Green Leaf courses make sustainability part of Mason's curriculum

The courses raise environmental awareness and inform students about their local and global environments.

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Mason Korea enjoys a record Mason Day

A crowd of 500 attendees enjoyed original performances, food trucks, and booths showcasing student clubs and resources.

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EP 49: Access to Excellence

The metaverse, crypto and the evolution of the internet

On the latest Access to Excellence podcast, Foteini Baldimtsi, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, and James Casey, associate professor in the Computer Game Design program, speak with President Gregory Washington about what the metaverse is, and could be, and how the volatile world of cryptocurrency fits in. Listen to the episode.

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Mason Korea News

Mason Korea holds its third annual Beach Cleaning Day

Mason Korea joined the University of Utah Asia Campus and Ghent University to clean the beach on Yeongjong Island, Incheon. The event coincided with the International Day of Biodiversity. Mason Korea's student organization, the MK Green Patriots, actively planned the event. Learn more about the MK Green Patriots.

Four Mason Korea students wearing green Mason Cares vests pick up trash along the beach.

Beach Cleaning Day on Yeongjong Island, Incheon.

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CSPS-Korea Holds symposium on AI and the US-ROK alliance

The session featured security experts who discussed pressing challenges posed by critical and emerging technologies. Get the details.

Mason Korea students register for a symposium on AI
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Mason Celebrates the Class of 2023

Over the course of three days, George Mason University celebrated its largest graduating class yet, with almost 11,000 students earning degrees and certificates at Spring Commencement and being recognized at numerous degree celebrations. Read the Stories. 

Mason's Class of 2023 urged to embrace their role in building our future world

Commencement speaker Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin addressed Mason's largest-ever graduating class at EagleBank Arena on Thursday. Learn more about the ceremony.

Mason President Greg Washington poses with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and Mason Rector Horace Blackman in cap and gown.

Mason President Dr. Gregory Washington, Commencement speaker Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and Mason Rector, Horace Blackman. Spring Commencement 2023.

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Student News

Cosmos grant to support PhD student researching drug-resistant bacteria

Alena James' research could help find new ways to fight bacteria capable of resisting the strongest medications. Learn about the process.

Doctoral students vie in Three-Minute-Thesis competition

The competition is an opportunity for students to hone a valuable skill: presenting research to a general audience in an accessible format. Learn more.

College of Engineering and Computing students showcase research at annual event

Students, guests, and judges gathered at Dewberry Hall on May 1 for the college’s Seventh Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research. Projects tackled questions of cybersecurity, health care, autonomous systems, machine learning, and more. Learn more about the projects.


Schar School grad takes his experience to local government

Ian Gates found ways to apply his love for and knowledge of policy in just about every level of government during his time at Mason. Learn what's next for Ian.

George Mason University earns the American Talent Initiative (ATI) High-Flier Distinction

Mason is one of 28 schools leading the way by admitting and graduating low-income, high-achieving students. Learn more about this distinction.

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Faculty News

COVID expert reflects on the recent end of the public health emergency

Mason's Amira Roess offered advice on how to stay safe and healthy with the ever-moving health guidelines during the past three years. Now she reflects on the state of public health in the United States. Learn what she had to say.

Four Mason faculty members named Fulbright Scholars

Associate Professor Cher Weixia Chen, Associate Professor Nathaniel Greenberg, Professor Mills Kelly, all from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Assistant Professor Borislava Manojlovic from Mason Korea received awards. Read about their upcoming travels — from CHSS and Mason Korea

Mason management professor analyzes debt ceiling negotiations

With the U.S. Treasury deadline to raise the debt ceiling just days away, the United States inches closer to a first-ever debt default. Why have negotiations not led to a compromise? We asked Mason management professor Kevin Rockmann, co-author of the book "Negotiation: From Conflict to Agreement." Read his response.

Green Leaf courses make sustainability part of Mason's curriculum

The courses raise environmental awareness and inform students about their local and global environments. Find out morePhoto by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University

Elli Ambros named 2023 undergraduate Academic Advisor of the Year 

Ambros said that building meaningful relationships with students and helping them achieve their academic goals is the most rewarding part of her job. Read about Ambros' advising role.

Mason Egyptologist featured on Netflix docuseries

Jacquelyn Williamson, who teaches ancient art and archaeology, is an expert on women and power in ancient Egypt. She is one of several scholars — or talking heads, as she put it — featured in the series "Queen Cleopatra." Learn more about her research.

Jacquelyn Williamson on site in Egypt.

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Why Congressman Don Beyer is working toward a college degree while serving in the government. (CBS Saturday Morning)

Can we stop runaway AI?
Robin Hanson says we worry too much about singularity: AI wouldn't be able "to push a button and destroy the universe." (The New Yorker)

Politicians need to learn how AI works — fast
Missy Cummings says she is creating a course aimed at policymakers and regulators who want to be better informed about the subject. (Wired)

72-year-old congressman pursuing master's degree to better understand AI
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia is back in school and pursuing a master's degree at George Mason University. (CBS News)

GMU student's experience as a felon now informs her work as an artist
Mason student Traci Reynolds is featured and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is quoted speaking about Reynolds' artistic journey. (Washington Post)

Is Congress ready for the rapid emergence of AI 

U.S. Congressman and Mason master's student Don Beyer (D-Va.) is interviewed at The Mix on the Fairfax Campus. Watch the feature on ABC News.

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