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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 […]

Fuller delivers update on region’s economic future

Posted: January 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 1:59 pm

In the face of decreasing federal spending and the damage inflicted by the 2013 budget sequestration, the 2030 Group of business leaders in the Washington, D.C., region called on George Mason University economist Stephen S. Fuller to lead a research team to study ways to spur economic growth. The report, “Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Future Economy,” delivered in […]

Mason scientists develop urine test that could lead to early TB detection

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Scientists at George Mason University have developed a nanotechnology that for the first time can measure a sugar molecule in urine that identifies tuberculosis with high sensitivity and specificity, setting the stage for a rapid, highly accurate and far less-invasive urine test of the disease that could potentially prove to be the difference between life […]

New ventures in online education: A conversation with Michelle Marks

Posted: December 11, 2017 at 11:12 am, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Q. Why devote an office to Academic Innovation and New Ventures? A. It’s important for this university to devote an office to academic innovation and new ventures because we’re a public university, one that cares about being affordable, one that cares about being accessible to more students. The landscape of higher ed has changed here […]

Three from Mason tapped for top federal positions

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm

The White House has nominated George Mason University’s David C. Williams to the United States Postal Service Board of Governors. Williams, who joined Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government this year as a distinguished visiting professor of public policy, would serve on the board until December 2019 if confirmed. Williams was the inspector general […]

Three from Mason make Washington Business Journal’s ‘2017 Power 100’

Posted: October 25, 2017 at 2:21 pm, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

The Washington Business Journal’s annual ranking of influential local business leaders list, the Power 100, includes three representatives from the Mason Nation. George Mason University president Ángel Cabrera makes his fifth annual appearance on the list: “[He] has earned high marks for maintaining Mason’s place in the education world—and growing it.” Cabrera became Mason’s sixth president in 2012. […]

New School of Business dean a quick study

Posted: October 11, 2017 at 10:25 am, Last Updated: May 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Maury Peiperl admits he still is in “learning mode.” The dean of George Mason University’s School of Business has been on the job only since August. Even so, his strategies to move the institution forward are rapidly transforming from potential to kinetic. “Some things are very clear already,” he said. “One is we’re going to raise our […]