Gazette Archive: Academics

APA Director Visits Fairfax Campus

Posted: November 10, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Richard McCarty, executive director for science at the American Psychological Association (APA), presents “Partnerships for Influencing Public Policy on the Behavioral and Social Sciences: A View for the Future” on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Psychology Department, the discussion is held in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room B. McCarty, who is […]

National Speech Tournament Held at George Mason in 2001

Posted: November 10, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University has been chosen as the site for the American Forensics Association (AFA) National Speech Tournament in 2001. The announcement was made last week in Chicago during the AFA’s annual meeting. Jim Kimble, director of forensics, was present at the executive committee meeting to help finalize arrangements for the university’s successful bid. “It’s […]

Bookstore Holds Grand Re-Opening Reception Today

Posted: November 10, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten and Max Roberts, president of Barnes and Noble Bookstores, invite the university community to attend this afternoon’s grand re-opening reception of the newly renovated University Bookstore. The reception, held in the Johnson Center Atrium starting at 1:15 p.m., features the Mason Quartet. Refreshments will be served. Barnes and Noble College Bookstores, Inc., […]

Galluzzo Speaks at Capitol Hill Teacher Education Forum

Posted: November 5, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s programs addressing teacher quality and teacher shortages are one highlight of a forum, “Reforms and Challenges in Teacher Education Programs: Perspectives of Policymakers, College Presidents, and Practitioners,” held today on Capitol Hill. The American Council on Education (ACE) Presidents’ Task Force on Teacher Education released a report, “To Touch the Future: Transforming the […]

Public Hearing Held on Fairfax Redevelopment Plan

Posted: November 5, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The university community and the general public are invited to attend a public hearing of the City of Fairfax Planning Commission to discuss the plan for the redevelopment of the historic section of the City of Fairfax. Hearings are scheduled for Nov. 8 and Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall, Room 305. On […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: November 5, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Tuesday, Nov. 2, Associated Press Newswires [also appeared in News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Associated Press Online, Columbian, Denver Post, and Deseret News] Expanding After-School Programs, Child Care Urged by Police Chiefs “U.S. police chiefs say […]

Open Forum Held to Discuss Public Policy School Proposal

Posted: November 4, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Plans are underway to create a School of Public Policy that would act as a catalyst for a wide range of public policy activities across the university. The goal is to develop a nationally recognized, first-tier program for master’s and Ph.D. education that includes a strong research program and a forum for public policy debate. […]

Bakhash Gives Foundations in Democratic Citizenship Lecture

Posted: November 4, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Zavin Smith The Department of Public and International Affairs hosts the final talk of the semester in its Foundations in Democratic Citizenship lecture series on Monday, Nov. 8. The speaker is Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History. Bakhash’s work emphasizes Iran, the modern Middle East, and modern Islamic political thought. His talk addresses fundamental […]

Blind Climber Visits Fairfax Campus

Posted: November 4, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Erik Weihenmeyer, completely blind since the age of 13, speaks about his life and accomplishments on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Harris Theater. Weihenmeyer has scaled some of the world’s most challenging mountains, including Denali (20,320 feet, the highest mountain on the North American continent), Aconcagua (22,850 feet, the highest peak in the […]

Dining Services Announces Semester Break Hours

Posted: January 3, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Happy New Year from Dining Services! The semester break hours of operation are in effect from Jan. 3 to 23 for Dining Services locations at the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses. Arlington Campus Dining Services resumes regular operating hours on Monday, Jan. 10. Semester break hours of operation are posted at each location. Following are […]