New Submissions to Innovation

Tools to Enhance Outdoor Education

I’m very excited to share the work I’ve been doing with several colleagues using underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) as a tool to enhance outdoor education. The Increasing challenges of getting youth to care about the outdoors are associated with the challenge of getting them outdoors. Competing for their attention is the interest young people have in [...]

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School of Nursing Increases Access to Health Care

Mason’s School of Nursing is partnering with the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic in Fairfax County to improve access to health care for uninsured people with chronic diseases The $1.6 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant supports Mason’s Partners for Access to Healthcare (PATH), a new faculty practice plan that includes nurse practitioners providing primary [...]

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New Course Offered in Professionalism and Civility

Leslie Morton has been teaching the art of civility for nearly 30 years and had a vision for it to be included in a collegiate curriculum. While serving as an internship supervisor in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, Morton developed a civility curriculum and now teaches a new and innovative course known as [...]

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Plaster Casts of Antiquities

Sixty-five 19th-century plaster casts of ancient western and eastern, medieval, and renaissance works of art were acquired from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have been stored, cleaned, catalogued, mounted, copied, and exhibited on the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses. Students, faculty, and administrators collaborated on the project. Carol Mattusch, Mathy Professor of History and [...]

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Smithsonian–Mason Semester

Tucked into the rolling landscape near Shenandoah National Park, the 3,200-acre Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is home to endangered animals and the scientists who study them. Through the Smithsonian–Mason Global Conservation Education Studies, established in 2008, George Mason University students live and study at the institute near Front Royal, Virginia, where the zoo cares [...]

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New Ways to Fight AIDS

Mason virologist Yuntao Wu and his team of researchers have spent the past six years decoding the molecular processes of the AIDS virus and unraveling the mystery of how the virus destroys CD4 T or “helper” T-cells. The team is pursuing a new treatment based on a Trojan horse concept in which a particle that looks and behaves like the virus is used to target HIV-infected cells.

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Performing Arts Medicine Clinic

When the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Education and Human Development joined forces to create an in-house performing arts medicine clinic for Mason’s dance majors, it became one of only a handful of universities across the country to offer such a clinic.

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