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.

FALL 2022 SEMESTER

November 16, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Thanksgiving – A Holiday for Gratitude 
  • Newsletter Schedule for Final Weeks of Fall 2022 Semester
  • 4-VA@Mason Funds Development of Community of Practice for Robotic Process Automation
  • Faculty Matters Workshop Series Continues Nov. 29
  • Submit Summer Team Impact Project Proposals by Nov. 18
  • Encourage Undergraduates to Submit Abstracts for NCUR by Nov. 30
  • Student Applications for Peer Advisors Due Dec. 2
  • OSCAR Announces Expansion of Student Research Assistance
  • Mason to Publish World History Connected Journal
  • Overcome Sleep Deprivation through Kindness

November 9, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Supporting Others Creates Community
  • Mason Symposium to Focus on “Thinking through American Polarization”
  • Task Force on Reimagining Faculty Roles and Rewards Releases Report
  • Encourage Students to Take LMS Survey by Nov. 2
  • Submit Summer Team Impact Project Proposals by Nov. 18
  • Encourage Undergraduates to Submit Abstracts for NCUR by Nov. 30
  • OSCAR Announces Expansion of Student Research Assistance
  • Encourage Students to Apply as Peer Advisors for 2023 – 2024 Academic Year
  • Applications Now Open for MARIE Program
  • CliftonStrengths Assessment Available to Mason Community
  • Use the Science of Kindness for Stress Management

November 2, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Health and Well-being for All: Welcome to Virginia’s First and Only College of Public Health
  • FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Justin Ramsdell Talks About His Work as a Forensic Psychologist
  • Preview Report of COACHE Survey Findings Available 
  • ORIE Announces Seed Funding Winners
  • Submit Summer Team Impact Project Proposals by Nov. 18
  • Encourage Students to Apply as Peer Advisors for 2023 – 2024 Academic Year
  • GRADReCon Scheduled for Nov. 3 – 4
  • Nov. 9 Faculty Engagement Series to Address Fostering Student Engagement
  • Schar School’s Cohort of Marine Corps Fellows Visits Capitol Hill
  • Meet the MPA Student Who Founded a PAC to Help Marginalized Candidates
  • Professional Development Week Set for Nov. 7 – 11
  • Toxic Positivity 

October 26, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Each of Us an Artist and Our Work Makes a Difference
  • Mason Chooses Salesforce as New Software Strategy  
  • New Outdoor Alert System Testing Set for Oct. 27 – 28 
  • Provide Information on LMS Survey by Oct. 31
  • Oct. 31 Speaker Series to Discuss Scholars Documenting War in Ukraine
  • Faculty Affairs & Research Development Faculty Matters Workshop Set for Nov. 1
  • New Study Explores Quantitative Data in the Classroom
  • Ukrainian Freshman Joins Schar School Community
  • Encourage Students to Apply as Peer Advisors for 2023 – 2024 Academic Year
  • How to Find Resilience Through Mindfulness in Troubled Times

October 19, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Better Together: Collaboration Promotes Success
  • Prof. Edward Maibach Elected to National Academy of Medicine
  • Academic Standing Policy Changes Made to Improve Student Success
  • Tonight: Andrew Delbanco to Deliver the 2022 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities 
  • 2023 Patriot Leader Applications Due Oct. 31
  • Faculty Affairs & Research Development Faculty Matters Workshop Set for Nov. 1
  • TODAY is the Deadline to Apply for Spring 2023 URSP Funding
  • Submit Summer Team Impact Project Proposals by Nov. 18
  • Doctoral Student Fills Needs in Latinx Community
  • Wear Purple Oct. 20 to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • UL Faculty Engagement Series on Oct. 28 Addresses Mental Health and Disability
  • TimelyMD Now at Mason
  • Encourage Students to Apply as Peer Advisors for 2023 – 2024 Academic Year
  • Composting Pilot Begins
  • Fill Out Survey on Campus Food and Sustainability
  • Why Well-Being Increases Productivity 

