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Federal Funding to Benefit Two Key Health Projects

U.S. Representative Wexton helped Mason receive more than $1 million for the fight against the growing opioid epidemic, and another $820,000 to combat Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Mason programs in top 20

The U.S. News and World Report rankings place five programs in the top 20 and reinforce Mason's commitment to providing evolving online learning opportunities to meet students where they are.

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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. 

“Mason’s online programs are part of our commitment to provide access to excellence for our students,” Mason Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Ginsberg said. “We have an institutional and programmatic commitment to meeting students where they are, and we are proud of this national recognition.” Read More

The U.S. News and World Report ranks five Mason programs in the top 20

“Mason’s online programs are part of our commitment to provide access to excellence for our students. We have an institutional and programmatic commitment to meeting students where they are, and we are proud of this national recognition.”

Mark Ginsberg, Mason Provost, and Executive Vice President

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton helps Mason land federal funding

Mason will receive more than $1 million for a center that will help in the fight against the growing opioid epidemic and another $820,000 to establish a clinic that will help combat Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Federal funding for both projects came as part of the federal omnibus appropriations bill that President Biden recently signed into law to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2023.

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Mason faculty member Rebecca Sutter (left) with Representative Jennifer Wexton during a February 2020 visit to a Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinic.

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Early Identification Program establishes new scholarship

“The Early Identification Program is incredibly grateful for the gift we’ve received from the Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund,” said Khaseem Davis, director of EIP. “This investment will support EIP alumni enrolling at Mason, ensuring more of our deserving EIP students can pursue their dreams of attending college.” Read More

Three female students posing outside in front of the statue of George Mason, each wearing a white sash/scarf with the letters EIP short for Early Identification Program.

Early Identification Program senior graduation and recognition ceremony on the Fairfax Campus.

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Mason in the Media

Ten students and professors stand beside a sign Forensic Sciences Research and Training Lab. It's fall, students are wearing jackets.

Forensic Science Research and Training Laboratory

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George Mason’s Forensics Program Fosters Next Generation of Detectives

Led by some of the most esteemed professionals in the field, GMU’s forensic science program is teaching tomorrow’s detectives to solve crimes.

By Jessie Rifkin, January 25, 2023, Northern Virginia Magazine


Mason Square News

Missy Cummings is a tech futurist, charged with making tech work

As one of the U.S. Navy’s first female fighter pilots and an engineer, Mary “Missy” Cummings is accustomed to breaking barriers and solving problems. So, when the opportunity to develop a new interdisciplinary program in artificial intelligence at Mason’s College of Engineering and Computing emerged, she didn’t hesitate. Cummings wants to increase the public and workforce's understanding of AI and its limits by utilizing the environment of ideation and innovation coming to Fuse at Mason Square.

Read more about Missy Cummings' research.

"I am hoping, personally, to teach classes in [Fuse] and actually have an offshoot of my lab out there because with all this work that we're doing with government agencies on safe, secure, trustworthy AI, we anticipate offering research and lab-based classes out there. So it's critical to my research and critical to the overall interdisciplinary nature of AI in general."

 

Missy Cummings,
from the Access to Excellence Podcast

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Robot Love: Celebrating four years of Starship robot deliveries at Mason


Mason group partners with nonprofit to help displaced students in Ukraine

George Mason University faculty and graduate students from the College of Education and Human Development who are members of the PROPEL Lab have been collaborating with a group known as Saxons for Others on an initiative called the Ukraine Project, which addresses the educational disruption experienced by school-age children who were forced to flee their homes in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Read More

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PROPEL Lab faculty and students

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PROPEL Lab Zoom session

Congressman Gerry Connolly championed Mason projects to land federal funding

Mason will expand its research and real-world impact addressing cybersecurity and mental health care needs thanks to the efforts of U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA).

Mason will receive $1 million in federal funding to support the creation of a first-of-its-kind Mason Center for Excellence in Government Cybersecurity Risk Management and Resilience and nearly $1 million for the Saving Lives and Decreasing Health Disparities project. Funding for both efforts came as part of the federal omnibus appropriations bill that President Biden recently signed into law to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2023.

Connolly, whose 11th District includes Fairfax, is a senior House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member and his party’s lead on the Subcommittee on Government Operations.

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U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly in a blue suit and green tie standing with his arms crossed in front of evergreen trees.
"George Mason University is a pillar of our community, but the effects of its world-class education and world-changing research can be felt throughout the country.”

 

U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

Mason President, Dr. Washington, featured on Rebuilding the American Dream

Mason President Gregory Washington recently appeared on the Rebuilding the American Dream podcast, which features conversations with leading minds about higher education in America. Washington spoke about "Finding the Right Paths and Highlighting Those Paths for Others." Listen to the episode.

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Access to Excellence Podcast

Listen to conversations with Mason's thought leaders and world changers hosted by Mason President Gregory Washington

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