Provost's Newsletter

About the Provost's Newsletter

The Provost issues a weekly newsletter during the academic year that highlights graduate education, undergraduate education, faculty affairs, academic innovation and new ventures, university life, Mason in the news, and a variety of upcoming meetings that involve faculty and staff. To read past issues, click on the links below. If you have a story suggestion, please email gmuprov@gmu.edu.

SUMMER 2022 SEMESTER

June 29, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Mason Korea: An Integral Mason Campus
  • Meet Quentin Sanders: An Expert in Exoskeletons and Prosthetics
  • Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day Scheduled for July 22
  • DC Police Spokesman Dustin Sternbeck Proudly Serves
  • Mason Listed Among Top 10 Public R1 Universities in Graduating English Majors
  • Graduate Students and Junior Academics Eligible to Apply for Laura Bassi Scholarship by Aug. 20
  • Grad Students Encouraged to Apply for IDIA Predoctoral Fellowships
  • Faculty Handbook Updated
  • New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop Scheduled for Aug. 13
  • New Faculty Orientation Set for Aug. 15 – 16
  • ARIE Seed Funding Initiative Proposals Due June 30
  • 4-VA@Mason Awards 2022-2023 Collaborative Research Grants
  • Career Services Staff Honored by Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
  • The MIX Celebrates Success
  • Young Women’s Leadership Program Resumes; Applications Due June 30

June 15, 2022

  • Nine Faculty Members Recognized with Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence
  • First-Ever Joint U. of Penn-Mason Course Teaches Students ‘How Washington Really Works’
  • White House to Reopen Internship Program with Pay
  • New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop Scheduled for Aug. 13
  • New Faculty Orientation Set for Aug. 15 – 16
  • RAMP Scheduled to Go Live July 11; Town Hall Set for Tomorrow, June 16
  • ARIE Seed Funding Initiative Proposals Due June 30
  • Applications for Fenwick Fellowship Due TODAY
  • New Graduate Student Fellows Program Announced

SPRING 2022 SEMESTER

May 25, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Thank You, Faculty & Staff; Let’s All Enjoy Summer!
  • Arlington Campus Library is Now Mason Square Library
  • Alonso Aguirre Headed to Colorado State a Dean of College of Natural Resources
  • New Research Reporting Project to Begin Phased Implementation This Summer
  • ARIE Seed Funding Initiative Proposals Due June 30
  • TODAY: We Are Mason Exhibition Reception
  • Applications for Fenwick Fellowship Due June 15
  • New Graduate Student Fellows Program Announced
  • Readers Encouraged to Use Mason360 and Today@Mason to Learn About Upcoming Events

May 18, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Congratulations to Mason’s Spring 2022 Graduates!
  • Masks Required for Spring 2022 Commencement 
  • Melissa J. Perry Named Dean of the College of Health and Human Services
  • Lovejoy Symposium Set for Tomorrow, May 19
  • Tiffany Sandstrum Named Mason’s 2022 Academic Advisor of the Year
  • Update Hours of Operation and PeopleFinder
  • ARIE Seed Funding Initiative Proposals Due June 30
  • Applications for Fenwick Fellowship Due June 15
  • Readers Encouraged to Use Mason360 and Today@Mason to Learn About Upcoming Events

May 11, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Points of Pride During a Successful Academic Year
  • REMINDER: Free Emotional Support Services Available Year-round
  • Allison Redlich, David Wilson Named University Professors
  • Provost Announces Emerita/Emeritus and Promoted Faculty
  • Mason Students, Alumna Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowships
  • Volunteers Needed for University Commencement
  • Graduate Education Division Makes Progress Toward Fall Launch, Seeks Comments
  • ARIE Seed Funding Initiative Proposals Due June 30
  • Applications for Fenwick Fellowship Due June 15
  • How to Use Music to Support Your Well-Being
  • Readers Encouraged to Use Mason360 and Today@Mason to Learn About Upcoming Events
  • Mason Recreation Payroll Deduction Membership

May 4, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Excellence in Teaching – An Essential Element for Making Mason a Great University
  • Please Fill Out the Faculty and Staff Experience Survey
  • Final Candidate for College of Engineering and Computing Divisional Dean Holds Public Presentations
  • Two 50th Anniversary Exhibits to Open in May
  • Mason Celebrates AANHPI Heritage Month
  • Adjunct Faculty Committee Finalizes Annual Report
  • Mason PhD student is changing how the world views HIV/AIDS
  • Applications for Fenwick Fellowship Due June 15
  • Athletics Giving Day is Set for May 5
  • How to Help a Friend with a Mental Health Concern
  • Readers Encouraged to Use Mason360 and Today@Mason to Learn About Upcoming Events

April 27, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Mason’s Successful SACSCOC Site Visit: An Important Milestone
  • Readers Encouraged to Use Mason360 to Learn About Upcoming Events
  • DUO to Block Access to Countries or Regions Subject to US Economic Sanctions
  • 17 Rooms-U Seed Funding Award Winners Announced
  • Candidates for College of Engineering and Computing Divisional Dean Hold Public Presentations
  • Applications for Fenwick Fellowship Due June 15
  • Spring Handmade Marketplace Open May 4
  • George Mason University’s Student Health Advisory Board

