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Former Virginia Secretary of Education and former first lady of the commonwealth Anne Holton will join the faculty as a visiting professor, with a dual appointment.
Anne Schiller worked to make sure indigenous peoples were portrayed "accurately and with dignity" in the crime adventure starring Matthew McConaughey.
May 2017 grad Stephanie Bishop, BA '17 spent months working on her senior research project, but it wasn't until she spent a week traveling in Guatemala that it all came together.
Her friends would go on to be rocket scientists, mathematicians, biologists and the like, but Mason’s Amanda Bowen, BA '17 had her own path in mind.
As principal at Minnieville Elementary School in Woodbridge, Va., Provencio, MED '07 turned an underperforming institution into one of Prince William County’s best performing elementary schools.
Mason, Fairfax County, and Covanta partner to turn I-95 Landfill Complex in Lorton, Va. into green meadows with grasses, wildflowers, and bees—lots of bees.
The Mason and Partners Clinic “cut the gauze” on a new permanent building in Manassas Park expanding health care services from one to five days a week. 
On July 1, 2005 representatives from Mason’s Oral History Program Special Collections & Archives interviewed former George Mason President George Johnson. The full oral histories are available in the Fenwick Library.
The award recipients embody George Mason's innovation, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit; they are leaders in their communities and professions and are making a difference in the world.
Inspired by the germ-fighting abilities of Komodo dragon blood, Mason researchers have created a new way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria while spurring the human body’s cells to heal cuts faster.
Aiming high was just what Mason’s Jasmine Renderos had in mind when she first began entertaining ideas about serving in the Foreign Service following graduation.
The partnership provides a single institutional experience from admission to NOVA through graduation from Mason.
English professor Don Gallehr marks a Mason first this month: celebrating 50 years as a faculty member here. 
George Mason’s part-time MBA program is tied for 53rd nationally, of 301 institutions, in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools.
When Bethany Hall-Long, PhD Nursing '93, was sworn in as lieutenant governor of Delaware, on Jan. 17, she also became the first Mason alumna to hold the second-highest office in state government. She is this year’s Alumna of the Year.
Mason's first-ever Giving Day was an epic success, but we couldn't have done it without YOU!
Researchers at Mason are developing a tool combining intelligent computer software and high-level crowdsourcing that will allow intelligence analysts to give sound advice to decision makers in high-pressure situations.
David Verburg has nothing but fond memories of his time at George Mason University. The diversity he experienced among students and faculty has helped him feel comfortable among different cultures as he travels the world as a professional track athlete, he said.
John Hillen, professor of management and executive-in-residence at the School of Business, has received the U.S. Navy Meritorious Public Service Award, the third-highest civilian award the Navy can bestow.
Reedy has been working with three of her former students—Grace Ball, Megan Caputo and Madison Horwitz—now alumnae and professional dancers for Company Danzante.
Danna Chavez Calvi spent much of her career at Mason working with DREAMers, a nonpartisan organization that serves undocumented students.
Imagine you are a student at Northern Virginia Community College, but one with a valid Mason ID card, access to their library and its facilities, the ability to join student organizations and the chance to take one Mason course each school year.
One spoon. One paragraph. That’s all it took to send Željana Varga on a research mission that not only broke new ground on day-to-day living in World War II concentration camps but also took her on a personal journey of discovery.
After months on set, peering through the viewfinder of a movie camera lens, Hans Charles saw the finished fruits of his labor premiere on Netflix in October.
Professor D.R. Butler, whose service to Mason spans a quarter-century, has followed a remarkable path over his 82 years.
One spoon. One paragraph. That’s all it took to send Željana Varga on a research mission that not only broke new ground on day-to-day living in World War II concentration camps but also took her on a personal journey of discovery.
Lead lives with an open mind and an open heart, and maintain your ability to engage people with whom you disagree, George Mason University President Cabrera urged students at two Winter Graduation ceremonies in December.
Achieve
The university’s online master’s program in applied information technology is ranked 36th among U.S. institutions, and its online master’s program in accounting is tied for 63rd.
Veterans of combat often return home from conflict zones with mental and emotional traumas. Sometimes those traumas lead to unhealthy or illegal involvement in drugs and alcohol. If veterans are apprehended in Fairfax County, Va., chances are they’ll be introduced to the Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket, Virginia’s only court-supervised program specifically for military veterans.
Ryan Johnson is a noodler when it comes to electronic gizmos. Give him a new device and he can’t but help explore the apps and coding to see how things work.
Cancer treatments often involve applying drugs or therapies from outside the body, but George Mason University bioengineering professor Nitin Agrawal is working on a method to treat tumors internally.
George Mason University professor Kevin Clark is certain that African-American youth in low- and middle-income communities can enhance their education and even change their lives through the use of technology.
Mason Nation is on the road to Richmond again for the fifth year of “Mason Lobbies,” an annual event that takes Mason students and alumni to Virginia’s Capitol to lobby for Mason’s student priorities at the state level.
Mason recognized the legacies of Nobel Prize laureates James M. Buchanan and Vernon L. Smith by renaming buildings in Fairfax and Arlington in their honor in a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18
In Mason’s new sports analytics minor, students are taught to use big data to enhance an organization’s business directives.
