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George Mason University

Motto: Freedom and Learning
Established: 1957
Type: Public university
President: Alan G. Merten
Provost: Peter N. Stearns
Faculty: 2,893
Students: 30,332
Undergraduates: 18,589
Postgraduates: 11,743
Location: Fairfax, Virginia,
Arlington, Virginia,
Manassas, Virginia,
Ras al-Khaimah, UAE
Campus: Suburban, 806 acres (3.26 km²) total across all campuses
Colors: Green and Gold            
Nickname: Patriots
Mascot: Gunston
Athletics: NCAA Division I, CAA, 22 varsity teams
Website: www.gmu.edu

George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a large public university in the United States. GMU's main campus is in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. Additional campuses are in Arlington County, Prince William County and another in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alan G. Merten (born 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)[citation needed] is currently the President of George Mason University. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... Peter Stearns is a professor of history at George Mason University, where he is currently provost. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... Manassas redirects here. ... --Blux 3 16:10, 7 July 2007 (UTC) The flag of Ras al-Khaimah Ras Al-Khaimah (Arabic: رأس الخيمة the top of the tent) is one of the United Arab Emirates. ... UAE redirects here. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Look up Green in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Green is a color seen commonly in nature. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Current George Mason athletic logo The George Mason Patriots are the athletic teams of George Mason University. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Map of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia (NoVA) consists of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. ... Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... --Blux 3 16:10, 7 July 2007 (UTC) The flag of Ras al-Khaimah Ras Al-Khaimah (Arabic: رأس الخيمة the top of the tent) is one of the United Arab Emirates. ...


Named after American revolutionary, patriot and founding father George Mason, the University was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Recognized for its strong law, economics, and public policy programs, the University enrolls over 30,000 students, making it the second largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.[1][2][3] John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... This article concerns Patriots in the American Revolutionary War. ... Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ... For other persons named George Mason, see George Mason (disambiguation). ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ...

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History

George Mason University is named after American revolutionary, patriot, and founding father George Mason. The University traces its roots back to the 1950s when the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia passed a resolution, in January of 1956, to establish a branch college of the University of Virginia in Northern Virginia. In September of 1957 the new college opened its doors to seventeen students, all of whom enrolled as freshmen in a renovated elementary school building at Bailey's Crossroads. John Norville Gibson Finley served as Director of the new branch, which was known as University College. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... This article concerns Patriots in the American Revolutionary War. ... Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ... For other persons named George Mason, see George Mason (disambiguation). ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Map of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia (NoVA) consists of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. ... Baileys Crossroads is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ...

George Mason, (1725-1792) for whom the University is named.

The City of Fairfax, Virginia, then the Town of Fairfax, purchased and donated 150 acres (0.61 km²) of land to the University of Virginia for the college's new location, which was referred to as the Fairfax Campus. In 1959, the Board of Visitors of UVA selected a permanent name for the college: George Mason College of the University of Virginia. The Fairfax campus construction planning that began in early 1960 showed visible results when the development of the first forty acres of Fairfax Campus began in 1962. In the Fall of 1964 the new campus welcomed 356 students. George Mason. ... George Mason. ... For other persons named George Mason, see George Mason (disambiguation). ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... George Mason Universitys Fairfax campus George Mason Universitys Fairfax Campus is the largest campus of George Mason University, with approximately eighty buildings spread over 677 acres in Fairfax, Virginia. ... A board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity. ...


Local jurisdictions of Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church agreed to appropriate $3 million to purchase land adjacent to GMC to provide for a 600-acre (2.4 km²) Fairfax Campus in 1966 with the intention that the institution would expand into a regional university of major proportions, including the granting of graduate degrees. Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1749 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - Total 15. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1875 Government  - Mayor Robin Gardner Area  - City  2. ...


On April 7, 1972 the Virginia General Assembly enacted legislation which separated George Mason College from its parent institution, the University of Virginia. Renamed that day by the legislation, GMC became George Mason University. April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ...


In 1979 GMU opened its law school in Arlington by acquiring the International School of Law, which was a private institution that had recently attained provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA). By 1981 the law school, now known as the George Mason University School of Law (GMUSL), gained full ABA accreditation. George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ... George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. ...


