Features

Down by the Bay

For more than 30 years, Mason ecologists have been monitoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed and finding ways to help the ecosystem repair itself. The opening of Mason’s new Potomac Science Center is providing a space to elevate and showcase the environmental research being done in this region.

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Stepping into the Past

A group of Mason students took a trip to an important Civil War site and never left the Fairfax Campus.

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Crime Seen

One collected forensic data at bomb sites, another headed up the largest crime lab in the world, and another buddied up to psychopaths. All three spent years in the FBI before bringing their expansive knowledge and experience to George Mason University—along with some gripping stories.

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The Dancing Brain

How dancers move and learn may make them the perfect collaborators for Mason researchers.

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Mason Spirits

Crafting “adult beverages” is one of the growing of the industries in Virginia, and entrepreneurial Mason alumni are well represented.

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Celebration of Distinction 2017

On Wednesday, April 26, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognized its most prestigious alumni, as well as Senior of the Year and Faculty Member of the Year, at an elegant dinner at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.

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From the Issue

Alumni Profile: Nathaniel Provencio

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As principal at Minnieville Elementary School in Woodbridge, Virginia, Nathaniel Provencio turned an underperforming institution into one of Prince William County’s best performing elementary schools. His efforts earned him recognition as the Washington Post’s 2017 Principal of the Year.

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“Date” with an Agent—and Destiny?

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MFA students and alumni submitted a query letter and the first few pages of their manuscripts before the “speed dating” with literary agents Jeff Kleinman and Erin Harris from New York’s Folio Literary Management.

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Stranger Than We Can Imagine

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In his new book Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System (Smithsonian Press, 2017), Mason astronomy professor and NASA scientist Michael Summers shares the latest research on exoplanets, which are planets beyond our solar system. The book was written with co-author James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics at Mason.

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