As hard as Risa Enrique tried, she could not hold back the tears. What other reaction could she have, really? Her parents had uprooted their lives for her, moving from Florida to Virginia so she could attend George Mason University.
A team including a George Mason University professor has found there is no link between the use of calcium supplements and cardiovascular disease
George Mason University has been named one of the nation’s top schools in terms of best practices for military- and veteran-supported education.
The Schar School and the Washington Post have joined forces to conduct a series of political polls in Virginia over the next year, forging a strategic partnership that will illuminate voter sentiment on a broad range of political and public policy issues.
The Patriots will be recognizing 50 years of George Mason men's basketball during the 2016-17 season.
Tom Lovejoy has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the National Council for Science and the Environment.
Dave Roe—Mason double alum, donor extraordinaire, adjunct faculty member, and Foundation employee of more than 25 years—was honored at a retirement celebration on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Service
On a spectacular fall weekend hundreds of alumni gathered for the Sixth Alumni Weekend. Events were held throughout the region and included musical performances, art exhibits, robots, star gazing, trivia, campus tours, farm to table dining, recognition of prominent alumni, athletic events including Mason Madness, intriguing presentations, regional brunches, the ever-popular beer tasting and lots of opportunities to reunite with friends.
Celebrate
Rosa Parks’ dress. A hat belonging to Marcus Garvey. The casket of Emmitt Till. All of these objects, each symbolic and important in its own way, were located, examined and meticulously verified before being added to the collection of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
They don’t look much alike, and they certainly aren’t interested in the same areas of study. But the Baines triplets—Nic, Julia and Zach—are all newly enrolled Honors College students at George Mason University this fall, and living in freshman dorms only steps away from one another
Mason researchers are bringing personalized medicine to more breast cancer patients this year as the university teams again with the Side-Out Foundation for the third phase of a groundbreaking trial.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Ohio Gov. John Kasich helped the George Mason University community dedicate the newly named Schar School of Policy and Government on Monday, recognizing long-time Mason supporter Dwight C. Schar for his generous gift to the school.
Six Supreme Court justices joined the George Mason University community on Oct. 6 to formally dedicate the Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, with Justice Elena Kagan saying the newly named law school was fitting of a “remarkable judge and teacher.”
Abigail Solis, a senior athletic training major, is believed to be the Redskins’ first female athletic training academic intern and will work home games in the regular season.
Get ready for another exciting season of Mason Patriots men's basketball. The season kicks off Saturday, Nov. 12 against Towson.
Former George Mason standout David Verburg can add an Olympic gold medal to his repertoire. 
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Washington Redskins legend Darrell Green has joined the athletics department.
The village of Nangi in western Nepal is as remote as it is beautiful. It takes up to nine hours to reach the next large town from Nangi’s location 7,300 feet up in the Himalayas.
Dancer and actress Sasha Hollinger, BFA Dance ’09, is playing an important element of history in the Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway musical, "Hamilton."
Inspire
Sharon Dorsey’s internship at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge include the beach and wilderness trails, which are just perfect for the morning runs that keep her sprinter’s legs in shape.
Assistant Vice President, Director of Athletics Brad Edwards announced in July that the school has extended head men’s basketball coach Dave Paulsen’s contract for one year through the 2021 season.
A grade-school fascination with Harriet Tubman led Craddock to write a screenplay about the historical heroine.
George Mason was one of four “pioneer” institutions that signed on to “Operation Educate the Educators,” an initiative that prepares school personnel to meet the needs of military-connected students.
Forget standing in front of the class at the white board—3D printers are putting math equations into the hands of students.
As any runner can tell you, the amount of work that goes into training for marathons is substantial, and training for ultra marathons even more so. And as any student can tell you, getting a master's degree also takes a good bit of work.
Fifty years ago, Bob Cleveland, Doug Tibbetts, Bob Dorn, and I were sitting in the Annandale Hot Shoppes (a drive-in of long ago) and decided George Mason College needed a social life and a school identity. 
Former George Mason standout David Verburg is headed to the Olympics.
Excellence
Dwight C. Schar has pledged $10 million to the university’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs. Schar is known in the greater Washington metropolitan area for founding and leading NVR, Inc., the region’s largest residential homebuilder.
Giving
More than 200 alumni and supporters attended 2016 Celebration of Distinction to honor the best and brightest among Mason alumni.
Service
Sameen Yusuf developed a low-cost analyzer that measures oxygen concentration in neonatal incubators.
Imagine burglars have targeted your home, but before they break in, you’ve already moved and are safe from harm.
Senior Mailey Shimon interned in costuming for the stage adaption of “A Bronx Tale" in New York City.
More than 200 alumni and supporters attended 2016 Celebration of Distinction to honor the best and brightest among Mason alumni.
Like the World Affairs Council, we are committed to educating individuals who understand the complexities of our interconnected world and is ready to make a positive difference.
A milestone in the history of S-CAR was reached on April 6 with the official opening of Point of View, a conference and retreat center dedicated to the study and practice of conflict resolution.
More than 99 percent of the country’s weathercasters think climate change is happening, and 68 percent say it’s largely caused by human activity.

