia’s greatest outlier (as reported here last year). Student loan default […]

Justice Kagan lauds “remarkable judge and teacher” at Scalia dedication

Posted: October 10, 2016 at 9:47 am

In case you missed it, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan delivered a remarkable speech on Thursday at the dedication of the Scalia Law School in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Kagan’s words highlighting the contributions of Justice Antonin Scalia to contemporary legal thinking are particularly meaningful given the fact that she voted in disagreement with him about […]

Mason and the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Posted: October 3, 2016 at 5:09 pm

The opening last week of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a landmark occasion for our country. I’m proud to say that Mason students, faculty and alumni have played a part in this endeavor. They’ve curated and documented exhibits, served as advisors and helped develop the museum’s app. One former faculty member […]

Sharing Mason’s faculty research accomplishments and needs on Capitol Hill

Posted: September 30, 2016 at 2:02 pm