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Archive for March, 2021

A Leader in Online Learning

by Mason Spirit contributor on March 30th, 2021

Gregory Fowler, MA English ’95, started his new role as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) in January 2021.

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Painting the Past

by Liam Griffin on March 30th, 2021

Ever wonder what the Founding Fathers would look like as hipsters? Nathan Loda, MFA ’15, has, creating the paintings that brought you the hipster versions of Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, and more.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Deborah Beck Corbatto

by Liam Griffin on March 30th, 2021

Deborah “Debi” Beck Corbatto, BS Marketing ’86, MS Exercise Science, Fitness, and Health Promotion ’03, PhD Education ’18, has been making a difference for Mason student-athletes for more than 15 years. Now, as deputy athletic director, she leads Mason’s efforts to support its student-athletes through programs in nutrition, conditioning, and sports psychology.

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Conservation Stars

by Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on March 30th, 2021

Mason graduate students are traveling the globe to tackle some of the planet’s dire environmental problems—and they’re being recognized for their efforts.

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Hospitals’ First Line of COVID-19 Defense

by Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on March 30th, 2021

Saskia Popescu, PhD Biodefense ’19, has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing her expertise as an infection prevention epidemiologist to help hospital administrators and government officials plan their response and to break down how to contain the spread for the media.

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Patriot Profile: Dominique Dowling

by Colleen Kearney Rich on March 30th, 2021

Junior Dominique Dowling has been working to enact social change since high school. She now helps to lead Mason’s NAACP chapter and serves on the university’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force.

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A Record Year for Research

by Colleen Kearney Rich on March 1st, 2021

Mason researchers across academic disciplines are hard at work answering questions that matter.

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