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Q&A with Winter Graduation Speaker Kelly McNamara Corley

By Preston Williams on January 8, 2019

Kelly McNamara Corley, JD ’89, was the 2018 Winter Graduation speaker at the 10 a.m. ceremony.

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Q&A with Winter Graduation Speaker M. Brian Blake

By Preston Williams on January 8, 2019

M. Brian Blake, PhD Information Technology ’00, was the 2018 Winter Graduation speaker at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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In October, Danny Diaz, BA Communication ’00, who served as the campaign manager for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, spent a little more than an hour at the Fenwick Library talking politics with interested students and members of the Mason community as part of the First Tuesday speaker series sponsored by Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein.

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UN Peace Envoy

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on October 18, 2018

As a United Nations senior mediation adviser, Tatsushi Arai, PhD Conflict Analysis and Resolution ’05, is on call to negotiate with world leaders and conflict parties at a moment’s notice.

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Alumnus Wins Pulitzer Prize

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 18, 2018

Washington Post video reporter Tom LeGro, BA English ’98, MFA Creative Writing ’01, was part of the newspaper team that won the Washington Post a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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Let There Be Lights

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on October 18, 2018

Mason Engineering alumna Urenna Onyewuchi has been passionate about improving Africa’s access to reliable electricity from a young age.

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A Road Map for the Future of Health Care

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 6, 2018

Mason alumna Franziska Moeckel came to the United States as an international student from Germany, searching for a university that would be the perfect fit for her. While she was accepted to several schools, Moeckel says Mason was her top choice because it allowed her to be part of a community.

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Game Changer

By Teresa D. Allen, MFA '12 on August 1, 2018

Mason alumnus Rick Dunetz, BIS ’97, is the executive director of Side-Out Foundation, which funds targeted “multiomic” research studies on metastatic breast cancer, a new method of combining genomic and proteomic research, creating individualized therapies for specific patients.

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Picturing Prince

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 1, 2018

Over Alumni Weekend, Mason alumnus Steve Parke came to campus to share his experiences working with music icon Prince and sign copies of his new book, Picturing Prince (Octopus Books, 2017), for an enthusiastic crowd of the Purple One’s fans.

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Seeing What Others Don’t

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on March 1, 2018

On an otherwise ordinary day near Springfield Mall in Northern Virginia, a car came to an abrupt stop on the side of the road. The driver jumped out, dragged his passenger outside, and threw her onto the curb. Then he got back in the car and sped away. Luckily, Mason alumni Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, an expert on human trafficking, was in her own car nearby, and saw the whole thing.

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