Mason Briefs

Posted: June 16, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fenwick Library Exhibit

The George Mason University Libraries has a new exhibit, “A Fenwick Fellow Retrospective 1983-2006,” on the second floor of Fenwick Library. The exhibit, which will be on display through September, looks back at the 23 years of the program.

It highlights the publications, books, videos and awards of former Fenwick Fellows following and resulting from the work completed during their fellowship.

The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to Mason faculty members to assist their efforts on a research project that utilizes the University Libraries’ resources while advancing scholarship in the faculty member’s field.

For more information on the exhibit and the Fenwick Fellow program, contact Deb Hogan at 703-993-2491 or

Excel Training

DoIT/TOPS is offering an Excel 2003 Comprehensive Course to faculty and staff at the Prince William Campus.

In addition to offering participants the opportunity to gain thorough knowledge of Excel 2003 software, the program will prepare them to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist certification exam.

The Excel course starts on Tuesday, July 11, and meets each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes continue through Nov. 28, for a total of 21 classes.

The $150 fee covers all training materials and manuals.

For more information, contact Marlys Shoup, Learning Support Services training manager, at 703-993-3371 or

Symantec Antivirus Software Security Problem

Symantec, the company that provides antivirus software for the university, has noted a security problem with their software used to check for viruses on Windows PCs.

This problem is easy to fix, but it requires you to download and install a file on your computer. The process takes about five minutes to complete; it requires shutting down and rebooting your computer after downloading the file for the change to take effect.

The problem does not apply to Macintosh computers.

Instructions for fixing this problem are located on the ITU Support Center web site. For more information, contact the ITU Support Center at 703-993-8870.

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