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Archive for May, 2017

The Effects of War on Veterans

by Michele McDonald on May 12th, 2017

Jesse Kirkpatrick, assistant director of Mason’s Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, is leading a project looking at the effects of war on veterans.

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Good as Gold

by Damian Cristodero on May 12th, 2017

U.S. Olympic gold medalist David Verburg, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources ’13, returned to campus in February, where he was honored during the men’s basketball game with La Salle.

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Crime Seen

by Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on May 12th, 2017

One collected forensic data at bomb sites, another headed up the largest crime lab in the world, and another buddied up to psychopaths. All three spent years in the FBI before bringing their expansive knowledge and experience to George Mason University—along with some gripping stories.

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The Dancing Brain

by Colleen Kearney Rich on May 12th, 2017

How dancers move and learn may make them the perfect collaborators for Mason researchers.

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Mason Spirits

by Mason Spirit contributor on May 12th, 2017

Crafting “adult beverages” is one of the growing of the industries in Virginia, and entrepreneurial Mason alumni are well represented.

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Ancient Digs Fit for a Queen

by Colleen Kearney Rich on May 10th, 2017

In her book Nefertiti’s Sun Temple: A New Cult Complex at Tell el-Amarna , Mason Egyptologist Jacquelyn Williamson examines stone relief fragments excavated from the site of Kom el-Nana at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, dating back to approximately 1350 BCE. This is the first time relief fragments can be associated with a specific wall from a specific temple at Tell el-Amarna. And this one just happened to belong to Queen Nefertiti.

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Driver Behavior Could Monitor Medical Conditions

by Jamie Rogers on May 10th, 2017

As a part of a study, Mason psychology professor Yi-Ching Lee and her team are looking at how teens and young adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) operate cars when they take their ADHD medication versus when they forget a dose, or if the medication dosage needs to be adjusted.

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Simply the Best

by Buzz McClain, BA '77 on May 5th, 2017

Mason senior Mason MacDonald won the Sodexo USA National Customer Experience Award for his lively efforts behind the counter at the Northern Neck Starbucks on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

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Celebration of Distinction 2017

by Colleen Kearney Rich on May 1st, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognized its most prestigious alumni, as well as Senior of the Year and Faculty Member of the Year, at an elegant dinner at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.

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