Archive for November, 2009

Stephen Farnsworth: Old & New Media in American Politics

Posted: November 9, 2009 at 10:25 am, Last Updated: November 10, 2009 at 9:52 am

Stephen Farnsworth, assistant professor of communication, discusses the Virginia election, the Obama presidency and media and politics. Session is part of C-SPAN’s Distance Learning Class taped in front of students at Mason and other universities.

Visual Memory May Just Be Mind Over Matter

Posted: November 9, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: November 9, 2009 at 8:57 am

Psychology professor Maria Kozhevnikov spent a year in Nepal interviewing monks to learn about their practice of meditation.

Education and Military Service Mark Alum’s Career Path

Posted: November 9, 2009 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: January 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm

When Robert Knight’s Navy aviation career hit a dead-end, he returned to Mason to prepare himself for law school. Now he’s in the Army.

ROTC Cadets Take First Place in Regional Challenge

Posted: November 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: January 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Crossing a one-rope bridge loaded with gear and running through mud and sand, Mason’s team showed that good training pays off.

U.S. Jobless Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years

Posted: November 6, 2009 at 5:35 pm, Last Updated: November 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Stephen Fuller, public policy professor and director of the Center for Regional Analysis, says the latest unemployment figures indicate that economic recovery may take a long time.

Myanmar vote plan clouds new U.S. dialogue

Posted: November 6, 2009 at 5:19 pm

John Dale, assistant professor of sociology, discusses U.S. diplomatic engagement in Myanmar.

Journeys of Discovery: Unique Academic Research

Posted: November 3, 2009 at 9:12 am

Psychology professor Todd Kashdan was one of five area researchers featured in an article in the Post’s Education Review. He was interviewed about his research on curiosity and happiness.

Mason Receives 2009 Governor’s Technology Award

Posted: November 3, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 2, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Mason’s Virtual Computing Lab enables faculty members and students to access specialized software any time, anywhere.

English Students to Help Plan Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Posted: November 2, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: January 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

The English Honors seminar, American Chinatowns, will offer students an opportunity to study—and practice—ethnography.

Alum and WUSA-9 Anchor Has a Drive to Give

Posted: November 2, 2009 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: January 25, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Angie Goff, traffic anchor, entertainment correspondent, lifestyle blogger and morning fill-in anchor, makes time for volunteering.