Archive for November, 1999

George Mason Students Hobnob with U.N. Ambassadors

Posted: November 19, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Several students in Professor Sonja Taylor’s International Organizations and Global Issues class are traveling to New York today to meet some of the United Nations (U.N.) ambassadors with whom they have been discussing issues all semester. Using one of the video conference classrooms in Science and Technology I, the class meets once a week with […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: November 19, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Friday, Nov. 12, Christian Science Monitor If It’s All in a Name, Hill Republicans Hold the Advantage “Republicans ‘want to put their stamp on things, and this is their chance,’ says James Pfiffner, government professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, […]

Men’s Basketball Appears on Television Tonight

Posted: November 19, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The men’s basketball team will have two early season games televised on the Cox Communications system in Fairfax County. The Patriots games at the University of Toledo on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., and at Penn State University on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. can be seen locally. The game at Toledo is […]

Struppa Appears on With Good Reason

Posted: November 19, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Daniele Struppa, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the links between math and the humanities on the Nov. 21 show of With Good Reason. Also on the show, called “It’s a Math, Math World,” is John Adam, professor at Old Dominion University. He explains the mathematics of natural phenomena such as rainbows […]

Guitarist Fisk and Percussionist Öçal Perform in Concert Hall

Posted: November 18, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Eliot Fisk appears with award-winning Turkish instrumentalist and vocalist Burhan Öçal in the Concert Hall on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. Fisk stretches the realm of the classical guitar with remarkable collaborations, including a Flamenco guitarist, a castanet player, and an improvisational storyteller. WETA-FM radio commentator Dan DeVany leads an artistic discussion in the […]

Prince William Campus Advisory Board Is Established

Posted: November 18, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Karen Louden Allanach The Prince William Campus has created an advisory board to promote the interests and welfare of George Mason University with a focus on the campus. The board’s first meeting was held earlier this month, and the next meeting is scheduled for February. The board has three primary objectives: to provide advice […]

BOV Committee Continues Discussion on General Education

Posted: November 18, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Board of Visitors (BOV) Faculty and Academic Standards Committee continued its discussion on the possibility of revising George Mason’s general education requirements at a meeting held on Nov. 16. The faculty committee shared information it had gathered since its last meeting with the BOV in October, including a review of general education requirements by […]

African Art Exhibit Gallery Talk Held Today

Posted: November 18, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The African American Studies Program and the Division of Art and Visual Technologies host a gallery talk today by Kwaku Ofori-Ansa, professor of fine arts at Howard University. Ofori-Ansa curated the Johnson Center gallery exhibit “Spirit Works: Art of Africa.” The gallery talk is held at 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Paul Robeson Room, […]

Cooper Joins Development Office as Director

Posted: November 18, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Cooper, assistant vice president for development at the University of Maryland University College, is the new director of university development for George Mason, announced Judith Marshall Jobbitt, vice president of university development and alumni affairs. His appointment is effective Dec. 1. “David has significant capital campaign experience, a record of fund-raising success, and knowledge […]

ICAR Explores Forgiveness in Lecture Series

Posted: November 17, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Is Forgiveness Possible after the Holocaust? Resolving Conflict between Catholics and Jews” is the topic of tomorrow’s talk at the brown bag lecture series sponsored by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). The lecture, given by Bruce Aft, ICAR Visiting Scholar and rabbi at Adat Reyim in Springfield, centers on the Jewish response […]