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.
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.
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.
Danna Chavez Calvi spent much of her career at Mason working with DREAMers, a nonpartisan organization that serves undocumented students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Mason’s new sports analytics minor, students are taught to use big data to enhance an organization’s business directives.
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
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.
The Patriots will be recognizing 50 years of George Mason men's basketball during the 2016-17 season.
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.
Tom Lovejoy has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the National Council for Science and the Environment.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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
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
Get ready for another exciting season of Mason Patriots men's basketball. The season kicks off Saturday, Nov. 12 against Towson.
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.
Former George Mason standout David Verburg can add an Olympic gold medal to his repertoire. 
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.
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.
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
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.
Forget standing in front of the class at the white board—3D printers are putting math equations into the hands of students.
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.
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. 
More than 200 alumni and supporters attended 2016 Celebration of Distinction to honor the best and brightest among Mason alumni.
Service
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.
Senior Mailey Shimon interned in costuming for the stage adaption of “A Bronx Tale" in New York City.

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.

About 300 students from the Honors College Class of 2019 provide free labor for Women Giving Back.
Mason’s default rate on federal student loans is 1.8 percent versus a 13.7 percent national rate.
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.
A week after graduating, Seth Robertson and Viet Tran appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Justin Lowry’s commitment to student research helped him win a prestigious award for global citizenship this week.
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.
Robots brought Jacob Cohen’s future to life and he’s returning the favor.
Mason Korea now has 132 students, 87 more than in its first year, and from twice as many different countries.
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.
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.
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 pep band the Green Machine received an official commendation from the Virginia Senate this month.
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.

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

The Mason’s men’s cross country team won the 2014-15 Atlantic 10 championship!
Mason delivered an evening of fun and friendship for approximately 400 guests at the National Postal Museum.
A group of professors from Mason’s CEHD are intent on finding underrepresented students who have the potential to hit academic homeruns.
George Mason’s Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and Veterans provides “irreplaceable” counsel.
The opening of the new Mason in Loudoun site helps the university meet their missions.
“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.
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.
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.
Mason welcomes 172 high school delegates to campus this week for the 2014 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.

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

Some of the biggest names in publishing will take the stage at George Mason University’s 2014 Fall for the Book Festival.
The 2006 Final Four run isn't the only thing that put pep in student's steps that year.
More than 100 George Mason University graduates took to the Hill mid-week to rub shoulders with six members of Congress.
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.
Mason will rename University Hall after the university’s fifth president and first lady.
Alumni, family, and friends enjoyed great conversation, friendly wagers, and a few rounds of corn hole at Mason's Gold Cup hospitality tent.
Provost Peter N. Stearns to receive Mason Medal for his record of service.
David M. Rubenstein, the co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, is the speaker for the 2014 Commencement ceremony.
Graduating biology major Francis Aguisanda landed a job at the NIH to research treatments for rare and neglected diseases.
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.
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.
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) evolving policy of permitting women to serve in a quarter of a million combat positions began in a Mason Conflict and Gender class.
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.
The co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group global asset management firm, will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2014.
Mason students have returned from Clinton Global Initiative University empowered to continue making a difference in the world.
Dean Agouris' appointment in line with Mason’s 10-year strategic plan committed to elevating research.
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.

As the acting deputy secretary of defense alumna Christine Fox is the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the Pentagon.

Mason’s women’s track and field finished atop the standings in its first Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships appearance.
Many of the 180 employers who participated in George Mason University’s largest Career Fair Feb. 19 and 20 say they keep coming back to George Mason because they are impressed with the professionalism and preparation of Mason students and alumni who are looking for jobs.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
George Mason University’s Board of Visitors on Dec. 11 unanimously approved a new 10-year strategic plan for the university covering 2014-24.

George Mason University will take a nearly 7,000-mile step in its commitment to becoming a university for the world when the campus in Songdo, Korea, opens next spring.

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.
Mason students and alumni advocate in Richmond.
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