Among the many many many things I love about this place are all the ways we do well by doing good. Case in point is all the work being done at Mason around the issue of sustainability.
Of course, Mason gets a lot of attention for our faculty efforts in this area, most notably in the past year for Abul Hussam’s research on removing arsenic from drinking water, for which he was named a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment. I’m just as proud, however, of the comprehensive, and leadership, approach Mason has taken to the whole sustainability issue.
Now we can add to all of that the only academic partnership on the subject with the Smithsonian Institution. The new program includes a joint degree and new facilities at a joint conservation campus on a 3,000-acre research station in Front Royal Virginia.
Conveniently, our colors are already Green and Gold…Be seeing you.