Mason lost a great scientist and colleague in Harold Morowitz last month.

NCC's Pablo Uribe is spending his final undergraduate semester in the United Kingdom, participating in the Oxford Semester Experience.
On April 9, more than 30 students headed to Godwin Middle School in nearby Woodbridge to lead the third annual InCredAble Leadership Conference.
When Deanna Moore never thought she would spend part of her junior year as an intern at the Smithsonian’s Center for Species Survival.
From Florida to El Salvador to Jamaica and D.C., 85 George Mason University students dedicated their spring break to education and service as part of this year’s Alternative Break trips.
Linnea Monson, a senior, shares her thoughts and experiences on the accelerated masters program.
Finding her dream house in Southwest Rutland, Vermont, was no cakewalk.
Executive Vice President and Provost S. David Wu has announced that Mark J. Rozell, professor of Public Policy and acting dean of the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, will be the founding dean of the School.

We’re proud to introduce you to our newest offering, the minor in work and organizational psychology!

Meet our inspiring Distinguished Alumna for 2015.

Our students come from all walks of life; take a glance at a day in the life of an undergraduate researcher.

Meet one of our newer faculty members who has dived right into the undergraduate program.

Brown was named to the 2016 AWBCA Good Works Teams honoring college basketball student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of others.
Alison Cuellar—associate professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy—has been selected to serve on a committee that will review the state of health disparities in the U.S.
Deborah Crawford is bringing her extensive experience in research at the federal, university and nonprofit levels to Mason as vice president of research.

When Ryan Allen takes off this summer on his 4,000-mile, cross-country bike ride, he will write his mother’s name on his leg as a tribute.

NCC lecturer and cultural studies doctoral student Zac Petersen shines a spotlight on the intersection of technology, society and culture.

For ten years, Carrie Hutnick has connected college students with meaningful service learning opportunities.

The pantry provides up to 25 pounds of mostly non-perishable food to students, faculty and staff each week, as well as a 9-pound bag of Panera bread for those who request it.

In fall 2015, integrative studies major Clara Walker was selected as one of two recipients of NCC's scholarship. She's spending her spring semester in Thailand and shared her thoughts on the experience.

From her first semester as a psychology major to her junior year at the SMSC, Moore knows that she has found her path.

