Mason and Amazon Form Strategic Collaboration

Amazon and Mason are working together to better serve students, advance a commitment to a more sustainable campus environment, and introduce new educational programs in data center engineering.

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Baroni Gift Ushers a New Era

Mason's Center for Government Contracting is now the Greg and Camille Baroni Center for Government Contracting, bringing new energy to Mason's innovation-driven center.

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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Artificial intelligence is artificial and not intelligent

Tech futurist and director of Mason’s new robotics and AI center, Missy Cummings, discusses the strengths, weaknesses, and shortcomings of AI

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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

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

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“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


Mason in the Media

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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

Community News

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PROPEL Lab faculty and students

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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


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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"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)


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Podcast - EP 46: Missy Cummings: Artificial intelligence is artificial and not intelligent

Missy Cummings

January 25, 2023

Missy Cummings, one of the country’s first female fighter pilots and the director of Mason’s Autonomy and Robotics Center, calls herself a tech futurist, charged with making tech work and helping it get better. She isn’t shy about calling out bad tech either, including the vision systems in self-driving cars and Tesla’s Autopilot.

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