Mason Briefs

Posted: May 4, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Religious Studies major has announced that a new Judaic Studies minor will be available to students beginning next fall. It will emphasize the varied cultures and expressions of Jews across the world, as well as pay close attention to their histories. “We look forward to using this program to promote dialogue on campus and to increase both global awareness and understanding,” says David Kaufmann, chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies. For more information, contact at Kaufmann at or 703-993-1290.

On Thursday, May 5, P.J. Maddox, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Science, will host a brown bag presentation to discuss the uninsured in Virginia and present the latest data from the Center for Health Policy, Research, and Ethics’ research initiatives. The presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Robinson Hall B, Room 415, on the Fairfax Campus. Maddox serves as a technical consultant to the Virginia Department of Health for a grant awarded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The team is analyzing the problem of the uninsured in Virginia and developing an economically viable model to increase health insurance coverage.

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