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.
Award-winning game helps young girls and women navigate and negotiate life choices
A real-life scenario inspired Mason professor and alum Susan Howard to create Go Nisha Go, a game that provides more than 250,000 players in India with essential resources in the real world they can access directly from the game. Find out more.
Access to Excellence Podcast
EP 49: The metaverse, crypto, and the evolution of the internet
Foteini Baldimsti and James Casey join Mason president Gregory Washington in the studio to discuss the imprint the metaverse is making on society and our future in this episode of the Access to Excellence podcast.
2023 Distinguished Scholar Award
Cynthia Lum, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and director of George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division of Policing.
Listen to Access to Excellence EP 29: At the nexus of policing and society
Mason's Cynthia Lum, a former Baltimore City cop, talks with President Gregory Washington about how evidence-based policing is part of an overall strategy to fight crime that also includes police being respectful to the communities with which they work. Listen to this episode.
Hewlett Foundation gift will help bridge research practice gap in education
EdPolicyForward and the Center for Advancing Human Machine Partnership will collaborate on a project that aims to better connect research to practice in education policymaking. Learn more about the project.
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.
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.
Episode 5: 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 recruiting women in STEM, speaks with President Gregory Washington about rethinking the way tech fields are taught.
Law student’s summer internship combines his love of flight and law
Read more from our internships series
This Mason student manages her talents on and off stage (September 18, 2023)
A linguistics scholar designs mysteries in the Library of Congress (September 7, 2023)
Communication major looks to the stars with NASA internship (September 1, 2023)
Graduate student uses internship to study political polarization (August 29, 2023)
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)
Fostering kindess is just good business
After attending university-wide Mason Chooses Kindness events, colleagues in the School of Business saw an opportunity to apply the same principles within their unit. This “goodwill team” highlights and encourages acts of kindness and well-being across the school. Learn more about their efforts.
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