October 12, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Recovering from COVID – How We Thrive Together
  • Oct. 17 Vision Series to Feature Garret Jones and An Economic Forecast
  • Deadline to Register to Vote is Oct. 17
  • President Washington to Host Academic Unit Town Hall Oct. 25
  • Register for Annual Veterans Day Luncheon on Nov. 11
  • First-Gen Week Set for Week of Nov. 7
  • Mason Announces New Graduate Division
  • Huwy-Min Lucia Liu and Jesse Kirkpatrick Named 2022-2023 Fenwick Fellows
  • Applications for VIVA Open Adopt Grants Due Dec. 7
  • NSF, Schar School Study Takes on Illicit Trafficking of Human Kidneys
  • Huge Markdowns on Mason Branded Clothing
  • SBUS, Schar, and JD Students Eligible to Apply to Public Policy Scholarship Program
  • How Communication Can Strengthen Diversity and Inclusion at Work
  • Basketball Season Tickets Now Available

October 5, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: A New Year Also Brings New Meaning
  • Richard Groover: An Adjunct with a Tremendous Impact on Mason Students and the Environment
  • Guidance for I/R Faculty Annual Performance Evaluations
  • Feedback Needed for New LMS Solution Project
  • COVID Booster Shots Now Available at Mason
  • Updates to University Travel
  • Ways to Collaborate with Office of Government and Community Relations
  • Mason Students Meet Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
  • IT Security Awareness Training Due Nov. 16 
  • Mason Career Influencers Network to Hold Training for Faculty and Staff Oct. 17
  • Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Take UndocuAlly Trainings 
  • Tenure-line Faculty Encouraged to Attend Virtual RPT Forum Oct. 25
  • Faculty Interested in Teaching Distance Learning Courses Invited to Join Learning Collaborative
  • Thiel and Harvin Join Emergency Management, Homeland Security Program
  • Two Virginia Political Veterans Join Schar School as Professors of Practice
  • Commerce Dept. Seeks Public Comments on Potential New Federal Regulations on Automated Peptide Synthesizers
  • Faculty Invited to Create Summer Academies for Disabled Youth
  • Apply by Oct. 19 for Spring 2023 URSP Funding
  • Submit Summer Team Impact Proj­ect Proposals by Nov. 18
  • NIH Grant Creates New Centers at Mason, Duke to Help Communities Impacted by Opioid Crisis
  • Study: How to Reduce PVC-Related Greenhouse Emissions by 2050
  • Schar Alumna Jennifer Vasquez Joins Golden State Warriors as VP of DEI
  • Encourage Students to Apply for Clinton Global Initiative University
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 21, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Following the African Philosophy Ubuntu Can Help Our Students Succeed
  • No Newsletter Next Week
  • Mason Participates in Disability Voting Rights Week
  • Nominate Someone as a Kindness Ambassador
  • RPT Forum Set for Oct. 25
  • Coaching for Inclusive Excellence to be Held in October
  • Schar School’s Alan Abramson Honored for ‘Distinguished Achievement’ in Nonprofit Research
  • Encourage Students to Apply to be Mason Ambassadors
  • Volunteers Needed to Help with Patriot Success Survey
  • MARIE Program Seeks Faculty Mentors
  • Study Examining Mental Health and Jail Populations Wins National Award
  • Bernard Atieme Awarded Libraries' Graduate Student Research Fellowship 
  • Join Movement to Revive CEHD Alumni Chapter
  • How to Relieve Job Interview Stress
  • Notes to Send After a Job Interview

September 14, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: What Have You Done for Someone Today?
  • Short and Long-Term Expectations for Faculty Who Have Students in Need of an Extended Absence (including Isolation or Quarantine)
  • Faculty and Staff Required to Take Civility and Violence Prevention Training
  • U.S. News Rankings: Mason a Top 10 Public University for Diversity, Innovation and Cybersecurity Education
  • Provost Welcomes MK Students to Fairfax
  • Mentors Needed for Mason Dream Catchers Program
  • Commute with Colleagues: Ride Matching is Back
  • Coaching for Inclusive Excellence to be Held in September
  • Nominations for Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence Due Dec. 6
  • Continuing to Track the Labs that Handle the Most Dangerous Pathogens
  • Team of Mason Researchers Win NSF ADVANCE Catalyst Grant for STEM Programs
  • 2022-2023 University Life Faculty Engagement Series Kicks Off Sept. 22 
  • Mason Nation Thriving Together 5K Set for Oct. 29
  • Mindful Mason Moments Sessions Restart

September 7, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Share Your Research – It Could Change the World AND Will Inspire Others
  • Being Named the Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator is Only Part of Anne Magro's Story
  • Encourage Students to Take Drone Prototyping Short Course from the MIX
  • Refer Students Facing Challenges to SSAC
  • Attend Mason Night at Nationals Park on Sept. 30
  • Mason Korea Hosts Faculty Seminar Series
  • Laura Wheeler Poms Named Mason Core Director 
  • Meet Stephanie Bluth, Associate Director of Graduate Professional and Career Development
  • You Don’t HAVE to Exercise. You GET to Exercise!

