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Archive for August, 2021

Q&A with Andre Marshall

by Colleen Kearney Rich on August 31st, 2021

Andre Marshall joins Mason as its new vice president for research, innovation, and economic development and president of the George Mason University Research Foundation on July 1. He also joins the faculty of the Volgenau School of Engineering. Before coming to Mason, Marshall was program director for the National Science Foundation’s $38 million Innovation Corps…

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Making Beautiful Music

by Colleen Kearney Rich on August 31st, 2021

Plants are the music composers and performers in artist-in-residence Sam Nester’s Arcadia, a public sound and light installation on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. Arcadia uses modified biodata-sonification sensors to convert the natural, real-time biorhythms of Virginia native plants in the Presidents Park Hydroponic Greenhouse into Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) data.

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Building Community through Restorative Justice

by Mason Spirit contributor on August 17th, 2021

Mason students and faculty are helping to create a new program in Arlington County that shifts the way the community approaches justice while fostering better understanding and connections among participants.

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Patriot Profile: Sidney Boakye

by Mason Spirit contributor on August 17th, 2021

Senior Sidney Boakye is the first George Mason University student to be awarded the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship, a highly selective internship, mentorship, and networking program for students interested in spaceflight.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Lisa Park, MD

by Mason Spirit contributor on August 17th, 2021

Lisa Park, Mason’s executive director of Student Health Services, has had her work cut out for her this past year as she led the university’s shift to telemedicine, managing COVID-19 medical protocol on campus, and more.

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