In a New Yorker article questioning the link between legalized marijuana and crime rates, the author consults David Weisburd, distinguished professor of criminology and executive director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy.
Through the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation junior Maya Prestipino has been researching conservation practices surrounding the harvesting and selling of ginseng, listed as threatened under Virginia’s Endangered Plant and Insect Species Act.
In search of a career where she could work with people and solve problems, Josi Braithwaite's Introduction to Public Relations elective clicked with her skills and interests and she quickly dove into coursework she loved.
But after a research opportunity through Mason’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR), Thalia Dimopoulos found that she was hooked on the possibilities of a research career.
Alexis Frambes will continue her work as a research assistant for University Professor and Provost Emeritus Peter Stearns, and with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Further on, she hopes to continue her studies to earn her doctorate in history.
Legal studies has been an objective for Kathryn from the time she applied to Mason, and it led to her interest in criminology. She was motivated to learn as much as she could about the criminal justice system before considering it as a future vocation.