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Archive for December, 2017

Dreaming Big

by Mason Spirit contributor on December 12th, 2017

The life of Mason benefactor Long Nguyen is a monument to the idea of the American dream. Born in Vietnam during World War II, in a time and place of conflict, Nguyen came to the United States in the early 1960s for his education.

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Bringing Business to Life: Leaders in the Classroom

by Mason Spirit contributor on December 5th, 2017

More than 60 alumni take part each year in the School of Business Leaders in the Classroom series. Organized by the school’s advancement and alumni relations team, the series puts alumni in the classroom as guest speakers on industry-related topics. In the 2016-17 academic year, the series coordinated 80 classroom visits.

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Building a Better Engineer

by Colleen Kearney Rich on December 4th, 2017

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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Alumni Profile: Rion Amilcar Scott

by Tara Laskowski, MFA '05 on December 4th, 2017

Rion Amilcar Scott, MFA Creative Writing ’08, my friend and fellow MFA grad, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction for his story collection Insurrections.

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