On the Quartz website, Department of Economics faculty member Noel Johnson is part of a research team that found that the distribution of church-owned lands following the French Revolution had the greatest impact on productivity.
CNN.com discusses the impact of a study co-authored by psychology faculty member Sarah Fischer, which uses MRI to show that the function of bulimic persons' brains differs from a those without disordered eating.
Valencia Long, MAIS '17, believes that her work in women and gender studies has enhanced her skills in understanding other people, respecting their values, and seeing where their opinions and positions stem from.
Michael Litt, cofounder and CEO of the video marketing platform Vidyard, writes in Fast Company about the value of employees who understand engineering as well as the forces that motivate people, skills that come from liberal arts education.
In the Washington Post, Zachary Schrag, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, discusses the costs and benefits of a naming rights plan being considered by Washington's Metro system.
University Professor Andrew Light, director of Mason's Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, is one of the originators of the environmental pragmatism school of environmental ethics, and has been recognized for his work in helping to create global solutions to climate change.
This article in the Harvard Business review surveys several recent books (by experts from the worlds of academia and business) that celebrate the synergy of STEM and human context in a well-rounded education.
As of July 1, 2017, Mason Hall, which houses the administrative offices of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is renamed James Buchanan Hall, and the Metropolitan Building in Arlington is renamed Vernon Smith Hall.