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The idea, says Mason professor Karen Kitching, is to expose students to a little-known opportunity for accounting majors. The IRS, says Christopher Westphal, the special agent who coordinated Friday's "Adrian ID Theft" project, is the only federal law enforcement agency to require agents to have at [...]
Alumni Rally Mason Community to Beat Cancer by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Feb 20th 2015
GMU Beat Cancer Week 2015, will be a series of non-profit awareness events and cheek swab drives hosted on Mason's Fairfax campus from February 23 - 27. The events aim to inform the university community about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), promote bone marrow transplantation, and increase participation [...]
In a one-of-a-kind learning experience, students in George Mason's Accounting Honors Program in the School of Business will work in teams with a dozen IRS agents to solve a hypothetical financial crime. The honorary agents will follow the paper trail across the campus, along the way meeting with law [...]
The recent cyberattacks at Sony and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers' testimony that U.S. critical infrastructure is and will be under attack have once more pushed cyber risks into the spotlight. As cyber threats are rarely constrained to a single incident or sector, it becomes clear joint efforts [...]
The Growing Trend for Active Learning Classrooms by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Feb 16th 2015
Three instructors at George Mason University's School of Business, have been utilizing new active learning classrooms. Rather than the traditional lecture-style seating where all chairs are placed in rows facing the front of the room, these new active learning classrooms are equipped with movable furniture [...]
Business Alum Launches Image Consultant Startup by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Feb 11th 2015
We've all heard the phrase "dress the part," but have you ever wondered how important that really is when it comes to your career? Think about the last big presentation you gave, or that once in a lifetime job interview you have lined up next week. How is your packaging? Do your clothes represent all [...]
Which is why on a Wednesday afternoon Miller was watching George Mason students from a variety of majors in Enterprise Hall's Innovation Lab disassemble electronic toys, musical keyboards, disposable cameras, computer hard drives and a GameBoy controller, among other donated devices. The session, hosted [...]
Gaining Ground in GovCon by Nicole Hitpas -- Feb 4th 2015
"The government and the companies that market to the government are the collective engine behind the Northern Virginia economy," said Sarah E. Nutter, dean of George Mason's School of Business. "We feel it's our responsibility to support this community, one that not only serves our nation but employs [...]
Effective management is not only about understanding operations—it also has a lot to do with understanding people, which is why management and psychology go hand-in-hand. Richard Klimoski, professor of psychology and management and area chair of management at George Mason University's School of Business [...]
Helping Mason Ideas Get Marketed by Buzz McClain -- Jan 27th 2015
For Phoenix's Fox Valley Electric, Sprolo built a full-service website, and for the Eyecare Center of Leesburg, Sprolo developed not just a website but a social media presence. "We gain 'likes' on social media and post blogs for companies," Hall says. "We coach them on blog topics that are in line with [...]