November 2014 Accolades

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented the Ingerson Lecture on mineral ecology at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. He also ran a day-long short course on Deep Carbon in Deep Time in Vancouver. In addition, Hazen presented the keynote plenary lecture on Metallogeny and the Supercontinent Cycle at the Society of Economic Geologists annual meeting in Keystone, Colo.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, hosted a nine-day visit by the president (and senior officials) from Northwest University, Kano (Nigeria), to discuss cooperation with Mason and other area universities on matters of health and infectious diseases in West Africa. He also was appointed a visiting professor at Osaka University and facilitated a linkage agreement between that university and Mason’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, presented Scientific Methodology and Expert Testimony at the Economics Institute for Judges, sponsored by the Law and Economics Center at Mason’s School of Law.