Archive for October, 2008

Mason Students Serve Virginia Communities in Summer Project

Posted: October 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason students Halima Ali, Latonya Austin, Justin Fogata and Purcella Smith spent their summer serving low-income communities around Petersburg, Va.

Transitions

Posted: October 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Mason in the News

Posted: October 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Off the Clock: Professor Challenges Gifted High School Mathematics Students

Posted: October 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

From a young age, Robert Sachs, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, knew he would always love mathematics.

An Interview with Rep. Tom Davis, Mason Adjunct Professor

Posted: October 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rep. Tom Davis

Rather than campaigning this fall, Rep. Tom Davis is teaching an undergraduate course at Mason called Southern Politics.

A Tragedy Unfolds: Mason Experts Comment on China’s Tainted Milk Crisis

Posted: October 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to the World Health Organization, parents of more than 54,000 infants and young children have sought medical treatment in relation to melamine-contaminated dairy products in China.

Nearly Half of U.S. States Fail on Emergency Plan Communication

Posted: October 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Seven years after 9/11, and in the wake of many major natural disasters such as forest fires, hurricanes and flooding, nearly half of U.S. states either have no state-level emergency plan or do not provide it readily to the public.

Staff Senate Taps Erek Perry for Outstanding Supervisor Award

Posted: October 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“First I was surprised, then I was humbled at the same time,” says Erek Perry, director of Mason’s University Scholars Program.

Mason Professor Named Outstanding American by Choice

Posted: October 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hussam

Mason chemistry professor Abul Hussam added another award to the long list of honors he has recently received.

Global Warming an Important Issue for Undecided Voters, New Study Shows

Posted: October 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nearly two out of three undecided voters say the presidential candidates’ positions on global warming will influence their vote in the upcoming election, according to a new national survey released jointly by researchers at Mason and Yale University.