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NBA Players Become Billboards, Opening Door for Other Sports by Damian Cristodero -- May 19th 2016
“I wouldn’t advise the NBA to free up space on players’ derrieres for logos as some teams did, and still do in Europe,” said Chris Elzey, director of Mason’s Sport and American Culture minor and a former pro basketball player in Europe. “I played for a club in Poland whose main sponsor was [...]
Juwariah Shareef completed research in international economics, earning the OSCAR Student Excellence Award. Shareef was awarded a $1,000 research grant from OSCAR to compare the export processing zones of India and China, countries that have experienced economic success, with Pakistan, a country [...]
Most recently, Professor of Finance, Gerald Hanweck gave a fascinating presentation titled "What Can Presidents Actually Do for the Economy?" that drew great discussions. In his presentation, Hanweck reviewed the economic history of presidents from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. The discussion included [...]
Coleman Raphael, former dean of the School of Business at George Mason University, passed on April 16, 2016 at age 90 after a long illness. Raphael spent much of his innovating in the aerospace industry. While at Republic Aviation, he managed Project FIRE, which developed the reentry data needed to [...]
Finance Student Earns OSCAR Student Excellence Award by Katherine Johnson -- May 4th 2016
After visiting China and becoming interested in international economics over the summer, Shareef continued to explore her interests with an international economics class in fall 2014. She hit it off with her professor, who encouraged her to pursue research in that field, and was one of the few business [...]
Calling all innovators! All Mason undergraduates who have the spark, imagination and energy to join the fall 2016 cohort of Social Innovation Fellows are invited to apply. Based on the Arlington Campus, the Social Innovation Fellows will use their courses, labs, and interaction with social innovation [...]
If one thing is certain when it comes to the Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates, it’s that nothing is certain. In fact, said George Mason University finance professor Gerald Hanweck, some observers going into the Fed’s April 26-27 meeting believe a rate increase might wait until 2017 [...]
Innovation pays off for these Mason students by Damian Cristodero -- Apr 28th 2016
The app is used at the Leesburg airport, and Hill said he expects it to be in nine airports by the end of the year. On April 15, Hill, an economics major, pitched his business model to a panel of four judges and won the first-place prize of $10,000 at George Mason’s annual Deans’ Business Plan Competition [...]
Mason Real Estate Students Take First Place Again! by Janet Palmisano -- Apr 27th 2016
For the second year in a row, the Mason MS in Real Estate Development team has won first place in the annual NAIOP Capital Challenge Intercollegiate Real Estate Case Competition. This is the third time in four years that George Mason has come out on top in a challenging field of competitors that includes [...]
That’s the basic idea behind new research by George Mason University researchers, who recently landed some $4 million in grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). George Mason’s researchers are leading an effort that includes Columbia University, Penn State University and [...]