George Mason University Selects Tony Skinn to Lead Men’s Basketball Program
George Mason University President Gregory Washington and Interim Director of Athletics Nena Rogers have named Tony Skinn as the 12th head coach in the men’s basketball program’s history.
A key starter on the 2006 George Mason Final Four team and one of the best all-around guards in program history, Skinn returns to his alma mater after nearly a decade of collegiate coaching. Read more.
In the Pink: Mason’s Cherry Tree Grove turns 30
The first Yoshino cherry trees were donated in 1993 by the members of the student organization Club Nippon in celebration of Mason’s annual International Week. The grove is part of Mason's Arboretum and serves as one of the university's Living Labs. Read more about the grove. Watch the video.
Our Future, Transformed
New YouTube interview series addresses global challenges
President Gregory Washington is host and interviewer in the series, "Our Future, Transformed: Mason Spotlights Solutions to the World's Grand Challenges," in which faculty experts discuss the implications and solutions to some of the most significant issues of the day. First up: Hakeem Oluseyi on fusion energy. Get the back story and Watch the first episode.
Mason addresses food insecurity
The goal: 'Taking hunger off the table'
Up to one-third of students nationally are impacted by food insecurity. During the past three years, Mason has seen a 172 percent increase in student use of the Patriot Pantry. President Gregory Washington and Vice President of University Life Rose Pascarell talk about the pantry and other university resources that support student success as Mason works to eradicate food insecurity on campus, which is the focus of this year's Mason Vision Day on April 6.
Classes and city council are in session for this senior
In fall 2022, Mason physics major Billy Bates ran for Fairfax City Council and won. He was sworn in in January. Find out more about him.
Washington Business Journal: "Viewpoint: The case for an FBI headquarters in Northern Virginia's Springfield"
George Mason University's President, Dr. Gregory Washington, recently shared his thoughts in Washington Business Journal, making a case for an FBI headquarters in Northern Virginia. Read more.
School of Business hosts 'Shark Tank' event for students and recent alumni
With $40,000 of seed money at stake, entrepreneurs at the April 13 event will have to sell their business plans to the judges. Learn more.
Positioning Northern Virginia as a premier location for the life science industry
With a planning grant from Go Virginia, Mason is leading a study to assess life science employer needs, employment trends, and workforce supply to expand the life science worker pipeline. Read more.
Scalia-Ginsburg Colloquy series will promote civil discourse
In the inaugural conversation on July 11, constitutional law scholars Theodore M. Shaw (left) and Harry G. Hutchison (right) will discuss the Supreme Court's upcoming decisions in two affirmative action cases. Read more.
President Gregory Washington is interviewed in a Q&A after receiving the award from the Washington Business Journal. Washington Business Journal
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.
Light pollution frustrates astronomers looking for discoveries
Peter Plavchan says today's light pollution in 1929 would have stopped Edwin Hubble and his 100-inch California telescope from discovering the universe is expanding. NPR (All Things Considered).
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Mason professor Missy Cummings isn’t afraid to call out bad tech
Cummings calls herself a “tech futurist,” whose job is to “make tech work. It’s not to stop tech; it’s to help it get better.” Learn more about her views.
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AI-assisted computer vision research aims to improve accessibility for deaf, hard of hearing
Mason researcher Jana Košecká's work to improve computer systems' ability to translate American Sign Language into English is making the Internet of Things more inclusive and accessible. Learn more about the research.
IDIA symposium gathers researchers to discuss AI
More than 150 faculty and graduate students from George Mason University’s ten schools and colleges got together to chat about artificial intelligence (AI) at the AI Innovation Symposium. Read More.
In the Media
Expert: Crashes involving self-driving cars often due to inattention
Missy Cummings says self-driving technology encourages people to concentrate on other things. "Hands-free equals minds free," she says. CNN (video)
Mason's research shows its strength in National Science Foundation (NSF) report
George Mason University’s $214 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 represented an increase of more than $100 million over five years and puts the university on track to meet its goal of $225 million by 2025. Read More.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings place five programs in the top 20
Mason’s stature as the most innovative and diverse public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia positions it to provide evolving online learning opportunities. Read More
Mason is ranked in the top of Healthiest College Towns
According to a new study, two DMV college towns have ranked first and second in the healthiest in America. Read More at WUSA9.
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