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12 Ways Mason Is Keeping It Green

While we’re proud of our bees, sustainability isn’t just a buzz word at Mason, and the university’s degree programs, courses, and inspired initiatives to create a better world span campus, the community, and the globe.

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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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Stepping into the Past

A group of Mason students took a trip to an important Civil War site and never left the Fairfax Campus.

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Crime Seen

One collected forensic data at bomb sites, another headed up the largest crime lab in the world, and another buddied up to psychopaths. All three spent years in the FBI before bringing their expansive knowledge and experience to George Mason University—along with some gripping stories.

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The Dancing Brain

How dancers move and learn may make them the perfect collaborators for Mason researchers.

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Mason Spirits

Crafting “adult beverages” is one of the growing of the industries in Virginia, and entrepreneurial Mason alumni are well represented.

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Double Take

More from Profiles

While they aren’t able to communicate telepathically or feel each other’s pain as some twins claim to do, they do share a bond that helps them work together effectively in Mason’s School of Nursing. Professors Caroline Sutter, MSN ’01, DNP ’12, and Rebecca Sutter, MSN ’01,DNP ’12, are training the next generation of health care providers together at Mason, and they’re taking home accolades for doing it.

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“Date” with an Agent—and Destiny?

More from News

MFA students and alumni submitted a query letter and the first few pages of their manuscripts before the “speed dating” with literary agents Jeff Kleinman and Erin Harris from New York’s Folio Literary Management.

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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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