Also, in 1979, the university moved all of its athletic programs to NCAA Division I. Enrollment that year passed 11,000. The university opened its Arlington campus in 1982, two blocks from the Virginia Square-GMU station in Arlington. In 1986 the university's governing body, the Board of Visitors, approved a new master plan for the year based on an enrollment of 20,000 full-time students with housing for 5,000 students by 1995. That same year university housing opened to bring the total number of residential students to 700. NCAA redirects here. ... Virginia Square-GMU is a Washington Metro station in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, on the Orange Line. ...


Through a bequest of Russian immigrant Shelley Krasnow the University established the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study in 1991. The Institute was created to further the understanding of the mind and intelligence by combining the fields of cognitive psychology, neurobiology, and artificial intelligence. In 1992, GMU's new Prince William Institute began classes in a temporary site in Manassas, Virginia. The Institute moved to a permanent 124-acre (0.50 km²) site located on the Rt. 234 bypass, ten miles (16 km) south of Manassas, by the year 1997, and is now known as the Prince William Campus. The university graduated more than 5,000 students that following spring. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Cognitive Psychology is the school of psychology that examines internal mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language. ... Neurobiology is the study of cells of the nervous system and the organization of these cells into functional circuits that process information and mediate behavior. ... AI redirects here. ... Manassas redirects here. ... State Route 234 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ...


While George Mason University is relatively young, particularly compared to established research universities in Virginia, it has grown rapidly, reaching an enrollment of 29,889 students in 2006 [2], and is the second largest university in the state of Virginia, exceeded only by Virginia Commonwealth University. According to a 2005 report issued by the university, enrollment is expected to reach 35,000 students by 2011 with more than 7,000 resident students.[3] For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research university with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. ...


In 2002 Mason celebrated its 30th anniversary as a University by launching its first capital campaign with a goal to raise $110 million. It concluded by raising $142 million, $32 million more than their goal. The George Mason University logo, originally designed in 1982, was updated in 2004.


Campuses

George Mason University's Fairfax campus
George Mason University's Fairfax campus

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Fairfax

The Fairfax Campus is the largest campus with approximately eighty buildings spread over 677 acres (2.74 km²) in Fairfax, Virginia. The campus is located at 38°49′58″N, 77°18′31″W. Fairfax also has the largest student population of the campuses, with approximately 17,000 students regularly attending classes. Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ...


The Fairfax campus is served on the Washington Metro by the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station on the Orange line. A 15 minute shuttle in addition to the CUE bus, free for students with a Mason ID card, serves the students through routes from the Metro station to the University. The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... Vienna/Fairfax-GMU is a Washington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia on the Orange Line. ... The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 subway stations from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to New Carrollton. ... A CUE Gillig Phantom bus arrives at the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station. ...


In the early 1960s four buildings were constructed around a lawn in Fairfax which include the East Building, West Building, Krug and Finley Hall. The first four structures, today dubbed "The Original Four," "around a lawn" were understood as a clear reference to the buildings around The Lawn of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In addition, in the words of the architects, the architecture of the buildings was meant to reflect Jeffersonian influence through the use of red brick with buff colored mortar, white vertical columns, and sloped shingled roofs. The West Lawn in snow, 1914. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. ...


Master plans were developed to incorporate further development, which saw new additions such as Fenwick Library and Lecture Hall. By 1979 master plan development was handled by the firm of Sasaki & Associates, which continued to work alongside the university in the years that followed. Student housing first became available in 1977. The 1980s saw the biggest expansion with new buildings being added on each year including the Patriot Center. Hideo Sasaki (1919 Reedley, CA - 2000) Influential Japanese American landscape architect // Biography Hideo Sasaki was born in Reedley, California on November 25th, 1919. ... Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Fairfax, Virginia, on the campus of George Mason University. ...

The northwest corner of the Johnson Center
The northwest corner of the Johnson Center

Recent years have seen the most activity on campus. Innovation Hall, a new academic building began usage in 2003. Housing units (Liberty Square, Potomac Heights) were opened in 2004 to accommodate an unprecedented amount of demand from students. The fall of 2005 saw the number of residential students surpass 4,100. The Sandy Creek parking deck and Research I, a four-story 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m²) facility that includes faculty offices and instructional and research laboratories, opened in 2006. The latter includes a semi-detached tower that will house the Astronomy Department’s rooftop telescope. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1952, 2061 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1952, 2061 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


The university unveiled an ambitious plan in 2005 for the largest development to date on campus; the Northeast Sector. Work has begun and buildings are scheduled to open in phases, but all should be completed by 2008. The Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Residence building are open as of 2007 and Tidewater, Piedmont and Northern Neck shall be open for the Spring of 2008. The Dining and Fitness facility shall not be open until Fall 2008. Planned and executed as a design-build effort, the 450,000-square-foot (42,000 m²) mixed-use development consists of:

