At the Research Hall Telescope, Alex Panka and Prabal Saxena peer deep into space and looking for Earth-sized planets. TheyÕre finding exoplanet success and garnering notice from such publications as Popular Science. Photo by Alexis Glenn.

Mason Students’ Far-Out Idea Reaches Astronomical Heights

First research paper for astronomy students says “squashed” exoplanets are waiting to be found and attracts international attention.

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Mason-Designed Mobile Website Gets Top Public History Award

Designed primarily for tourists in Washington, D.C., the Histories of the National Mall website reveals that the National Mall has a history of its own that is invisible when walking along its paths and lawns.

From left, winning antitrust advocates Kyle Virtue and David Lee Johnson of Washington and Lee are flanked by Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, chair of the FTC Edith Ramierz and U.S. Court of Appeals judge Douglas Ginsburg. (Not pictured, team member Matthew Hale.)

Mason Law Students Host Invitational Antitrust Moot Court Competition

Eight teams from law schools around the country came to a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., last month to compete in the 2015 Global Antitrust Institute Invitational Moot Court Competition.

Helon Habila

Remarkable Recognition: Mason Professor Wins Windham Campbell Prize and $150,000 Grant

By Anne Reynolds If you ask Helon Habila, associate professor in George Mason University’s Creative Writing Program, about his most recent accolade, he might tell you that he did not even see it coming. On Feb. 24, Yale University announced the names of the nine recipients of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prizes. These prizes, established…

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National Survey: Mason Ranked 13th for ‘Best Value Green Colleges’

The ranking includes sustainability efforts, education and overall affordability.

New Master’s Program Prepares Students for 21st Century’s Global Problems

Ethics, research are key components to create graduates who are ready to take on today’s major risks.

Mediation Students Learn Conflict Skills, Earn a Certificate

Mason professor Pamela Struss created a program that adds value to resumes.

Mason Recreation Hosts First Statewide Basketball Tournament Since 1988

Editor’s note: This tournament was cancelled on Feb. 20 due to inclement weather. Mason Rec hopes to reschedule the event in March.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Brings Global Perspective to Mason Students

He is teaching a graduate-level course on health and human rights to social work and global community health majors this semester.

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Mason in the Media

Lefty Driesell’s grandson is coaching basketball at George Mason

Washington Post

Michael Moynihan, Mason’s director of basketball operations, is the grandson of college basketball coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell. Driesell is credited with starting the Midnight Madness basketball phenomenon in 1971 while a coach at University of Maryland.

Cutting edge cancer trial taking place at George Mason

WUSA9 Washington D.C.

George Mason University’s pioneering breast cancer research study is profiled and features researchers Chip Petricoin and Mariaelena Pierobon. The study is funded by the Side-Out Foundation, which was founded by George Mason graduate Rick Dunetz.

George Mason measuring the snowfall

NBC4 Washington

A photo of George Mason in the snow from @GMUWeatherman’s Twitter feed is among viewer photos featured by Mason alum Angie Goff during the News4 broadcast.

How – and why – Google is transforming the map

The Conversation

Mason professors Anthony Stefanidis, Andrew Crooks and Arie Croitoru discuss how Google is transforming maps.

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

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