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Mason graduates largest, most diverse class

Posted: May 20, 2019 at 1:45 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:45 am

Members of the largest and most diverse graduating class in George Mason University history were urged Friday at the 52nd annual Spring Commencement to determine how they will make a positive impact on the world, no matter their chosen field of study. The featured speaker, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, called on Mason graduates […]

Digital credential gives grads an edge on the competition

Posted: May 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:39 am

George Mason University’s Mike Fasil doesn’t feel much like a trailblazer. But 21-year-old information systems and operations management major from Springfield, Virginia, will be among the university’s first group of graduates awarded a generalist digital technology credential when he graduates on May 17. “It’s really given me a better perspective,” Fasil said. “I feel like having [the […]

Mason’s Deb Crawford explains university’s role in tech talent pipeline

Posted: May 7, 2019 at 11:31 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:32 am

George Mason University’s Deborah Crawford appeared on the “Kojo Nnamdi Show” on WAMU-88.5 FM on Thursday as part of a panel discussing the impact of Amazon’s arrival on the technology skills shortage in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Crawford, who is Mason’s vice president for research, innovation and economic impact, said she had no doubt that […]

Mason, Amazon stress importance of public-private partnerships

Posted: May 2, 2019 at 9:23 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:24 am

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera, sitting on a panel with an executive from Amazon and two of the people who helped bring the tech giant to Northern Virginia, was asked a tough question. Can higher education work with private industry to align its curriculum with the demands of the job market without betraying the […]

Mason-led Small Business Development Center expands to Manassas

Posted: April 18, 2019 at 2:15 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:16 am

George Mason University will play a greater role in the growth of small business within the state of Virginia with the opening of a new office of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in downtown Manassas. Mason-led since 2004, the center aims to spur the state economy by providing sound business advice, education and resources to small […]

Mason sponsored research spending reaches $149 million

Posted: April 2, 2019 at 10:24 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:08 am

George Mason University reported an all-time high of $149 million in sponsored research expenditures for fiscal year 2018, making good progress toward the university’s strategic goal of $225 million by 2024. Mason’s reported sponsored research expenditures were about 32 percent higher than in the previous year. And expenditures in 2019 are trending even higher. “With the momentum […]

His software evaluation model is used by thousands of companies

Posted: March 28, 2019 at 11:21 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 10:22 am

Jeff Offutt, a 2019 Outstanding Faculty Awards winner, says teaching is part communication, part leadership and part empathy. Jeff Offutt, a professor of software engineering in the Department of Computer Science in  George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, has been a college professor for more than 30 years, including 27 at Mason. He originated the new area […]

Mason graduates find quick success in the workforce

Posted: March 25, 2019 at 10:47 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 10:15 am

More than 80 percent of Mason’s graduate and undergraduate degree earners in 2018 reported positive career outcomes within six months of graduation, achieving a university strategic goal to reach that benchmark for both groups. In Mason’s Class of 2018 Career Plans Survey, conducted by University Career Services and the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, 86 percent […]

Digital certification to prepare graduates for tech-driven world

Posted: March 21, 2019 at 9:33 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 10:11 am

George Mason University is among the first universities in the region to launch a digital certification program, which will ensure that all students—regardless of their major—have the digital skills needed to compete in today’s workforce. The digital technology credential is being championed by the Greater Washington Partnership (GWP), a civic alliance of CEOs in the […]

Mason has 11 graduate programs in top 50 of U.S. News rankings

Posted: March 14, 2019 at 10:04 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 10:07 am

  George Mason University has 12 graduate programs ranked among the top 50 in new rankings released by U.S. News and World Report on March 12. Leading the way were the security studies program in the Schar School of Policy and Government, which was ranked No. 2, and the part-time JD program at Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School, ranked No. 4. […]