Gazette Archive: Information Technology

BYTE Week Begins Monday

Posted: August 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour It’s time once again for BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week. Every semester, the Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies sponsors a week of workshops, presentations, hands-on computer sessions, and discussions for George Mason faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. Other BYTE Week sponsors are the Learning Resources Office, […]

Mason Leads Visible Embryo Telemedicine Project

Posted: July 10, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour Mark Pullen of the Department of Computer Science is leading a project to develop a human embryology digital image library that biological scientists and medical professionals can use to study human development. Located at facilities across the country, researchers involved in the project will collaborate over the Next Generation Internet (also known […]

Train to Technology Focuses on Workforce Development

Posted: June 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings Train to Technology (TTT), an information technology training program designed to address the demands for qualified professionals in the high-tech industry in Northern Virginia, is expanding to meet the needs of the region. Offered through the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E), the program is open to students interested in IT […]

BYTE Workshops Attract Hundreds of Employees

Posted: May 30, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Instructional Resource Center (IRC) served more than 275 university employees last week during BYTE (Build Your Teaching and Technology Expertise) Week. Workshop attendees were introduced to programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and PowerPoint, and taught tips and tricks of Windows 98, Word, and Excel, among other topics. Of the 23 workshops offered, the most […]

LRO Offers Preparation for Microsoft Office User Specialist Certification

Posted: May 16, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Learning Resources Office (LRO) is now offering a Microsoft Word 2000 course designed to prepare individuals to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certification exam. According to Marlys Shoup, LRO coordinator, LRO first offered the Word 2000 comprehensive course early in the spring semester as a pilot program to test the feasibility of […]

George Mason’s Most-Wired Ranking Rises

Posted: May 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour Of the 100 “most wired” universities in the nation, George Mason University ranked 24 this year, up 56 places from its ranking last year at 80 out of the top 200 colleges and universities. For the past four years, the magazine Yahoo Internet Life has ranked colleges and universities on the extent […]

Task Force Releases Report on Computer Security and Privacy

Posted: April 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Becky Bishop George Mason University has devoted considerable resources to the area of information technology for supporting both instruction and research. As the number of people taking advantage of these information technology tools has increased, the number of reported abuses has risen dramatically. The past year alone has seen a sharp rise in intrusions, […]

Mason Enterprise Messaging Is on Its Way to Your Computer

Posted: April 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

University Computing and Information Systems (UCIS) staff is setting up the main address book for the university’s new Mason Enterprise Messaging system (formerly known as Netscape e-mail). As soon as this task is completed, security measures will be implemented to ensure that messages are secure as they travel between workstations and the primary mail servers. […]

Century Club Sponsors IT Student Project Showcase

Posted: April 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Century Club, in partnership with the Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies (DoIIIT), is sponsoring the Information Technology Student Project Showcase for students of all disciplines. The showcase is held on Wednesday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with awards presented at 1 p.m. Innovations 2000 projects, senior design projects, honors […]

Patriot Computers Sponsors Sun Day

Posted: April 12, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Today, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Patriot Computers and Sun Microsystems are demonstrating two new products in the Johnson Center Food Court kiosk. Sun’s new SunRay 1 net appliance using Sun’s HotDesk technology is displayed, along with StarOffice, a complete office productivity software suite, which runs on Win95, Win98, NT, Linux, and Solaris. Enabled […]