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Art Meets Analytics

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 18, 2020

A team from Mason helped the National Gallery of Art measure the popularity of artists in their collection during their first-ever datathon, “Coding Our Collection.”

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Preserving the Buchanan Legacy

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 18, 2020

The George Mason University Libraries received a $334,720 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to preserve the papers of the late Nobel laureate and Mason professor James M. Buchanan.

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D.C. Is Where the Wild Things Are

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on December 18, 2019

Ever wonder what creatures might be roaming in the dark when you’re not looking? Mason students are helping the Smithsonian Institution find out exactly what is scurrying in the shadows.

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Clinical Trial for People with Parkinson’s

By Mary Lee Clark on November 8, 2019

Mason faculty and students at the College of Health and Human Services are taking some of the lessons learned from a recent spinal cord injury study and applying them to a new study for those with Parkinson’s disease.

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Sidebar: In the Stacks

By Colleen Kearney Rich on July 1, 2019

While not every NEH grant results in a book, many do. Faculty often use the year or summer away from teaching to write a draft of the book they are planning.

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Humanities’ Heavy Hitters

By Mary Lee Clark on July 1, 2019

Last fall, the Chronicle of Higher Education recognized Mason as the eighth highest recipient of NEH funding in the past decade, with 37 projects receiving funding amounting to more than $5.8 million.

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Looking Back Moves Us Forward

By Mary Lee Clark on June 27, 2019

As universities across the country are examining their pasts, George Mason University faculty and students have undertaken a research project looking at life a George Mason IV’s home, Gunston Hall.

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Studying a Language—and Maybe Preserving It, Too

By Art Taylor, MFA '06 on June 27, 2019

The research that a Mason professor and students are doing today may help preserve a language for tomorrow.

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Creative Differences

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 20, 2019

When most people think of how the great ideas of our time came about, they envision a single ‘eureka!’ moment when the idea arrives, fully formed, to only a special few. Mason management professor Matthew Cronin’s new book argues otherwise.

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Unraveling a Tragedy

By Colleen Kearney Rich on November 26, 2018

In her latest book, The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life (Pegasus Books, 2018), Antonin Scalia Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm takes a new look at the man commonly known as one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history.

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