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Governor McAuliffe joins George Mason University to launch Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined George Mason University (GMU) President Ángel Cabrera on Thursday to launch the university’s Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research, a multidisciplinary center that will pursue some of the toughest medical questions facing society.


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Virginia Tech student Elizabeth Henry extends holiday spirit to children worldwide

What began as a small family effort for one Virginia Tech student has now grown into a multi-campus outreach program.


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Shenandoah University named official site for Shenandoah Valley Writing Project

National Writing Project (NWP) recently selected Shenandoah University as the official site for the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project (SVWP).


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Symposium to focus on current NCAA issues, court cases

Current issues and court cases involving the NCAA will be discussed during a symposium from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 15, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium on the campus of Shenandoah University.


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Augusta County Director of Community Development credentialed

Timothy K. Fitzgerald, Director of Community Development of Augusta County, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.


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McAuliffe executive order convenes climate change commission

Governor McAuliffe visited First Landing State Park on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach to sign Executive Order 19, convening the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.


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McAuliffe kicks off meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission

Governor McAuliffe kicked off the inaugural meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security


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CIT announces Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund awards

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling nearly $3 million for the purpose of funding targeted areas of research with commercial promise.


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McAuliffe announces appointments to college boards of visitors

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his appointments to the boards that govern Virginia’s higher education system, including the Boards of Visitors for Virginia colleges and universities.


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Former Redskin Brad Edwards named AD at George Mason

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera announced today that Brad Edwards will become the university’s next athletic director. The former Washington Redskin will become the fifth athletic director in George Mason’s history.


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Mark Herring: DREAMers qualify for in-state tuition

Attorney General Mark R. Herring advised that, under current Virginia law, Virginia students who are lawfully present in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program qualify for in-state tuition, provided they meet Virginia’s domicile requirements.


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Augusta Aquatics pool builder to speak at Roanoke construction conference

Tim Coleman, owner and managing partner of Augusta Aquatics, a Fishersville, Va.-based pool building company, will speak at the November meeting of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute on Nov. 21, at Taaza Indian Restaurant in Roanoke, Va., at 117 Duke of Gloucester Road.


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George Mason junior Erik Copes suspended to open the season

George Mason Athletics Director Tom O’Connor announced Friday that men’s basketball junior Erik Copes has been suspended for six games for violation of athletic department policy.


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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in spotlight over abortion

Ken Cuccinelli thinks God will punish America over a woman’s right to choose. Terry McAuliffe supports late-term abortion.


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George Mason headed to A-10 from gutted CAA

George Mason University has entered into a membership agreement to join the Atlantic 10 Conference beginning with the 2013-14 season, school president Ángel Cabrera announced today. The Patriots officially will become members of the 21-sport league on July 1, 2013.


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Details for Holiday Hoops Classic announced

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday the date and game times for the Inaugural Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic. The 2012 Classic will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Richmond Coliseum. The Classic will feature a men’s basketball doubleheader with the Spiders of the University of Richmond taking on the Patriots of George Mason University at 3 p.m. and the University of Virginia Cavaliers matching up with the Old Dominion University Monarchs at 5:30 p.m.


Hot-starting VCU holds off late Mason rally in CAA semis

Second-seeded VCU started fast and held on late to earn its seventh trip in the last 11 years to the title game of Virginia 529 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship with a 74-64 win over No. 3 seed George Mason on Sunday afternoon at the Richmond Coliseum. The Rams scored the first 22 points of the […]


VCU tops Mason, 89-77

The George Mason men’s basketball team closed out the 2011-12 regular season on Saturday night, falling 89-77 to Colonial Athletic Association rival VCU at the Siegel Center. Mason (23-8, 14-4) suffered its first double-digit loss in conference this season, earning the third seed in next week’s conference tournament. The Rams (25-6, 15-3) avenged a one-point […]


Mason gets BracketBusters win over Lamar

Senior CAA Player of the Year candidate Ryan Pearson posted his 12th double-double of the season and the George Mason men’s basketball team staved off a late Lamar rally, downing the Cardinals 75-71 on Saturday afternoon. The win, part of the Sears BracketBusters series, was the fifth-straight for Mason (23-6), while the Cardinals dropped to […]


Buzzer-beater lifts Mason over VCU, 62-61

Redshirt sophomore Sherrod Wright sank a three-pointer as the final horn sounded on Wednesday evening at the Patriot Center, sending the George Mason men’s basketball team past visiting VCU, 62-61, in a battle to stay atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings. The Patriots rallied from a five-point deficit inside of 30 seconds to pick up […]


Mason notches 20th, knocks off Hofstra, 72-62

Overcoming a one-point halftime deficit, the George Mason men’s basketball team shot better than 50 percent from the field and pulled away late from Hofstra, securing  a 72-62 Colonial Athletic Association victory on Wednesday evening at the Patriot Center. Mason (20-6) notched its 20th win of the year, marking its 11th 20-win season in program […]


Mason grinds out 54-50 win over ODU

In front of a capacity Homecoming crowd of 9,840, senior Ryan Pearson posted his 10th double-double of the year and the George Mason men’s basketball team grinded out a 54-50 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Old Dominion. The win, Mason’s 16th straight at home in conference play, kept the Patriots in first place in the […]


Mason rally falls short at Delaware

The George Mason men’s basketball team could not overcome a double-digit  first half deficit, as the Patriots dropped a 65-60 decision on Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. Mason (18-6, 10-2 CAA) saw its six-game win streak come to an end, as the Blue Hens (11-12, 6-6) earned a season split in the series. […]


Mason holds off Hofstra, 55-50

Sophomore Sherrod Wright scored a team-high 15 points, including the game-winning three-point play, and the George Mason men’s basketball team held off Hofstra, 55-50, on Wednesday at the Mack Sports Complex. Mason stays atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings at 9-1 in conference play and 17-5 overall, while the Pride dropped to 7-15 (1-9 CAA). […]


George Mason 67, UNC-Wilmington 61