April 21, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Supporting Our Students and Each Other
  • Candidates for College of Engineering and Computing Divisional Dean for Engineering Position Hold Public Presentations
  • BOV Public Comment Extended to April 22
  • Bethany Usher Elected 2023-2024 CUR President
  • Mason’s Earth Day Celebrations Continue Throughout April
  • Exercise is Medicine Honors Mason for Creating a Well-Being Culture
  • Deadline to Order Regalia for Commencement is This Friday, April 22
  • Medhini Sosale Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
  • Jasmine Okid is Mason’s First Beinecke Scholar
  • Impact Grant Proposals Due This Friday, April 22
  • How a Mentoring Relationship Can Strengthen Your Well-Being

April 14, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: A Time of Celebrations and Milestones
  • Mason’s Mask Optional Policy Implemented on April 5
  • Ingrid Guerra-López named Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
  • General Faculty Meeting Scheduled for April 20
  • Candidates for College of Engineering and Computing Divisional Dean for Engineering Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • BOV Public Comment Extended to April 22
  • Faculty and Staff Experience Survey to Open April 18
  • Duminda Wiiesekera Wins CCI Impact Award
  • Details for Faculty Participating in Commencement Available
  • Research Administration Management Portal Virtual Town Hall Set for April 14
  • Mason Korea's Plans to Further Expand Community Engagement Efforts
  • Register for the INTO Mason Virtual Multidisciplinary Colloquium May 6
  • Coming up for Reappointment, Renewal, Promotion or Tenure?
  • Mason3MT® Winners Announced
  • Submit Impact Grant Proposals by April 22
  • Spring into Well-Being Events Inspire Well-Being in the Mason Community

April 6, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Celebrating Mason at 50: Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future
  • Ajay Vinzé Named Dean of the School of Business 
  • Mason’s Forensics Team Takes Second Place at National Competition
  • Mason Campuses Now Mask-Optional
  • General Faculty Meeting Scheduled for April 20
  • Faculty and Staff Experience Survey to Open April 18
  • Senior Admissions Counselor Abe Thompson Passes Away
  • Celebrate Spring into Well-Being Week April 18 – 22
  • Patriot Pantry Serves Record Number of Students, Donations Still Needed
  • Details for Faculty Participating in Commencement Available
  • Submit Nominations to Adjunct Committee by This Friday, April 8
  • Distinguished Mentor Applications Due April 11
  • CHR Summer Faculty Research Grant Applications Due April 11
  • Term Faculty Committee to Host Spring Community Conversation April 25
  • Mason Korea Holds In-Person Spring Convocation
  • First Cohort of Sustainability Summer Research Fellows Announced
  • Submit Impact Grant Proposals by April 22
  • New Sanctions, Export Restrictions Imposed in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
  • Financial Literacy

March 30, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Let’s Give Our Support to the Green Machine on Mason Vision Day!
  • Mason COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey Update
  • U.S. News: Mason Has Eight Graduate Programs Ranked in Top 25 Nationally
  • 2FA Required for Blackboard Effective April 5 
  • Candidates for College of Health and Human Services Dean Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • Get to Know CECiL
  • Details for Faculty Participating in Commencement Available
  • New Meditation Garden and Labyrinth Offer Patriots a Place for Reflection
  • Adjunct Committee Call for Nomination
  • Adjunct Committee to Hold Virtual Town Hall April 9
  • Planning for a Productive Summer Workshop Set for April 18 
  • Distinguished Mentor Applications Due April 11
  • Apply by April 11 for CHR Applications for Summer Faculty Research Grants 
  • Term Faculty Committee to Host Spring Community Conversation April 25
  • Graduate Education Division Makes Progress Toward Fall Launch
  • Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference Set for April 8
  • Encourage Students to Apply for Break Through Tech at Mason
  • Submit Impact Grant Proposals by April 22
  • How Graduate Students Can Use Our Strengths to Thrive

March 23, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Let’s Support Each Other During These Ever-Challenging Times
  • Ukraine Crisis Student Support Fund Accepting Applications for Aid
  • Mason Provides Q&A on Updated Mask Guidance
  • Candidates for College of Health and Human Services Dean Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • Public Comment Session Scheduled for April 5 During BOV Meeting
  • SPOTLIGHT: Professor and Activist Supriya Baily to be Next President of the Comparative and International Education Society
  • 50th Anniversary Events Announced for April
  • Details for Faculty Participating in Commencement Available
  • Annual Health & Fitness Expo Set for March 24
  • Registration Now Open for Money Smart Day
  • Two Mason Staff Named as 40 Under 40 Honorees
  • Adjunct Committee Call for Nominations
  • Distinguished Mentor Applications Due April 11
  • Share Commencement Speaking Opportunity with Graduating Students
  • Submit Impact Grant Proposals by April 22
  • Mindfulness in College Life

