Archive for September, 2011

Turn Off the Violence Week Calls Attention to Violence Against Women

Posted: September 29, 2011 at 8:24 am

A series of events is planned at Mason during the week of  Oct. 3-8 to call attention to sexual and dating violence.

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.

Vision Series: Charles Bailey to Discuss Rift Valley Fever Virus

Posted: September 26, 2011 at 10:49 am, Last Updated: September 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

Bailey, executive director of Mason’s National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, will disclose what could happen if the virus reaches the Americas.

Be There: Family Weekend 2011, Oct. 14-16

Posted: September 26, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: September 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Families who have attended in past years call the dozens of events “awesome” and “so much fun.”

Aspiring Scientists Program Puts Young Scholars on Research Cutting Edge

Posted: September 26, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: September 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

The summer program exposes students to levels of science that many researchers will not see until they enter the workforce.

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.

Researcher Honored Among Popular Science ‘Brilliant Ten’

Posted: September 19, 2011 at 1:05 am, Last Updated: September 19, 2011 at 6:18 am

Alessandra Luchini was selected for her work with Mason’s Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine.

Cochrane Policy College Launches at Mason

Posted: September 19, 2011 at 1:04 am, Last Updated: September 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Through the Cochrane Library, scientists and researchers disseminate summaries, called Cochrane Reviews, of findings on different health care topics.