Carter School is No. 1 for conflict analysis and resolution
George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution is ranked No. 1 nationally among public institutions for its overall performance and No. 1 among all institutions for its online offerings, according to a new report by Authority.org.
Mason in the Media: AI
Pentagon’s AI initiatives accelerate hard decisions on lethal autonomous weapons (Associated Press)
“The AI that we’ve got in the Department of Defense right now is heavily leveraged and augments people,” said Missy Cummings, director of George Mason University’s robotics center and a former Navy fighter pilot.” “There’s no AI running around on its own. People are using it to try to understand the fog of war better.”
Struggling Cities Face More Pain From AI Boom (Bloomberg)
By Tyler Cohen
Well-paid tech workers will boost real estate in thriving regions, but other locales will suffer as companies get by with fewer employees.
Remembering Rosalynn Carter: Humanitarian and Global Health Advocate
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution remembers Eleanor Rosalynn Carter, 96, former first lady, as an agent of peace, champion of human rights and advocate of mental health research. We send our deepest condolences to former President Jimmy Carter and their family.
The Carters’ dedication to peace and human rights was a beacon to peacebuilders and mediators. Their tireless work inspired the renaming of George Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in their honor in 2020. Read more.
Native American Heritage Month: Read, Learn, Listen
Honoring Native American Heritage Month with the Native American and Indigenous Alliance
George Mason University’s student organization Native American and Indigenous Alliance (NAIA) is dedicated to promoting Indigenous culture, raising awareness of Native issues, and providing a safe environment for Native and non-Native students. We spoke with members of NAIA to hear about how they’ve found community here at Mason and their perspectives on the importance of NAHM. Learn more.
Mason students explore the history of the Appalachian Trail
The Green Tunnel podcast, produced through Mason’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, focuses on the history of the Appalachian Trail (AT) and includes original research by Mason students. PhD student Hayley Madl produced the Native Persistence episode, which features Mason history professor Gabrielle Tayac, a member of the Piscataway Indian Nation, and discusses some of the Indigenous lands the AT runs through. Learn more. Listen to the episode.
Mason alum Kelli Jo Ford gives voice to generations of Native American women
(note: this story was originally published in January 2022)
Named to Oprah Magazine’s list of Native American Authors to Read Right Now in 2020, Mason alum Kelli Jo Ford, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is the author of Crooked Hallelujah, a “novel-in-stories that follows four generations of Cherokee women as they travel farther from their native Oklahoma.” A graduate of Mason’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, Ford is the recipient of a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing, and she teaches writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Learn more about her.
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The critical importance of shared humanity (Access to Excellence Podcast EP 53
Content Warning: This story contains references to themes of suicide, which some individuals may find distressing
Mason President Gregory Washington talks with Melissa Perry, Dean of the College of Public Health, about using artificial intelligence and virtual reality to help solve the nation’s health challenges and what she calls Virginia’s triple health crisis. Learn more and listen to this episode. More episodes.
Family of the Year exemplifies the importance of student support
Keryssa Ward, a senior transfer student, is succeeding at George Mason University with her parents’ support. “My parents have been there every step of the way and I’m very blessed and appreciative of all the things my parents do and have done for me.” Read more about Keryssa.
Sustainability News at Mason
Bioblitz helps capture Mason’s biodiversity
Mason students are taking pictures of the campus flora, fauna, and fungi with their smartphones to capture the university’s biodiversity. They are trying to record as many species as possible in this fall's Bioblitz 2023, which continues through Nov. 19. Learn more about the Project.
Green Leaf courses make sustainability a part of Mason's curriculum
Green isn’t just a school color at George Mason University. At Mason, “green” is way of life, and sustainability is central to the university’s mission. Learn more.
Mason is recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University
Mason has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists for promoting safe, accessible bicycling on campus. The Fairfax Campus received the silver-level Bicycle Friendly University award for the second time, and Mason Square received the bronze-level award for the second time. Read more.
Fuse at Mason Square hits construction milestone
George Mason University’s new Fuse at Mason Square destination in Arlington will reach a major milestone this month with the “topping out” of what will become a 345,000-square-foot collaborative and digital innovation space in the heart of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.
A “topping out” is commemorated when the structural frame of the building is complete. Learn more about Fuse.
Mason in the Media
Tech companies need talent, and George Mason University’s new campus in Arlington aims to become an innovation hub for students and the larger community. News4’s Juliana Valencia reports. (NBC News)
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- The Donald G. Costello College of Business scholarship luncheon brings together recipients and donorsNovember 28, 2023
- Schar School Public Service Weekend on Policy Communication Nurtures, Inspires Students from 24 UniversitiesNovember 22, 2023
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Mason in the Media
George Mason’s govcon center creates research, training hub
The Greg and Camille Baroni Government Contracting Center is featured. (Virginia Business)
Debunking perceptions about value of humanities degrees
Ann Ardis talks about findings from a career study of humanities majors, based on a study by Mason alum Robert Townsend. (Inside Higher Ed)
Astrophysicist explains why dinosaurs died when crocodiles survived
Hakeem Oluseyi discusses a recently published study about the biological effects of dust from the asteroid that hit the Earth and wiped out dinosaurs. (CNN video)