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ShanghaiRanking names Mason among top 300 universities worldwide

Posted: August 20, 2018 at 11:57 am

George Mason University was one of only four schools in Virginia and four in the greater Washington, D.C., area to be included among the prestigious 2018 Academic Rankings of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Mason was ranked among the top 95 universities in the United States and one of the top 300 in the world. “These rankings […]

Tom Davis re-elected as rector of Mason’s Board of Visitors

Posted: August 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

The George Mason University Board of Visitors (BOV) capped its annual planning conference Friday by re-electing Thomas M. Davis as rector and voting in four members of its Executive Committee. Davis, a former seven-term U.S. House of Representatives member from Northern Virginia, has led the university’s 16-member governing body since 2014. Over the past four years, Mason has emerged […]

Schar School fellow creates tool to boost women VC entrepreneurs

Posted: August 15, 2018 at 11:51 am, Last Updated: August 20, 2018 at 11:53 am

The idea that venture capital firms prefer to invest in companies led by men inspired Ruta Aidis to do something about it. The economist, who is a senior fellow at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, created a website that provides verified information about venture capital firms that are founded by women and that […]

Mason leads Congressional staff briefing on DHS Centers of Excellence

Posted: August 10, 2018 at 11:40 am, Last Updated: August 20, 2018 at 11:44 am

George Mason University’s Anthony Stefanidis recently used his role as the director of Mason’s Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center (CINA), a Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence (COE), to lead a briefing of congressional staffers on Capitol Hill. Stefanidis, who was also the former chair of Mason’s Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, served as head of a […]

Mason welcomes four to its Board of Visitors

Posted: July 27, 2018 at 10:25 am, Last Updated: August 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Four community leaders have been appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to George Mason University’s Board of Visitors. Ignacia S. Moreno, Paul J. Reagan, Edward Rice, and Denise Turner Roth bring tremendous experience in education, government, economic development, the environment, and public affairs to Mason’s governing board. Ignacia S. Moreno is chief executive officer and founding […]

Mason to play a role in a regional consortium devoted to infrastructure

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 10:12 am, Last Updated: August 20, 2018 at 11:45 am

George Mason University is among a consortium of seven schools based in the Mid-Atlantic Region that has been awarded an initial annual sum of more than $2.5 million to spearhead a transportation research program. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) selected the Penn State University-directed Mid-Atlantic Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-Modal Transportation Infrastructure […]

Homeland security summit brings government, academia together at Mason

Posted: June 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm, Last Updated: July 9, 2018 at 3:07 pm

George Mason University alumnus Christopher C. Krebs said he keeps two basic questions in mind when preparing to deal with critical homeland security issues. “So what, and what are we going to do about it? These are the two questions I ask myself every morning, particularly as we go into hurricane season,” said Krebs, a […]

Mason’s School of Business ‘at the forefront of business for good’

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 2:42 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm

In July 2012, George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera committed the university to supporting the United Nations Global Compact, which calls on institutions to align with universal principles on human rights, labor and environment, and to take actions that advance societal goals. That commitment took a further step recently, when George Mason, led by the School […]

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, commencement speaker, on career success

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 2:20 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, is the featured speaker at Mason’s 51st Spring Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 18, 2018. Q: Why is it important for major corporations to be good stewards of the world, and how do you balance the need to meet shareholders’ expectations with the desire to be a good corporate citizen? A: […]

New Richmond Fed president urges Mason students to be ‘lifelong learners’

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

                                  Never stop learning. That was the message Thomas Barkin, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, delivered to George Mason University students on May 7. In his first public comments since taking over the Richmond […]