Archive for January, 2008

Kiplinger’s Names Mason to ‘Best Values’ List

Posted: January 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, in the February 2008 edition, has named Mason to its national top 100 “Best Values in Public Education” list.

According to the magazine, it bases the rankings of public colleges on “a combination of outstanding academic quality plus an affordable price tag.”

Men’s Basketball Loses to Georgia State, 66-64

Posted: January 3, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team was unable to hold onto a 13-point halftime lead as the Patriots were upset at Georgia State on Wednesday, 66-64.

Forensics Team Plays Host to High School Competitors

Posted: January 3, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last month, Mason’s award-winning Forensics Team members shifted their roles from competitor to mentor while hosting the fourth annual national invitational Patriot Games tournament for their high school counterparts.

Scientist Keeps an Eye on the Planet and Beyond

Posted: January 3, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Menas Kafatos

If you think that movies about extreme global warming, such as “The Day After Tomorrow” or “An Inconvenient Truth,” are all about gloom and doom, try spending an hour with Menas Kafatos.

Men’s Basketball Takes Home Win Over Liberty

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When the Liberty men’s basketball team converted on its opening possession of the second half to take a two-point lead, the Mason Patriots found themselves trailing for the first time all game.

Popular English Department Program Gets a Makeover

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“What’s in a name?” asked Juliet. Well, everything, of course, which is why the English Department’s undergraduate concentration in nonfiction writing and editing and graduate concentration in professional writing and editing will change names this fall.

Experiencing an Onion Cell: How Students with Disabilities Learn about Science

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

University Professors Margo Mastropieri and Thomas Scruggs in Mason’s Graduate School of Education have dedicated much of their research careers to studying how students with special needs learn. Few researchers in the United States concentrate on the mix of special education and content learning.