Tackling the World’s Grand Challenges

The engineering world has called them “grand challenges.” These are the problems plaguing the planet that will require the efforts of many to make progress. Here’s how Mason is contributing.

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Conservation Stars

Mason graduate students are traveling the globe to tackle some of the planet’s dire environmental problems—and they’re being recognized for their efforts.

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A Record Year for Research

Mason researchers across academic disciplines are hard at work answering questions that matter.

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A Conversation with Gregory Washington

Gregory Washington, Mason’s eighth president, shares how COVID-19 and the reckoning with racial injustice have shaped the early days of his presidency as well as his evolving vision for the university.

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Patriots Helping Patriots

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Mason community has rallied, supporting students in unprecedented ways. From mid-March through May, University Life distributed more than $2.53 million in emergency assistance to more than 2,377 students.

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Making a Difference in the Region and Beyond

The university plays a vital role in the region, and during the pandemic this was never clearer.

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How Did Mason Put More than 5,000 Classes Online? Fast.

During two weeks in March, Mason faculty and staff made the Herculean push to move everything online.

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Patriot Profile: Dominique Dowling

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Junior Dominique Dowling has been working to enact social change since high school. She now helps to lead Mason’s NAACP chapter and serves on the university’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force.

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Q&A with Scalia Law Dean Kenneth Randall

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Kenneth Randall has an impressive track record when it comes to using innovation to transform academia. The new dean of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School says it all started from humble beginnings.

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Art Meets Analytics

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A team from Mason helped the National Gallery of Art measure the popularity of artists in their collection during their first-ever datathon, “Coding Our Collection.”

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