Rachel Moynihan is an advocacy and communications specialist at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), where her efforts contribute to the empowerment and improved health of women and young people.

There are “two big, giant numbers” to take away from the just-released study: $140 billion in economic activity and one million jobs.

GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich brought his town hall forum to Mason just eight days before the Virginia primary.

The opening of the 150,000-square-foot addition to Fenwick Library was the culmination of five years of planning and construction to transform the space.
The exhibit “Power and Pathos” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington showcases some 50 bronzes once lost in fires, shipwrecks, volcanoes and earthquakes.
The NBA's all-time leading scorer discusses a wide-range of topics in his open forum at Mason.

Jean-Guy Afrika has been fascinated by global trade from the very start.

The search committee appointed to identify and recommend candidates for the position of Founding Dean of the SPGIA has been hard at work.

After two years Coackley's charity has sent 10,000 hats across the world to cancer kids who lost their hair to chemotherapy.
Nearly one-third, or 32 percent, of the 2,412 students who received bachelor’s degrees are the first in their families to earn a degree.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a partnership between Inova, Mason to conduct translational research and share resources for the benefit of patients, the community, and the region. 
Graduate students emphasize importance of participation and getting to know professors.
Register now for Homecoming 2016. You don't want to miss it for these reasons and so much more!

Mason’s first library was a state-of-the-art facility. But that was 1967. More than 40 years later, a new Fenwick Library has taken shape.

Looking back on a banner year sees Mason moving forward.

For Michael Donoghue, tackling critical analytical research on issues facing the nation is just another day at the office.

A record-breaking 4,020 plus students graduated in the December 2015 ceremony.

For George Mason, the gap was a plus $7,199—that is, expected earnings of $49,801 compared with median earnings of $57,000.
Mason’s “military related” student population is 3,200 almost 10 percent of the university’s 34,000 students.
Starting in January, Mason undergraduate students have a unique opportunity to spend a spring semester conducting research with Smithsonian biologists.
The trainers—graduate students who majored in athletic training—are board certified and state licensed. They work about 20 hours a week and in the fall covering a variety of sports.
Better understanding how mitochondria work could help advance medical treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and therapies to repair the heart after heart disease has taken its toll.

The question posed to presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders by a student at Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution has become a video viewed more than 1.4 million times.

More than 110 alumni and current students returned to the School of Music for Alumni Weekend 2015, ready to perform.
About 2,725 students in the past three years have completed an original research or creative project at Mason.
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore and three other alumni played key roles in brining Kansas City their first World Series title since 1985.
Mason professor Eric Anderson brings his love of vampires in literature to the classroom.

Two of Mason’s internationally acclaimed environmental professors recently received recognition for their outstanding scholarship.

An ancient whale fossil has made Mason’s Exploratory Hall its new home.

Mason’s Faster Farther campaign featured a few of the University’s best and brightest including Dr. Michael Summers.

View the news roundup for the latest going on around the College of Science.

The College of Science Marketing and Communications team selects four interns to augment written, video and graphic communication. Meet the new student team!

The Rathskeller—one of Mason’s first restaurants—underwent a major makeover this summer.
Mason continued to climb the ranks of the nation’s top universities, according to the latest assessment by U.S. News and World Report.

Alumni are encouraged to help recognize Mason’s outstanding alumni, faculty member, or senior student by nominating them for one of the Alumni Association’s annual awards. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 23.

Professor Jagadish Shukla was appointed last month to the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change for his native India.
Alumni, families, students, prospective students and community members are invited to Mason this weekend to take part in some of the dozens of activities held across Mason’s Northern Virginia campuses and at other locations.
Living life as a rebel on wheels is what started Ben Ashworth down a path of artistry that would later influence many.
Mason has once again been ranked among the top 151-200 of the best 500 universities in the world by China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
This month’s Mason Spotlight is none other than Jen Shelton, BS Public Administration '94, GMUAA VP Involvement.
Mason faculty members from the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs spent two weeks in Japan teaching courses.
Two weeks into his summer internship at Southwest Airlines, and the film and video studies major at Mason was alone on assignment.

Mason has arguably grown faster than any other American university. The question now becomes: how do we take that growth farther?

