Archive for December, 1999

Conant Appointed Associate Dean in CAS

Posted: December 13, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Daniele Struppa, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), has appointed James Conant, Public and International Affairs, associate dean for financial management in CAS. Conant begins his new assignment on July 1. He succeeds Zita Tyer, who will leave the position at the end of the academic year. Conant is currently serving as […]

George Mason Ready for Y2K Conversion

Posted: December 13, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With just 18 days remaining in 1999, university officials anticipate a smooth and incident-free transition into the new millennium. The University Police, the Physical Plant, and University Computing and Information Systems are among the units at George Mason working closely together to ensure that the university enters the new year the same way it leaves […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: December 10, 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: Sunday, Dec. 5, Washington Post Book World: Cosmic Delights “Other Worlds: Images of the Cosmos from Earth and Space by James Trefil (National Geographic, $35) is another pictorial tour that runs from the solar system outward…. Trefil, a physics professor at […]

Forensics Brings Home Towering Trophy

Posted: December 10, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo When the forensics team returned home after winning the Bloomsburg University Annual Mad Hatter competition, their load was a lot heavier than when they arrived at the Pennsylvania school. Upon winning the regular season invitational, the team was presented with the Bloomsburg University traveling trophy–a 250-pound, 12-foot-tall award. Now on display in […]

University Center Contributes to Patient Safety Debate

Posted: December 10, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield, director of the Center for Health Policy, Research, and Ethics, is a coauthor of last week’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” that has sparked congressional concern over medical errors and patient safety. The report, which gained media attention worldwide with its assertion that more […]

Tomorrow Is Spring Student Ticket Day

Posted: December 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

All students are invited to the Concert Hall on Friday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to reserve their tickets for the spring season’s Center for the Arts performances. Information about artists and performances included in the free student ticket program will be available, as well as light refreshments. For more information, call […]

Faculty Senate Approves Creation of School for Computational Sciences

Posted: December 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Yesterday the Faculty Senate voted unanimously in support of a proposal to create a School for Computational Sciences by combining the Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics with the Institute for Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology. Thirty-seven of George Mason’s 50 faculty senators were present at the meeting. Creation of the school requires the approval of […]

Campus Housing Supports Academics and Student-Faculty Interactions

Posted: December 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour Working with the Freshman Center, the staff in the Office of Housing and Residence Life has transformed the second floor of Roosevelt Hall into a “living and learning floor” on which students from two sections of the University 100 course live. The classes are even held in student housing. “We’ve found that […]

School of Information Technology and Engineering Mourns Professor’s Passing

Posted: December 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Douglas R. Miller, a professor in the Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department, died of a stroke on Nov. 10. He had taught as a professor of operations research at George Mason since 1989. At the time of his death, Miller also had an appointment in the Applied and Engineering Statistics Department. Miller’s research interests […]

George Mason Police Officer Takes Top Cop Honors

Posted: December 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Master Police Officer Stuart P. Strange achieved an exemplary rating in the Top Cop Fitness Challenge, a voluntary, statewide program that challenges police officers to develop healthy lifestyles and excel in physical fitness. Strange is the second-place overall winner of the competition and placed first in the men’s 20 to 29 age group. He receives […]