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.
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.
George Mason University is training 100 research administrators this year in a new program designed to help them support faculty and navigate the complex rules and regulations of research grants and contracts.
Terri Pous of Buzzfeed has a discussion with Mason provost emeritus and professor of history Peter Stearns and others about the current climate of foreboding in American culture and places it in its context within our history and in doing so illustrates that things are not quite as dire as we may think.