March 9, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Please Fill Out Task Force Survey on Reimagining Faculty Roles and Rewards by March 14
  • No Newsletter During Spring Break
  • George Mason University mourns the loss of Michael Buschmann
  • Masks Now Optional
  • Candidates for College of Education and Human Development Dean Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • Term Faculty Committee Call for Nominations Open Through March 11
  • Adjunct Committee Call for Nominations
  • Candace Lacayo Named ARIE Faculty Fellow
  • Mason’s Quality Enhancement Plan Helps Launch New Office
  • Share Commencement Speaking Opportunity with Graduating Students
  • Student VPN to Require 2FA
  • Living on Purpose to Live Your Purpose
  • Mason Offers Expanded Options for Emotional Support 

March 2, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Resources Available for Those Impacted by Actions in Ukraine
  • Candidates for College of Education and Human Development Dean Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • Important Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information
  • Making Sense of Feedback: Responding to Peer Reviews 
  • Term Faculty Committee Call for Nominations Now Open
  • Leadership Legacy Nominations Accepted Through March 18
  • Arcadia Installation Provides PhD Student with Data for Dissertation
  • Share Commencement Speaking Opportunity with Graduating Students
  • Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence Nominations Due TODAY
  • What You Can Do with Mason’s Resilience Badge

February 23, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Now Is the Time to Honor Your Colleagues
  • Candidates for College of Education and Human Development Dean Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • Ariela Sofer Honored by International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Adjunct Faculty Committee Announces New Members
  • Term Faculty Committee Call for Nominations Now Open
  • Leadership Legacy Nominations Accepted Through March 18
  • Requests for Multidisciplinary Research Seed Funding Due Feb. 28
  • Mason PhD Student Wants to Make Education Equitable and Accessible
  • Encourage Students to Submit Scholarly Work to George Mason Review by Feb. 28
  • Share Commencement Speaking Opportunity with Graduating Students
  • Outstanding Achievement Awards Nominations Due Feb. 25
  • Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence Nominations Extended to March 2
  • Nominations for Community Engagement Awards Due March 21
  • Submit Nominations for Jack Wood Award for Town/Gown Relations by March 25
  • Spreading Kindness
  • Give a Pat to a Pat Today
  • Cultivating Leaders for Life
  • How Equanimity Can Relieve Stress

February 16, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Be Part of the Future by Providing Input on the Mason Core Enhancement
  • Mason Center for the Health Workforce Established
  • Candidates for School of Business Dean Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • David Houston Honored as Member of EEPS Program
  • Task Force on Reimagining Faculty Roles and Rewards to Hold Forum Feb. 18
  • Activate Membership in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
  • Leadership Legacy Nominations Accepted Through March 18
  • Save the Date: Virtual Reappointment and Promotion Information Session for Term Faculty
  • Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence Nominations Extended to March 2
  • RAMPing up Research Support at Mason
  • Encourage All Students to Apply for Digital Innovation Summer Fellowships; Requests for Seed Funding Due in Late February; Grad Students Proposals for Mason Interdisciplinary Conference Due Feb. 18
  • Input on Mason Core Enhancement Due Feb. 18
  • Encourage Students to Submit Scholarly Work to George Mason Review by Feb. 28
  • Intentional Acts of Kindness: Adding Purpose to Your Actions
  • Save with Patriot Perks
  • “Show Me Mason” Campaign
  • Stress Management for Natural Disasters

February 9, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: I Encourage You to Participate in Mason’s COACHE Faculty Engagement Survey
  • Candidates for School of Business Dean Position to Hold Public Presentations
  • Mason’s Center for Retail Transformation Announces Collaboration with Microsoft
  • Task Force on Reimagining Faculty Roles and Rewards to Hold Forum Feb. 18
  • RPT Event Set for Feb. 24; Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence Nominations Extended to March 2
  • Requests for Seed Funding Due in Late February
  • Encourage Students to Apply for Sustainability Summer Fellowships / Graduate Research Partnerships by Feb. 15
  • New Program Welcomes Afghan Scholars to Mason
  • Grad Students Proposals for  Mason Interdisciplinary Conference; Respond to Mason Core Enhancement by Feb. 18
  • Apply for the Leadership Legacy Program; Libraries Celebrates Love Data Week 2022
  • Attend the Virtual Workshop Series Faculty Fridays with the Libraries
  • Spring 2022 Study Abroad Week Set for Feb. 14 – 18
  • Take Care of Your Well-Being Through Emergencies Part 2
  • Spreading Kindness: Give a Pat to a Pat Today

