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Archive for November, 2016
by Damian Cristodero on November 21st, 2016
What surprised athletic training major Abigail Solis most about her internship as an athletic trainer with the NFL’s Washington Redskins was how down to earth the players seemed.
by Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 21st, 2016
Hip-hop DJs, emcees, beatmakers, and dancers from around the world descended on a hotel conference room in Washington, D.C., this spring to learn how to turn their high-energy musical art into tools for empowerment, entrepreneurship, and conflict resolution.
by Mason Spirit contributor on November 21st, 2016
Over the past few years, several Mason business alumni have made major financial contributions to business school initiatives.
by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 21st, 2016
George Mason University psychology professor Adam Winsler is an expert on kids and their development, especially how language, ethnicity, poverty and other factors play a role. Not long ago, he turned his eye toward the importance of sleep, and how a lack of it can deeply affect teenagers’ mental health.
by Mason Spirit contributor on November 4th, 2016
College of Science Dean Peggy Agouris believes she knows why so many young people opt out of STEM—and what Mason can do to reverse it.
by Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 3rd, 2016
In Professor Jeremy Mayer’s GOVT 412 Politics and Mass Media course, student teams created three minute-long videos—positive, comparative, and of course, negative—for imaginary Congressional candidates running for office in Northern Virginia districts.
by Colleen Kearney Rich on November 3rd, 2016
Made possible by state funding, the new Fenwick Library was designed by Boston architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch and built by Whiting-Turner to LEED silver standards. The facility has greatly expanded services, learning spaces, and digital technology and resources for the Mason community.
by Colleen Kearney Rich on November 2nd, 2016
Forget out-of-date hardcovers, uncomfortable wooden chairs, and a strict no talking policy. This is the new Fenwick Library.
by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 2nd, 2016
Professor Mark D. Uhen in Mason’s Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences has long been fascinated with cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and how they’ve evolved throughout history. While it’s common scientific knowledge these creatures evolved from terrestrial mammals, it was recently discovered that whales evolved from artiodactyls—the “even-toed ungulates” like cows and hippos.