Archive for March, 2000

Distinguished Lecture Series in Biology Held Tonight

Posted: March 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Biology Department, the Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics, and the American Type Culture Collection present the Distinguished Lecture Series in Biology in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room A, tonight at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is presented by Yuri Gleba, CEO of Icon Genetics, Inc., in Princeton, N.J., and Munich, Germany. Gleba presents “The […]

University Study Shows FEMA Management Reforms Reinvented Once Failing Agency

Posted: March 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mercatus Center releases a study of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “Learning from the Leaders: Results-Based Management at FEMA,” today at 9:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. The study, conducted by Maurice McTigue, director of the Mercatus Center’s Public Sector Leadership Program, and Jerry Ellig, senior research fellow in the Mercatus Center, […]

University Develops Literacy Programs with Local Schools

Posted: March 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre The Office of Adult Learning and Professional Development (OALPD) is collaborating with the adult education units of the public schools in Arlington and Prince William Counties to develop new curricula designed to integrate three major components: workplace readiness, basic academic skills, and office technology skills. A total of $55,000 has been allocated […]

Female Drummers Featured at Lecture Demonstration

Posted: March 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Institute of the Arts and Women’s Studies present a lecture demonstration by San Jose Taiko, a nearly all-female taiko drumming group of Asian Americans. Traditionally in Japan, taiko drumming is only done by men. The free lecture is held on Thursday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in Harris Theater, and is followed by a […]

Spring General Faculty Meeting Set for April 4

Posted: March 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The spring meeting of the general faculty is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. The agenda includes approval of the minutes of the Sept. 9 meeting; an amendment to the charter of the Faculty Senate; and President Alan Merten’s State of the University address. All faculty and […]

Join Boston Camerata for an Afternoon of Early American Music

Posted: March 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Boston Camerata, an early music choral group directed by Joel Cohen, highlights American songs from our country’s earliest days in an appearance at Old Town Hall in Fairfax on Wednesday, March 29. This free program includes excerpts from the group’s repertoire and the Liberty Tree program, to be performed in the Concert Hall on […]

Health and Fitness Challenge Begins Tomorrow

Posted: March 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Discover a healthier you by joining George Mason’s fifth annual Health and Fitness Challenge, March 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. Faculty, staff, and students can take advantage of various health-related activities, information, freebies, and health screenings. Opening ceremonies are led by Edwin Strong-Legs Richardson on […]

University Hosts 21st Century Workforce Commission Hearing

Posted: March 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The public is invited to attend a hearing of the 21st Century Workforce Commission tomorrow in the boardroom of Mason Hall, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. The commission was created by the Workforce Investment Act, which was signed into law in 1998. The commission’s purpose is to conduct a study of […]

George Mason Is Home of Virginia Citizenship Institute

Posted: March 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour George Mason is the new home of the Virginia Citizenship Institute (VCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating young people to become involved in civic affairs. Founded four years ago by Greg Werkheiser, a University of Virginia law student, VCI is closely affiliated with the Department of Public and International Affairs and […]

Women’s Health Workshop Set for Tomorrow

Posted: March 27, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Health Education Services sponsors a women’s health workshop tomorrow from 6 to 7 p.m. in SUB I, Rooms B and C. The workshop, which features George Mason alumna Blakely Pomietto, targets women in sororities, but is open to anyone who would like to attend. Pomietto presents a women’s health guide she created, followed by an […]