February 2, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Let’s Continue Our Momentum Forward
  • Pres. Washington Announces COVID Next Steps
  • Anne Gentry Named Interim General Counsel
  • Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to Hack the Stars During Feb. 7 Vision Series
  • RPT Event Set for Feb. 24
  • 4-VA@Mason Collaborative Research Grants Accepting Proposals Through March 31
  • Libraries Celebrates Love Data Week 2022
  • Virtual Workshop Series: Faculty Fridays with the Libraries
  • Requests for Seed Funding Due in Late February
  • Encourage Students to Apply for Sustainability Summer Fellowships / Graduate Research Partnerships by Feb. 15
  • Responses to Mason Core Enhancement Models Due Feb. 18
  • Take Care of Your Well-Being Through Emergency Planning
     

January 26, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Spring 2022 Semester Begins
  • Please Take Faculty/Staff Spouse and Dependent Tuition Benefit Survey
  • Mason Dining Shares New Hours of Operation; David Weisburd Awarded Israel's Rothschild Prize in Social Sciences
  • Requests for Seed Funding Due in Late February; Faculty and Staff Housing Available as Masonvale
  • Faculty Fellow Needed
  • Virtual Town Hall to Focus on Enhancing Mason Core
  • Patriots Thriving Together Offers New Resources for Spring 2022
  • College Student Activists, Resilience, and Well-Being

January 19, 2022

  • Message from the Provost: Happy New Year and WELCOME HOME to Mason!
  • Mason Provides N95 Masks For Spring Semester
  • Mason Mourns the Passing of Prof. Thomas Lovejoy
  • Angela Detlev Retires
  • Mason Among Recipients of SCHEV's 2022 Outstanding Faculty; Spring 2022 Syllabus Guidance
  • Mason Begins Afghan Visiting Scholar Program
  • Graduate Education Launches New Website
  • Faculty Fellow Needed
  • Virtual Town Hall to Focus on Enhancing Mason Core
  • Help Available to Ensure Websites Are Accessible to Those with Disabilities
  • George Oberle Receives National Public Service Honor; How to Bounce Back from Challenges with Resilience 

 

FALL 2021 SEMESTER

  • December 15, 2021
    Congratulations to Mason's 2021 Graduates!; Newsletter to Take Hiatus Until Jan. 19; Be Sure to Watch Provost Ginsberg's Year-End Message; Reminder: Get Your Booster Shot; Messages from the Stearns Center; Welcome2Mason Funding Requests Due Jan. 5; Submit Nominations for Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence by Feb. 4
     
  • December 8, 2021
    Thank You for Making the Fall Semester Successful; A Brief History of Mason’s Clarence J. Robinson Professor Program; Changes Coming to Taxability of Reimbursements;Mason Community Invited to Participate in Virtual Climate Action Plan Town Hall Dec. 15; Messages from the Stearns Center; Second Annual Research and Scholarship at Mason Scheduled for Jan. 19; Interactive Workshop Series Kicks off Jan. 19 to Discuss Grant Seeking and Grant Writing 101; Welcome2Mason Funding Requests Due Jan. 5; Submit Nominations for Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence by Feb. 4
     
  • December 1, 2021
    Faculty and Staff Are Invited to Winter Graduation Ceremonies; President Washington Extends Provost Ginsberg’s Term Through June 2025; GEO Monitoring New COVID-19 Variant; Gratitude: Why It’s Important and How to Practice It; Final Faculty Affairs and Research Development Interactive Workshop Series Set for Dec. 2; LAST CHANCE: Nominate Faculty for 2022 Online Teaching Excellence Award by Dec. 3; University Holiday Party to be Held on Three Campuses; Summary of the Nov. 17 Faculty Senate Meeting; Jason McKnight Hired as Director of Graduate Academic Success; Apply for Summer Team Impact Project by Dec. 3; View Fall Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship Dec. 9 and 10; Participation Requested in Strategic Planning Survey; Welcome2Mason Funding Requests Due Jan. 5; Encourage Students to Apply for Summer 2022 Virginia Statewide Life Science Internship Program by Jan. 31; Submit Nominations for Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence by Feb. 4
     
  • November 17, 2021
    Upcoming Newsletter Schedule for Final Weeks of Fall 2021 Semester; Nov. 30 Vision Series to Cover How Data Fights Transitional Crime; Ideas Needed for 50th Anniversary Giving Day Fund; Mason Community Encouraged to Attend Climate Action Plan Town Hall Nov. 19; Deadline to Submit Nominations to Term Faculty Committee is Nov. 18; Graduate Student Poster Session Set for Nov. 19; Final Faculty Affairs and Research Development Interactive Workshop Series Set for Dec. 2; Apply for Summer Team Impact Project by Dec. 3; Mason to Compete in NCFA Championship Game Dec. 4; Winter Faculty Writing Retreat: Register by Dec. 10
     
  • November 10, 2021
    MASON-SECURE Retirement Delayed Until Summer 2022; Provost Ginsberg Meets with AAPI Faculty, Announces Importance of Recognizing Contributions; Mason Community Invited to Hear Title IX Coordinator Give Presentation Nov. 12; Share Campus Scholarship Opportunities with Graduate and Undergraduate Students; Mason Career Influencers Network to Hold Training for Faculty and Staff in November, January and March; Conversation with Ambassador Ertharin Cousin on Resolving Hunger and Malnutrition; TODAY: Panel to Share First-Gen Paths Through Graduate School; Apply for Summer Team Impact Project by Dec. 3; Term Faculty Committee Call for Nominations; Winter Faculty Writing Retreat: Register by Dec. 10
     
