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Mason faculty award honors longtime civic leader Williams

Posted: April 5, 2017 at 5:10 am, Last Updated: April 4, 2017 at 4:39 pm

By Preston Williams The 123 Club was created 30 years ago by top business leaders to bring attention to the needs of a growing Mason. To honor that anniversary, the members of the 123 Club are raising funds to support a new Mason faculty award named in honor of late defense contractor and civic leader […]

For solar startup, lessons learned in Mason’s Innovation Lab were key

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

By Damian Cristodero For Shane Trexler, the story of Centennial Generating is also the story of how the Innovation Lab at George Mason University can help a startup create its business plan. “It was a pretty awesome experience,” says Trexler, Centennial’s director of engineering and design, who was an MBA student at George Mason when […]

New dean, new ambitions to transform Mason’s School of Business

Posted: December 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm, Last Updated: December 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

By Melanie Balog In a short time, George Mason University’s School of Business has become a leader in the National Capital Region and an important resource for the business community. The school consistently is ranked among the Top 100 best undergraduate programs and part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, no small feat […]

Mason partners with Northern Virginia Chamber to connect regional business and academia

Posted: September 22, 2016 at 8:45 am, Last Updated: September 22, 2016 at 11:22 am

George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced a comprehensive partnership on Wednesday to strategically link Virginia’s largest public university with the regional business community, a collaboration that will help drive the Northern Virginia economy into a new era. In a far-reaching partnership between the region’s largest Chamber of Commerce and a […]

Scientist-entrepreneur Chip Petricoin combines research with business

Posted: September 22, 2016 at 8:15 am, Last Updated: September 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm

George Mason University’s Emanuel “Chip” Petricoin finds himself stepping out of the lab and into the boardroom as his discoveries form the basis for new firms. Petricoin is co-director of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine. His work has led to new companies, including personalized cancer therapy firm Perthera Inc. and Ceres Nanosciences—best […]