Archive for June, 2006

Adding Fossil Fuel to the Fire: Researchers Find Higher Global Warming Estimates More Likely

Posted: June 5, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With the global warming debate heating up in the news lately, researchers at George Mason University and the independent Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies recently conducted a comprehensive, and somewhat controversial, study that showed global warming estimates for the next century might be higher than we think.

George Mason in the News

Posted: June 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage George Mason received during the past week.

Center for Global Education Debuts New China Internship

Posted: June 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Chinese pagoda

This fall, George Mason’s Center for Global Education and the China Education Association for International Exchange will debut a new 15-week program that offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in professional academic internships in China’s capital, Beijing.

Alumnus Helps Botswana Orphans Plan for Better Lives

Posted: June 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It is not a coincidence that Styn Jamu, BS Psychology ’99 and MPA ’00, and his wife, Lisa, named their nonprofit organization Stepping Stones International. Stones and rocks have been fundamental to many major moments in their lives.

Now, they are looking to polish rocks into gems by turning orphaned children into educated, confident adults even in the face of tragedy.

Botswana children

Summer at Mason

Posted: June 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At Mason, the learning never stops, but it sometimes moves outdoors when the weather is warm.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Mason Baseball Players Honored

Posted: June 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With the close of the baseball season, George Mason senior Robby Jacobsen concluded a tremendous four-year career.

Public Policy Graduate Student Wins Boren Fellowship

Posted: June 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Next spring, when other graduate students are beginning their course work at Mason, Ann Lane will be beginning intensive Vietnamese language studies.

A School of Public Policy graduate student in peace operations, Lane won a David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship from the National Security Education Program.

Ann Lane

Lane earned a BA in sociology with a focus in anthropology from Mary Washington University.

Employee of the Month: Ruth Lynch

Posted: June 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ruth Lynch

The university’s Employee of the Month Selection Committee announced that Ruth Lynch of the Dean’s Office in the College of Education and Human Development is the Employee of the Month for June.