  • November 3, 2021
    Updated COVID Safety Guidelines for the Thanksgiving Holiday Break; Provost Office Refresh: Faculty Affairs; Mason to Celebrate World Kindness Day and Kindness During November; Virginia Course Materials Survey; Academic Publishing for New Authors; Winter Faculty Writing Retreat: Registration Now Open; Submit Comments on Draft Report from the Graduate Education Reimagine Task Force Draft Report by Nov. 5; Apply for Summer Team Impact Project by Dec. 3; Term Faculty Committee Call for Nominations 
     
  • October 27, 2021
    Mason Now Offering Pfizer and Moderna Booster Shots; Provost Office Refresh: Academic Administration; Summary of the Most Recent Faculty Senate Meeting; Mason to Honor Veterans at Luncheon Nov. 12; Libraries Celebrates Open Access Week 2021; Virginia Course Materials Survey; Academic Publishing for New Authors; Interested in Publishing Your Work? Join A Conversation with George Mason University Publishing; Feedback on Mason's QEP Due THIS FRIDAY; Comments on Draft Report from the Graduate Education Reimagine Task Force Due Nov. 5; Apply for Summer Team Impact Project by Dec. 3; Encourage Students to Apply for Upcoming SAIL Alternative Breaks; Term Faculty Committee Hosts Fall Community Conversation Nov. 11; International Education Week 2021: Empower Yourself and Others Through Exploration; Faculty and Staff Housing Available at Masonvale
     
  • October 20, 2021
    Eduroam to Replace Mason-Secure as Primary Wi-Fi Network; President Washington's Investiture Set for Thursday; Provost Office Refresh: Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning; FERPA Training Required Every Two Years; URSP Applications Now Open, Proposal Workshop TODAY at 5PM; Apply for Summer Team Impact Project by Dec. 3; Schar School’s ACE! Lands NIH Grant to Fund Diversity Mentoring; November Events to Help with Teaching; Two-Day Celebration Scheduled for 2021 University Day Service Awards; 4-VA@Mason Awards Collaborative Research Grants to 11 Faculty Members Across Disciplines; Learn From and Ride with Mason Police on Oct. 28; Term Faculty Committee Hosts Fall Community Conversation Nov. 11
     
  • October 13, 2021
    Exercise is Medicine Month; Draft Report from the Graduate Education Reimagine Task Force Now Available; Provide Comments Now; Provost's Office Refresh: University Life; Faculty and Staff Should Complete Annual ITS Training by Nov. 15; The New MIX Now Open in Horizon Hall; GRADReCon - Graduate Research Connections Set for Oct. 28 – 29; Mason Libraries Selected to Participate in Leading the Charge Grant; Submit Feedback on Mason's QEP by Oct. 29; Researchers Release Findings on Long-Term Trends Among Nonprofits; Nominations for Mason Alumni Association’s Celebration of Distinction Due Nov. 1; 2022 Teaching Excellence Awards Deadline Extended to Oct. 15; Faculty Asked to Share Details for Building Community for Students of Diverse Identities Event; Adjunct Committee Call for Nominations; Mason Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots to Eligible Populations; Flu Shot Appointments Now Available on Three Campuses
     
  • October 6, 2021
    In today’s newsletter: Clarification on Emails Faculty Receive When Positive COVID Case Identified in Class; Mason Community is Invited to Attend President Washington's Investiture Oct. 21; Mason Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots to Eligible Populations; Submit Feedback on Mason's Quality Enhancement Plan by Oct. 29; Register for Webinars to Help with Online Courses; Adjunct Committee Call for Nominations; Final Master Plan Engagement Session Set for Oct. 7; Nominations for 2021 Spirit of Advising Excellence Award Due Oct. 15; Make Your Flu Shot Appointment Today for Mid-October on Campus; Join Mason Speakers and Help Connect Campus with Community; Nominations for Kindness Ambassadors Due Oct. 8
     
  • September 29, 2021
    In today’s newsletter: Mason Changes Surveillance Testing Strategy Due to Low COVID Case Numbers; Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Mason; Deadline to Order Regalia for President Washington’s Investiture is Sept. 30; Provost Office Refresh: Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact; Patriots Thriving Together Campaign to Help Mason Community Tackle Mental Health Issues; Update from Most Recent Faculty Senate Meeting; Flu Shot Appointments Available Oct. 14 & Oct. 19; Inclusive Excellence and Student Support Resources for Faculty Now Available; Mason to Celebrate First BIPOC Well-Being Month in October; Tenure-line Faculty Encouraged to Attend Virtual RPT Forum on Oct. 15; Mason Staff Place in Area 21 Contest; TODAY: Dean to Give State of the College Address; CEHD Receives Six Research Grants from National Science Foundation; Nominations for Kindness Ambassadors Due Oct. 8
     