August 31, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Moving the Big Rocks & Lifting the Boulders: Moving Forward Together
  • Share Your Thoughts About the Provost's Newsletter
  • RSVP to Participate in Mason's 9/11 Day of Service
  • Russia’s War on Ukraine Brings Speaker Series Experts to a Broad Audience
  • Faculty Matters Workshop Series Kicks Off Sept. 7
  • MSSC Expands In-Person Services to Mason Square
  • Web Portal Helps Virginia Community College Students Transfer 
  • New Academic Program Allows Students to Design Their Own Emphasis Area
  • IDIA Announces First Cohort of Predoctoral Fellows
  • Purchase Patriot Tech via Payroll Deduction
  • Make Use of Patriot Perks at Local Businesses

August 24, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: COVID Rerouted Our Journey and We are on the Right Path
  • Share Your Thoughts About the Provost's Newsletter
  • RSVP to Participate in Mason's 9/11 Day of Service
  • Wear Green and Gold for College Color Day Sept. 2
  • Employees Required to Take IT Security Awareness Training Program by Nov. 16
  • Register Now for Active Threat Training
  • Dean Rozell Heads Lecture Tour of Jordan
  • Apply Today for Radcliff Fellowship
  • Apply for Jefferson Science Fellowship by Oct. 18
  • Schar Announces New Undergrad International Security and Law Degree Program
  • Project GO Attendees Trained in Chinese and Korean Language, Culture
  • Grad Students Have Hands-On International Security Experience in South Korea
  • The Well-Being Benefits of Grounding

August 17, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: Welcome to Academic Year 2022 – 2023
  • Mason Welcomes Dr. Gurdip Singh as Divisional Dean for the School of Computing
  • New Equipment Installed in Most Mason Parking Decks
  • College Color Day Set for Sept. 2
  • Register Now for Active Threat Training
  • Submission Open for 50th Anniversary Time Capsule 
  • Mason Libraries Recipient of LYRASIS Catalyst Fund Grant
  • Recipients of the 2022 Student Assistant Scholarships Announced
  • Doug Chapman: 2022 MBA Outstanding Student of the Year
  • Apply Today for Radcliff Fellowship
  • Apply for Jefferson Science Fellowship by Oct. 18
  • Meet Student Body President and Schar School Senior Sophia Nguyen
  • Rising Senior Alaina Ruffin Receives Awards at NAACP Conference
  • Submit Ideas for Mason Vision Day 2023 by Sept. 9
  • Mason Double Alum Revels in Paying it Forward

SUMMER 2022 SEMESTER

July 13, 2022

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST: It’s Summer – Yet, Fall is On the Way!
  • Meet Quentin Sanders: An Expert in Exoskeletons and Prosthetics
  • Gov. Youngkin Appoints Four New Board of Visitors
  • Virginia House of Delegates Honors Vera Lichtenberg's Founding of the Mason Game & Technology Academy
  • Submit Fall Funding Event Requests by July 22
  • RAMP Grants and Agreements Modules Now Live and Accessible
  • Submit Ideas for Mason Vision Day 2023 by Sept. 9
  • Report: 88% of Grads from Class of 2021 Achieved Positive Career Outcome
  • Leadership Across Difference: Lessons from Medieval Spain
  • Leaders Look Back at the Schar School Democracy Lab Inaugural Year
  • Graduate Students and Junior Academics Eligible to Apply for Laura Bassi Scholarship by Aug. 20
  • Grad Students Encouraged to Apply for IDIA Predoctoral Fellowships
  • Multidisciplinary Mason Research Team Receives Nearly $1M DOJ Grant
  • New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop Scheduled for Aug. 13
  • New Faculty Orientation Set for Aug. 15 – 16
  • China Academy of Science – Shenyang Institute of Automation Now Subject to Comprehensive U.S. Federal Export Restrictions  
  • UBC Begins Summer Knowledge Share Series

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!

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