Graduating Seniors Share Advice, Mason Highlights

Nearly 8,000 undergraduate students will receive their degrees Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Tolkein fans have a friend in a George Mason professor.

Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Is a Rich Resource for Mason English Professor

As fans of author J. R. R. Tolkien prepare to watch the last installment of “The Hobbit” in theaters this week, we took a few moments to sit down with George Mason University’s resident expert on all things Tolkien to talk about the writer and his epic stories.

Robert Gardner

New Doctoral Graduate Finding His Way By Memory

New doctoral graduate delves into how we learn and remember, finding surprises along the way.

Mason graduate student Anais-Flora Akassi Assale (third from left) visits her mother and cousins on the Ivory Coast in summer 2012. Photo courtesy of Anais-Flora Akassi Assale.

Grad Student Plans to Use Second Mason Degree to Help Homeless in Africa

In the long term, Assale says she hopes to create a nongovernmental organization to offer a free education to homeless children, and provide job skills training to empower homeless adults.

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University Leaders to Host Budget Forum on Friday

Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance J.J. Davis will host the forum.

Mason Alumnus’ Play Sheds Light on 70th Anniversary of Hungarian Holocaust

The play by a 2014 Mason graduate is about three Hungarian Jewish siblings who find themselves with an unconscious Nazi solider in their home.

Mason Professor Joins Global Discussion about Binge Drinking on Campus

The Google Hangout discussion “What Can Colleges Do About Binge Drinking?” will cap The Chronicle of Higher Education’s week-long series of articles on the issue of binge drinking.

Ceres Partners with Mason to Develop Saliva Screening Test for Ebola

George Mason is working with private company Ceres Nanosciences to develop Ebola test. The Gates Foundation is providing funding.

Art for a Cause: New Gallery Draws on Experiential Learning and Fund-raising Opportunities

A new three-floor, rotating art exhibit in downtown Fairfax, Va., shines a spotlight on the artwork of George Mason University students.

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Mason in the Media

Mason plays pivotal role in Fairfax man’s cancer mission

Washington Post

A volleyball coach’s personal mission to change the lives of those diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer led to a cutting edge personalized cancer therapy trial invented and implemented at George Mason University.

After Congress, what’s next?

Huffington Post

University Professor Janine R. Wedel discusses likely next steps for former members of Congress.

Kansas City Royals’ Front Office Is Loaded with Mason Talent


The front office of the Kansas City Royals consists largely of former Mason baseball players.

The Happiness Racket

U.S. News & World Report

Mason psychology professor Todd Kashdan thinks Americans have a “comfort addiction” that has made us less resilient than our ancestors.

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Press Releases


George Mason men’s basketball takes on Old Dominion on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Mason student Nicholas Balenger accepting the 2014 Victory Award

What does a great university look like?

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