  • September 22, 2021
    No Plans to Pivot Online Following Thanksgiving Break; Reminder: Wear Masks Indoors; Download Guide for Faculty and Staff to Support Student Well-being and Mental Health; Mason Vision Series: Climate Change to be Topic of Sept. 27 Event; Provost Office Refresh: Universities Libraries; Evaluation of Administrators Survey Due Sept. 23; Emily Green and Amaka Okechukwu Named 2021-22 Fenwick Fellows; Tenure-line Faculty Encouraged to Attend Virtual RPT Forum on Oct. 15; Faculty Affairs and Development Launches Virtual Workshop Series; Reminder: Faculty Have Free Access to NCFDD; TODAY: Mason Graduate Showcase; Executive Development Launches News Diversity Program; Nominations for Kindness Ambassadors Due Oct. 8
     
  • September 15, 2021
    Update: Mason's Surveillance Testing Strategy; Provost Office Refresh: Enrollment Management Pier; Faculty: Please Fill Out Evaluation of Administrators Survey by Sept. 23; THIS FRIDAY: Virtual RPT Forum for Tenure-line Faculty; Faculty Senate Updates Committees and Approves Task Force on Reimagining Faculty Roles and Rewards; Call for Nominations: School of Computing Stakeholders Committee; Saving Lives: Mason Researchers, 3M Recognized with a Major Award for Disrupting Counterfeit PPE; Success Coaches to Help Students Find Their Way; Phi Beta Kappa Members: Please Identify Yourselves; Campus Compact Impact Awards Applications Due Sept. 30; Register for the Mason Nation Thriving Together Virtual 5K Oct. 15 – 17; Kindness Ambassadors Nominations Due Oct. 8
     
  • September 8, 2021
    9th Annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service Set for Friday; Provost Office Refresh: Academic Affairs Pier; REGISTER NOW! Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Scheduled for Sept. 20-24; New Retention and Diversity Dashboards; Kindness Ambassadors Nominations Due Oct. 8; Mason Club Now Open
     
  • September 1, 2021
    What to Do If a Student in Your Class Tests Positive for COVID; Provost’s Office Launches New Inclusive Excellence Webpages; Mason’s Compliance Office Gets Interim Title IX Coordinator and New Name; Call for Nominations: School of Computing Stakeholders Committee; Lebovic Wins NEH Fellowship; Summer Peer Advisors Welcome New Graduate Students to Campus; Mason Club to Re-Open Sept. 7; New Reservable Group Study Rooms at the JC; Exclusive Staff and Faculty Membership Offers for Fall
     
  • August 25, 2021
    Provost's Office Issues Faculty Guidance on Managing COVID-19 Policies in Classrooms; Hakeem M. Oluseyi Chosen as Visiting Robinson Professor; Disability Services Implements Changes of Approved Testing Accommodations; Student Complaints Website Now Live; Stearns Center Teaching Squares: Applications Due Sept. 3; Exclusive Faculty and Staff Meal Plans Now Available; Kickstarter Creator Perry Chen to Speak Oct. 7; Fulbright Researcher Jennifer Oreta Joins Schar School’s TraCCC; CARES Act/HEERF III Funding Released to Students; IDIA Announces Winners of Seed Funding; School Supply and Diaper Drive to Support Afghan Refugee Families
     
  • August 18, 2021
    Welcome Home to Mason!; Fall 2021 Expectations for Faculty; Fall 2021 Syllabus Guidance; Aditya Johri Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award; Are You Teaching Online this Fall?; Faculty  Spotlights; Mason Internationalization Lab Report Completed; ScienceConnect to be Held on Fairfax and SciTech Campuses in Mid-September; Find Your Patriot Perks!

SUMMER 2021 SEMESTER

  • August 11, 2021
    Cynthia Lum and John S. Earle Named University Professors; Pres. Washington Announces New Mask Requirement for Mason Community; Financial Framework to be Revamped; The MIX to Reopen in Horizon Hall; Dymon Bailey Named Special Assistant to Chief DEI Officer; Schar School Professors Teach Climate Change as a National Security Issue; Center for the Advancement of Well-Being launches new series of free presentations; Adjunct Faculty Workshop Scheduled for Aug. 14; Mason to Screen Documentary Picture a Scientist on Nov. 4
     
  • July 28, 2021
    Revisions Made, New University Policies Created and Available for Download; Vaccinations Required for All; New FAQ Shares Details About the Reopening of Campuses; Save the Date: Welcome Back Mason Nation! Convocation to Kick Off Fall Semester on Aug. 20; Units Need to Fill Out SCHEV Survey by Aug. 28; Adjunct Faculty Workshop Scheduled for Aug. 14; VIVA Open Adopt Grants Now Accepting Applications; Reminder About the Libraries’ New Course Reserve System; Sutters Recognized for Leadership and Instruction in Art Education; OSCAR Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship Set for Aug. 5-6; Nationals to Host Mason Day on Sept. 17
     
