This Week in the News…

Posted: March 5, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

February 2004, Caring for the Ages, a publication of the American Medical Directors Association

LTC’s Education Vanguard

“While Disney World does not yet have an Assisted Living Land, that hasn’t stopped Andrew Carle, MHA, from bringing Disney’s culture and many other customer-focused innovations to assisted living administration. Carle is assistant professor, former hospital CEO, and assisted living administration program director at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va….’If Disney can make a family feel wonderful for a three-day vacation, then we should learn how to make seniors who are spending their life savings to live in assisted living feel the same way.'”

Sunday. Feb. 29, Voice of America

Ming Wan, associate professor of international affairs, was interviewed for a segment on “Is China Changing?”

Monday, March 1, Computerworld

Can’t Hide Your Prying Eyes

“Although unionized employees, such as the police in Orlando, can fight the monitoring technologies, nonunion personnel have no legal recourse in the U.S., according to James T. Bennett, a professor at George Mason University who studies workplace privacy. ‘Employers are assumed to own any information that employees create, including information relative to their physical location,’ he says.”

Monday, March 1, Psychology Today

HELLO My Name Is Unique

“The announcements are in the mail; a religious ceremony may seal the decision. The name is chosen, and it is a word that will become so familiar that the child’s brain will pull it out of white noise. It is the first word she will learn to write. But what are the consequences of a particular name for self-image? They’re not earth-shattering, according to a study by psychologist Martin Ford, an assistant dean at George Mason University in Virginia. Ford found no correlation between the popularity or social desirability of a given name and academic or social achievement. ‘This doesn’t mean that a name would never have any effect on a child’s development,’ he explains. ‘But it does suggest that the probability of a positive effect is as large as that of a negative effect. It also suggests that a name is unlikely to be a significant factor in most children’s development.'”

Tuesday, March 2, Voice of America

Jon Gould, assistant professor of public and international affairs, was interviewed for a segment on “Super Tuesday.”

Wednesday, March 3, Reuters News

Oracle Remarks May Hurt Takeover Case

George Mason University law professor Ernest Gellhorn said the statement would give the government’s case ‘some flavor,’ but the gist of the case will be testimony of major customers, who fear the combination of Oracle and PeopleSoft will leave them with fewer choices, paying higher prices. Phillip’s comment will not have the same impact that it would have had he made it while at Oracle, Gellhorn said. ‘How much weight it’s going to be given depends on what other evidence is out there,’ he added.”

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