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The Space Between

By Colleen Kearney Rich on February 6, 2017

Innovation often happens at the intersection of disciplines—where different ideas, perspectives, and fields come together to create approaches that are unthinkable from a narrow disciplinary lens.

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Casting a Glow

By Rob Riordan on February 6, 2017

From student to artist, from patron to Patriot, the Hylton Performing Arts Center serves the entire breadth of our diverse region.

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Room for More

By Rob Riordan on February 6, 2017

A long-awaited 14,000-square-foot Education and Rehearsal Wing is being added to the Hylton Performing Arts Center, allowing expanded programs and spaces for students and the community.

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Exceeding (Even Our) Expectations

By Michele McDonald on February 6, 2017

It was a goal. Now it is a reality. This year George Mason University achieved the coveted “very high research” Carnegie ranking and joined an elite group of 115 top universities.

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Evolving STEM Perceptions Are Key to Success

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 4, 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.

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Fenwick Renovation in Detail

By Colleen Kearney Rich on November 3, 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.

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Dusting Off the Library

By Colleen Kearney Rich on November 2, 2016

Forget out-of-date hardcovers, uncomfortable wooden chairs, and a strict no talking policy. This is the new Fenwick Library.

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Bringing STEM into FOCUS

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on October 28, 2016

The not-so-lazy days of summer—A camp where girls participate in activities that revolve around STEM and leadership building.

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Meet the Happy Campers— and Counselors—of the FOCUS Camp

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on October 28, 2016

No two days at the FOCUS Camp are alike, but all are filled with lively, stimulating activities that offer plenty of hands-on learning. Monday’s emphasis is science, Tuesday technology, Wednesday engineering, and Thursday math. Activities range from maneuvering a robotic arm and creating Play-Doh electron conductors, to designing computer games. Campers attend a final workshop on Friday, give poster presentations, and take part in an awards ceremony.

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Celebrating the Best and the Brightest

By Jamie Rogers on August 10, 2016

A Mason faculty member and several alumni were recognized for their significant accomplishments and their outstanding support of the university.

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