Archive for February, 2000

GSE Receives Science Education Award for Focus on Females, Minorities

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

By Elena Barbre The Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) science education program has received a “Programs that Work” award from the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition for its preservice teacher education program. The award, to be presented on March 23, recognizes GSE’s work on gender equity and multicultural education in science methods courses for middle […]

Kellar Institute Announces Opportunity Grants

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

The Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities now offers opportunity grants to parents, people with disabilities, service providers, researchers, and trainers in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area through a Kellar endowment. The grants require compatibility with the mission of the Kellar Institute–to improve the lives and productivity of people with disabilities–and […]

Public Hearing on Fairfax Redevelopment Plan Continues Tonight

Posted: February 22, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

All members of the university community are invited to attend a public hearing of the Fairfax City Council to discuss the plan for the redevelopment of the historic section of the City of Fairfax. This is a continuation of the hearing held on Jan. 25, and it is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. in […]

Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff Visits Fairfax Campus

Posted: February 22, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Maria Echaveste, assistant to President Clinton and deputy chief of staff, and Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, are the guest speakers at “Latinas and Blacks: A Conversation between Friends,” sponsored by the Women’s Studies and African American research and resource centers on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the SUB […]

IT&E Celebrates National Engineers Week

Posted: February 22, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) kicks off National Engineers Week this week by sponsoring a meeting between Lloyd Griffiths, dean of IT&E, and Bernard White, associate dean of undergraduate studies at IT&E, and several student leaders of IT&E student organizations. They are discussing the needs of IT&E students. In addition, the Engineering […]

Study Documents Value of Nursing Certification

Posted: February 22, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ann Cary, Nursing and Health Science, served as principal investigator of the largest study ever conducted on U.S. and Canadian nurses who hold professional certification. The study, conducted by the Nursing Credentialing Research Coalition (NCRC), found that certification is a key tool in reducing health care errors. Nurses earn certification by meeting eligibility requirements, such […]

Student Hospitalized with Bacterial Meningitis

Posted: February 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Friday, Feb. 18, a graduate English student was hospitalized with meningococcal disease. The student lives off campus. While the risk of infection is minimal, Student Health Services wants the university community to be aware of the risk factors and take appropriate precautions. How can I get bacterial meningitis? Infection is spread by droplets from […]

Faculty, Students Invited to Attend Global Summit

Posted: February 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sessions of the 2000 Global Internet Summit, held March 13 and 14 in the Concert Hall, can be observed by interested faculty members and students, giving them a unique opportunity to learn about the Internet policy issues that will shape the future. The summit, hosted by the School of Law’s National Center for Technology and […]

George Mason Is Screamin’ Green for Homecoming 2000

Posted: February 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With decorated offices and a week packed with spirited events, George Mason is loudly Screamin’ Green as Homecoming 2000 gets underway. Today–Green and Gold Day–marks the beginning of the festivities leading up to the pre-game block party, basketball game, and Midnight Masquerade on Saturday, Feb. 26. For more information about events throughout the week, visit […]

Senior Editor of Talk Magazine Visits Fairfax Campus

Posted: February 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sam Sifton, senior editor/writer for Talk, Tina Brown’s new general audience monthly magazine, speaks on “Journalism Today: A Personal Trajectory” on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Johnson Center Cinema. Sifton has been a writer and editor for alternative weekly the New York Press, where for eight years he reported on […]