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10 Digital Innovations You Need to Know About

By Colleen Kearney Rich on September 10, 2021

Researchers in Mason’s Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) are doing cutting-edge work to shape the future of our society.

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New Research Coming out of Its Shell

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on September 7, 2021

For decades, research on wood turtles—a threatened reptile species native to North America—has focused on trying to better understand and protect their populations. But there’s one area of wood turtle research that’s been lacking. In spring, a team from George Mason University, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), and the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) headed to the streams to fix that.

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A Public Policy Failure

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on September 3, 2021

A new book of essays, Managing Challenges for the Flint Water Crisis (Westphalia Press), examines the crisis as a failure of municipal management.

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Q&A with Andre Marshall

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 31, 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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Building Community through Restorative Justice

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 17, 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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Center Creates New Lyme Disease Test

By John Hollis on April 4, 2021

A urine-based Lyme disease test created by a team of George Mason University researchers could soon become available statewide after a recent clinical validation study confirmed that it meets sensitivity and absolute molecular specificity standards.

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A Record Year for Research

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 1, 2021

Mason researchers across academic disciplines are hard at work answering questions that matter.

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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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