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Coronavirus COVID-19 Notice

IMPORTANT INFORMATION George Mason University has extended spring break to March 20, after which the university will move to virtual instruction. Find out what you need to know to be prepared. Visit Mason’s Coronavirus Information page. All Mason faculty must review the Instructional Continuity and Research Continuity guidelines to prepare for the transition to virtual instruction.

Dr. Alonso Aguirre addresses COVID-19 on CGTN America

Dr. Alonso Aguirre, Chair of the ESP Department, was interviewed on March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC during a live news broadcast segment on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  See the clip here:

Event: Solve Climate by 2030

PLEASE JOIN US IN A GLOBAL EFFORT TO SOLVE THE CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM BY 2030!   COVID-19 Update: The Virginia event at Center for the Arts is cancelled; organizers hope to reschedule in the fall Location: Dr. Linda Apple Monson Grand Tier, Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Time: 5:00 to 7:00 […]

New MS Concentration in Energy and Sustainability Policy and Science (ESPS) begins Fall 2020

ESP is now offering a new MS concentration in Energy and Sustainability Policy and Science, available for Fall 2020 enrollment. This concentration focuses specifically on the scientific, policy and methods background in energy and sustainability needed for senior positions in energy and environmental consulting and NGOs, energy and sustainability-focused government offices, and private sector firms […]

Students accolades from the DeMutsert Lab

The De Mutsert Fish Ecology Lab website: Congratulations to the students of Dr. Kim De Mutsert on the following accolades: Sara Marriott was awarded a prestigious SESYNC Graduate Pursuit Fellowship, which is an an 18-month fellowship in which she is part of an interdisciplinary team that will be researching “A socio-environmental approach to improve […]

Fall 2020-Summer 2021 Catherine and Richard Becker Graduate Research Fellowship

Update: Please be aware that the application form was updated on February 11, 2020 and the one displayed below is the one you should be using.  APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN Two Graduate Research Fellowships will be awarded to Master’s students for the academic year 2020-2021. The Fellowship enables a more inclusive graduate academic experience – incorporating […]

A Racing Career: Dr. Lee Talbot

Photos and story by Lee Talbot February 2018 As you know one of my other outside activities has been auto racing. While not an academic endeavor in the usual sense, it has been an intellectual one and my students seem to enjoy talking about it. Most of my racing has been in sport or open-wheel […]

Graduate students launch new student chapter of The Wildlife Society at GMU

Sea Grant Opportunites

Sea Grant Opportunities – To learn more about these opportunities, see ++ 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship — Submission Due: December 4, 2019 — For graduate students interested in national policy decisions affecting coastal and marine resources.  Sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. ++ Graduate Research Fellowships — Deadline: December 13, 2019 […]

Student Story: REU Internship at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)  Environmental Science and Policy undergraduate student Keith Keel discusses his summer research experience with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute ( Story and images by Keith Keel (September 2019) Video (February 2020) produced by Chelsea Gray, with the support of Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center ( Over the summer […]

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester

MLK Day (University Closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (No Classes): Mar 9 – 15

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 1

Last day of classes: May 4

Reading Day(s): May 5

Final Exam Period: May 6 – 13

University Commencement: May 15

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