Science News Round Up: March 2014

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason and the College of Science, that you may have missed in the month of March 2014: 

March 31
Eco Science + Art Blossoms at Mason
The blossoming EcoScience + Art collaboration between two George Mason University professors — one in art and the other in eco-science — is inspiring artists and environmentalists to display their work at the exhibition and lecture series.

March 26
The Search for Seeds of Black Holes
SPACS professor Shobita Satyapal is quoted on the findings about the seeds of supermassive black holes.

March 24
Peggy Agouris Named Dean of the College of Science
The College of Science acting dean has been chosen for the permanent post.

March 12
ESP Graduate Student Sam Oester Heads to Nepal for Everest Climb Project
Near the end of March, ESP graduate student Sam Oester and husband Justin Henkel will travel to Nepal. While Sam conducts environmental research, Justin will climb Mt. Everest to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) while documenting the climb on their blog Everest Climb 2014. Sponsorships will be accepted until March 19th.

March 6
Don’t Diss the Dolphins
Dr. Chris Parsons recently wrote a guest post for the Southern Fried Science blog on the dynamics among marine biologists and marine mammal researchers, especially surrounding dolphins.

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