  • Five multistory residence buildings, at 5 to 6 floors each, supporting a total of 1,030 beds.
  • Exhibition-style dining facility with a capacity to seat over 500 diners.
  • Fitness center with cardio, weight training, and indoor basketball and racquetball courts.
  • Retail operations that will include a coffee house/convenience store and wood-fired pizza and pasta restaurant.
  • Various recreation and office spaces.
Senator John Kerry delivering a speech to students at the Johnson Center in 2004.
Senator John Kerry delivering a speech to students at the Johnson Center in 2004.

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The George W. Johnson Learning Center, more commonly known as the Johnson Center or JC, is the central hub on campus, completed in 1995 and named after University President of 18-years, George W. Johnson. Located in the center of campus, the $30 million, 320,000-square-foot (30,000 m²) building was built as the first of its kind building on any American campus, acting both as a main library and a student union. The ground floor includes a buffet style restaurant, the campus radio station, a coffee shop, 300-seat movie theater, and Dewberry Hall. The main floor includes the campus bookstore, a large food court with several fast food restaurants, and the ground floor of the library. The second and third floors of the Johnson Center are primarily used by the library, with multiple group meeting rooms, computer labs, and a full service restaurant located on the third floor. Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... A student activity center or SAC, is a type of building found on university campuses. ...


The Johnson Center serves as the center for student life with many activities and productions sponsored by Program Board and Student Government. In 2004 during the Democratic Primaries, Senator John Kerry, the eventual Democratic Nominee for President, visited George Mason University and gave a speech on the floor of the Johnson Center. In 2007, shortly after announcing on his website that he would establish a presidential exploratory committee, Senator Barack Obama gave a speech at the "Yes We Can" rally at the Johnson Center atrium. The next week he formally announced his intentions of running for president. Ten candidates vied for the nomination, including retired four-star general Wesley Clark, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, John Edwards, and John Kerry. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... In the election politics of the United States, an exploratory committee is an organization established to help determine whether a potential candidate should run for an elected office. ... “Barack” redirects here. ...


The Center for the Arts includes a 2,000-seat Concert Hall built in 1990. The concert hall can be converted into a more intimate 800-seat theater. Most Center for the Arts events take place here, including operas, orchestras, ballets, and musical and theatrical performances. This article is about opera as an art form. ... Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... A performance of The Nutcracker ballet Ballet is the name given to a specfic dance form and technique. ...


The Patriot Center


The Patriot Center is a 10,000 seat arena for the Men's and Women's basketball team. The Patriot Center is also host to over 100 concerts and events throughout the year, annually attracting major performers like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Ricardo Arjona, REM, Linkin Park and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Fairfax, Virginia, on the campus of George Mason University. ... Current George Mason athletic logo The George Mason Patriots are the athletic teams of George Mason University. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an iconic English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales, (born 19 January 1964, Jocotenango, Guatemala), known as Ricardo Arjona (pronounced ), is a popular Guatemalan singer. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Michael Stipe (vocals). ... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... P. T. Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. ...


The 68,000-square-foot (6,300 m²) Aquatic and Fitness Center opened in 1998 at a cost of $11 million. The center includes an Olympic size swimming pool containing eight 50-meter lanes, twenty-two 25-yard (23 m) lanes, two movable bulkheads, and a diving area equipped with two 1-meter and two 3-meter spring boards, a Warm-water recreational pool, Locker rooms, a whirlpool, a coed sauna, and a family changing room. An Olympic size swimming pool is the type of pool used in the Olympic Games. ... For the 2003 film, see Swimming Pool (film). ... Hot tub at Big White Ski Resort A hot tub is a large manufactured tub or small pool full of heated water and used for soaking, relaxation, massage, or hydrotherapy. ... For the music festival in Finland, see Sauna Open Air Metal Festival. ...

