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Mason Spirit is published twice a year by the Office of University Development and Alumni Affairs in conjunction with the Office of University Relations.
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on December 4, 2013
Mason’s Admissions Volunteer Network helps alumni and other supporters share their Mason experiences with prospective students.
By Tara Laskowski, MFA '05 on December 4, 2013
New professorship aims to promote goodness as the primary factor in business decisions to further positive change in the world.
By Mason Spirit contributor on November 14, 2013
Taking a closer look in your bathroom drawers, you may be surprised to find out just how many bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotions you have accumulated. These bottles of hygiene items are a luxury for some people, especially those who had to suddenly flee a violent domestic situation. This came as a…
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 8, 2013
Mason’s machine shop provides creative space and cutting-edge technologies to support new ideas, inventions, and discoveries.
By Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on November 8, 2013
From prints to books to rare art pieces, Mason’s first university curator has uncovered an impressive and historically significant collection of Mason-owned artifacts.
By Mason Spirit contributor on November 6, 2013
Mason researcher and co-director of the SMART Lab offers five ways to make workouts more effective and enjoyable.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 6, 2013
Mason has inducted its first 131 students into the university’s new chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest honor society.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 5, 2013
When Metro’s Silver Line extension opens later this year, commuters may enjoy amenities—from restaurants to retail shops to galleries—recommended by a class of graduate students from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy.
By Mason Spirit contributor on September 5, 2013
Although it’s considered one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the country, Northern Virginia maintains a poverty rate of approximately 5 percent. This means that more than 90,000 people live in poverty—30 percent of which are children—and hundreds of thousands more lack adequate food, housing and transportation. Food for Others (FFO), run by two George Mason University graduates, is determined to change that.
By Mason Spirit contributor on May 24, 2013
Research shows that positive people, those who experience more frequent positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, hope, or love, are more creative, energetic, engaged, resilient, and productive. Staying positive at work enhances your performance and your well-being. It also significantly improves your overall life satisfaction.
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