- October 19, 2022
Schar School assistant professor Saskia Popescu is named a senior fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks. She’s also being celebrated by the university as a distinguished alumna.
- October 6, 2021
With thousands of people and countless opportunities, there’s a lot to take in at Virginia’s largest public research university. To help George Mason University students find community and boost their on-campus experience, Housing and Residence Life created Learning Communities (LC), where students with common interests live and learn together during the academic year.
Democracy Lab is one of the newest LCs. More than 60 freshmen from the Schar School of Policy and Government are enrolled for its inaugural year.
- September 15, 2021
David Rehr said he has spent his entire life thinking about how government can be more efficient and effective.
That's a key reason he co-founded Mason’s RPA Initiative, in partnership with global software company UiPath, in January.
- June 24, 2021
George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government will launch its new Race, Politics, and Policy Center in Fall 2021 under the leadership of Professor Michael Fauntroy. Fauntroy, who taught at Mason for 11 years before joining the faculty at Howard University in 2013, returned to Mason in June.
- April 28, 2021
Illegal goods can have deadly consequences. Whether it’s a counterfeit face mask that doesn’t provide a frontline worker adequate protection from COVID-19, or a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl (a synthetic painkiller 50-100 times more potent than morphine), millions of lives can be at risk.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers and students at George Mason University is working to stop such criminal activity. Thanks to a nearly $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—and a $16,000 grant supplement awarded to two undergraduates on the team—they will be investigating how to disrupt illicit supply chains, influence policy, and ultimately save lives.
- Wed, 04/21/2021 - 18:14
Playing football for University of Notre Dame was something Steve Elmer said he could only dream of when he was younger. His talent combined with a scholarship had him playing on the field with a golden helmet as freshman. He became one of the team’s most experienced offensive linemen, having 30 starts to his name.
- Sat, 01/02/2021 - 23:18
Finding few other resources to help young parents earn degrees, a Schar School alumna creates Generation Hope.
- Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:28
Participating in an election during a pandemic can be confusing and overwhelming. Jennifer Victor doesn’t believe it has to be that way.
- Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:21
Since the early 1990s, Congress has mandated that the State Department produce a report on global terrorism. Meet the Schar School team that is doing that.
- April 28, 2020
When Haider Semaisim works on the federally mandated database of global incidents of terrorism with George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, he does so with pride. It is not only an educational and professional endeavor, he said. “It’s personal.”