Trefil to Keynote New Student Convocation

Posted: August 13, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 13, 2010 at 7:16 am

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics. Creative Services photo

Mason’s James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, renowned researcher and one of America’s most distinguished commentators on contemporary science education, will be the keynote speaker for the third annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 27.

The convocation will be held in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus at 4 p.m.

Preceding the convocation, Mason’s Drumline and Green Machine pep band will perform on the plaza outside the Center for the Arts.

According to Rick Davis, associate provost for undergraduate education, “We’re hoping to continue many of the new traditions that this event has introduced, in the ongoing effort to inspire our incoming class with the joys of academia Mason-style, and the life of the mind, which never goes out of style.”

Previous keynoters for this event were Richard Norton Smith, Mason scholar-in-residence in the Department of History and Art History; and Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor Emeritus.

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