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In Brief
VSE in the News
Upcoming Events
Research Awards


In Brief

To foster awareness of current IT security issues, Information Technology Services publishes a monthly newsletter on topics of interest to a general audience. The June newsletter is at http://itsecurity.gmu.edu/SecurityLiaisons/upload/OCTNWL.pdf.

This month’s newsletter is about common mistakes when using email.

Please contact Jonathan Goldman, the VSE Security Liaison, if you have any questions.
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VSE in the News

News stories about VSE that have been posted:

Beyond Mason


·         San Francisco Gate: Mason’s Kenneth Ball (Volgenau) is mentioned for being an leading expert to present at the 2018 Capital Cybersecurity Summit.<https://secure-web.cisco.com/17-HQvstijdG8ATowJh7NPg-HYGmNU9pLkWgLzQsuSXatEeTvPw1WKEClQs3q6S02hrdTZE1gjr1z2iyVenK01JaO0fP7GP7GrboEETfTfkZpsyGLXBmbMPo6uL3zXeltTcq8AvCso3tMISlK6F-NBEBcyZXeRdiyOx1sx_JxbB5qmtlVTVOvwH7HrwAl4R2olgDddc9o2vjnx8YQSIRiiFHY8ReA9s4ps6LgIod8La-iOowcIkBoZjWCQws0FKDyUBB8RcUvKpImgJhYLr9ZxIl_TDC_CWIrO5zxKxnyAbhswbfoIZzyM9aZKbkbydzrNf0c4wNOOeTVMHPFZNNGrBopjWDv73DvpnglcMLMJIKLeGr2f63h3BzLDJouGGO5rzh882fFAbnGglwFWhOnZzweDoSd77MM8HG-j2ByLyVM3Yu82RYGKLbQzflV6mjS/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfgate.com%2Fbusiness%2Fpress-releases%2Farticle%2F25-Top-Cybersecurity-Experts-to-Present-at-2018-13333150.php>



·         Washington Business Journal: Mason President Ángel Cabrera comments on innovation training at universities. Mason’s Sean Mallon and student Wonsik Park also comment in the story.<https://secure-web.cisco.com/1cQtvVqoH1JkWJSE_0o7P7g9QH43qrC17_bTYzOfZbFwtz85l4xS6ERytka5WkxvVj19t06suxzfzVN4HbYLoPm_ROx8ORNsvtmKRdDuHXP3rUO4EZB1d5rTZrw5_NxuIMEwTV-kPLbtSiS0sIu8LWYxRuga7tnAmVc8tMcT5ErdgVPFWHj_-DNMiImY7seIqjlXwrWAvPUAiZitNEpDMI3Irs0JIbuKXlit1xh-dtHvwk3OPi5viowuoeJ3gKtoydnyNOBQEEis5ILtkcwAv_SBkJ01WAmeqwvKkhKvhHiy_MVl1YHNNtrE_iomlAaq3nzZ3XWc-kLOCzXc8ktGInxfkNSV6rr-vK32X8gy1Tp57PHsxVxxSysQvXPULJd_Xt2fNjaqVO8Hf7RmD4fEvZRPSHXWHVdHGUNIN3U1miqVkM_rICCO9qTr37ZpcqPwFHds_nXz1gF__nbGx_OwqlA/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fwashington%2Fnews%2F2018%2F10%2F25%2Fjonathan-aberman-can-you-teach-people-be.html>


·         Chesapeake Bay Magazine: Mason research on the shrinking shoreline of Deal Island is mentioned. Mason students Ali Rezaie and Juan Garzon are mentioned.<https://secure-web.cisco.com/1z3IfoLLBHBKrgHJNrJHStd0YeC7MBAjGhAty0o9wPXZRzsLdCjcdEESqQOBTQDPpRmvr3AQ-2HgmvbJ3s2VvCekmoxi7_uvBshcvyKaerzhL5D7uHzb3o9GBomRdFpyLbuujUv9ovXkCdvtj7FI6D2RkNVNOUAEgSfIB3fr1TfS3p9NmQ52IleeBUszS6G0wLEe3_m-XpovlnGDiFZZTpddU-BuqgfUJyedFKMNGkiZeWJKz1dpXheZdIEyHrXN5X6DFUnGZicaC8B2dA0TatoT05hWQkLQL5TcVd_30vD-pbbU8-sYJPULEauf520gEy-0hF3yqGYfZihtKZhpt0gOdjiS0zdmtc6f3eomKHhP0dJwcHT3V8glbF9QEwL4udNzv08TGqpvfGmCD4MqNfh1xaiS8DNvsentooiu6_aQBa9Ym1xfF4hSyRym-d5UaBMBkkMS0depweUaLMHzCXpNI5gvyR0i9vgkjPfpsTwk/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chesapeakebaymagazine.com%2Fbaybulletin%2F2018%2F10%2F29%2Fstudy-will-restoration-of-deal-islands-lost-dunes-halt-flooding>

