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2010-11-07 07:22:33

With support from NSF, George Mason University program uses video game design as a way to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics "Your game is annoying," one student at the Be the Game summer camp tells another. The boy just laughs. "That's because you can't beat it," he says. This is an exchange between a sophomore at Suitland High School in Forestville, Md., and a seventh grader at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Clinton, Md. Both students...

2010-10-19 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoun, Bach, Walinsky and Curran, one of Northern Virginia's largest family law firms, is sponsoring a jazz concert this October that benefits George Mason University and the Fairfax Law Foundation. Shoun Bach is an "In the Mix" sponsor for a fundraiser for the Fairfax Law Foundation and George Mason University Jazz Ensemble. "Jazz 4 Justice" will feature amateur and professional jazz musicians and ensembles from GMU and the local community. The...

2010-09-30 08:00:00

Ninth Annual Concert Benefit Law Foundation and GMU Music Scholarship Fund FAIRFAX, Va. Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Fairfax Law Foundation and George Mason University Jazz Ensemble present the Ninth Annual Jazz for Justice Concert Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM in the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. This concert will benefit the charitable endeavors of the Fairfax Law Foundation and the music scholarship fund at George Mason University. Jazz 4...

2010-07-12 17:35:00

LOS ANGELES, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a press conference held here today at the Los Angeles Press Club, former George Mason University professor Dr. Caroline Crocker officially announced the publication of her book Free to Think (published by Leafcutter Press) which details her experience at GMU, including claims that a signed 3-year contract in 2004 was not honored by GMU officials because of a cheating student's incorrect report that she taught creationism. She also announced the...

2010-05-13 13:37:47

In a study conducted by researchers from George Mason University and the Urban Institute, it was determined that variations in Medicare beneficiaries' health across geographic areas accounts for a significant share of Medicare costs that vary widely by region. The study of geographical differences in Medicare spending was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. "A substantial body of prior research has identified variation across geographic areas in how much Medicare spends...

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2010-04-02 08:20:08

Discovery may be in front of your home computer. As technology increases the amount of new information available in various fields of science such as oceanography, astronomy and ecology, researchers are turning to citizen scientists to unlock the data. In a study funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education & Human Resources, researchers are studying an online suite of citizen-science projects called Zooniverse to determine the implications of public...

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2010-03-18 09:48:59

When you think of people suffering from social anxiety, you probably characterize them as shy, inhibitive and submissive. However, new research from psychologists Todd Kashdan and Patrick McKnight at George Mason University suggests that there is a subset of socially anxious people who act out in aggressive, risky ways"”and that their behavior patterns are often misunderstood. In the new study, "The Darker Side of Social Anxiety: When Aggressive Impulsivity Prevails Over Shy...

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2010-02-20 08:45:00

A new paper by researchers at George Mason University and the University of Otago in New Zealand shows a strong link between the diversity of organisms at the bottom of the food chain and the diversity of mammals at the top. Mark D. Uhen, a geologist at Mason, says that throughout the last 30 million years, changes in the diversity of whale species living at any given time period correlates with the evolution and diversification of diatoms, tiny, abundant algae that live in the ocean. In the...

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2009-12-23 13:41:57

The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery. "Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system," explains lead author Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University. "This magnetic field holds the interstellar cloud together and solves the...

2009-11-11 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pragmatics, Inc. today announced that Dr. Long and Kimmy Nguyen have made a $5 million donation to George Mason University (GMU). The donation will be used to establish the Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building, a world-class facility for teaching and research at the Fairfax campus of the prestigious northern Virginia institution. The Nguyens made the donation to underscore their strong commitment to the university, education, and northern...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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