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Archive for October, 2011

Where in the World (Is Dean Haddock)

by Colleen Kearney Rich on October 24th, 2011

If School of Management Dean Jorge Haddock’s passport could talk, it would tell you it needs more pages.

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Creating a Blueprint for Health Research

by Leah Kerkman Fogarty on October 24th, 2011

Kathryn Jacobsen is an old hand at writing textbooks. After the success of this associate professor in the Department of Global and Community Health’s 2007 text Introduction to Global Health, she decided to tackle the world of research in Introduction to Health Research Methods (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011). An epidemiologist, Jacobsen explains that her…

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For Women in the Workplace, Being Self-Aware Is Key to Success

by Mason Spirit contributor on October 24th, 2011

Female workers hoping to advance their careers should be mindful of any masculine traits they may exhibit, according to Mason management professor Olivia O’Neill and Charles O’Reilly of Stanford University.

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Mark Flanigan: Making Peace a Priority

by Mason Spirit contributor on October 24th, 2011

During the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, most people worried about how fast they could leave or fly out loved ones. Mason alumnus Mark Flanigan, on the other hand, was anxious about getting back into the country.

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World Wide Ed

by Lisa M. Gerry on October 24th, 2011

College campuses all over the country are buzzing about global education. But what does that mean—and why does it matter?

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Dr. Sarah Jean Hanson: Delivering on Global Maternal Health

by Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on October 24th, 2011

Whether it is on an Indian reservation in the southwestern United States, the heart of South Sudan, or a rural village in Southeast Asia, Dr. Sarah Jean Hanson, BS Biology ’02, has found that people view pregnancy and delivery the same way: it is a special and celebrated time.

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Professors We Love: William Snavely

by Mason Spirit contributor on October 24th, 2011

The Economics Department at the end of the 1970s was not yet the world-renowned home of Nobel laureates in a shining building on the Fairfax Campus, rather it was located in an old ranch house on a residential street a short drive away. Distance from campus was not a burden. This odd bit of office space was filled with men and women of vision and hope led by a man who had plenty of both, William P. Snavely.

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Star Struck: Mason’s First Telescope

by Lisa M. Gerry on October 24th, 2011

John and Chipper Whalan’s love story was written in the stars—and they have the telescope to prove it.

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Have Grade Book, Will Travel

by Colleen Kearney Rich on October 24th, 2011

Business is one of the hottest fields of study in the world, and Mason’s School of Management is making the most of the university’s diversity and sharpening its global edge.

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Patriot Profile: Danjing Shen

by Lisa M. Gerry on October 24th, 2011

This fall, Danjing Shen will be one of more than 70 Chinese students studying at Mason as part of the China 1+2+1 program. Mason is one of 18 public universities to offer the program, which allows students from China to spend two years at an American university bookended by time at their Chinese universities, and receive diplomas from both.

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