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Archive for January, 2015

A Hub for Health Care

by Colleen Kearney Rich on January 30th, 2015

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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“19 and Full of Hope”

by Mason Spirit contributor on January 28th, 2015

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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Student Creates Bear-y Good Device for Special Needs Children

by Buzz McClain, BA '77 on January 28th, 2015

Senior Jade Garrett has created a game-controller stuffed bear that helps autistic children more easily interact with computers.

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Start the Presses

by Mason Spirit contributor on January 28th, 2015

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

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Annie Yu: Reporting Live from the Nation’s Capital

by Mason Spirit contributor on January 28th, 2015

While a communication major at Mason, news anchor Annie Yu began an internship at Fox5 News, and now covers some of the biggest stories in the Washington, D.C., region.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

by Colleen Kearney Rich on January 28th, 2015

The senior scientist at Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being says our pursuit of happiness is actually making us unhappy,

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Conservation Work Improves Outcomes of Red Pandas

by Mason Spirit contributor on January 28th, 2015

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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Meet the Mason Nation: Julie Thompson

by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on January 28th, 2015

The executive director of Mason’s Center for the Arts looks back on two decades at the university, revealing what she’s loved most about her job, and how she once calmed a light-phobic pianist.

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Patriot Profile: Nadine Rousseau

by Mason Spirit contributor on January 21st, 2015

A life-changing performance with Broadway legend Patti LuPone showed senior Nadine Rousseau that a career in theater is within reach.

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