Archive for November, 1999

Harris Is Awarded Kimball Medal

Posted: November 24, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Nov. 8, Carl Harris, BDM International Professor of Information Technology and Operations Research, was awarded the 1999 George E. Kimball Medal from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) for “distinguished and enthusiastic service” to the operations research profession. Harris was long involved in the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), […]

University Dedicates Tech Center

Posted: November 24, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University dedicates its newly created National Center for Technology and Law in a ceremony featuring Gov. James Gilmore and President Alan Merten on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Arlington Campus. The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. and is held in the main lobby of Arlington I. “We are very pleased to oversee this […]

IOA Announces 1999 Scholarship Winners

Posted: November 23, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Institute of the Arts (IOA) has announced the winners of its 1999 scholarships in Art Studio, Dance, Theater, and Visual Information Technologies (VIT). The Art Studio scholarship was presented to Taipei native Woody Chow, whose sculptures adorn the Fairfax Campus. The Division of Dance honored two students, freshmen Rita Donahue and Elizabeth Reynolds, for […]

Private Giving Reaches $11.7 Million

Posted: November 23, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Denise St. Ours George Mason University received $11.7 million in private support for the fiscal year ending June 30. The endowment, held and managed by the George Mason University Foundation, grew by almost 20 percent to $32.3 million. Its growth is due, in part, to $3.4 million in new gifts to the endowment, double […]

George Mason Listed in 1999 Templeton Guide

Posted: November 23, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University has been recognized for its exemplary volunteer service and substance abuse prevention programs in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development, a guidebook designed for students, parents, counselors, and educators. “We hope to help prospective college students and their parents who want to know what colleges are doing to promote the […]

Humanities Foundation Awards Grant to Citizenship 2000

Posted: November 23, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has awarded a grant of $5,000 to support Citizenship 2000, George Mason University’s spring 2000 program on citizenship and civic education. Citizenship 2000 is a collaborative effort of New Century College, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Nursing and Health Science, the Graduate School of Education, […]

Request Books Directly from Other WRLC Libraries

Posted: November 22, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason students, faculty, and staff who wish to borrow books from libraries in the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) now can request books directly from the online catalog ALADIN, and forget the paperwork previously required. With the new direct borrowing procedure, patrons can initiate requests themselves and receive books from WRLC libraries more quickly […]

CDC Launches Contest for Staff and Student Groups

Posted: November 22, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University clubs, organizations, and office groups can help raise funds for the Child Development Center (CDC), and win prizes, too. From now until Feb. 18, the two groups that collect the most Campbell’s product labels will win prizes. Prizes include tickets to the Institute of the Arts’ production of The Velveteen Rabbit, punch […]

Proposed Plan Reduces Number of Job Categories

Posted: November 22, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour The new compensation plan that has been proposed for Virginia’s classified employees collapses the current system’s 23 salary grades into nine pay bands. Because the ninth band applies to facility medical directors, only eight of these bands will be applicable to George Mason employees. The value of reducing the number of job […]

Task Force on Computer Security and Privacy Is Formed

Posted: November 22, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To improve computer security and privacy at George Mason, Joy Hughes, vice president of Information Technology, has created a task force and has appointed Peter Denning of Computer Science as chair. Denning also is chair of the Security Review Panel, the faculty-staff-student panel that oversees the administration and interpretation of the university’s Responsible Use of […]