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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 […]

Mason named one of America’s best employers

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 1:42 pm

George Mason University is one of America’s best employers, according to a new evaluation by Forbes. George Mason is ranked 54th among 500 top midsize companies with between 1,000 and 5,000 employees. See the full list here. “We hire employees who appreciate our purpose and values, and we try to live our values,” said Linda Harber, […]

Mason at forefront tackling Northern Virginia’s opioid epidemic

Posted: April 19, 2018 at 11:45 am, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

George Mason University on April 19 hosted a daylong symposium to examine ways to eradicate the opioid crisis in Northern Virginia, an event that gathered stakeholders from around the state and federal government, including Gov. Ralph Northam and U.S. representatives Barbara Comstock (VA-10) and Gerald Connolly (VA-11). The symposium in Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax […]

Mason leads public-private partnership discussion with P3•EDU conference

Posted: April 11, 2018 at 9:55 am, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

George Mason University this month held a two-day conference with higher ed leaders, business executives and industry media to discuss the impact of public-private partnerships on higher education. The event drew presidents, provosts and senior leaders from more than 100 colleges and universities and included an inside look at the most talked about partnership in […]

Unilever CEO will be keynote speaker at Mason’s 51st Commencement

Posted: April 4, 2018 at 10:58 am, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, who has been recognized for his commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility, will be the featured speaker at Mason’s Spring Commencement. The university’s 51st annual Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, at EagleBank Arena. Paul Polman has set a goal for Unilever to use only renewable energy […]

Survey: Mason graduates earn highest salaries in dozens of majors

Posted: March 7, 2018 at 11:08 am, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm

George Mason University boasts the highest paid graduates in the country in a wide range of occupations—from biology and education to homeland security and fine arts, according to a new survey by College Factual. Programs at Mason in biomedical sciences, English literature, psychology, social work and seven others ranked in the top 5 percent of […]

Mason bolsters Virginia cybersecurity efforts by partnering cities, counties

Posted: February 2, 2018 at 12:12 pm, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Virginia counties figure to be at the front lines in the battle for cybersecurity, so George Mason University’s J.P. Auffret and Angelos Stavrou are helping them formulate a more cohesive defense with a grant that partners them with local governments. Auffret, the associate director of the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) within Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering, and […]