Science News Roundup: November 2016

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of November 2016: 

November 10
ESP’s Susie Crate’s climate change documentary gets strong reviews
The New York Times: Review: ‘The Anthropologist’ Tells a Mother-Daughter Story, With Rising Seawater
Village Voice: You Wouldn’t Guess it, but Climate Change Doc ‘The Anthropologist’ is a Tale of Mother-Daughter Bonding

November 4
Professor Maria Emelianenko discusses gender inequality in math
Emelianenko noted that although a woman may produce quality work, her contributions hold less value than those of a man.

November 3
Mary Ellen O’Toole shares insight on unsolved Boston murder
O’Toole believes that the victim did not know her attacker, but that the attacker was familiar with the area in which the victim was found.

November 2
Thomas Lovejoy thinks coral reefs are in unpredictable danger
With the observance of coral bleaching after recent climate changes, Lovejoy shares his opinions about the future for reefs.

Mary Ellen O’Toole shares insight on New York and Boston murder cases
Nov. 13 — Fox 25 (Boston): Unsolved: Who killed Vanessa Marcotte? A look at the clues left behind
Nov. 7 — People: Why Experts Think the Long Island Serial Killer — or Killers — Is a Seasonal Killer
Nov. 3 — The Inquisitr: Vanessa Marcotte Update: FBI Profiler Weighs in on Massachusetts Slain Jogger Case

November 2016 Accolades
Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science.


Student Accolades

November 18
Students participate in the college’s 2016-17 science communication competition
The top slammer in each preliminary (prelim) round will move on to compete in the Grand Slam for a $1000 prize.

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