On the Mason News Page (https://www2.gmu.edu/news)

·         Research that helps teachers get with the (computer) program.<https://www2.gmu.edu/news/572371> Jeff Ouffett professor of software engineering is part of a three-year, $1 million study, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, that is exploring the best ways to train teachers to translate the standards into student outcomes.

On the Volgenau News Page (https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/latest-news)


·         Civil engineering PhD student reviews data to uncover causes of accidents on construction sites<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/572311>. As Pouya Gholizadeh is reviewing federal government data to determine the causes of accidents and fatalities on construction sites.


·         National Science Foundation funds Mason data analytics summer program<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/572501>.

Undergraduates who want to learn how to glean research insights from data should apply for a 10-week, all-expense-paid summer 2019 program at Mason.

Photo of the Week
Pouya Gholizadeh, a PhD student in civil engineering, is reviewing federal government data to determine the causes of construction accidents and fatalities. Photo by Ron Aira

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If you have suggestions for other stories, please submit them to Martha Bushong, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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Up-coming Events

Whether you're looking for a specific event or browsing, our calendar lets you know what’s happening at the school. Here is a sample of what’s coming in the next several weeks. For more information visit our calendar<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/events#/?i=1> on the web. From this page, you can share the event on social media, get updates, forward to friends, or save it to your own calendar.

November 2 – CASBBI, 1:00 pm. ENGR 4705. The Center for Adaptive Systems for Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI), led by Siddhartha Sikdar (bioengineering), Jim Thompson (psychology), and Lynn Gerber (health administration and policy), has been selected for base funding by a team led by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President S. David Wu. This group will meet weekly and present seminars.

November 2 ­­– Promotion and Tenure Presentation for Dr. Qi Wei, 3:00 pm.
Merten Hall, 1202, Meeting Room, Fairfax Campus. Presentation by Dr. Qi Wei for her promotion and tenure open to faculty and staff.

November 5 ­– VSE Visit Day, begins at 10 am. Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

November 6 – LIS/DA meeting, 12:30 pm. Research Hall 91, Fairfax Campus
Discuss and share modeling issues and research findings.

November 12–16 ­– Global Engineering Dean’s Council Peace Engineering, Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information.<https://secure-web.cisco.com/1UefykXno9V-vh-pyUBqXnXjrgbt3DO712oJYGl_Aq0_KSQlCjfg-smcQu0bzI21DuDa1PVTYEWitZ7KB0rstiSkjRtz8w0T7qqglp24ZjY1jFayjKNrFdi4rvsb9RlaYb5otgJxiWTX9G4Y_LyiXpMxlFMzCPTkto0PRuo4psnKSPghAiAxYbOOcQTLGLrvemAfYTsQvm1r0RYr9D22uon1fp_IDGZem1GkC2dyutO_-EvccGlMz_GZqXTgKOu38r-KzGPSUnY1Tif0caIUCK_SuChXoRIgziQyvfEfnZvc2-o7BPwqCRHaBIYxO-oxhPwFGnZ1Tp6Cgy__6sJWeliz-acaZ04fmJuVpp1njez4F82GLXjytMlbkxJYswjLZQ2MBbH06RVZf0gAO9kAxsyO66UNB7FVcXkGZ3amddtk2kR7enPZMazY120PqyL47ypBYkCjQ7i9g3crZXEn7QA/https%3A%2F%2Fweef-gedc2018.org%2F>

For information about getting your event posted visit: https://volgenau.gmu.edu/events

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Research News

Elise Miller-Hooks of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering was awarded $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Martha Bushong
Director of Communication & External Affairs Volgenau School of Engineering
4400 University Drive, MS 5C8
Fairfax, Virginia  22030
703-993-5595
website: engineering.gmu.edu
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