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2008-09-12 18:15:00

By WALTER E. WILLIAMS Last week's column demonstrated the harm, suffered by black students, that results from law school race-based admission policies. The bottom line was that black students who might have done well at lower-tier law schools were recruited to more highly competitive law schools and turned into failures. One might be tempted to place the full blame for such callousness on deans of law schools, but the true villain is the American Bar Association. The American Bar...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Strawn, Candace A Fox, Rebecca K; Duck, Lloyd Abstract: One controversial aspect of No Child Left Behind is the highly qualified provision. The 2001 act required that teachers of core academic subjects be highly qualified by 2006 or school districts would lose federal funding. Virginia districts are still scrambling to hire qualified teachers. Although the federal government has modified the 2006 deadline, two forces compete, the national legislation versus the reality that there are too...

2008-08-10 09:00:26

By JAMILLA PENARETE By JAMILLA PENARETE I am my mother's American dream. I was born in Fairfax Inova Hospital. I grew up in Fairfax County Public Schools, recited the pledge of allegiance more than 1,000 times, made honor roll in high school, received my driver's license at 16, registered to vote at 18, and eagerly awaited the moment when I could walk across Constitution Hall to receive my diploma and begin a highly anticipated chapter in one's life: college. That was easier said than...

2008-06-20 12:00:47

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics has signed a research agreement with George Mason University for the development of a blood test to detect small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer using IMUC's monoclonal antibody technology. The blood-based test would be designed to look for certain markers for the cancers potentially allowing for early detection of these cancers as well as assisting the selection of patients most likely to respond to the company's monoclonal antibody therapy, ICT-109....

2008-06-19 12:01:06

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (OTCBB: IMUC) (IMUC), a biotechnology company, today announced that the company has signed a research agreement with George Mason University for the development of a blood test to detect small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer using IMUC's monoclonal antibody technology. The blood-based test would be designed to look for certain markers for the cancers potentially allowing for early detection of these cancers as well as assisting the selection of...

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2008-03-28 12:05:00

Children with and without behavioral problems, as well as autistic children, should be encouraged to talk aloud FAIRFAX, Va. - Parents should not worry when their pre-schoolers talk to themselves; in fact, they should encourage it, says Adam Winsler, an associate professor of psychology at George Mason University. His recent study published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly showed that 5-year-olds do better on motor tasks when they talk to themselves out loud (either spontaneously or when...

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2007-02-03 12:56:44

FAIRFAX, Va. -- A professor who developed an inexpensive, easy-to-make system for filtering arsenic from well water has won a $1 million engineering prize - and he plans to use most of the money to distribute the filters to needy communities around the world. The National Academy of Engineering announced Thursday that the 2007 Grainger Challenge Prize for Sustainability would go to Abul Hussam, a chemistry professor at George Mason University in Fairfax. Hussam's invention is already in use...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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