Archive for February, 2000

This Week in the News…

Posted: February 25, 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, Feb. 18, Boston Globe A New Look at Senator McCarthy “Arthur Herman, who is an adjunct professor of history at George Mason University and coordinator of the Western Civilization program at the Smithsonian, has been taking a fresh look at […]

Global Study Tours Provide Multicultural Experiences for Students

Posted: February 25, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Darshana Patel About 100 George Mason students participated in the Center for Global Education’s winter study tours to Cuba, Costa Rica, Galapagos/Ecuador, Jordan/Israel/Palestine, Vietnam/Thailand, and Paris/Amsterdam/London this year. “These short-term programs give our students a first-hand experience in understanding different cultures,” says Yehuda Lukacs, director of the Center for Global Education. “Each program offers […]

Homecoming Stakes Are Raised with Presidential Challenge

Posted: February 25, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A victory in this Saturday’s homecoming game against James Madison suddenly means more than just the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. President Alan Merten has issued a challenge to James Madison president Linwood Rose, and the latter has accepted. According to the challenge, the president of the defeated university must place a congratulatory ad in the […]

George Mason TOP COP Honored

Posted: February 25, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich George Mason master police officer Stuart P. Strange is honored today at the Virginia State Capitol for his achievements in the TOP COP Fitness Challenge, a voluntary, six-event competition challenging police officers statewide to excel in physical fitness. Strange placed first in the men’s 20-29 age group, and was the second-place, overall […]

Center for the Arts Presents Drummers of West Africa

Posted: February 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Doudou N’diaye Rose travels the world giving concerts, composing music, and collaborating with some of the most innovative musicians alive today, including Peter Gabriel, the Rolling Stones, and Miles Davis. His Drummers of West Africa–35 dancers, musicians, and singers, all members of his family–perform the traditional music of their homeland on Saturday, Feb. 26, at […]

IT&E Hosts Major Art Exhibition

Posted: February 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Gabrielle DeFord Engineering schools rarely function as art galleries, especially for major art shows. However, on Friday, Feb. 25, the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) opens an exhibition of 45 works by 12 internationally renowned artists. Called “Beginnings and Endings,” the exhibition represents the application of state-of-the-art technology to the creation of […]

Cheer on the Patriots at Today’s Pep Rally

Posted: February 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Join the university community at a homecoming pep rally today at 12:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Atrium for music, a performance by the Masonettes, and an introduction of the homecoming court. Coach Jim Larranaga will introduce members of the men’s basketball team, and Gunston is expected to make a special appearance. The Prince William […]

University Launches Effort to Certify Athletics Programs

Posted: February 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason begins a yearlong, campus-wide effort to study its athletics programs as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics certification program, President Alan Merten announced today. Specific areas the study covers are academic and fiscal integrity, governance, rules compliance, and commitment to equity and student-athlete welfare and sportsmanship. While academic […]

University Libraries Conduct Survey of University Community

Posted: February 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to complete a user satisfaction survey conducted by the University Libraries. The survey is designed to gather information about users’ experiences with and perceptions of the various collections, services, and programs offered by the Arlington Campus Library, Fenwick Library, Johnson Center Library, and Prince William Campus Library. This […]

George Mason Cosponsors Airspace Congestion Symposium

Posted: February 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University, along with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is sponsoring a half-day symposium on the congestion of the nation’s airspace. Held this Friday at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., the symposium provides a forum for civil and government officials as well as aerospace industry representatives to discuss the reasons […]