Fenwick Library
Fenwick Library

Fenwick Library was originally built in 1967, with additions in 1974, a tower in 1983, and renovations in 2005-2006. It was named for Charles Rogers Fenwick, one of George Mason's founders. Fenwick Library is the main research library at George Mason. Its resources include: most of the university's books, microforms, print and bound journals, government documents, and maps. Electronic resources include networked and stand-alone CD-ROMs, the libraries' online catalog, a number of databases available through the libraries' membership in various consortia, and Internet access. Another important collection of research materials housed in Fenwick is the Government Documents collection. This collection includes both federal and Virginia state documents. Both sets of documents contain items from the administrative, legislative, and judicial branches of government, and constitute an invaluable source of primary source materials for students and faculty in political science, public policy, sociology, business and other fields.There is also a special GIS center in Fenwick Library which conducts GIS drop-in sessions every week. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 796 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1952 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 796 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1952 pixel, file size: 1. ... A research library is a library which contains an in-depth collection of material on one or several subjects. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... The OPAC System used at the Vyners School LRC An online public access catalog or OPAC is a computerized online catalog of the materials held in a library, or library system. ... Internet public access point. ... The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for managing data that has a spatial specialized form of an information system. ...


George Mason is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, granting it access to resources of thirteen other libraries in the Nation's capital. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area allows students to enroll in courses offered by other member institutions and students at other member institutions to enroll in courses at AU. Students and faculty of WRLC member universities may use and borrow from the libraries at other WRLC member...


Student Housing


Fairfax is the only campus of George Mason University with on-campus student housing. There are nine housing areas housing approximately 5,000 students: President's Park, DUCC (Dominion Hall, University Commons and Commonwealth Hall), TAP (Townhouses, Student Apartments, Patriots Village) and YRC (Liberty Square and Potomac Heights). A tenth housing area is currently under construction to house an additional thousand students.

Liberty Square, an upperclassmen residence area which opened in 2003
Liberty Square, an upperclassmen residence area which opened in 2003

President's Park opened in 1989 and is the largest housing area, with more than 1,000 students living in two, three, or five person dorm rooms. President's Park is exclusively for freshman. There are thirteen residential buildings, all named after past U.S. Presidents, surrounding Eisenhower hall in the center, with a diner, movie theater, vending areas, study lounge, and TV lounge. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 1. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ...


Dominion Hall, University Commons and Commonwealth Hall, or DUCC, houses approximately one-thousand students, including some freshmen, sophomores and primarily upper-class students. Dominion and Commonwealth Hall were built in 1981 and are five-story buildings offering double-occupancy suite-style rooms for upperclassmen. University Commons was built in 1986 and comprises eight buildings.


Townhouses, Student Apartments, Patriots Village, houses approximately 1,000 upperclassmen. The townhouses and student apartments became available in 1987, and Patriots Village which has modules from 1984 through 1988. There are 35 two-bedroom townhouses located 1/8th of a mile north of the campus on State Route 123.As of January 2008 the Patriot Village area will be demolished to make room for a new remodeled Physical Education Center. Student Apartments were renovated in 2002 and are located inside Patriot Circle, just west of the main quad. They comprise nine three-story buildings of one, two, and three-bedroom units. Patriots Village consists of dozens of permanent modulars located outside of Patriot Circle, just east of Ox Road, offering modular and suite-style units. State Route 123 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, forming an arc through the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as the independent city of Fairfax. ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ...


York River Corner includes Liberty Square and Potomac Heights, built in 2003. YRC houses approximately 1,000 upperclassmen combined, with about 500 at each development. Both are fully furnished apartments in two, four, or six-person units.

The Arlington campus is served on the Washington Metro by the Virginia Square station on the Orange line, approximately two blocks west of the campus.
The Arlington campus is served on the Washington Metro by the Virginia Square station on the Orange line, approximately two blocks west of the campus.

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Arlington

The 5.2 acre Arlington campus was established in 1979 by the Virginia General Assembly for the newly founded law school. In 1980, graduate and professional programs were also offered in the building, a converted Kann's department store. Since then the school has grown to offer a multitude of graduate degrees. In 1996, Arlington's campus began its first phase in a three phase campus redevelopment project. In 1998, Hazel Hall was completed to house the law school, the Mercatus Center, and the Institute for Humane Studies. The second phase, to be completed in 2007 is underway for a 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m²) building to house the School of Public Policy, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Information Technology and Engineering, the School of Management, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the School of Computational Science, the College of Visual & Performing Arts and academic and student supports services. Arlington's campus is projected to reach an enrollment of 10,000 students by the completion of its redevelopment. The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is a research, education, and outreach organization that works with scholars, policy experts, and government officials to connect academic learning and real world practice. ... The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a libertarian organization that assists students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Engineering is the discipline and profession of applying scientific knowledge and utilizing natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that realize a desired objective and meet specified criteria. ... For other uses, see Management (disambiguation). ... For the episode of the television series The Office, see Conflict Resolution (The Office episode) As you know, wikipedia. ... Computational Science is the use of computers to perform research in other fields. ...