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by Mason and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival.
Anna Sanders said she was “terrified” her first few days as a freshman at George Mason University. There were new surroundings, unfamiliar faces and uncertainties about how she would fit in.
This July, eight Mason students joined NCC’s German Perilla on an Amazonian adventure.
The Mason Honey Bee Initiative (HBI) was active this summer with a variety of hive-related research.
For many people, summer break is an opportunity to relax and slow down, but for New Century College faculty member, Al Fuertes this summer was a time to pursue his own teaching, research, and outreach to diverse audiences overseas.
NCC's SAIL program is accepting applications for participants and learning partners for all spring Alternative Break programs now through the Friday, Oct. 9 deadline.
A George Mason University alumna has carved out her own piece of a $2 billion entertainment franchise.
Witherspoon’s gift will enhance the center’s ability to support cutting-edge research on the law, economics and history of patents.
Mason’s default rate on federal student loans is 1.8 percent versus a 13.7 percent national rate.
When B.J. Koubaroulis talks about the person he was as a freshman, he sounds as though he almost doesn’t recognize himself.
The summit offered a unique opportunity for donors and friends to benefit from professional development.
The website valuecolleges.com ranked Mason’s RN-to-BSN program among the top 50 in the nation for 2015.
The 42nd and 43rd George Mason players drafted, they are the first since 2012.
If you live in Fairfax County, chances are you’ve benefited from James Patteson’s hard work without even knowing it.
It is with great sadness that we marked the passing of longtime adjunct professor Dale Gianturco on Friday, June 12.
The Alumni Chapter Board is elected annually for one year terms in May electronically. Terms run from July 1 - June 30.
American foreign affairs always captivated Colin Dueck, even when he was a kid.
Three new members were appointed to Mason’s Board of Visitors.
Professor Justin Lowry’s commitment to student research helped him win a prestigious award for global citizenship.
Marjorie Merriweather Post was a businesswoman who grew her father’s cereal venture into a multimillion-dollar company while establishing herself as a fashion-forward socialite.
Milt and Carolyn Peterson and their family join the Mason community celebrating a $10 million gift from the Peterson Family Foundation that will enable a ground-breaking for an academic building that will house the College of Health and Human Services at the Fairfax Campus.
A week after graduating, Seth Robertson and Viet Tran appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
It has been 10 years since Joshua Morrison, '05, and 30 years since Franz Ferstl, '85, have pitched in a competitive game. But with former George Mason University right-handers committed to playing in the World Police and Fire Games, there was rust to shake off, muscle memory to reload and stamina to regain.

Liz Charity moved to Northern Virginia and started a Youth Outreach Services program.

Replacing the 19th century conveyor belt model of education with a 21st century black belt model is the aim of the Mason Self-Paced Learning Increases Retention and Capacity (SPARC) project that received a $900,000 grant from tech giant Google’s Computer Science Capacity Awards Program.

Justin Lowry’s commitment to student research helped him win a prestigious award for global citizenship this week.
In the developing country of Swaziland, the burden of disease currently results in a life expectancy of 52 years of age for its citizens.
When Paige Epler, 13, started at Mason she had the usual student jitters.
Mason leaders announced a broad educational partnership with EagleBank that includes changing the name of the Patriot Center to the EagleBank Arena at George Mason University.
CNN International anchor and Mason alumna Hala Gorani gave the university's largest-ever graduating class some advice Saturday.
Mason track and field swept the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships taking both the men’s and women’s team titles Sunday.
When M. Brian Blake was looking for a school for his PhD in information technology, he considered, among other schools, Drexel University.
An award-winning Mason researcher received a $1 million grant to find better treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Mason Korea now has 132 students, 87 more than in its first year, and from twice as many different countries.
Robots brought Jacob Cohen’s future to life and he’s returning the favor.
For many, raising $25,000 for a scholarship endowment is cause for celebration.
Rick Davis—who has worn many hats during his more than 20 years at Mason—has another title to add to his vita.
The PhD in Health Services Research is a post-master’s, 72-credit academic program.
A record number of donors and scholarship recipients came together to celebrate at the annual Scholarship Dinner.
Mason announced today that three-time Patriot League Coach of the Year Dave Paulsen has been hired as the tenth head men's basketball coach in program history.
CNN International anchor and Mason alumna Hala Gorani will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2015.
Cuban activist journalist Yoani Sánchez has defied the odds in her native country.
Students of Mason’s School of Music learned from one of the most recognizable jazz musicians to appear on-air.
Tyler Cowen is bringing thought leaders to Mason to engage in deep dialogues and expose the public to new ideas.
Three alumni have an opportunity to create, develop and sell their artwork through a new residency program offered by an Alexandria, Va., art center.
Mason’s pep band the Green Machine received an official commendation from the Virginia Senate this month.
The inaugural symposium is broadly organized around the topic of health, and it is open to all interested alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
Mason’s CEHD reports almost 100 percent of its education graduates find teaching jobs within months of earning their diplomas.
A Mason professor is helping Vermont form an Accountable Health Community, providing a holistic approach to caring.

