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Mason graduates largest, most diverse class

Posted: May 20, 2019 at 1:45 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:45 am

Members of the largest and most diverse graduating class in George Mason University history were urged Friday at the 52nd annual Spring Commencement to determine how they will make a positive impact on the world, no matter their chosen field of study. The featured speaker, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, called on Mason graduates […]

Digital credential gives grads an edge on the competition

Posted: May 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:39 am

George Mason University’s Mike Fasil doesn’t feel much like a trailblazer. But 21-year-old information systems and operations management major from Springfield, Virginia, will be among the university’s first group of graduates awarded a generalist digital technology credential when he graduates on May 17. “It’s really given me a better perspective,” Fasil said. “I feel like having [the […]

Mason’s Deb Crawford explains university’s role in tech talent pipeline

Posted: May 7, 2019 at 11:31 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:32 am

George Mason University’s Deborah Crawford appeared on the “Kojo Nnamdi Show” on WAMU-88.5 FM on Thursday as part of a panel discussing the impact of Amazon’s arrival on the technology skills shortage in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Crawford, who is Mason’s vice president for research, innovation and economic impact, said she had no doubt that […]

Mason, Amazon stress importance of public-private partnerships

Posted: May 2, 2019 at 9:23 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:24 am

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera, sitting on a panel with an executive from Amazon and two of the people who helped bring the tech giant to Northern Virginia, was asked a tough question. Can higher education work with private industry to align its curriculum with the demands of the job market without betraying the […]

Mason-led Small Business Development Center expands to Manassas

Posted: April 18, 2019 at 2:15 am, Last Updated: May 31, 2019 at 11:16 am

George Mason University will play a greater role in the growth of small business within the state of Virginia with the opening of a new office of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in downtown Manassas. Mason-led since 2004, the center aims to spur the state economy by providing sound business advice, education and resources to small […]