Gazette Archive: Movers & Shakers

Amid Economic Uncertainty, Mason Is a Good Neighbor

Posted: March 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In these uncertain times, Mason students, staff and faculty members are doing what they can to pitch in — both close to home and farther afield. From a staff member conducting a food drive on campus to students spending spring break doing community service projects, the Mason community is making a difference.

What a Mason Expert Is Saying About…Chris Brown and Rihanna

Posted: March 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mark Hopson

For Mark Hopson, Mason assistant professor of communication, the recent situation between pop stars Chris Brown and Rihanna reflects a serious problem in our society and creates an opportunity to stress the importance of teaching young people about violence and relationship abuse early.

Mason Professor’s Art Presents Many Layers of Meaning

Posted: March 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For more than 30 years, Helen Frederick, professor in the Department of Art and Visual Technology, has been exploring the power of images and their relationship to her identity, as well as society’s identity.

Boots and Bomb I

Robyn Madar Is the March Employee of the Month

Posted: March 3, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Robyn Madar

Mason’s Human Resources and Payroll (HR) office is teeming with activity – busy people rush around and work hard to meet staff needs. In the back corner of this office works Robyn Madar, trainer for HR and Mason’s March Employee of the Month.

Mason in the Community

Posted: February 27, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the Mason community who recently made presentations as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers bureau. For more information or to schedule a speaker, visit the web site or call 703-993-8761.

Last Week to Make Outstanding Supervisor Nominations

Posted: February 23, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Friday, Feb. 27, is the deadline for submitting nominations for the spring 2009 Outstanding Supervisor Award.

Hintz to Discuss Landmines in Vision Series Lecture

Posted: February 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Landmines are a worldwide humanitarian tragedy because of the difficulties associated with removing and disabling them after they have been emplaced during a conflict.

New Books from Faculty Authors

Posted: February 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following is a selection of books recently written or edited by members of the Mason faculty.

Climate Change book cover

Susan Crate, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, edited a book with Mark Nuttall called “Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions” that was released in January 2009. The book was published by Left Coast Press Inc.

Transitions

Posted: February 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Biology Professor Royt Retires

Posted: February 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

You could say that Paulette Royt, associate professor of biology, practically grew up at Mason: Last week she retired after 31 years on the faculty.