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Keeping Mason’s Past Alive with Alumni Stories

Celebrating 50 years of Mason alumni provides the perfect opportunity for learning more about the Mason student experience—from the very beginning.

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1968 Meets 2018

To celebrate 50 years of Mason alumni, we arranged for a member of that very first class to meet with a member of the current graduating class, take a tour of the campus, and share their experiences.

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Building a Better Engineer

From the sound wave fire extinguisher that made it on to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to a prosthetic arm built especially for a young violinist, Mason Engineering students are taking on big projects for their senior capstones and succeeding with them.

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Fighting Addiction, One Question at a Time

How a health practitioner asks about a patient’s habits may be one of the first steps to tackling Virginia’s opioid epidemic.

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From Simulated Disaster, Real Understanding

Florida field exercise helps conflict students learn firsthand how to deal with a crisis.

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Down by the Bay

For more than 30 years, Mason ecologists have been monitoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed and finding ways to help the ecosystem repair itself. The opening of Mason’s new Potomac Science Center is providing a space to elevate and showcase the environmental research being done in this region.

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Seeing What Others Don’t

More from Profiles

On an otherwise ordinary day near Springfield Mall in Northern Virginia, a car came to an abrupt stop on the side of the road. The driver jumped out, dragged his passenger outside, and threw her onto the curb. Then he got back in the car and sped away. Luckily, Mason alumni Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, an expert on human trafficking, was in her own car nearby, and saw the whole thing.

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From Dolly Parton to Megadeth: A Flickering Tribute to Mason’s Musical Scene

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Over the past 30+ years, Mason’s 10,000-seat arena has been a big part of campus life and the Northern Virginia community. Since its 1985 opening, the Patriot Center (now EagleBank Arena) has been visited by more than 12 million patrons for more than 3,600 events that have ranged from ultimate fighting to the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Stranger Than We Can Imagine

More from Research

In his new book Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System (Smithsonian Press, 2017), Mason astronomy professor and NASA scientist Michael Summers shares the latest research on exoplanets, which are planets beyond our solar system. The book was written with co-author James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics at Mason.

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