Gazette Archive: A Closer Look

Online or In Line, Consumers Still Shopping for Holidays, Mason Experts Say

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Most of us don’t need to read the news stories about the climbing unemployment rate, failing auto industry and continuing housing market woes to know these are tough times.

Smithsonian-Mason Semester Opens Conservation Field to Undergraduate Students

Posted: December 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tucked into the rolling landscape near Shenandoah National Park, the 3,200-acre National Zoological Park Conservation and Research Center is home to more than endangered animals and the scientists who study them. Last spring, 15 Mason students spent the semester at the CRC as part of the Smithsonian-Mason Semester.

Writing Across the Curriculum Program Holds Status in U.S. News Listing

Posted: December 1, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

While Mason’s recent U.S. News ranking as the number one school to watch attracted widespread excitement and interest, Mason’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program was quietly making history in the listings as well.

Gunston Graduates and Gets a Job; New Mascot Appears at Basketball Home Opener

Posted: November 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The word is out: after 12 years of cheering as mascot at Mason athletic events, Gunston has graduated and moved on to a “real” job. At the same time, a new, as-yet-unnamed mascot took over Gunston’s cheerleading duties and debuted at the Mason men’s basketball home opener on Nov. 17.

Mason Experts React to Historic Presidential Election

Posted: November 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“I am watching history being made. Black or white, Asian or Hispanic, Native American or other, this moment matters for us all,” says Jeremy Mayer, associate professor of public policy, recalling his first thought when he knew Barack Obama had been elected president of the United States.

It’s the Network: Class Project Leads to Wireless Navigation System for the Blind

Posted: November 3, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When electrical engineering students Neda Behrooz, Nikhil Bhagwat and Victor Zapata had to decide on a senior design project, they all agreed to create something that would improve the quality of life for others.

Master’s International Program Links Peace Corps Service to Graduate Programs

Posted: October 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Some people dream of being president while growing up,” says Adrianne Brakefield, a Mason graduate student in political science. “I dreamt of being a Peace Corps volunteer.”

Sport Management Program Prepares Sport Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted: October 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For many college students, watching ESPN is the closest they’ll ever get to sporting giants such as the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Pirates and NFL Players Association.

On the Road: Graduates Relish Traveling the Country to Recruit for Mason

Posted: October 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s been four months since his graduation from Mason, but Will Curley, BA ’08, isn’t watching daytime television or desk-jockeying for a faceless corporation. He’s out on the road, setting his own schedule and learning a crash-course in independence and responsibility.

Dr. Talbot, I Presume? Environmentalist Explores Nature and Changes Policy

Posted: October 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Lee Talbot is an explorer, an adventurer, a discoverer. When he’s not racing cars professionally or hiking in the Sierras, he’s backpacking miles and miles through undiscovered country in the jungles of Laos, finding previously unknown ethnic groups and animal and plant species.