Archive for November, 1999

UTEEM Holds Information Meeting

November 30, 1999

The Unified Transformative Early Education Model (UTEEM) holds an information meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2, for those interested in learning more about the program and meeting UTEEM faculty members. The meeting is held at 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room A. This graduate program focuses on the centrality of culture for teaching and learning, […]

Computer Science, Built for Speed

November 30, 1999

By Gabrielle DeFord The National Science Foundation recently awarded $300,000 to the Computer Science Department. Over the next three years, the funds will be used to create and maintain an ultra-fast networking system for the department. The system will have two disk storage arrays, and its components will be distributed among three computer science labs. […]

Visit New SACS Survey Online

November 30, 1999

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) internal community subcommittee has developed an online survey to measure the sense of community at George Mason. This survey is part of George Mason’s self-study in preparation for the reaffirmation of the university’s accreditation. The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday, Dec. 17. The results […]

Forum on Proposed School of Computational Sciences Set for Tomorrow

November 30, 1999

The Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate sponsor a faculty hearing and forum tomorrow to discuss the proposed creation of a School of Computational Sciences from the merger of the Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI) and the Institute for Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology (IB3). The forum is held at 3 p.m. […]

Two Major EPA Fellowships Won

November 29, 1999

By Carrie Secondo Dee Mills, a senior research associate at the Institute for Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology, and Tom Huff, manager of the Shared Research Instrumentation Facility, have both been awarded significant fellowships from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Science To Achieve Results (STAR) fellowships are highly competitive, with only 200 fellowships awarded each […]

NCC Holds Faculty Development Workshop

November 29, 1999

New Century College invites all faculty members to its next faculty development workshop, Experiential Learning: Putting it into Action. The workshop is held in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room D, on Friday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The discussion is facilitated by Adina Elfant, New Century College; Lynn Leavitt, Center for Service and […]

Blue Ribbon Commission Recommends Funding Changes

November 29, 1999

Gov. James Gilmore’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education has unanimously approved a system by which funding for Virginia’s public colleges and universities would be linked to performance measures created in six-year contracts between the state and each institution. The contracts, designed to provide citizens of Virginia with “quality assurance,” would include a base budget, […]

Davis Receives 1999 Johnson Arts Scholarship

November 29, 1999

Donna Davis, a senior art studio major with a 3.9 GPA, has been named the recipient of the 1999 Joanne Johnson Scholarship in the Arts. The scholarship is designed to honor a student who has made activity in the arts an integral part of his or her academic career, has a record of exemplary overall […]

Winter Holiday Schedule Revised

November 24, 1999

George Mason University’s observance of the winter holiday begins with a half day on Wednesday, Dec. 22. The university will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. For the purpose of the holiday, a “half day” has been defined as equivalent to four hours for full-time classified staff and administrative/professional faculty. Check websites for holiday […]

Nomination Deadline Extended for Who’s Who Among University Students

November 24, 1999

The deadline for faculty and staff members to submit nominations for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. For more information and nomination forms, visit the nomination website or contact Darrell Peterson, assistant director of student activities, at x32858 or rpeterso@gmu.edu.