Archive for February, 2010

Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations”

Posted: February 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Russell Roberts, professor of economics, talked about the historical significance of the book “The Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith.

Campaign Finance Laws

Posted: February 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm, Last Updated: February 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm

During this televised panel discussion, Allison Hayward, assistant professor in the School of Law, discussed the effect of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance laws.

Tropical Biologist, Conservation Researcher Lovejoy Joins Mason

Posted: February 15, 2010 at 1:06 am, Last Updated: February 15, 2010 at 11:23 am

The former World Wildlife Fund executive will lecture as part of the Smithsonian-Mason Semester, teach a seminar next fall and work with graduate students.

Nuclear Energy Expert Seeks Disposal Solutions

Posted: February 15, 2010 at 1:05 am, Last Updated: February 15, 2010 at 11:21 am

Named to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, Allison Macfarlane believes nuclear energy must be considered as part of a diversified energy supply.

With Lower Medicare Fees, Physicians Favor More Profitable Services, Study Finds

Posted: February 15, 2010 at 1:04 am, Last Updated: February 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

The results of the study, “Medicare Fees and the Volume of Physicians’ Services,” were published in the health-policy journal Inquiry.

Mason Alum Kohn Makes Unlikely (Bobsled) Run to Vancouver

Posted: February 15, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: February 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

Mike Kohn has a bronze medal from the 2002 Olympics, but he’s going to give it his best shot this year after qualifying at the last minute.

No Argument Here: Reviving Debate at Historically Black Colleges

Posted: February 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

Mason historian Suzanne Smith is a guest on the program talking about her new book, “To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death.”

Students Practice Citizen Diplomacy in Syria

Posted: February 8, 2010 at 1:04 am, Last Updated: February 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm

The trip was led by Professor Marc Gopin as part of his graduate conflict analysis and resolution class.

New Report Says World Is Less Violent, More Democratic

Posted: February 8, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: February 8, 2010 at 8:39 am

“Global Report 2009″ says the global magnitude of warfare is now at its lowest level since 1960.

Weisburd’s Lecture Scrutinizes Crime Hot Spots

Posted: February 8, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: February 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

Location, location, location applies to crime as well as real estate, says Mason criminologist David Weisburd.