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2010-02-16 14:21:38

Most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice it in their everyday lives, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. A majority of Americans say that it is "very important" or "somewhat important" to turn off unneeded lights (92 percent), to lower the thermostat in winter (83 percent), and to use public transportation or a carpool (73 percent), among other conservation behaviors. Yet the study found...

2010-02-04 18:13:24

Despite a sharp drop in public concern over global warming, Americans"”regardless of political affiliation"”support the passage of federal climate and energy policies, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. The survey found support for:     * Funding more research on renewable energy, such as solar and wind power (85 percent)     * Tax rebates for people buying fuel-efficient...

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2010-01-27 10:00:00

Public concern about global warming has dropped sharply since the fall of 2008, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. The survey found: Only 50 percent of Americans now say they are "somewhat" or "very worried" about global warming, a 13-point decrease. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is happening has declined 14 points, to 57 percent. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is caused mostly by...

2009-01-06 06:45:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hobsons EMT today announced that George Mason University (Mason) has selected Hobsons Enrollment Management Technology (EMT) to provide integrated enrollment solutions throughout all of its undergraduate and graduate programs. Recently named the #1 national university to watch by U.S. News & World Report, Mason will now be using Hobsons' EMT Connect Admissions CRM recruitment and enrollment technology software, as well as EMT ApplyYourself, the...

2006-04-02 00:20:04

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - UCLA will face Florida for the NCAA men's basketball championship after easing to comfortable victories in the semi-finals on Saturday. Eleven times champion UCLA bolted to a 15-point lead by halftime en route to a 59-45 victory over Louisiana State, while Florida ended the fairytale run of George Mason with a 73-58 win. Winning a 12th consecutive game, UCLA (32-6) built a 39-24 lead by halftime to wipe out LSU's hopes of making its first...

2006-04-01 22:20:09

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used its superior height to end upstart George Mason's remarkable NCAA Tournament run with a 73-58 victory Saturday in the national semi-finals. The Gators broke the game open with a 12-2 streak at the start of the second half, turning a five-point lead into a 43-28 cushion with 15 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Lee Humphrey had 10 points during the run, including three three-pointers, to help seal the Gators' victory....

2006-04-01 20:42:17

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used its superior height to end upstart George Mason's remarkable NCAA Tournament run with a 73-58 victory on Saturday in the national semi-finals. The Gators broke the game open with a 12-2 streak at the start of the second half, turning a five-point lead into a 43-28 cushion with 15 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Lee Humphrey had 10 points during run, including three three-pointers, to help seal the Gators' victory....

2006-03-31 19:38:44

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Largely unknown just two weeks ago, George Mason's lightly recruited but suddenly inspired players have become the toast of an underdog-loving nation. On the eve of the semi-finals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, the Patriots held a public practice on Friday at the RCA Dome before thousands of new-found fans. "I'm having a blast," Patriots coach Jim Larranaga told reporters after the workout. "My players are enjoying it....

2006-03-26 21:41:06

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Mason pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in NCAA tournament history by beating top-seeded Connecticut 86-84 in overtime Sunday to win the Washington Regional and advance to the Final Four. Top-seeded Villanova of the Minneapolis Regional also lost, falling to Florida 75-62, to complete the elimination of all four top seeds from this year's tournament. Regional No. 1 seeds Duke and Memphis lost earlier in the competition. The...

2006-03-26 19:42:19

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Mason pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the NCAA basketball tournament by beating top seeded Connecticut 86-84 in overtime Saturday to win the Washington Regional and advance to the Final Four. In reversing a nine-point halftime deficit, George Mason, a largely unknown commuter school from Fairfax, Va., became the first 11th seed to advance to the Final Four since Louisiana State in 1986. Two foul shots by...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.