Mason climbs in the national college rankings

George Mason University is among America’s top 50 public universities, top 100 among all public and private institutions, and Virginia’s No. 1 university for social mobility in multiple national college rankings released in recent weeks.

Women in STEM

In the latest episode of "Our Future, Transformed," Nathalia Peixoto, associate professor of bioengineering at George Mason University, speaks with Mason President Gregory Washington about rethinking the way tech fields are taught.

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The tension between war, justice, and peace

Karina Korostelina, Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution gives a behind the scenes look at her research and what it tells us about human nature and how we can find peace after conflict.

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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.

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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.

President Gregory Washington, Dean Ken Ball, Mahfuz and Maruf Ahmed, and Trishana E. Bowden, vice president for advancement and alumni relations.

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Matthew Desmond to deliver 2023 Roger Wilkins Lecture

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Matthew Desmond. Photo by Barron Bixler

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. 

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This Mason student manages her talents on and off stage

George Mason University rising senior Alexandra “Ali” Coburn is an arts management major who loves working on and off the stage. However, an arts management course and internship pointed her in a new direction. Get to know Ali.

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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.

Mason biology major Andrea Johnson interned abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.
Mason biology major Andrea Johnson interned abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo provided

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.

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Revamping Recycling

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.

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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.

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Jay King of Chesapeake Search Dogs with Skyler the spaniel.
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Access to Excellence Podcast

Join George Mason University President Gregory Washington as he invites experts, change-makers, innovators, and thought leaders to engage in meaningful conversations about the greatest challenges of our time.

Listen to Episode 52: Karina Korostelina talks about finding peace after conflict.
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Our Future, Transformed Video Series

The series features faculty experts speaking about some of the most debated and significant topics of our day with an audience of Honors College students. Experts in the first season discuss the key solutions to key issues, including water policies in the West, police reform, problems at our Southern border, clean energy, and getting more women into STEM fields.

Watch episode 5: Women in STEM
Fusion Energy | Water Crisis | The Southern Border | Evidence-Based Policing | Women in STEM

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)


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