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Mason named a top-tier research university once more

Posted: December 20, 2018 at 9:46 am, Last Updated: January 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

George Mason University has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top research universities by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. By earning the “very high research” (or R1) designation, Mason—the largest public research university in Virginia—is among an elite group of 120 institutions known for performing at the highest research level in […]

We’re ready, Amazon!

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 12:13 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Liza Wilson Durant, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement at the Volgenau School of Engineering. Photo by Lathan Goumas/Strategic Communications Liza Wilson Durant knows a thing or two about George Mason University’s effort to expand computing and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs. For the past several years, the associate dean of strategic […]

George Mason to support Amazon with large-scale expansion of Arlington Campus

Posted: November 15, 2018 at 9:42 am, Last Updated: January 28, 2019 at 9:45 am

George Mason University is announcing a large-scale expansion of its Arlington Campus to grow its computing programs, advance research in high-tech fields and rapidly increase the number of highly skilled graduates for Amazon and other regional employers. The university has pledged to invest more than $250 million over the next five years to grow programs, […]

Mason’s Cowen, Pearlstein discuss capitalism, morality and economic growth

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Two of the nation’s leading economic thought leaders met on Mason’s Fairfax Campus on Nov. 1 to debate the correlation between capitalism, morality and economic growth. During a thoughtful, hour-long discussion moderated by Mason President Ángel Cabrera, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics Tyler Cowen and Pulitzer Prize-winning economics columnist and Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein each […]

Solving the security clearance backlog

Posted: November 5, 2018 at 10:03 am, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:21 pm

The latest White House debate over security clearance reform was brought to George Mason University’s Arlington Campus on Tuesday when senior officials from Congress, the executive branch, and government contracting participated in a panel discussion organized by Mason’s National Security Institute and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. “That is a national security problem,” said U.S. Sen. […]

Gov. Northam joins George Mason, NOVA to announce gifts to ADVANCE

Posted: October 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Gov. Ralph Northam joined representatives from George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College on Monday to announce gifts in support of the ADVANCE partnership. The partnership between Mason and NOVA is helping clear obstacles so more transfer students can earn four-year degrees. The Northrop Grumman Foundation has pledged support for ADVANCE student scholarships, while […]

Board approves renaming Founders Hall to Van Metre Hall

Posted: October 24, 2018 at 11:46 am, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:14 pm

Founders Hall, one of two major academic buildings on George Mason University’s Arlington Campus, was officially renamed Van Metre Hall after Mason’s Board of Visitors approved the change at its Oct. 10 meeting. The board’s action recognizes the generosity of the Van Metre Companies, a major regional builder that donated 37 acres in Ashburn, Virginia, to […]

Mason receives NSF grant to attract more women, minorities to STEM fields

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 10:07 am, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:09 pm

A team of researchers from George Mason University has received a National Science Foundation grant to introduce a more active-learning approach that would improve student understanding, increase retention and increase the numbers of women and minorities in STEM fields. Jill Nelson, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the Volgenau School of Engineering, […]

Forbes ranks Mason among top 50 public universities

Posted: September 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm

George Mason University was ranked No. 49 nationally among public universities in Forbes’ latest evaluations. A total of 251 institutions were ranked. “Mason is serious about its mission as a public research university,” Provost S. David Wu said. “Not only do we provide access to higher education, we provide excellence in a diverse environment that allows […]

Mason named one of D.C. region’s largest employers

Posted: September 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 3:57 pm

George Mason University has been recognized as one of the largest employers in the Washington, D.C. region, according to the Washington Business Journal. Mason is the 28th-largest employer of National Capital Region residents, and the 13th-largest employer in Northern Virginia. Mason has 6,769 employees from the metropolitan area, up from 6,461 the previous year, the publication says, […]