The Arlington campus is served on the Washington Metro by the Virginia Square-GMU station on the Orange line. The station is located approximately two blocks west of the campus. The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... Virginia Square-GMU is a Washington Metro station in Arlington County, Virginia on the Orange Line. ... The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 subway stations from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to New Carrollton. ...


Prince William

George Mason's Prince William campus opened On August 25, 1997 in Manassas. It is located on 124 acres (0.50 km²) of land. The campus offers a high-tech/bio-tech and emphasizes bioinformatics, biotechnology, forensic biosciences educational and research programs in addition to computer and information technology. The campus also offers creative programs of instruction, research, and public/private partnerships in the Prince William County area. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Manassas redirects here. ... Map of the human X chromosome (from the NCBI website). ... The structure of insulin Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Prince William County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


Prince William offers: a M.A. in New Professional Studies in Teaching, M.A.I.S. with a concentration in Recreation Resources Management, B.S. in Administration of Justice, Undergraduate programs in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, Graduate programs in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion, and Nontraditional programs through Continuing and Professional Education in Geographic Information Systems and Facility Management.


Prince William also boasts the 300-seat Verizon Auditorium, the 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m²) Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, and an 84,000-square-foot (7,800 m²), $40 million Performing Arts Center scheduled to open in 2008. Other buildings on the Prince William campus include: The Occoquan Building, which houses various academic, research, and administrative resources, Bull Run Hall, a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m²) building which opened in the fall of 2004, and Discovery Hall, which was completed in 1998 at a cost of $20.4 million.


Loudoun

In the fall of 2005, the university opened a temporary site in Loudoun County, Virginia. Several months later, it announced the acquisition of 133 acres (0.54 km²) of land to build a fourth suburban campus that is scheduled to open in 2009. Planning for the new campus is moving along briskly: in January of 2006, the university received preliminary approval of its plans from Virginia's State Council for Higher Education. Loudoun County (pronounced LOUD-un; IPA: ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ... The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealths coordinating body for higher education. ...


Mason's current Loudoun site offers four graduate programs: Master's in Business Administration, Masters and doctoral programs in the College of Education and Human Development, Graduate Degree in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications. It also offers five undergraduate programs: minor in Business and Management, certificates in the College of Education and Human Development, BS in health science, minor in Information Technology, and an introductory course in Social Work. Other graduate level courses, such as those offered by the Department of Information and Software Engineering, are periodically taught at the site. MBA redirects here. ... This article is about the practice in general. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Health Sciences are the group of disciplines of applied science dealing with human and animal health. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Social Workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. ...


As Mason's presence in Loudoun grows from a small branch of the university into a major satellite campus, it will increasingly offer the same services available to students attending George Mason University's Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William campuses.


Ras Al Khaimah

George Mason recently opened a new campus in the Ras Al Khaimah emirate of the United Arab Emirates. [4] It is building a permanent campus across the Emirates Highway at the Umm Al Quwain-Ras Al Khaimah border to be opened in 2009. Currently, the campus is located at the former Higher Colleges of Technology for Men campus in the Al Burairat area of Ras Al Khaimah. The current campus includes a full fledged library, Canteen, students center, Indoor basketball, tennis, volleyball and badminton court. The gymnasium is fully equipped. The future campus is state of the art, with the finest architecture and plan, and the campus will also include UAE's best international school and another university.[citation needed] It is about 5 kilometres away from Ras Al Khaimah. The faculty on campus is highly educated and trained according to American standards.[citation needed] Ras Al-Khaimah (Arabic: رأس الخيمة) is one of the United Arab Emirates. ...


The Ras Al Khaimah campus is currently offering three undergraduate degree programs, BS in Biology, BS in Business Administration, BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering. All credits earned at the campus will be fully transferable to George Mason University in the United States. The certificates issued at the Ras Al Khaimah campus will be identical to those issued by the University in the United States.[citation needed] For the song by Girls Aloud see Biology (song) Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: Βιολογία - βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, speech lit. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Telecommunications engineering. ...


Academics

The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study is located on the Fairfax campus.
The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study is located on the Fairfax campus.