  • July 14, 2021
    More Safety Precautions Put in Place for Fall Semester; Mason Ranks 7th in Best Online Master’s Programs by Optimal; MESA Will Not be Replaced by Office 365; Please Submit Textbook Orders to the Bookstore; Dr. Jason Dodge Hired as Director for ADVANCE; Mason Links to Presidential Appointees in US Department of Education; Scholars Building Resources to Help Student Communications Skills; Study: Robotic Automation Will Make Public Sector Agencies Faster, More Efficient, and Cost-Effective; Four CEHD Scholars Named Editors of Prestigious Education Journal; OSCAR Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship Set for Aug.5-6; Mason Study Abroad Week Set for Sept. 20-24 
     
  • June 30, 2021
    Cleaning Supplies to Remain in Classrooms; President Washington Issues Message on Campus Reopening and Vaccination Requirements; Please Submit Textbook Orders to the Bookstore; Judges Needed for Fenwick Fellowship Proposals; July Professional Development; New Course on Racial Justice to Teach Understanding; Newest Mason Reads Book Announced; Center for Government Contracting Wins Over $1 Million for Defense Finance Studies; Schar School Faculty Members Assume Co-Editorship of Nonprofit Journal
     
  • June 16, 2021
    Deans Review Inclusivity Plans and Pledge to Promote Diversity; Campus Mask Requirement Lifted for Vaccinated Individuals; Research-Related Guidance Now Follows Main COVID Protocols; Faculty Handbook Updated; Learn About Two New Blackboard Tools on June 24; Apply Now to be a Faculty Writing Fellow; Welcome2Mason Funding Requests Now Open; Curriculum Impact Grants Winners Announced; Department of Information Sciences and Technology NOVA Advance Partnership; Off-Campus Housing Virtual Fair Set for June 29
     
  • June 2, 2021
    Brian Gibson Departs GEO, Marie alice Arnold Appointed Interim Executive Director; Additional Information Announced Regarding Mason COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements; How to Prepare for MasonLive Migration to Office 365; No Automatic Extensions on Degree Conferral Deadlines; Mason Korea Selects Pat Quinn As New CBO; New Seed Grant Starts Work on Infrastructure Protection, Emergency Response; Changes to NCBI Access; Apply for the Emerging Leaders Supervisor Series; Encourage Students to Apply for Mason’s Break Through Tech Guild Program
     
  • May 19, 2021
    Thank You For Making Commencement Week a Success; MasonLive Student Email Migrating to Office 365; Deadline for Annual Assessment Reporting in Tk20 is June 1’ Graduate Council Recommends Not to Grant an Automatic Extension of “Time to Degree Policy”; Annual Adjunct Faculty Committee Summary; Soyoung Kwon Appointed as Member of Incheon’s Peace City Initiative Committee; Professor's Book Examines Mexico's Drug Wars; Schar School to Host Three-Day Workshop on Pandemics and Global Health; Apply for the Emerging Leaders Supervisor Series; Encourage Students to Apply for Mason’s Break Through Tech Guild Program

SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

  • May 12, 2021
    Thank You, Faculty and Staff; First Year of National Science Foundation-Funded Training Project Draws to a Close; Subscribe to the Special Summer Series of the Online Teaching Coaching Newsletter; Terry Gudaitis Named 2021 Career Connection Faculty; First-Generation Faculty and Staff Needed in the Career Influencers Network; Mason Aims for Zero Waste; Summer Dining Hours at Mason Eateries
     
  • May 5, 2021
    Message on Final Exam Period; Mason Students and Vaccines: Reminder to Faculty; Newsletter to Publish Bi-Monthly During Summer; Graduation Week Volunteers Needed; Classroom Software Installation Requests Due July 15; Faculty Senate Elects Melissa Broeckelman-Post as Chair; Andrew Light Nominated for Assistant Secretary of International Affairs at U.S. Energy Department; SCHEV Approves School of Computing; Criminology Professors Receive Awards; Padhu Seshaiyer Receives Top Educator Award from NCWIT; MSSC Expands Virtual Services; OSCAR Spring Celebration of Student Scholarship Runs Through May 7; Deadline to Submit 2021 ITL Conference Proposals for the On-Demand Collection is May 31; Recording of Mason QEP Town Hall Available; Student Success Virtual Symposium Set for May 19 – 20
     
  • April 28, 2021
    Mason Academic Advising and Success Coaching Update; Thomas Lovejoy Inducted into National Academy of Sciences; Graduation Week Volunteers Needed; Spring 2021 Student Evaluations of Teaching Open; Donation to Support Underrepresented Students Studying International Affairs and Diplomacy; Mason Awarded Scholarship to Dublin City University; 2021 Teaching Excellence Award Winners Announced; Daniel A. Menascé Receives David J. King Teaching Award; Secure Manufacturing Saves Energy and Protects Businesses; Mason Conference, Schar School Testimony Lead to High Court Reversal of a Decision; J-RIG Offers Rapid Response Research Grants; Apply Now to be Faculty Fellow for Faculty Affairs and Development; Reminder About the Libraries’ Course Reserve System; Libraries Offer Workshops Teaching Essential Data and Computational Skills
     
