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.
Best discusses mentorship in Alexandria Gazette Packet article
Amy Best, faculty member and director, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, talks about the attributes of effective mentors in an Alexandria Gazette Packet article on the WISE mentoring program at Northern Virginia Community College.
As Mason's first 50-year faculty member, professor Don Gallehr has had a front row seat to the university's evolution from a local northern Virginia school to the international institution of learning that it currently is and there are few better equipped to appreciate the transformation.
Global affairs and neuroscience majors, Khue-Tu (KT) Nguyen, Beverly Harp and Asha Athman received multiple such scholarship offers. All three were offered the national security-based Boren Scholarships, while two of the three scored offers from the coveted Fulbright and Critical Language Scholarships.