The university has strength in the basic and applied sciences with critical mass in proteomics, neuroscience and computational sciences. Research support comes to Mason faculty from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.Likewise, the Center for Secure Information Systems is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... For the journal Proteomics, see Proteomics (journal). ... Drawing of the cells in the chicken cerebellum by S. Ramón y Cajal Neuroscience is a field that is devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... National Institutes of Health Building 50 at NIH Clinical Center - Building 10 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the United States Ministry of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ... The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. ...


Mason is also home to the Center for History and New Media whose various history websites attract more than one million visitors each month. Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. ...


Mason's Center for Global Education's study abroad program has been rated highly offering dozens of programs ranging from one-week spring break programs to full year programs. Studying abroad is the act of a student pursuing educational opportunities in a foreign country. ...


Mason was awarded $25 million, in 2005, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, for construction of a Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at the Prince William Campus in Manassas. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ... National Institutes of Health Building 50 at NIH Clinical Center - Building 10 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the United States Ministry of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. ... Manassas is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. ...


Rankings

Most of the following rankings have been noted and can be found in the US News & World Report, and other rankings publications. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

  • The overall ranking for George Mason University by U.S. News & World Report is: National Universities, third tier.[5]
  • The university is ranked 57th in North America and 70th worldwide by the web-based Webometrics Ranking of World Universities [6]
  • 4th most diverse university in the nation, by the Princeton Review in 2008.[7]
  • 8th in the world political economy, 30th in public economics by econphd.net.[8]
  • GMU School of Law is ranked 34th in the nation by US News & World Report
  • 30th in the nation graduate Public Policy program by US News & World Report
  • 51st in the nation doctorate program in history by US News & World Report
  • 45th in the nation graduate Public Affairs program by US News & World Report
  • 66th in the nation graduate education program for 2006 by US News & World Report
  • 99th in the nation undergraduate business program for 2007 by US News and World Report

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Schools and colleges

Research at GMU is organized into centers, laboratories, and collaborative programs.[9] These include: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, New Century College, the College of Nursing and Health Science, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, the School of Computational Sciences, the School of Information Technology and Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Public Policy, andthe College of Science, the School of Management. In addition, GMU's Office of the Provost includes research centers that deal with economics, global education, and teaching excellence. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ...


Athletics

George Mason Athletic logo 2005-Present
Main article: George Mason Patriots
See also: George Mason Patriots men's basketball and 2005-06 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team

The school's sports teams are called the Patriots. The university's men's and women's sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I, and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association, or CAA. The school's colors are green and gold. George Mason has two NCAA Division I National Championships to its credit: 1985 Women's Soccer and 1996 Men's Indoor Track & Field. Image File history File links NEWgmusportslogo. ... Image File history File links NEWgmusportslogo. ... Current George Mason athletic logo The George Mason Patriots are the athletic teams of George Mason University. ... NCAA redirects here. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ...


George Mason University was catapulted into the national spotlight in March 2006, when its men's basketball team qualified for the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by defeating the Michigan State Spartans, the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels, the Wichita State University Shockers, and the top-seeded Connecticut Huskies (UConn). Their "Cinderella" journey ended in the Final Four with a loss to the eventual tournament champion Florida Gators by a score of 73-58 [4]. As a result of the team's success in the tournament, the Patriots were ranked 8th in the final ESPN/USA Today Poll for the 2005-06 season. The New York Times, The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and USA Today featured the story on their front pages, and was ranked by several publications as the sports story of the year. This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The Michigan State Spartans mens basketball team represents Michigan State University (MSU) and competes in the Big 10 Conference of NCAA Division I. The team currently plays at the Breslin Student Events Center. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 Conference Tournament Champions 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions... Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... The Connecticut Huskies, also known as the UConn Huskies, are the athletic teams of the University of Connecticut. ... In American and Canadian sports, a Cinderella refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected. ... The Florida Gators basketball team represents the University of Florida in the Southeastern Conferences Eastern division. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... The Baltimore Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of about 430,000 copies, and a Sunday run of 540,000 copies. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


The Patriots, who had never won an NCAA tournament game before 2006, became the first team from the CAA to crash the Final Four and were the first true mid-major conference team since 1979 to do so (that year, the Larry Bird-led Indiana State Sycamores as a #1 seed, and the Penn Quakers as a #9 seed both reached the Final Four). The Patriots also tied LSU as the lowest-seeded team to reach the Final Four (both did it as #11-seeds; LSU did it in 1986). Mid Major is a term mainly used in American college basketball and to a lesser extent college football to describe schools not affiliated with a BCS or other major conference. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university that is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... LSU (Louisiana State University) is a member of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and the Southeastern Conference. ...


