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Analyzing Politics in Washington, D.C.

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 9:20 am, Last Updated: March 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

By Damian Cristodero George Mason University senior Ryan Thornton is at his desk in the Washington, D.C., offices of Quorum Analytics at 7:30 every morning. Considering the government and international politics major has an hour-long bus-and-Metro commute to his full-time job, takes an online class, and has class Wednesday nights until 10 p.m., his diligence […]

Mason Incubator Produces Business Solutions and Opportunities

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 9:16 am

  By Damian Cristodero College campuses are places where ideas can grow into real-world solutions. In 2009, Anup Ghosh, then chief scientist in the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University, began developing a unique way to protect computer networks from malicious malware. His research fell squarely into the center’s mandate of finding […]

At Mason, Personal Touch Builds Pipeline to Student Internships, Jobs

Posted: December 4, 2015 at 3:02 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2015 at 10:42 am

    By Damian Cristodero When Christian Adounvo makes an acquaintance, it’s not with the intent of landing a job. Sometimes it just works out that way. Through a friendship built in a George Mason University math class, Adounvo said he got an internship as a project development engineer at Intel. Through his relationship with […]

Mason-Led Team Unveils “Roadmap” to Keep Regional Economy Competitive

Posted: December 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm, Last Updated: January 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

By Buzz McClain George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller is set to present a comprehensive plan to policymakers and business leaders next month outlining how the region can increase economic growth and remain competitive in the coming decades. The plan, developed by three area universities, notes that changes in government spending have created a new […]

Mason and MITRE: Partners in Research and Education

Posted: December 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm, Last Updated: December 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm

By Preston Williams For George Mason University and the MITRE Corporation, the talent pipeline flows in both directions. Career-ready Mason graduates join the MITRE workforce each year, and MITRE provides funding for its employees to earn career-related advanced degrees at George Mason. It’s a natural partnership—the largest public research university in Virginia and a not-for-profit organization […]

Mason Provides Learning Solutions for Corporate and Government Workers

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm

By Michele McDonald George Mason University is transforming how business and the government use continuing education for employees. The region’s top employers want a multidisciplinary approach that doesn’t stop at the door of one college, but includes the best of several, said Brad Dawson, executive director of Learning Solutions, formerly known as the Office of […]

Debating excellence vs. access in higher education

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm, Last Updated: October 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera joined Georgetown University President John DeGioia and George Washington University President Steve Knapp for a panel discussion on The Future of Higher Education with Economic Club president David M. Rubenstein in September. The conversation focused on the challenges and opportunities facing America’s higher education including accessibility, affordability, the changing student experience and how to […]

Welcome to Business Matters

Posted: September 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm, Last Updated: September 17, 2015 at 10:24 am

Look around the world. You will often find that at the heart of a thriving economy is a world-class research university. During the past 40 years, George Mason University has grown to play that role in Northern Virginia and the National Capital Region.  Now the largest public research university in Virginia, Mason aspires to deepen its […]

Mason and Northrop Grumman Work Together to Build Innovative Cyber Security Degree Program

Posted: September 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm, Last Updated: September 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  By Damian Cristodero When Peggy Brouse read a story this summer about hackers shutting down the engine of a cruising Jeep Cherokee, she immediately emailed Mike Papay. Papay is vice president and chief information security officer at Northrop Grumman. Brouse is an associate professor at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering. The two […]

Mason Committed to Being a Leader in Producing Career-ready Graduates

Posted: September 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm, Last Updated: September 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm

By Damian Cristodero Christine Cruzvergara is often asked for evidence that George Mason University is a leader in producing career-ready graduates. Mason’s director of career services points to the FBI. Last year, the FBI interviewed 65 Mason soon-to-be graduates. It offered jobs to 58. Cruzvergara notes that those offers went to a range of disciplines, […]