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19 hrs ago | The Austrian Economists

Happy Birthday to the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law --- Peter Leeson

Pete was recently named the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University , so besides wishinng him a happy birthday, please offer him a hearty congratulations for this honor.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Princeton University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

Community college earns top grades among faculty, staff

Those who work at Lord Fairfax Community College were not surprised when the Middletown school was named to the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Great Colleges to Work For list.

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Related Topix: James Madison University, Lee University, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

News Max

Economist Matthew Mitchell: States More Fiscally Sound Than Feds

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to reform safety net programs partly would work by giving more power to states to spend the money instead of the federal government, and economist Matthew Mitchell says states are generally more "fiscally competent" than the federal government.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Paul Ryan

The Washington Post

50 Virginia college presidents protest Obamaa s planned school rating system

Fifty presidents of public and private nonprofit colleges and universities in Virginia have signed a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan expressing "serious reservations" about the Obama administration's "misguided" development of a school rating system that could include data such as how much students earn after graduation.

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Related Topix: University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Education

Washington Times

Medicare trust fund to last 4 years longer: Obama administration

Slowing health costs will keep the Medicare trust fund from going broke until 2030, or four year later than last year's projections, the Obama administration said Monday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement, Social Security, George Bush

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Medical News Today

Dyes used to paint new picture of disease

By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer , arthritis , heart disease and even lung disease.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health

Bellingham Herald

Sara Vaughn and Shawn Pittman

Sara Vaughn and Shawn Pittman were married on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the bride's home in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Western Washington University, Ireland, World News,

Fri Jul 25, 2014

NBC Washington

GMU Student Investigated for Hacking Gift Cards

A local computer whiz is at the center of a federal probe, after he apparently boasted about being able to add value to pre-paid gift cards, without actually paying.

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Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night Coming to Annandale

The Fairfax County Park Authority recently announce the third annual Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night is set to take place Aug. 2 at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Dr., in Annandale.

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Related Topix: Annandale, VA, Fairfax County, VA, Vietnamese-American, Asian-American

Finextra Research news

Sibos University to make Boston debut

Sibos introduces Sibos University, a new stream focusing on research and insights from academics around the world.

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Related Topix: Privacy, UC San Diego

Bioscience Technology

Dyes Used to Paint New Picture of Disease

By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis, heart disease and even lung disease.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health

The Economist

Stressed parents: Cancel that violin class

DO parents fear two things: that their children will die in a freak accident, and that they will not get into Harvard.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Parenting

Wed Jul 23, 2014

EurekAlert!

Researchers unlock the protein puzzle

By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis, heart disease and even lung disease.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

University of Kansas

Dole Institute releases Oral History Project online

Concluding the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 10th anniversary year, the Dole Institute celebrates the official online release of The Dole Institute Oral History Project, a collection of interviews documenting the life and career of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole.

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The Washington Post

Netanyahu calls for immediate U.S.-Al Qaeda ceasefire

Here's a transcript of Netanyahu's remarks yesterday: "As I've said many times, the United States has a right to defend itself against terrorist attacks from Al Qaeda.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Arlington, VA, US Politics, US News

WCAV

Virginia Humanities Projects Receive Grants

The largest grant of more than $324,000 will fund a project at Old Dominion University to help researchers with archiving websites and navigating archived collections.

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Related Topix: Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Hundreds of 2nd-graders in Prince George's County attend new summer school program

A new, free summer school program in Prince George's County is designed to teach the fundamentals of reading and math for incoming second-graders who are reading below grade level.

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Related Topix: Bowie, MD, Education Etc.

Patch.com

George Mason University on 'Great Colleges to Work For' List

If you spot folks smiling on the campus at George Mason University, it might just be the staff.

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Daily Kos

Study finds Republicans "Pants on Fire"

In spite of their own poor record for fabrication, Republicans are calling out Obama and Democrats for lying.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Sun Jul 20, 2014

New York Post

10 things retirement communities won't tell you

Active-adult communities, assisted-living facilities, continuing-care retirement communities - that's just the tip of the jargon iceberg for places people 55 and over might spend their golden years.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Medicine, Nursing, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

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