Mason Korea welcomes largest new class

This spring Mason Korea welcomed its largest new class to date with a record-breaking 193 new students, up 45% from last year.

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Mason Celebrates Women's History Month

In 2006, Mason alum Anousheh Ansari became the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space.

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Putting Public Health First

George Mason University recently launched Virginia's first and only college of public health. The college was established to meet the critical growing need for skilled, interdisciplinary health professionals and research across the state.

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Mason Korea welcomes largest new class

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This spring Mason Korea welcomed its largest new class to date with a record-breaking 193 new students, up 45% from last year. "This spring we welcome our biggest class in the history of Mason Korea, nearly 200 new students,” remarked Mason Korea Campus Dean Robert Matz, also noting a record number of students studying at Mason Korea from Mason's US campuses, over 80.

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Digital Archive of Civil War Graffiti

Mason’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Fairfax City’s Office of Historic Resources, and the Brandy Station Foundation received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize the graffiti at two historic sites. Learn more about the research.

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Carter School hosts Ukranian Nobel Peace Prize winner who documents war crimes

The virtual event featured Romantsova Oleksandra, executive director of the Center for Civil Liberties, the first Ukranian organization to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Lear more.

How higher education can bolster Virginia's pitch for new FBI headquarters

President Gregory Washington participated in a presentation with a group of government, educators and community leaders arguing on Virginia's behalf. Read more.

Mason's living lab pumps up power research

The new Smart Grid Lab, opening in 2023 in George Mason University's Van Metre Hall at Mason Square, will recreate... 

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News from FUSE at Mason Square

Mason professor Missy Cummings isn’t afraid to call out bad tech

Cummings calls herself a “tech futurist,” whose job is to “make tech work. It’s not to stop tech; it’s to help it get better.” Learn more about her views.

Read more about Missy Cummings' research.

Fuse at Mason Square

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AI-assisted computer vision research aims to improve accessibility for deaf, hard of hearing

Mason researcher Jana Košecká's work to improve computer systems' ability to translate American Sign Language into English is making the Internet of Things more inclusive and accessible. Learn more about the research.


IDIA symposium gathers researchers to discuss AI

More than 150 faculty and graduate students from George Mason University’s ten schools and colleges got together to chat about artificial intelligence (AI) at the AI Innovation Symposium. Read More.

In the Media

Expert: Crashes involving self-driving cars often due to inattention
Missy Cummings says self-driving technology encourages people to concentrate on other things. "Hands-free equals minds free," she says. CNN (video)

Art student Katherine Ashby brings to life the stories of the enslaved at Gunston Hall

The significance of Ashby’s art was both that it was installed in a museum and that it shone a light on a lesser-known narrative of the people who helped run Gunston Hall: the hundreds of people Mason enslaved to run his estate. Read More.

Art student brings Gunston Hall stories to life

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“What I’m most proud of with this project is representing an aspect of history that’s discussed to an extent, but perhaps not dwelled on,” Ashby said. “It was gratifying to contribute to that dialogue, and it meant I got to think more about this dialogue as well.”

Mason students use digital storytelling for community change

When George Mason University students sign up for Video Production for Social Change, they won’t just learn in a traditional classroom setting, they’ll make an impact in their community.    

It's such a unique experience as a student, particularly a production student, to get hands-on, real-world experience working with a client,” said Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and Mason adjunct professor Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, who taught the Film and Video Studies (FAVS) course in Fall 2022. Read More.

Dr. Washington awarded engineering honors

Mason President Gregory Washington has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, the highest engineering honor in the country. Learn more about this prestigious recognition.

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Dr. Gregory Washington, president of George Mason University

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Applying faculty expertise to find solutions to gun violence

Nearly two dozen Mason faculty members from seven Mason schools and colleges provided their expertise to the 120 Initiative, an all-hands-on-deck effort from the 18 institutions in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area to find solutions to reduce gun violence. Learn more about their findings.  Read the white paper.

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Alumni News

Mason alum finds way to make sure low-income students don’t go hungry

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Mason Alum Gabe Segal smiles in front of a food bar on campus. He is wearing a button down shirt, blue tie, and blue pants.

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Mason alumna remembers special gift from esteemed journalist Barbara Walters

It took Kami Watson-Huyse six years and many jobs on and off campus to get an undergraduate degree at George Mason University. Watson-Huyse, BA Speech Communication ’94, was entering her last semester when she found herself out of options and feared that she wouldn’t be able to graduate. Thanks to Walters’ scholarship, Watson-Huyse was able to graduate at the end of that semester.

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Mason's research shows its strength in National Science Foundation (NSF) report

George Mason University’s $214 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 represented an increase of more than $100 million over five years and puts the university on track to meet its goal of $225 million by 2025. Read More.

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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. Read More

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Mason is ranked in the top of Healthiest College Towns

According to a new study, two DMV college towns have ranked first and second in the healthiest in America. Read More at WUSA9.

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What is the meaning of 'woke'? 

Tehama Lopez Bunyas (Carter) and her co-authored book, "Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter," is featured in an article on the term ‘woke’ and how the GOP is using it to drive politics in 2024.  USA Today

Expert: Crashes involving self-driving cars often due to inattention
Missy Cummings says self-driving technology encourages people to concentrate on other things. "Hands-free equals minds free," she says. CNN (video)

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. Northern Virginia Magazine.

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