In 2008, the Patriots returned to the NCAA Tournament after winning the CAA Tournament. They were given a 12 seed and matched up against 5th-seeded Notre Dame. The Patriots were unable to make another miracle run, losing to Notre Dame by a score of 68-50. For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ...


Organizations

George Mason offers more than 200 clubs and organizations, including 16 fraternities, 15 sororities, 24 International-student organizations, 25 religious organizations, a student programming board, student government, club sports, and student media. Mason also offers an Army ROTC program, called the The "Patriot Battalion." Mason's club sports include crew, equestrian, field hockey, football, lacrosse, underwater hockey, and rugby. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ... Look up rowing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Underwater hockey (also called Octopush) is a non-contact sport in which two teams compete to manoeuvre a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool into goals. ... A BCRFC match at Boston College Collegiate club rugby (a collegiate version of rugby union) is played throughout universities in the United States of America. ...


Media

Mason offers two official print publications, the Broadside, the student newspaper, and the Mason Gazette, the University-published newspaper. Mason also operates a Campus radio station, WGMU. The radio station offers music, entertainment, news, and public affairs relating to the University. The Mason Cable Network offers entertainment and information on the public-access channel 89. Mason also offers the following publications: February 27, 2006 edition, front page Broadside is the name of the student newspaper of George Mason University. ... Front page view of student newspaper The Daily Toreador. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... Look up public access television in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Broadside, weekly student newspaper
  • Connect Mason, online student newspaper
  • VoxPop, student literary magazine
  • Phoebe, Graduate literary journal
  • So to Speak, a feminist literary journal
  • Expulsion, a student run independent newspaper
  • GMView and Senior Speak, an annual yearbook publication and video.
  • New Voices in Public Policy, School of Public Policy student journal.

Between approximately 1993 and 1998, George Mason University was also the home of The Fractal: Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy.


Greek Life

See also: List of Fraternities and Sororities at George Mason University

George Mason University does not have traditional Greek housing or a Greek row. Several Panhellenic Council organizations have, however, established "Living/Learning Floors" in the University Commons. Alpha Omicron Pi has had a floor since 2004, Gamma Phi Beta has had a floor since 2006, and Alpha Phi has had a floor since 2007. Alpha Omicron Pi (ΑΟΠ, AOII) is an international womens fraternity that was founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College on the campus of Columbia University in New York. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Alpha Phi (ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on October 10, 1872. ...


Officially, "Greek Life" is now referred to as "Fraternity & Sorority Life" at George Mason University to eliminate confusion among the very diverse student population.


Most organizations in the IFC (Interfraternity Council) and PHC (Panhellenic Council) hold one or two large charitable events each year. Most organizations in the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Conference) and MGC (Multicultural Greek Council) hold a series of smaller charitable events throughout the year. The NPHC is also known for its annual Step Show.


The most well-known event associated with Fraternity & Sorority Life on campus is held each spring and is called Greek Week. This annual event includes competitive sporting and trivia events, charitable fund raising, and is usually ended with Greek Sing. Organizations participating in Greek Sing put together 10-15 minute themed shows which have included extravagant costumes, set designs, lighting displays, multimedia presentations, dances, singing, acrobatics, and more.


PHC holds a formal recruitment each fall. Informal recruitment is held in spring. Many PHC organizations also offer continuous open recruitment (or continuous open bidding) after the designated recruitment period. IFC has a designated one-week rush period in the fall and spring. This week is regulated and monitored, but participants are not registered or tracked.


Presidents past and present

  • Lorin A. Thompson, (1966-73)
  • Vergil H. Dykstra, (1973-1977)
  • Robert C. Krug, (1977-1978)
  • George W. Johnson, (1978-1996)
  • Alan G. Merten, (1996-present)

Alan G. Merten (born 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)[citation needed] is currently the President of George Mason University. ...

