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Archive for April, 2014

Excelling in Mason’s Other Sports

by Mason Spirit contributor on April 18th, 2014

Students in our wildly varied club sports compete with other colleges and universities—and win championships.

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So what’s with those green coats?

by Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on April 18th, 2014

For Mason Athletics fans, it might seem like several people are shopping at the same store for their outerwear. But when you spot someone at a game wearing a green coat, it’s possible it means something more than just school spirit.

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A Sweet Opportunity

by Tara Laskowski, MFA '05 on April 17th, 2014

Mason is buzzing with talk of bees now that the Fairfax Campus is home to two European honey bee apiaries, and more bee research and outreach is on the horizon.

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Marcus Daum

by Colleen Kearney Rich on April 16th, 2014

Mason physics major Marcus Daum already has set his sights on getting a PhD. In fact, terminal degrees are kind of a tradition in his family, so Daum plans to follow in the doctoral footsteps of his father and his grandfather after he completes his bachelor’s degree in 2015. His field: physics. Why did he…

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Francis Aguisanda

by Michele McDonald on April 16th, 2014

At 2 a.m., senior biology major Francis Aguisanda can be found at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study peering into a sophisticated microscope that optically slices a fruit fly’s nervous system tissue to create a 3-D image. When not in class or working as a student leader, the Mason undergraduate spends much of his time in this small room filled with about $1 million worth of microscopes in Krasnow’s basement.

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Amelia Martin

by Mason Spirit contributor on April 16th, 2014

As Hurricane Sandy battered the New York/New Jersey coast in October 2012, civil engineering major Amelia Martin wondered what if Sandy had made landfall in Washington, D.C.? What residents and buildings would be most at risk of flooding?

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Leah Bruch

by Mason Spirit contributor on April 16th, 2014

Community health major Leah Bruch might not be afraid of public speaking, but presenting her paper at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting and exposition as an undergraduate definitely was a bit nerve-wracking.

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Chessy Dintruff

by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on April 16th, 2014

A family member of one of the estimated seven million stroke survivors in the United States, community health major Chessy Dintruff wanted to examine how strokes affect direct family members who serve as caregivers. Her research project, the Identification of Factors Contributing to Relationship Strain among Family Members and Stroke Survivors, was accepted by URSP.

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And the OSCAR Goes To…

by Colleen Kearney Rich on April 16th, 2014

You won’t find a red carpet outside of Mason’s Office of Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR), but that’s hasn’t kept students from lining up to the opportunity to conduct their own research.

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Celebration of Distinction 2014

by Colleen Kearney Rich on April 10th, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognized its most prestigious alumni, as well as Senior of the Year and Faculty Member of the Year, at an elegant dinner in the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel. For a look at the biographies of those honored that night, please take a look…

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