Celebration of Distinction 2015

On Thursday, April 23, 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 in the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes.

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Board of Visitors Rector Tom Davis
The Ultimate Insider

Former congressman and Mason Board of Visitors Rector Tom Davis shares his insider’s view of Washington politics with students in a course he helped design.

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Mission Control

Mason alumna Sandra Cauffman has spent 24 years helping projects run smoothly at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Rendering of Academic VII
A Hub for Health Care

With a new “health college” on the horizon, George Mason University is positioning itself to become a hub for Northern Virginia health care.

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Peggy Doyle
“19 and Full of Hope”

Many things about nursing have changed over the 40 years since George Mason University began offering career training, but one thing hasn’t changed—the compassionate people who are drawn to the profession.

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Mason graduate students Anya Creightney, Marcos Martinez, and Meghan McNamara of Stillhouse Press
Start the Presses

A new alumni-led initiative, Stillhouse Press, has Mason creative writing students dabbling in “craft” publishing.

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From the Issue

Dominick Casciano, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Patriot Profile: Dominick Casciano III

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Mason engineering student Dominick Casciano has been a member of the Volgenau School of Engineering concrete canoe team since its inception three years ago. Last year, he led the team that built a canoe named Perseverance and competed near the University of Virginia in the mid-Atlantic portion of this national collegiate engineering competition. This year, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington is hosting the April competition, and Casciano and his teammates are building a new canoe for it.

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Great Escape: Mason Physicist Expands Satellite’s Atmospheric Studies

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Mason physicist Erdal Yiğit is working to interpret and scrutinize the data MAVEN is collecting now that it has entered the atmosphere of the Red Planet and begun to send back information.

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Conservation Work Improves Outcomes of Red Pandas

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Conservation biologist Elizabeth Freeman says the birth of panda cubs at Mason’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute demonstrates how improved captive breeding programs and species survival can be accomplished across the globe.

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