Friends, family, alumni and supporters of George Mason Athletics and the George Mason baseball team gathered on Friday, Jan. 20 for the universities inaugural First Pitch Dinner.

Audrey Ferguson, BSN '12 spent several weeks in Liberia on the front lines of the fight against Ebola.
Citing a lack of positive role models for young girls, Mason students and alumni stepped up to inspire hundreds of middle and high school students.

The new task force is part of the White House’s response to tenion between police departments and the communities they serve.

James Maddux will assist with curriculum development and program evaluation for Klaipeda University’s new master’s degree program in counseling psychology.
The Nanotrap technology was invented at Mason under funding from the National Institutes of Health.
A last-minute decision three years ago turned out to be one of the most beneficial and rewarding ones for senior Devandas James.
A group of professors from Mason’s CEHD are intent on finding underrepresented students who have the potential to hit academic homeruns.
Mason delivered an evening of fun and friendship for approximately 400 guests at the National Postal Museum.
The Mason’s men’s cross country team won the 2014-15 Atlantic 10 championship!

“I felt welcomed ... there was already someone at Mason that cared about me, and I wasn’t even there yet.”

George Mason’s Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and Veterans provides “irreplaceable” counsel.
We should all be lucky enough to enjoy our jobs as much as Denise Turner Roth.
Giving back to your alma mater, “... can provide you with dividends for years to come.”

Several transportation policy students kept an eye on the traffic with the help of the many monitors of the express lanes’ operations room.

SPGIA invites you to join us for a behind-the scenes look at the U.S. Senate race.
Area alumni had a chance to network and mingle, and enjoyed a speech and Q&A session with Gutierrez. 
The opening of the new Mason in Loudoun site helps the university meet their missions.
The front office of the Kansas City Royals consists largely of former Mason baseball players.

Celebrate the start of basketball season with Doc Nix & the Green Machine, the Masonettes, and more!

It’s been 40 years since a core group of administrators, faculty, and nursing professionals established the department of nursing.
“I always say going to George Mason’s law school was one of the best decisions I ever made."
Mason’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program ranks high again on U.S. News & World Report’s best-of list.
Civil commitment hearings provide an opportunity for School of Law students to present a real case with real consequences.
In her first year in the School of Business, Dean Nutter is getting noticed for her innovative leadership style.
Chris Preston, BS Management ’96, the Mason Alumni Association president as of July 1, is a busy guy.
Beautiful weather and warm greetings welcomed alumni throughout the region as hundreds gathered for Mason’s annual Alumni Weekend.

Mason researchers have landed grants to pursue innovative approaches designed to unlock the debilitating puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Hispanic/Latino population accounts for 10 percent of Mason’s student population.

From custodian to one of Entrepreneur magazine's five finalists for college entrepreneur of the year, John T. Hill is making his dreams come true. 

From George Mason Stadium to the NBC4 studio, Mason's Dianna Russini has excelled.
Mason has teamed with a private scholarship fund that helps undocumented students attend college.
Mason students are flying aircraft and earning private pilot licenses while gaining experience on the ground and in the classroom.
More than 90 Mason Young Alumni attended the second annual Night at Nationals Park. 

Ryan Richards wins Fulbright scholarship to find out if economic incentives can help Brazil.

