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  • September 30, 2022
    In 2006, George Mason University alum Anousheh Ansari, BS Computer and Electrical Engineering ’88, traveled to the International Space Station for an 11-day expedition and the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space.
  • September 22, 2022
    As an extension of the Office of the Provost, the Faculty Writing Community is open to all who want support or guidance with their writing.
  • September 19, 2022
    Mason’s SciTech Campus celebrates the university's 50th Anniversary and looks ahead to the future
  • September 16, 2022
    Mason's Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County was dedicated on September 24, 1997, with the opening of its first building, Colgan Hall (formerly the Occoquan Building).
  • September 9, 2022
    Mason Korea launched in Songdo, South Korea, in March 2014, as part of the Incheon Global Campus, a national project established by the Korean government and Incheon Metropolitan City to innovate the Korean education system and nurture the next generation of global leaders.
  • August 31, 2022
    The late Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was no stranger to George Mason University.
  • August 26, 2022
    During Orientation 1992, incoming students were able to register for classes using a bank of touchtone phones in the ballroom of Student Union II (now The Hub) and walk away with a printout of their fall semester class schedule.
  • August 18, 2022
    Barry K. Beyer, who came to George Mason University in 1980 to lead a new program that ultimately produced Mason’s first doctoral graduate, raising the academic profile of a young upstart university, died August 5, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. He was 91.
  • August 11, 2022
    A 1992 Mason Gazette story about the hatching of the very first Komodo dragons born in captivity outside of Indonesia.
  • August 11, 2022
    In 1992, after incubating for 220 days in Robinson Hall on the Fairfax Campus, the very first Komodo dragon born in captivity outside of Indonesia hatched.
  • August 4, 2022
    In 2007, Mason chemistry professor Abul Hussam won the $1 million Grainger Challenge Prize for Sustainability Gold Award from the National Academy of Engineering for his inexpensive water filtration system designed to remove arsenic from drinking water in his native Bangladesh.
  • July 28, 2022
    Created in 1984, the Clarence J. Robinson Professors Program embodies Mason's commitment to making high-quality education accessible to undergraduate students.