Archive for January, 2000

SOM and Smithsonian Pair to Offer Mini-M.B.A.

Posted: January 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The School of Management (SOM) has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to offer a mini-M.B.A. as part of the Campus on the Mall program. Campus on the Mall allows nonspecialists a chance to study the most recent research in fields ranging from art and business to science and technology. The mini-M.B.A. program taught by […]

Student Awarded $10,000 by Welden Foundation

Posted: January 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Richard C. Welden Foundation has awarded a first prize of $10,000 to Valery Perry, a doctoral candidate in conflict analysis and resolution, for her 114-page proposal for developing a Balkan Stability Pact. The international competition invited proposals for “A Plan for Reconstruction of the Balkans: A Blueprint for Integrating Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, and the […]

University Police to Receive Reaccreditation Assessment

Posted: January 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As part of its reaccreditation process, University Police/Department of Public Safety is undergoing an onsite assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Members of the university community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. Telephone […]

CAS Dean Climbs Mount Aconcagua

Posted: January 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour His wife told him it was a crazy idea. He knew she was probably right, but Daniele Struppa, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), really wanted to climb a mountain. He had just finished reading Into Thin Air, the book by Jon Krakauer about the guided commercial expeditions to […]

Merten Speaks at Conference on IT Workforce Issues

Posted: January 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Thursday, Jan. 20, Women in Technology (WIT) presents “Recruitment, Retention, and the New Models for Work,” an event at which representatives from government, industry, and academia discuss issues related to the work shortage in the information technology field. Topics addressed by the speakers include ways companies and managers recruit and retain high-quality employees; the […]

Poet Wins Morse Prize

Posted: January 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jennifer Atkinson, English, won the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize from Northeastern University. In addition to receiving a cash prize, Atkinson will see her second collection, The Drowned City & Other Poems, published by Northeastern University Press this fall. Atkinson received a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University, and an M.F.A. in poetry writing and […]

NCAA Appoints O’Connor to Management Council

Posted: January 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I board of directors has appointed Tom O’Connor, assistant vice president/director of athletics, to its Management Council. The appointment is effective following this week’s annual NCAA convention in San Diego. The Management Council makes recommendations to the board of directors on matters it deems appropriate, suggests policies to […]

Provost’s Office Announces Study Leave Recipients

Posted: January 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Office of the Provost awarded 31 faculty members study leave for the 2000-2001 academic year. The leave is intended to provide tenured faculty members with a break from their regular university responsibilities to write books, conduct research, develop new teaching methods, and pursue other activities that help them to develop further expertise in their […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: January 14, 2000 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, Jan. 7, Best’s Insurance News Beleaguered HMOs Should Fight Back, Experts Say “The managed-care industry, besieged with lawsuits challenging the very way they do business, needs to start returning fire, said William H. Lash III, professor of law at George […]

High Impact Squad to Perform at Men’s Basketball Game

Posted: January 14, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The High Impact Squad, billed as the “World’s Most Dynamic Sports Heroes,” will perform at halftime at the Old Dominion-George Mason men’s basketball game tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Patriot Center. The High Impact Squad combines incredible acrobatic stunts with basketball’s slam-dunk to create what is now called “Acro-Dunking.” Featuring a team of highly […]