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Recruiting and Retaining Stellar Faculty

Alumni Gift Boosts Graduate Science Research

Research and teaching in the sciences are benefiting from a gift from Catherine Becker, MS Environmental Science and Policy ’96, and her husband, Richard. The couple’s commitment supports two graduate research assistant positions in the College of Science for 10 years. The Becker Research Assistantship is the largest alumni contribution to science at Mason.

Michelle Pleet, PhD student in biosciences. Photo by Creative Services









Honoring Faculty Excellence and the Mason Spirit

Jennifer Suh, Assistant Professor with the College of Education and Human Development, with her EDCI 552 Mathematics Methods for the Elementary Classroom students. Photo by Creative Services

In 2017, Mason honored its most outstanding faculty members for the first time with a medal and a cash honorarium to support the recipient’s teaching and research. Each award is named for the generous benefactor who endowed it. They are the John Toups Medal for Excellence in Teaching, the United Bank Medal for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, the Earle C. Williams Medal for Excellence in Social Impact, and the Beck Family Medal for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. Presented each May at Commencement, these medals showcase the Mason spirit at its best.





Connecting an International Community of Scholars for Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is the lifeblood of a modern, innovation-driven economy. Scholars at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) are shaping the debate with their data-driven research and timely analysis about the essential role that IP plays in promoting invention and creativity. Philanthropic support from an array of individuals, law firms, corporations, and organizations makes possible CPIP’s research, conferences, and fellowships.

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