  • April 21, 2021
    Faculty encouraged to support students who may be experiencing vaccine side effects; Domestic Travel No Longer Needs UTAC Approval; Fall 2021 Accommodations, Adjustments, Modifications Process for I/R Faculty; Library Survey on Journal Article Access; Apply Now to be Faculty Fellow for Faculty Affairs and Development; P.J. Maddox Named Faculty of the Year; Philip Martin Among Guggenheim Foundation Distinguished Scholar Awardees; Center for Government Contracting Taps Two Fellows; Mason Team Analyzes Genomes to Support Conservation, Cloning Project; Graduate Education Reimagine Task Force Formed; Winners of 3MT Competition Announced; Save the Date: Family Weekend
     
  • April 14, 2021
    Next Vision Series is 4/19; Mason QEP Town Hall on April 28; Highlights from the April 7 Faculty Senate Meeting; Emily Sample Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship; Film Celebrates Earth Day; TEDxGeorgeMasonU Conference Set for April 16; Victims’ Rights Run/Walk During Week of April 18; LuLu Géza Kelemen’s Work on Gender Identity to be Featured in Sociology Textbook
     
  • April 7, 2021
    Spring 2021 Commencement to Have In-Person Options; Mason to Begin Faculty and Staff Vaccinations April 10; Jackie Luu Named Mason’s First Goldwater Scholar; Master of Science in Finance Degree Launched; International Week Celebrates 40th Anniversary
     
  • March 31, 2021
    Mason Has 8 Graduate Programs Ranked Among Top 25 Nationally; SCHEV Approves Mason’s College of Engineering and Computing; Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning Updates; Apply Now for Fenwick Fellow Program; International Week Starts Friday
     
  • March 24, 2021
    Continue Wearing Your Face Mask Even If You’ve Been Vaccinated; Messages from the Stearns Center; Highlights from the General Faculty Meeting; Recording Available for Term Faculty Info Session; Nominations for Adjunct Committee Members Due April 1
     
  • March 17, 2021
    Updates to Your Mason Zoom Account; Vision Series to Tackle COVID-19; TODAY: General Faculty Meeting; Summer Study Abroad Programs Cancelled; CHHS Publishes COVID-19 One-Year Milestone Special Report; Mason Offers New Data Analytics Credential; IDIA Issues Call for Proposals
     
  • March 10, 2021
    In today’s newsletter: Planning and Modifications for Fall 2021; Andre Marshall Joins Mason as VP for Research, Innovation and Economic Development; Solidarity with Our Mason Asian Community; Highlights of March 3 Faculty Senate Meeting; Academic Help Available for Students
     
  • March 3, 2021
    Board of Visitors Approves Changes to Faculty Handbook; Mason Awarded Grant to Further Diversify Region’s Tech Ecosystem; Patriot Learning Pod to Hold Spring Break Explorers Club for K-3 Children; OSCAR Launches Research and Mentoring Program with MITRE; Distinguished Mentor Applications Due March 12
     
  • February 24, 2021
    Faculty Should Not Ask Students for COVID Test Results; Exposure Guidance for Those Who Have Been Vaccinated and Then Exposed to COVID; Get Zoom Updates; General Faculty Meeting Set for March 17; Tenure Clock Extension Update
     
  • February 17, 2021
    Mason Vision Series kicks off Feb. 22; Anti-Racism Inclusive Excellence Town Hall Set for Feb. 23; Patriot Learning Pod Accepting Students; Stearns Center Establishes YouTube Channel
     
  • February 10, 2021
    RRP&T Processes for Term & Tenure-line Faculty; Gift Card Scam Targets Mason Faculty; Highlights of Feb. 3 Faculty Senate Meeting; Submit Nominations for the Jack Wood Award AND Outstanding Achievement Awards
     
  • February 3, 2021
    In Lieu of Spring Break, We Suggest Mason Meeting Free Week; Changes Student Evaluations of Teaching; Anti-Racist & Inclusive Pedagogy Team Members Needed; Winners of 2021 Provost’s Summer Team Impact Projects Competition
     
  • January 27, 2021
    Provost Ginsberg Thanks Faculty & Staff; Reminder of National Guard Deployment & Mason’s Military Activation Policy; Changes to Disability Services Student Support & Testing Center; Faculty Spotlight; Weekly Well-Being Tip
     
  • January 20, 2021
    Covid Vaccine Schedule for Virginia and Mason; Messages from the Stearns Center; Introduction of Faculty Affairs Well-Being Program; STIP Announced; Library Announcements; OLLI Offers Virtual Lifelong Learning Classes

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