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What’s Up, Docs?

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 26, 2018

Doctoral students are a vital part of a large research university. In this feature we look at several researchers who have made Mason their educational end zone.

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Ancient Text Yields New Understanding

By Anne Reynolds on November 26, 2018

A Mason religious studies professor is leading a team of scholars who are translating a rare 16th-century Maya text.

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There Is No One Right Way to Treat a Patient—There Are 7 Billion

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 6, 2018

Personalized. Precision. Predictive. One size doesn’t fit all, especially when it comes to health care.

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Mason’s Newest Academic Facility Will See You Now

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 1, 2018

Faculty and staff have moved in and classes are taking place in Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, the new home of Mason’s College of Health and Human Services.

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Serious Games People Play

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 1, 2018

Mason’s computer game design students are working on games that will help train people in various fields and might one day save lives.

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Keeping Mason’s Past Alive with Alumni Stories

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on March 9, 2018

Celebrating 50 years of Mason alumni provides the perfect opportunity for learning more about the Mason student experience—from the very beginning.

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1968 Meets 2018

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on March 1, 2018

To celebrate 50 years of Mason alumni, we arranged for a member of that very first class to meet with a member of the current graduating class, take a tour of the campus, and share their experiences.

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Building a Better Engineer

By Colleen Kearney Rich on December 4, 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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Fighting Addiction, One Question at a Time

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 7, 2017

How a health practitioner asks about a patient’s habits may be one of the first steps to tackling Virginia’s opioid epidemic.

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From Simulated Disaster, Real Understanding

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 7, 2017

Florida field exercise helps conflict students learn firsthand how to deal with a crisis.

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