Archives for May 21st, 2012

How email works

You write, you press send, it shows up in someone’s inbox. Email. Simple, right/write? Pretty much, but here’s a little more about how email works if you’re interested.

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It really isn’t all that difficult

What is journalism? These first graders know. Thanks to the PBS “NewsHour” and April Brown.

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The first Bond ‘Skyfall’ trailer

This is for my oldest son, Adam, a big James Bond fan (OK, so I am, too). We’re both looking forward to the new Daniel Craig Bond movie, “Skyfall,” this fall. This is the trailer.

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The view from Planet Money

I don’t look at the NPR website as often as I should. Here are just a few recent stories and info graphics that help make sense of our lives and world: 50 years of government spending What America buys What America sells to the world What America does for work All four come from NPR’s […]

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The essence of science

Here’s how the world works in a nutshell: guess, compute, compare, experiment. This thanks to a lecture by Cornell physics professor Richard Feynman in 1964.

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.