Mason Briefs

Posted: April 20, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Master of Science in Technology Management Program in the School of Management hosts a special presentation, “Why the Information Technology Revolution Will Continue for Decades,” featuring Ernst Volgenau, Founder and Chairman of SRA International. The event, part of the program’s ongoing One Step Ahead series, will be held tomorrow, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and presentation following at 7:15 p.m. in the Mason Hall Board Room on the Fairfax Campus. RSVP is required to Janet Palmisano at or 703-993-1857.

New Century College is sponsoring a national joint conference in October for the Association of Integrative Studies and the Association of General and Liberal Studies. April 30 is the deadline for submission of proposals on topics such as trends in international, multicultural, interdisciplinary and liberal education; service-learning and experiential learning possibilities; and innovative student leadership programs. Visit the web site for more information.

The University Libraries Copyright Office will present “Sex, Lies and File-Sharing: P2P Theory Versus Practice” on Tuesday, April 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Campus Johnson Center Conference Room 311. Topics of discussion will focus on all aspects of file-sharing, including most recent legislation, as well as important facts that you should know to avoid criminal prosecution. This workshop is geared toward students, faculty, and staff. To register, click here, e-mail, or call 703-993-2544.

The George Mason University Police Department will host “Terrorism Is Everyone’s Business” at the Prince William Campus on Monday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Verizon Auditorium. The program is designed to promote awareness of acts or behaviors that potential terrorists might engage in to disguise their presence in the community, and to forge an effective partnership between law enforcement and business communities in the war on terrorism. Presented by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the Police Chiefs Committee of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments, and InfraGard, topics include indicators of deceptive activity, reporting suspicious activity, and the responsibilities of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and InfraGard to community businesses. For more information, call 703-993-8783.

GMU-TV will be a host site for the Communications Media Management Association’s (CMMA) 2005 Professional Development Conference live national broadcast on April 28. Nearly two dozen sites around the county will participate. CMMA is a professional association dedicated to the professional growth of corporate, education, and government communications media managers, and it is one of the most influential professional media organizations in the country. CMMA members manage satellite business networks, videoconferencing, multimedia, print, graphics, photography, audio and video productions, and other corporate communications functions.

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