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Discussions, Not Lectures, Steer Kids Away From Drugs, New Research Shows

Researchers discovered drug-use scenarios or "what if" conversations are the most effective approach for parents to take with their teens. Criticism or "follow the rules or else" are the worst. More

Mason Anthropologist Finds Metastatic Cancer in 4,500-year-old Remains

George Mason University biological anthropologist Daniel Temple has diagnosed one of world's oldest cases of metastatic cancer, found in the skeletal remains of a man who died in Siberia some 4,000 years ago. More


New Research on IT Project Planning, Execution Could Save Government Millions

Anant Mishra, assistant professor of information systems and operations management; Sidhartha Das, associate professor of information systems and operations management; and James Murray, adjunct professor of information systems and operations management and a member of the technical staff/SME at HHB Systems LLC, have focused their research on identifying and managing IT project risk to reduce costs. More


Volgenau Sweeps Emerging Scholar/Researcher/Creator Awards

These three outstanding young scholars Albanese, Rangwala and Shehu share a passion nurtured by The Volgeneau School of Engineering's approach to cross-disciplinary research. More

Mason Fellow Funded to Fight Rhino Horn Poaching as Organized Crime

Gretchen Peters' experience as an investigative reporter and crime analyst gave her unique insight as to what was happening to South Africa's rhinoceros population. More