ESP faculty are featured in Mason Spirit

German Perilla and Cynthia Smith, both teaching faculty at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, were featured in the Mason Spirit on August 9, 2017.

Perilla is the Director and Founder of the Honeybee Initiative at Mason, and Smith is associate professor and K-12 Education & Outreach Director at PEREC.

Please click on the links below to read the news articles:

Buzzing With Activity – featuring German Perilla

Gaining Experience as an Environmental Scientist – featuring Cynthia Smith

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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