Former guard, Lamar Butler, who helped propel Mason to the Final Four 2006 joins the Patriot's broadcast team.
"Internally displaced" graduate student, Ihsan Gunduz, comes to Mason looking for answers and solutions.
Mason’s School of Management has been renamed the School of Business.
Anthropology 399's course syllabus has some unexpected clauses.
Leila Hamdan is working to understand the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on microbial life on shipwrecks in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The use of brightly hued dyes by Mason researchers may lead to new treatments for cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and even lung disease.
Your Alumni Association asked for your input, and we heard you.
A Macroeconomics professor is putting theories into practice that could change the economic future of Scotland.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., led a roundtable discussion with President Cabrera and Prince William Campus Chief Executive Officer Burriss.

Mason made its presence felt in its first year in the A-10.

The findings of a study conducted by Mason business professor Nirup Menon could be an inside-secret boon for IT security managers.
Talon-ted Mason artists' "Early Bird" sculpture to adorn Tysons Corner Center.
Thanks to a prestigious Fulbright grant Mason alumna Moriah Jones will be sharing her passion with South Koreans.
The 2014 honorees are female movers and shakers in the commonwealth.
Mason welcomes 172 high school delegates to campus this week for the 2014 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.
Virginia’s two-year budget funded Mason’s request for the $20 million required to start construction on research and classroom space for Mason’s College of Health and Human Services.

Four Alumni Association past-presidents celebrate dedication of Alan and Sally Merten Hall Monday, June 23.

More than 100 Mason alumni gathered to celebrate retiring Virginia Congressmen Frank Wolf and Jim Moran on Capitol Hill.

More than 100 George Mason University graduates took to the Hill mid-week to rub shoulders with six members of Congress.
The 2006 Final Four run isn't the only thing that put pep in student's steps that year.
Some of the biggest names in publishing will take the stage at George Mason University’s 2014 Fall for the Book Festival.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Stephen Fuller to the Joint Advisory Board of Economists.

When Angeline Palmer took her first college chemistry class, she was 19-years-old.

Bour started at designated hitter for the Marlins in their game at Tampa Bay Thursday, June 5.
Alumni, family, and friends enjoyed great conversation, friendly wagers, and a few rounds of corn hole at Mason's Gold Cup hospitality tent.

