Mason Korea welcomes largest new class

This spring Mason Korea welcomed its largest new class to date with a record-breaking 193 new students, up 45% from last year.

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Mason Celebrates Women's History Month

In 2006, Mason alum Anousheh Ansari became the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space.

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Putting Public Health First

George Mason University recently launched Virginia's first and only college of public health. The college was established to meet the critical growing need for skilled, interdisciplinary health professionals and research across the state.

Photo by Evan Cantwell / George Mason University

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Mason brought its A-game at Game Mason

About 1,000 people attended the March 3-4 event on the Fairfax Campus which showed why Mason's Computer Game Design program is one of the fastest-growing programs at the university. 

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Mason comes together to address food insecurity on campus

On Mason Vision Day, April 6, 2023, the Mason Nation is turning its focus to food insecurity, working to support already-established initiatives and exploring other ways to alleviate student food concerns. Learn more.

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The Mason community comes together to support the Green Machine ensembles on Mason Vision Day. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services

Mason PhD student’s personal experience shapes his passion for improving food access

Food insecurity is something that Drew Bonner, a second-year sociology PhD student at Mason, experienced before he knew what to call it. His firsthand experience with food deserts inspired his research into food access. Find out more about him. 

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Drew Bonner, GIA Scholar, poses for a photo in Horizon Hall. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services

Mason alum finds way to make sure low-income students don’t go hungry

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Mason Alum Gabe Segal smiles in front of a food bar on campus. He is wearing a button down shirt, blue tie, and blue pants.

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Join the movement: Mason Vision Day 2023 focuses on food insecurity

Studies show one in four students struggle to afford their next meal, and that students facing food insecurity are 43% less likely to graduate. On Thursday, April 6, help Mason eradicate food insecurity on its campuses. Watch the video, and find out more at


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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.

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Microbiology students are part of the life sciences workforce pipeline. 

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A contemporary composer fuels a Mason collaboration

William Lake, Jr., assistant professor of music and director of Concert Bands, brought together the Mason Bands and School of Dance to bring to life Omar Thomas' work, "Come Sunday." Read how it came together.

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Students from Mason's School of Dance performing with the Mason Wind Symphony to Omar Thomas's Come Sunday 

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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).

D.C. region views Metro positively despite recent struggles, poll shows
The Washington Post-Schar School poll shows commuters have not abandoned the system because they dislike it, but because they are working from home more frequently. The Washington Post.

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Mason Celebrates Women's History Month

Mason celebrates Women's History Month by honoring the ongoing achievements and contributions of Mason women who have played a vital role in our culture, society, and community.

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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.

Read more about Missy Cummings' research.

Fuse at Mason Square

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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)

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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.

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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

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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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