Archive for October, 2010

Tea Party and Religious Conservatives

Posted: October 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Mark Rozell, professor of public policy, analyzes the different political groups that make up the Tea Party.

Mediation Effort Aims To Untangle Foreclosure Mess

Posted: October 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm, Last Updated: October 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Anthony Sanders, professor of finance, says a moratorium on foreclosures will have negative effects on the housing market.

Fulbright Scholarships Send Mason Alumnae Abroad

Posted: October 18, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm

The alumnae are traveling to Brazil, Italy, Germany, France and Tajikistan to conduct research, teach or study foreign languages.

In well-educated D.C. area, job market clusters academic backgrounds

Posted: October 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm, Last Updated: October 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis, discusses the educational background of the workers in the Washington, DC area economy.

Mason, Smithsonian to Offer Master’s Degree in the History of Decorative Arts

Posted: October 15, 2010 at 10:34 am, Last Updated: October 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

The program is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers as curators, historic site directors, auction house associates, authors and art educators.

New Members Join Mason’s Board of Visitors

Posted: October 12, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 12, 2010 at 5:23 am

Mason’s Board of Visitors has begun the new academic year with five new members appointed by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Psychology Researcher Uses Technology to Learn More about Memory

Posted: October 11, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: October 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Can the onset of Alzheimer’s disease be predicted? Mason cognitive neuroscientist Raja Parasuraman is planning to find out.

Mason Celebrates Its ‘Family Tree’ During Family Weekend

Posted: October 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm, Last Updated: October 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Can you imagine packing golf, Virginia Opera’s “Rigoletto,” games, wine tasting, star gazing, “Toy Story 3” and a brunch with green eggs and ham all into one weekend?

Federal Budget Reform Proposals

Posted: October 4, 2010 at 11:58 am, Last Updated: October 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

Paul Posner, director of the Public Administration program, presented data on performance based budgeting to Congress’ National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

New Study Sheds Light on Complexity of Teen Drinking Cultures

Posted: October 4, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: October 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Many factors lead teens to abuse alcohol, but culture plays the biggest role, a new study by Mason researchers has found.