Member’s News

History of RFA: Following some discussions between a recently retired faculty member and a soon-to-be retired one, the idea for the George Mason University RFA was born. With great encouragement and assistance from the Human Resources Department, and technical assistance from the Provost’s Office, the association was established in the Fall 2013 semester by a group of twelve founding mothers and fathers:  Louis C. Buffardi, Robert Ehrlich, Esther Elstun, Katherine L Haldeman, Joan P. Isenberg, Joseph Lieb, Julianne Mahler, Miriam Raskin, Jane Razeghi, G. Linda Rikard, Janice Sutera, and Terry Myers Zawacki.

Events & interest groups: The RFA has sponsored a number of events starting with its inaugural event on Feb 23, 2014.  A list of past and future events can be found described under “activities” –> “featured events.”   If you have ideas for future events, please contact program chair, Julie Mahler:
Also, see a nice article in Mason News about the RFA.  Recently, the RFA formed its first interest group (a book club) — see details under “activities” –> “interest groups.”

A new online journal:  Doug Mose an RFA member wants to find others interested in working on a new online journal he calls “The Journal of Future Survival Skills.”

If you have some newsworthy items involving RFA members (including yourself), please send them to the webmaster: