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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 Mason Spirit contributor on December 6, 2013
Military analyst Christine Fox was the inspiration for the female lead in the movie Top Gun. This week she was appointed acting deputy secretary of defense.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 14, 2013
Alumni entrepreneurs donate every cent of profits from their restaurant, CAUSE, to local charities.
By Catherine Probst on November 12, 2013
Mason professors Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung began their careers on opposite sides of the globe, but their passion for human rights and social justice ultimately brought them together.
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 8, 2013
Alumna Patricia Roberts donates the largest contribution in the School of Management’s history in honor of her beloved finance professor, Robert Johnston.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 6, 2013
Dan Ruttenberg battled the odds to become the first Mason law school alumnus to argue before the Supreme Court.
By Tara Laskowski, MFA '05 on November 5, 2013
Grad student Samantha Oester’s travels aboard an Antarctic research vessel brought her face to face with icebergs and wildlife, and even inspired her to take a dip in the freezing Southern Ocean.
By Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on July 3, 2013
Major: Integrative Studies major minoring in Conflict Analysis and Resolution Internship: For the past year, the rising senior has been a student analyst with the U.S. Department of State as part of the Student Career Experience program, now known as Pathways. Ross works in the Office of Information Programs and Services, which handles privacy and…
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on June 28, 2013
Unless they hit it big like Today’s Al Roker, the careers of weather forecasters are often only fair and partly cloudy. Which is why Mason alumnus Matt Rogers, MBA ’01, decided to make his own sunshine: He went into business for himself.
By Colleen Kearney Rich on June 3, 2013
When Mason sociologist Angela J. Hattery published her research monograph Intimate Partner Violence in 2008, the acquisition editor at Westview Press approached her to write a textbook. “I was hesitant at first since I’d never written a textbook before, but I knew it was desperately needed in the classroom,” says Hattery, the associate director of the Women and Gender Studies Program. The result is her eighth book, The Social Dynamics of Family Violence, which she co-wrote with Earl Smith, Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University.
By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 23, 2013
Erica Gallis Year: Junior Major: Anthropology A Really Big Show: Since spring semester 2012, anthropology major Erica Gallis has been working with Mason professor Alexander V. Benitez on his Central American ceramics research project. Their work and the work of others are culminating in an exhibit this spring, Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past…
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