Mason in the News

Real Life History of Downton Abbey

Posted: January 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Mason professor of British history Dina Copelman answers questions about the historical accuracy of British television series Downton Abbey.

U.S. still tops for entrepreneurs

Posted: January 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Zoltan Acs, professor of public policy, discusses the results of his 2012 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index which compares the entrepreneurial characteristics of different nations and identifies their strengths and weaknesses.

Working Women: Alessandra Luchini

Posted: January 9, 2012 at 9:23 am, Last Updated: January 9, 2012 at 9:24 am

Mason nanoscience researcher and professor Alessandra Luchini is profiled by ABC7’s Alison Starling for their “Working Women” segment.

GMU Looks Back, Preps for 40th-Anniversary Celebration

Posted: January 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm

With a number of events being planned, Mason is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012.

Our Tradition: Tales of Christmas Catastrophe, Holiday Harm

Posted: December 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

Mason psychologist Todd Kashdan comments on the media’s tendency to focus on the negative aspects of the holiday season.

George Mason University Names Ángel Cabrera New President

Posted: December 16, 2011 at 11:07 am

NBC 4 sits down with Ángel Cabrera to discuss his background and how he will lead Mason.

George Mason University names Spanish-born educator Ángel Cabrera as president

Posted: December 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

Mason’s announcement of the university’s sixth president, Ángel Cabrera, is detailed.

Cuddly puppies help law students de-stress before exams

Posted: December 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm, Last Updated: December 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Mason law students take a much needed break from exams to play with rescue puppies. The Washington Post chronicled this event with a front-page story, video, photo gallery and live Q-and-A with a dog trainer.

FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

Posted: November 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Tyler Cowen, professor of economics,  is among the Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers at #72 on the list which includes Bill and Melinda Gates, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and John McCain. Cowen was named to the list for his propensity to apply market principles to a wide variety of subjects.

Universities team to improve student access through video conferencing.

Posted: November 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

The consortium of Virginia universities known as 4-VA met at Mason on Nov. 3 to demonstrate the technology that is assisting the statewide initiative. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joined President Alan Merten and Laura Fornash, Virginia’s secretary of education for the event.