Elections are underway for the 2014-2015 Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Provost Peter N. Stearns to receive Mason Medal for his record of service.
Graduating biology major Francis Aguisanda landed a job at the NIH to research treatments for rare and neglected diseases.
David M. Rubenstein, the co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, is the speaker for the 2014 Commencement ceremony.
The Alumni Association is gathering essential input from alumni through the Alumni Attitude Study.
Mason is announcing that it plans to create one of the largest schools of policy, government, and international affairs in the US.
Melissa Porfirio '05 was honored at a White House ceremony announcing the 2014 National Teacher of the Year.
Andy Reaser, BA '97 has worked on hit shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "Pretty Little Liars," and "Spin City."
Dean Prohaska welcomed career nursing alumni and soon-to-be nursing graduates to network.
Astronomy students are using Mason’s telescope to study planets around stars that are tens to hundreds of light years away.
Provost Peter Stearns will share his perspectives on leadership on Tuesday, April 22.
Lending computer power and Mason in cracking the Alzheimer’s disease code.
International Week is always a highlight of the academic year at George Mason University, where there is an international student population of 2,000 hailing from 125 countries.
With only two suitcases, a Mason Law degree, and a lot of luck, Tim Shirk moved to Rwanda. 
Lucy, a two-year-old purebred English Springer Spaniel, is Mason’s first K-9 officer.
Not only did Jeffrey Wood interview the first lady during her historic trip to China, but he also was interviewed by Michelle Obama.
Carolyn Taylor dreamed of being a nurse. All seemed to be going well at her nursing school admissions interview until the subject of tuition came up.
The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation honored George Mason University’s Glen McCarthy.
A one-day conference at George Mason University this spring will look at how the American Civil War played out on the international field.
Mason students have returned from Clinton Global Initiative University empowered to continue making a difference in the world.
The co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group global asset management firm, will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2014.
"Patriot legend" Tom O’Connor will retire after 20 years as athletic director.
Dean Agouris' appointment in line with Mason’s 10-year strategic plan committed to elevating research.
Mason Nation traveled to NYC last week to share the Mason story and to give the city a taste of Patriot Pride.
The Alumni Association’s etiquette dinner turns students into networking professionals.
Mason's Shane Caswell will lead the US Lacrosse-funded research that could reveal new data about how and why lacrosse injuries occur.
For the last four years, Malta and Mason have offered parallel degree programs.
Two undergraduates made history when began classes March 3 at Mason's first campus in Asia.
Mason’s women’s track and field finished atop the standings in its first Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships appearance.
A ‘silver tsunami’ is coming, but don’t board up the windows just yet. It’s a groundswell of baby boomer retirees. And George Mason University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-Mason) is helping Northern Virginia prepare.
Undergraduates in SCAR will travel to develop their skills while working with the local Job Corps facility.
George Mason University is partnering with a private company to greatly expand the university’s global reach and build international student programs.
George Mason University has selected Sarah Nutter as dean for the School of Management.
The hundreds of George Mason University alumni who gathered for Homecoming on Saturday and Sunday certainly were not fair-weather friends of the university.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for Mason alumni to join Mason Admissions Volunteer Network.
Nearly 40 alumni, newly admitted students, and Mason families gathered for food and fun before the Patriots took on the Dukes.
The LEAD Office and the President's Office are hosting the first Freedom and Learning Forum.
WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is honoring George Mason University with a Work-Life Seal of Distinction for a third consecutive year.
The partnership between George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP) and the global company CACI may be coming full circle.
Innovative international videoconference course allows Mason students to address hard hitting issues with Russian students.
With the support of the university, CHSS, NCC, and the Sweet Virginia Foundation HiveStarter became Mason's first successful Indiegogo project. 
To celebrate Black/African Heritage Month Mason will host a variety of events to celebrate and open avenues for discussion about cultural, sociological, and political issues facing the black and African communities at and beyond Mason.
Mason seniors honored for establishing the Student Meal Assistance fund to provide meal vouchers to students in temporary need.
In May 2013, an interdisciplinary group of nine members of the George Mason University community traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest to continue their work with the Maijuna indigenous village of Sucusari, a remote and heavily forested area in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon.
Mason student designs Roomba-like lawnmower fueled by grass trimmings.
Encore Learning, formerly called the Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute, is not your afternoon post-retirement macramé class.
Stephanie Chlebus, MEd Education Leadership ’11, was named the Virginia winner of the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.
Excitement was in the air as nearly 4,000 George Mason University students prepared to graduate.
Mason's director of federal relations works with elected officials to protect academic freedom, and advance Mason's interests on Capitol Hill.
This is the first edition of The Scroll, a monthly e-newsletter that replaces the MasonWire. We hope you like the new format and will enjoy our new website. More features and benefits for alumni will be rolled out in the coming months. Your Alumni Association wishes you and your family happy holidays and all the best for 2014.
More than 30 Mason Young Alumni gathered on a chilly Dec. 11 evening to celebrate George Mason’s 288th birthday. The group of young alumni included graduates from the Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. 
Record numbers of incoming freshman and higher student enrollment, according to new data.
The past year has seen an explosion of innovative learning and undertakings at George Mason University. Our commitments to being diverse and accessible enabled us to enroll the largest class in our history and brought us closer to our goal of producing 100,000 new career-ready graduates over the next 10 years.
The thing is, Dan Ruttenberg, JD ’97, never expected to be a litigator, much less appear before the U.S. Supreme Court. But there he was in April, face-to-face with nine of the “greatest legal minds in the country, and you’re arguing with them,” Ruttenberg said.
George Mason University’s Board of Visitors on Dec. 11 unanimously approved a new 10-year strategic plan for the university covering 2014-24.
Melissa Porfirio, MEd Curriculum and Instruction ’05, was recently named Virginia’s 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Department of Education. Porfirio.
It’s hard to know which was warmer—the welcome or the weather—as alumni celebrated their George Mason University spirit at more than 30 events during Alumni Weekend, Oct. 4-6.
Talk to James and Gayle “Gigi” Green, BIS '00 and MA '09 about things that are important to them and, aside from family, three specific topics are likely to surface: education, basketball and George Mason University.