Mason in the News

George Mason professor flies unwanted dogs to new homes

Posted: October 31, 2011 at 8:34 am

Michael Young, an adjunct faculty member in Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering, discusses his work as a volunteer pilot who uses his plane to transport rescued dogs to new homes.

Alcohol course brews life in to GMU nutrition program

Posted: October 26, 2011 at 9:11 am, Last Updated: October 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

Gabriella Petrick, assistant professor in the College of Health and Human Services, discusses Mason’s new Global Health Perspectives on Alcohol course that is offered in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. The course is taught at Mason’s nutrition lab – a kitchen in the old Metro Diner in Fairfax City – and teaches students about the role that alcohol plays in society.

How many people can the planet handle?

Posted: October 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

Phil Auerswald, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy, says a larger population does not necessarily mean a reduction in opportunity for society as a whole.

Race and Public Policy Conference

Posted: October 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm

The Race and Public Policy Conference, hosted by Michael Fauntroy and the School of Public Policy, was taped and televised by C-SPAN. The second panel on race and international issues can be found here.

Scientists Stunned, Skeptical on Faster-Than-Light Particles

Posted: September 28, 2011 at 8:51 am

Physics professor Robert Ehrlich discusses with Fox 5 Morning News the possibility of certain particles being able to travel faster than the speed of light.

In Brian Lamb’s ‘Booknotes’ marginalia, a record of our time’s serious thoughts

Posted: September 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

University Librarian John Zenelis and Mason President Alan Merten discuss the donation to the university of the 801 nonfiction books used by Brian Lamb on C-SPAN’s long-running “Booknotes” television series.

The Good, the Bad and the Housing Market

Posted: September 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

Tony Sanders, professor of real estate finance, spoke about the lingering issues facing the housing market.

George Mason University Professor Alessandra Luchini Is Among Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’

Posted: September 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

Beth Parker interviews Mason nanoscientist and professor Alessandra Luchini about being named to Popular Science magazine’s annual list of the ten most brilliant scientists under the age of 40.

Hire Smart Cronies

Posted: September 14, 2011 at 11:50 am, Last Updated: September 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

Susan Tolchin, University Professor in the School of Public Policy, discusses her book, “Pinstripe Patronage,” and her 40-year writing partnership with her husband, Martin.

Mason breaks ground on science lab, student housing on Prince William campus

Posted: September 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

Mason recently held groundbreaking ceremonies for a new life sciences lab and a residence hall for graduate students.