Notable alumni

Government

  • Anna E. Cabral, Treasurer of the United States (currently attending GMU Law School)
  • Sean Connaughton, U.S. Maritime Administrator
  • Stephen G. Foti, Jr., United States Air Force Officer, Ballistic Missile Defense
  • Kristine A. Iverson, Assistant Secretary of Labor - Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush[5]
  • William P. Winfree, NASA

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Media

  • Hala Gorani, News Anchor, CNN
  • Brian van de Graaff [6], WJLA-TV Meteorologist
  • Susan Rook, Former News Anchor, CNN & CNN Talkback Live
  • John Wilburn, Managing Editor, Houston Chronicle
  • Debora J. Wilson, President, The Weather Channel
  • Kevin Rollins, President, The Center for Liberty & Community
  • Chad Dukes, radio personality, WJFK
  • Chad Ford, ESPN NBA Analyst

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Sports

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Entertainment

  • Will Carter, Actor
  • Donna DuPlantier, Actress/Dancer
  • Archie Kao, Actor
  • Ryan Mulkay, Actor
  • Johnny Pitrelli, Actor
  • John Driscoll, Actor

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Other

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Notable faculty

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Department of Economics

Peter J. Boettke Peter J. Boettke (b. ... Donald J. Boudreaux became chairman of the department of economics at George Mason University in August 2001. ... For other persons named James Buchanan, see James Buchanan (disambiguation). ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... Bryan Caplan (b. ... Tyler Cowen (COW-en) (b. ... Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. ... Kevin McCabe is the director of the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics at George Mason University. ... Russ Abbot Russ Abbot (born Russell Roberts 16 September 1947 in Chester, UK) is a British musician, comedian, and actor. ... Vernon L. Smith is professor of economics and law at George Mason University, a research scholar in the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center all in Arlington, Virginia. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... Alex Tabarrok is a Canadian economist and co_owner, with Tyler Cowen, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. ... Gordon Tullock (born February 13, 1922 in Rockford, Illinois) is currently professor of law and economics at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. ... Richard E. Wagner (born April 28, 1941) is a professor of economics at George Mason University. ... Walter E. Williams (born 1936) is an American economist. ...

School of Public Policy

  • Stephen Fuller, Director, Center for Regional Analysis
  • Jack Goldstone, leading scholar in public and social policy[9]
  • Kenneth Reinert
  • Mark Rozell, noted expert on Virginia and Washington Metropolitan politics
  • Michael K. Fauntroy, specialist in African American politics
  • Kenneth Button
  • Desmond Dinan, European Union, International Commerce and Trade, Transatlantic Relations expert[10]

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College of Science

  • Yakir Aharonov, noted authority on Quantum Mechanics, recipient of the Wolf Prize in Physics, and discoverer with David Bohm of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect
  • Lance Liotta and Chip Petrecoin, noted cancer researchers
  • Rainald Lohner, noted expert on fluid mechanics and computational science
  • Jagadesh Shukla, noted climate scientist, recipient of the Rossby Medal of the American Meteorological Society, and the 2007 International Meteorological Organization prize
  • Michael Summers, noted space scientist

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School of Management

James Larranaga (born October 2, 1949 in the Bronx, New York) is an American college basketball coach who currently holds the head coaching position at George Mason University. ...

See also

February 27, 2006 edition, front page Broadside is the name of the student newspaper of George Mason University. ... Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. ... A CUE Gillig Phantom bus arrives at the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Current George Mason athletic logo The George Mason Patriots are the athletic teams of George Mason University. ... George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a libertarian organization that assists students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. ... The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is a research, education, and outreach organization that works with scholars, policy experts, and government officials to connect academic learning and real world practice. ... Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Fairfax, Virginia, on the campus of George Mason University. ...

References

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  2. ^ Rankings: Political Economy. EconPhD.net. Retrieved on 2008-11-05.
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George Mason University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3366 words)
The George Mason University's School of Law was founded in 1972 as the International School of Law, a private institution in Washington, D.C. In 1979, GMU acquired the school and moved it to Arlington, VA. The ABA awarded the School full accreditation in 1981.
Mason was awarded $25 million, in 2005, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, for construction of a Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at the Prince William Campus in Manassas.
George Mason University was catapulted into the national spotlight in March 2006, when its men's basketball team qualified for the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by defeating the Michigan State Spartans, the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels, the Wichita State University Shockers, and the top-seeded Connecticut Huskies (UConn).
George Mason - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1049 words)
George Mason was born on December 11, 1725, at the Mason family plantation in Fairfax County, Virginia.
George Mason also suffered from the condition known as gout for a large part of his life, and in accordance with current medical treatment, relied upon bloodletting.
Mason was appointed in 1786 to represent Virginia as a delegate to a Federal Convention, to meet in Philadelphia for the purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation.
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