Mason soars in national rankings
Multiple national college rankings released in recent weeks have placed George Mason University among America’s top 50 public universities, top 100 among all public and private institutions, and Virginia’s No. 1 university for social mobility. Check out new rankings released by US News & World Report and others.
Can hands-on learning bring more women into STEM?
On the latest episode of "Our Future, Transformed," Nathalia Peixoto, an associate professor of bioengineering and a tireless advocate for the recruitment of women in STEM, speaks with President Gregory Washington about rethinking the way tech fields are taught. Watch the episode.
Student team improves app thanks to venture capital funding
The team received $5,000 from VentureWell to continue developing their app, iCONNECT SUD, which helps those struggling with substance use disorder connect with resources. Learn more.
Mason honors the generosity and accomplishments of Maruf and Mahfuz Ahmed
Mason honors two former students, Mahfuz and Maruf Ahmed whose life journey and ultimate success embody the possibilities with Mason's commitment and approach to inclusive excellence.
Maruf Ahmed credited his Mason experience for being “extremely influential” in making his and his brother’s success possible. Read about the journey from their native Bangladesh to George Mason University and later to the top of a billion-dollar company.
Matthew Desmond to deliver 2023 Roger Wilkins Lecture
Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Desmond studies the persistence of poverty in the United States and the policies that have shown to be effective in abolishing it. Learn more.
The event will occur Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Harris Theater on the Fairfax Campus.
Roger Wilkins Lecture Series
The lecture series is named for the civil rights activist who was the first black assistant attorney general in U.S. history, serving under presidents Kennedy and Johnson. The late Wilkins, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, also was a Robinson Professor of History and American Culture at Mason for almost 20 years.
This Mason student manages her talents on and off stage
Mason students gains global experience with GEO internships abroad
The global internship program in Mason's Global Education Office helps undergraduate and graduate students earn course credits with travel, virtual, and hybrid options. Learn more about Global Education opportunities.
Elevating Mason’s Green Studio with the Patriot Green Fund
“I’m excited for the next generation of students to explore the Green Studio," Ashworth said. "It’s their space—an open studio space for research, experimentation, expression, or just a space to absorb. It’s wild and beautiful and worth discovering.” Learn more about the space.
The Center for the Arts on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus has revamped its zero-waste infrastructure, thanks to the support of University Sustainability's Patriot Green Fund.
Sleek new waste and recycling stations at the performing arts venue will improve Mason’s waste diversion rate, helping to reach Mason's goal of diverting at least 90% of waste from the trash. Read more.
Forensic science experts offer training and insight for rural practitioners
“Challenges in Homicide Cases Involving Native Americans and Rural Areas,” and discussions of new methodologies like genetic genealogy and the role of canines in the investigative process, the conference aimed to help a wide community of medical and legal practitioners in rural areas learn how to solve these efficiently and effectively utilizing current forensic analysis techniques. Read more.
Mason in the Media
Virginia 'body farm' prepares to receive a key addition - a dead body (Washington Post)
George Mason’s Forensics Program Fosters Next Generation of Detectives (Northern Virginia Magazine)
Q&A - Body farms can help save lives (Solutionaries)
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George Mason among big movers in U.S. News rankings of top colleges
Mason is cited for consecutive years of double-digit improvement. (Washington Business Journal)
George Mason University sets state enrollment record
Mason President Gregory Washington explains the milestone's significance for students and the regional economy. (Washington Business Journal)
Good news: Virginia teacher raising money to fight student food insecurity
Alumnus Gabe Segal discusses his project to help erase student lunch debt in local school districts. See also the story from the College of Education and Human Development. (Video on LIVE with Kelly and Mark).
George Mason University launches entrepreneurship program for Afghan refugees
Rebecca Howick talks about entrepreneurship training programs. (WJLA)