Archive for the Gazette Archive: Information Technology Category

George Mason Makes Top 40 of “Most Wired” Ranking

October 24, 2001

By Robin Herron For the second year in a row, George Mason is ranked in the top 40 of Yahoo! Internet Life magazine’s feature on America’s “Most Wired Colleges.” In the October 2001 issue of the magazine, which examines how institutions of higher learning have incorporated network technologies into campus life, George Mason ranks 34 […]

State Establishes Policy on Internet Use

July 26, 2001

The Virginia Department of Human Resource Management recently issued a policy on the use of the Internet and Electronic Communications Systems (policy number 1.75). It applies to “all state employees, including employees of agencies exempt from coverage of the Virginia Personnel Act,” and it takes effect Aug. 1. The policy will be posted in its […]

George Mason Exits ISP Business

June 20, 2001

By Robin Herron As of Sept. 1, faculty, staff, and students off-campus will no longer be able to connect to the Internet through George Mason’s modems. Instead, those who want to surf the web from home will need to subscribe to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as America On Line, AT&T, Erols, or others, […]

BYTE Week Returns May 14

May 10, 2001

By Robin Herron Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (BYTE) Week is back. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to take advantage of the break before the summer session starts by learning new computer skills in one of the 17 workshops offered between May 14 and 18. There are two tracks offered–web development and online […]

BYTE Week Is Back

December 19, 2000

By Kate Passin If you are interested in improving your technology skills, take advantage of BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week. Held before each semester, the next BYTE week is Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 12. The Division of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies sponsors the week of free workshops, presentations, and […]

Acquire New Computer Skills from Home

December 12, 2000

By Kate Passin George Mason faculty members, staff, and students can now learn various software packages and technology skills from the comfort of their own homes. The Division of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies and University Computing and Information Systems recently joined forces with the company SmartForce to offer free online IT training to the […]

George Mason Offers Microsoft Certified Training

December 7, 2000

By Patty Snellings George Mason has been designated a Microsoft Approved Academic Training Provider and now offers a Microsoft-certified training program in Windows 2000 at the Prince William Campus. The training is presented through the School of Information Technology and Engineering’s Train to Technology program, an information technology training program designed to address the demands […]

E-mail System Migration Has Begun

November 16, 2000

By Kate Passin By August of next year, all George Mason faculty, staff, and students will be using the same e-mail system. The new system, called Mason Enterprise Messaging Online (MEMO), uses Netscape Messenger, Directory Server, and Calendar Server. One key benefit of the system is that users can access their e-mail accounts from any […]

Test Your General Technology Skills

November 8, 2000

By Emily Yaghmour On Saturday, Dec. 2, George Mason hosts Tek.Xam, a five-hour test that gives job seekers with nontechnical degrees a way to demonstrate to potential employers that they have the general technology skills to succeed at the job. This newly developed national assessment exam measures one’s knowledge of general technology terms and concepts […]

Tech Center Cosponsors Internet Law Conference

November 1, 2000

On Nov. 1 and 2, the Tech Center cosponsors the Mealey’s Internet Law 101 Conference at the Tysons Corner Ritz-Carlton, featuring more than a dozen panel presentations by senior executives at Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Dell Computer. Topics include the evolution of the Internet, intellectual property law, employment law for technology companies, encryption and data security, […]