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Unformatted text preview: y to grant doctoral degrees and began offering programs at this level.
In the same year, the university acquired the School of
Law, located at the Arlington Campus.
In 1984, the ﬁrst Robinson Professors, a group of outstanding scholars committed to undergraduate teaching
and interdisciplinary scholarship, joined the faculty as
the result of a generous bequest from Clarence J. Robinson. Drawing prominent scholars from all ﬁelds,
Mason’s outstanding faculty also includes Nobel laureate in economic sciences James M. Buchanan; Pulitzer
Prize winners; IEEE Centennial Medallists; and recipients of numerous grants and awards, including Fulbright, Templeton, National Science Foundation, and
National Endowment for the Arts, among others.
Endowed chairs have also brought many artists and
scholars to campus.
In 1985, Mason, in partnership with area businesses,
developed an engineering program geared toward the
emerging information technology ﬁeld and started the
School of Information Technology and Engin...
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