Archive for February, 2007

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

Posted: February 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations in January as part of Mason Speakers – the University’s speakers’ bureau.

Aharonov Lecture Series Brings Nobel Winner Leggett to Explain Everyday Quantum Physics

Posted: February 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Anthony Leggett

“Does the Everyday World Really Obey Quantum Mechanics?” will be presented by Sir Anthony Leggett, a 2003 Nobel Laureate, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. in Harris Theater.

African Student Association Raises Awareness of War Victims in Africa

Posted: February 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s African Student Association (ASA) will host a panel discussion titled “Voices of Children Affected by War: Transcending from Victimhood to Active Peacebuilding” on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Mason’s 2007 Homecoming Week Kicks Off Sunday

Posted: February 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Homecoming log

At a time of year when many universities across the nation are simply trying to stay warm, Mason cues up the band, lights up the barbeque and sends up the fireworks.

College Democrats Rally for Obama

Posted: February 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) wades into an enthusiastic crowd after a rally at Mason’s Fairfax Campus on Feb. 2. Hosted by Mason’s College Democrats, the event attracted thousands of students, some who came from colleges around the country.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Monarchs, 66-56, in Overtime

Posted: February 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Old Dominion University outscored the George Mason men’s basketball team 10-0 in overtime, beating Mason, 66-56, in front of a record-tying 9,804 fans at the Patriot Center on Saturday.

Mason Researchers Say Global Warming Estimates Even Higher Than Panel Reports

Posted: February 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jagadish Shukla

Mason climate scientist Jagadish Shukla says the world’s most authoritative group on climate change has a prediction of increased global warming that is not extreme enough.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last week issued its strongest warning yet that human activities are causing a global warming that will result in a bigger change in global temperature over the next century than in the past 400,000 years.

Shukla, an author of more than 150 scientific publications on climate and climate predictability, stresses that the warming will be even more radical than the IPCC predicts.

Off the Clock: Professor McCord Teaches, and Lives, History

Posted: February 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ted McCord turns his car off Lee Highway in Centreville, Va., and drives past several single-family homes built in the past few years.

Off the Clock: Entrepreneur Makes Treasure out of Trash

Posted: February 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Most people have hobbies. But not all can turn their hobby into hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

Searching for the ‘Holy Grail’ of Neuroscience: Mason Scientist Aims to Construct a Virtual Brain

Posted: February 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

How does the brain work? Where do character traits like creativity and humor originate? By studying nerve tissue and building a computational model, neuroscientist Giorgio Ascoli and his team of researchers at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study are trying to answer these fundamental questions.