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Down by the Bay

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 11, 2017

For more than 30 years, Mason ecologists have been monitoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed and finding ways to help the ecosystem repair itself. The opening of Mason’s new Potomac Science Center is providing a space to elevate and showcase the environmental research being done in this region.

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Stepping into the Past

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 9, 2017

A group of Mason students took a trip to an important Civil War site and never left the Fairfax Campus.

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Crime Seen

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on May 12, 2017

One collected forensic data at bomb sites, another headed up the largest crime lab in the world, and another buddied up to psychopaths. All three spent years in the FBI before bringing their expansive knowledge and experience to George Mason University—along with some gripping stories.

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The Dancing Brain

By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 12, 2017

How dancers move and learn may make them the perfect collaborators for Mason researchers.

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Mason Spirits

By Mason Spirit contributor on May 12, 2017

Crafting “adult beverages” is one of the growing of the industries in Virginia, and entrepreneurial Mason alumni are well represented.

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Celebration of Distinction 2017

By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 1, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26, 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 at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.

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The Space Between

By Colleen Kearney Rich on February 6, 2017

Innovation often happens at the intersection of disciplines—where different ideas, perspectives, and fields come together to create approaches that are unthinkable from a narrow disciplinary lens.

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Casting a Glow

By Rob Riordan on February 6, 2017

From student to artist, from patron to Patriot, the Hylton Performing Arts Center serves the entire breadth of our diverse region.

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Room for More

By Rob Riordan on February 6, 2017

A long-awaited 14,000-square-foot Education and Rehearsal Wing is being added to the Hylton Performing Arts Center, allowing expanded programs and spaces for students and the community.

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Exceeding (Even Our) Expectations

By Michele McDonald on February 6, 2017

It was a goal. Now it is a reality. This year George Mason University achieved the coveted “very high research” Carnegie ranking and joined an elite group of 115 top universities.

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