Latest George Mason University Stories

2011-06-30 18:07:00

VIENNA, Va., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroTech President & CEO Tony Jimenez was recognized by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce as "Executive of the Year," on June 29 at the Annual Chairman's Luncheon & Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards. Nearly 600 members of the business community, along with local elected officials and other dignitaries were in attendance for the event. The Executive Leader of the Year Award is presented to a Northern Virginia executive who is...

2011-06-15 12:50:00

Scientists at George Mason University discovered that a phenomenon called a giant magnetic rope is the source for solar storms. The researchers made the discovery by using images from the NASA Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) spacecraft. Scientists had previously been unable to prove that the magnetic rope was the cause of solar storms. However, using images taken by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) telescope aboard the SDO, the team was able to pinpoint an area of the sun where a...

2011-05-07 00:00:28

Never seen before data is being gathered on what's normal in today's society in relationships and dating. Exclusive data will be released to a select group of media partners and results to form basis of new book to be published in 2012 by Crown Archetype. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Chrisanna Northrup, CEO of YOU Got Challenged! Inc., Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, and Dr. James Witte, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center...

2011-04-05 22:12:22

The HFES George Mason University (GMU) Student Chapter was recently featured in a television news story about an interactive driving simulation video game the students developed to highlight the human factors/ergonomics science behind distracted driving. The demonstration made its first appearance at the October 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, where the GMU students partnered with the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS). Nearly...

2011-02-28 16:16:47

New Research Shows Being Mindful Can Ease Fears of Death and Dying Death can be terrifying. Recognizing that death is inescapable and unpredictable makes us incredibly vulnerable, and can invoke feelings of anxiety, hatred and fear. But new research by George Mason University psychology professor Todd Kashdan shows that being a mindful person not only makes you generally more tolerant and less defensive, but it can also actually neutralize fears of dying and death. "Mindfulness is being open,...

2011-02-23 11:09:12

A new paper by George Mason University researchers shows that 'Climategate' "” the unauthorized release in late 2009 of stolen e-mails between climate scientists in the U.S. and United Kingdom "” undermined belief in global warming and possibly also trust in climate scientists among TV meteorologists in the United States, at least temporarily. In the largest and most representative survey of television weathercasters to date, George Mason University's Center for Climate Change...

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