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Mason Spirit is published three times a year by the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations in conjunction with the Office of Communications and Marketing.
By Martha Bushong on February 6, 2017
According to NCAA statistics, 1 in 13 female athletes experience a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in the knee joint. It’s an epidemic few are talking about. Few, that is, except for an enterprising team of students in the Volgenau School of Engineering’s Systems Engineering Program. Team members Amr Attyah, Maribeth Burns, Sam Miller,…
By Colleen Kearney Rich on February 6, 2017
In his new book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2016), Schar School of Policy and Government professor Justin Gest analyzes alienation in white working class people in the United States and the United Kingdom.
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on February 6, 2017
Forty-three School of Art alumni participated in the REMIX Mason Alumni Exhibit, an art show that took place during Alumni Weekend in four galleries across three campuses.
By Damian Cristodero on November 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2016
Over the past few years, several Mason business alumni have made major financial contributions to business school initiatives.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 3, 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 October 31, 2016
Mason basketball superfan and psychology professor Lou Buffardi was one of the lucky 15 faculty and staff members chosen by lottery to be a sideline coach with the men’s basketball team during a home game.
By Damian Cristodero on October 28, 2016
The Sideline Coaching Program allows one Mason faculty or staff member per game to get an insider’s view by attending team meetings, practices, and meals, having access to opponent scouting reports and being in the locker room before games and at halftime. The topper, though, is being on the bench.
By Jamie Rogers on October 28, 2016
In a recording studio on the main floor of the Music/Theater Building last spring, students from the student recording company Mason Noise wrapped up production of a full-length studio album and began mastering the tracks. Each semester Mason Noise selects a student music artist and then records, mixes, engineers, produces, and distributes a full-length album.
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