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Young Alumni Bring World Cinema to Your Fingertips by Rashad Mulla -- Aug 8th 2013
Anyone walking through the west entrance of the Johnson Center cannot miss the towering blue cinematic colossus near the vending machines. This "Globox" movie rental kiosk, which stands over 8 feet tall, is the pride and joy of Asad R. Ali and Sammy Kassim, the entrepreneurs at the heart of the brand [...]
The Chongthanavanits are a family of antiquarians, which spurred Sanut's father to start Art and Antique Gallery in 1972 in Thailand. When genuine works of art became more difficult to find over the years, the elder Chongthanavanit decided to design and produce products in the same style. As such, the [...]
These days much emphasis is placed on finding the balance between work and family. But with an ever growing list of demands from both sides, individuals are struggling to find that balance. Mason alumna, Stephanie Glass Zimmermann, has found that equilibrium by starting her own company, Lend A Box, [...]
School of Business Student Presents at Defcon by Rosa Vivanco -- Jul 22nd 2013
Evan Pena, a student in the George Mason MS in Management of Secure Information Systems (MSIS) program, presented at the 2013 Defcon Hacking Conference in Las Vegas. Defcon—one of the largest and oldest hacker conventions in the world— hosted about 15,000 attendees ranging from hackers to cyber [...]
"It's not very lucrative for meteorologists; a lot of weather service jobs and smaller TV markets don't pay a whole lot," he says. "This is a niche where there's actually a chance to earn more as a [non-TV] meteorologist, so we want to keep our overhead low so we can reward our team and reinvest in [...]
In today's business world, social responsibility is becoming an area of focus for many corporations. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can drive companies to engage their local community, become environmentally sustainable, and develop meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders [...]
Since joining the School of Business faculty in 1981, Buchanan has taught more than 6,000 students—leaving a lasting mark on their collegiate experiences. Having also served as the director of graduate programs in accounting and taxation, director of the MBA program, and founding advisor to the Theta [...]
Professor’s Blog Named a Top 10 Business Blog to Read by Catherine Probst -- May 23rd 2013
Offering meaningful and knowledgeable information for aspiring entrepreneurs, a blog by Tony Sanders, area chair of finance and Distinguished Professor of Real Estate in George Mason University's School of Business, was recently named one of the "10 Business Blogs That You Need to be Reading" by Business [...]
First-time competitors from George Mason University nabbed the $10,000 top prize in the 2013 Capital Challenge Intercollegiate Real Estate Case Competition, beating out Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Their innovative real estate development plan included [...]
Frank Islam Keynotes 2013 Convocation by Rosa Vivanco -- May 13th 2013
The School of Business held its annual Convocation on Friday, May 17, in the Patriot Center where 1,098 School of Business students, including 861 undergraduate and 237 graduate, received their degrees. This was the first convocation to include students receiving degrees from the MS in Management of [...]