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Together, we are stronger. The relationships we’ve built with our partner schools – James Madison, Old Dominion, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth, and Virginia Tech – bring valuable assets to bear on the challenges and opportunities facing the state University system. In the Venn diagram of 4-VA, each school leverages its unique strengths and resources to further a shared goal. To wit: Combining the technological resources from one campus with the rich historical archives of another and the performing arts expertise at a third can more effectively accelerate the pace and production of an extraordinary final product.
Taking another important step forward, the innovative partnership program between Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University (Mason) — known as ADVANCE — recently hosted a Summit which brought together regional and national leaders from both the Technology and Health sectors to work with faculty to develop collaborations in support of current students Read more about NOVA and Mason Summit Encourages Business and Educational Collaboration[…]
Almost 150 educators from more than 20 different departments at both Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) and George Mason University volunteered to spend their day off recently aligning courses and designing curricula to help provide a streamlined transition for NVCC students interested in transferring to Mason for a four-year degree. The conference was part of Read more about NVCC and Mason Strengthen Program to Assist Transfer Students[…]
The recent 10th Annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference at George Mason University featured a wide array of presentations, as faculty shared successful teaching tools and techniques with attendees. The sharing continued into the poster session — where two Mason professors presented the results of their successful projects developed though 4-VA at Mason grants. Read more about 4-VA at Mason Grants Highlighted at ITL Conference[…]
Thanks to a seed planted by a 4-VA grant, a unique hands-on course in food sustainability — coordinated by the Director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies at George Mason University, Andrew Wingfield — was piloted this summer at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation in Front Royal, Va. Collaborating with Wingfield in the creation of the Read more about New Course Promotes a More Sustainable Virginia Food System[…]
Leaders from the business, academic, veterans, and local, state and federal government communities convened June 26 at the Cyber Training and Education Conference, held on the George Mason University Science and Technology campus in Manassas, Virginia. The conference’s purpose was to tackle a critical issue facing the region — 43,200 vacant jobs in cyber technology Read more about Cyber Training and Education Conference Addresses Critical Shortage of Trained Professionals[…]
“ReSounding the Archives” is a unique, collaborative project between Mason, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech which delightfully brings the music of World War I to life and opens the door to the power of the message behind America’s most popular songs of the time. Archivists, librarians, faculty, and students connected through research and recordings Read more about WWI: The Music and the Message[…]