Mason Korea enjoys a record Mason Day

A crowd of 500 attendees enjoyed original performances, food trucks, and booths showcasing student clubs and resources.

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Green Leaf courses make sustainability part of Mason's curriculum

The courses raise environmental awareness and inform students about their local and global environments.

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Mason Celebrates the Class of 2023

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Over the course of three days, George Mason University celebrated its largest graduating class yet, with almost 11,000 students earning degrees and certificates at Spring Commencement and being recognized at numerous degree celebrations. Read the Stories

Entrepreneur Kimmy Duong recognized with Mason Medal

Northern Virginia tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Kimmy Duong, who has overcome countless obstacles to achieve success in life, received the Mason Medal, the university’s highest honorary award. Read about Kimmy's remarkable life and accomplishments

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Mason's Class of 2023 urged to embrace their role in building our future world. 

Commencement speaker Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin addressed Mason's largest-ever graduating class at EagleBank Arena on Thursday. Learn more about the ceremony.

Mason President Greg Washington poses with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and Mason Rector Horace Blackman in cap and gown.

Mason President Dr. Gregory Washington, Commencement speaker Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and Mason Rector, Horace Blackman. Spring Commencement 2023.

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Faculty News

Four Mason faculty members named Fulbright Scholars

Associate Professor Cher Weixia Chen, Associate Professor Nathaniel Greenberg, Professor Mills Kelly, all from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Assistant Professor Borislava Manojlovic from Mason Korea received awards. Read about their upcoming travels — from CHSS and Mason Korea

Mason management professor analyzes debt ceiling negotiations

With the U.S. Treasury deadline to raise the debt ceiling just days away, the United States inches closer to a first-ever debt default. Why have negotiations not led to a compromise? We asked Mason management professor Kevin Rockmann, co-author of the book "Negotiation: From Conflict to Agreement." Read his response.

Green Leaf courses make sustainability part of Mason's curriculum

The courses raise environmental awareness and inform students about their local and global environments. Find out morePhoto by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University

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Student News

Schar School grad takes his experience to local government

Ian Gates found ways to apply his love for and knowledge of policy in just about every level of government during his time at Mason. Learn what's next for Ian.

Doctoral students vie in Three-Minute-Thesis competition

The competition is an opportunity for students to hone a valuable skill: presenting research to a general audience in an accessible format. Learn more.

Elli Ambros named 2023 undergraduate Academic Advisor of the Year 

Ambros said that building meaningful relationships with students and helping them achieve their academic goals is the most rewarding part of her job. Read about Ambros' advising role.

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Student Profiles

Graduate discovered her community and learned to lead

Sarah Hunter said she always felt valued at Mason. But after the COVID pandemic, the neuroscience major decided to get out of her comfort zone and re-engage with the campus community. "It changed me," she said, "because I'm more confident." Watch the video below.

This nontraditional student puts the focus on others through her photography.

Mason School of Art student and staff member Sisc Johnson began taking classes in 2008 as a non-degree student. This week she is graduating with a BFA in photography. Learn more about Sisc Johnson's journey.

She found a welcoming community at Mason

Marium Haque came to the United States from Bangladesh with no English skills and very little money. She took a job at Wendy's, started her education at NOVA and graduated from Mason this month with a degree in business analytics. Watch her story below.

A Mason legacy pursues passion for journalism

Brad Byrne, who graduated with a degree in communication, is part of a family legacy at Mason that dates back to the 1980s and includes multiple family members who are Mason graduates or expected graduates. Learn about Brad's journey

Graduate brad byrne is part of a long family legacy. Brad is wearing GMU colors green gown with gold patches. He holds a green cap.
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Can we stop runaway AI?
Robin Hanson says we worry too much about singularity: AI wouldn't be able "to push a button and destroy the universe." (The New Yorker)

Politicians need to learn how AI works — fast
Missy Cummings says she is creating a course aimed at policymakers and regulators who want to be better informed about the subject. (Wired)

72-year-old congressman pursuing master's degree to better understand AI
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia is back in school and pursuing a master's degree at George Mason University. (CBS News)

GMU student's experience as a felon now informs her work as an artist
Mason student Traci Reynolds is featured and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is quoted speaking about Reynolds' artistic journey. (Washington Post)

Is Congress ready for the rapid emergence of AI 

U.S. Congressman and Mason master's student Don Beyer (D-Va.) is interviewed at The Mix on the Fairfax Campus. Watch the feature on ABC News.

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