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With Giving Day, Advancement starts a new tradition at Mason

Holding a Giving Day expresses our belief in the power of broad-based support, especially from alumni. It’s also a reminder that each and every person who sees the promise of George Mason University, its amazing faculty and enterprising students, can be a donor.

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Perilla’s Work Featured in New Book

Congratulations to German Perilla, director of George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiatve. Perilla authored an article in the newly released book Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities.

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The Bee’s Knees: Mason Beehives Involved in Collaborative Art Project

Faculty and staff of George Mason University were minding their own beeswax all summer. As part of the Living Hive Project,

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NBC4 Washington Visits the George Mason Honey Bee Initiative

George Mason University students partake in an initiative to help the honeybees. Photojournalist Beth Brown has the report.

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Mason Hives Abuzz with Research

The Mason Honey Bee Initiative (HBI) was active this summer with a variety of hive-related research. These research projects are designed to explore indicators of bee health and provide valuable information to research groups working at the local, state and national levels.

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The Amazon in the Modern World

This July, eight George Mason University students joined New Century College’s German Perilla on an Amazonian adventure, learning the basic principles of sustainable beekeeping and community development.

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Take a Moment to think about: Sustainability

This video, by Lisa Struckmeyer, takes a look at Sustainability Beekeeping and introduces photos of the new apiary on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University.

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Honey Bee Initiative goes to the Amazon

Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative will be offering a new course that goes to the Amazon Rainforest to teach local communities beekeeping.

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The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World: July 7 – 21, 2015

This fifteen-day course will explore how the exceptional diversity of the Amazon River Basin effects the way human communities interact with their environment. In this course, beekeeping, ecotourism and community driven development will be covered. Other topics include the effects of globalization on the landscape and peoples of the Amazon.

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Buzzing Ambassadors Welcome Mason Families

From October 17-19, George Mason University and New Century College (NCC) will welcome all to the university’s annual Family Weekend celebration.