Archive for April, 2000

Freshman Applications Rise

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

The Office of Admissions has received the largest number of freshman applications ever for the upcoming school year. As of April 11, Admissions had received more than 7,100 freshman applications–a 14 percent increase over the same time last year. “An increase in applications provides us with an opportunity to respond to what the faculty has […]

IT&E Professor Dies at Age 60

Posted: April 26, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Carl M. Harris, BDM International Professor of Operations Research and Information Technology in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E), died suddenly yesterday morning, less than a month after celebrating his 60th birthday. A resident of Rockville, Md., Harris is survived by his wife, Alice Harris, his two daughters, Naomi and Margo, and his […]

Students Participate in International Crisis Simulation

Posted: April 26, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Thirty George Mason undergraduates, together with students from more than 40 colleges and universities worldwide, have just completed the Atlantic Crisis Game, an international political simulation sponsored by the Atlantic Council of the United States. George Mason students played the role of the Netherlands in a fictional crisis centered in Kosovo, while other universities played […]

Take Our Daughters to Work Day Is Tomorrow

Posted: April 26, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center sponsors George Mason’s second annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day on Thursday at the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses. Registration forms are still being accepted. Take Our Daughters to Work Day is a national public education campaign and day of action launched eight years ago in response […]

Bullock Chosen as Student Commencement Speaker

Posted: April 26, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jed Bullock, who receives his Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics next month, has been chosen as the student speaker for this year’s commencement ceremony. During his four years of study at George Mason, Bullock has become a recognized student leader. He served on the Student Senate representing the College of Arts and Sciences […]

Merten Withdraws from University of Florida Search

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

Earlier today, President Alan Merten withdrew from the University of Florida presidential search. “Sally and I sincerely appreciate all the expressions of gratitude and support for George Mason University and for us,” says Merten. “We are grateful for the encouragement from faculty, staff, students, the Board of Visitors, the Foundation Board, the governor, and other […]

Author Shares Trade Secrets of Top Athletes

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

On Mason Day, the College of Arts and Sciences hosts “Take on High Risk and Succeed,” an interactive presentation by author Maryann Karinch and action photographer David Brooks. Karinch, a longtime D.C. resident, answers the million-dollar question about extreme athletes–how do they do that? Olympic gold medal winners, world-record holders, and men and women who […]

Wallace Wins CEC Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Gerald Wallace, director of the Ph.D. in Education program in the Graduate School of Education, was presented with the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) 2000 J.E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award this month. Wallace’s groundbreaking work has influenced the instructional strategies the special education field uses today. A cornerstone of his work concerns […]

Colombian Crisis Is Topic of Annual Lynch Lecture

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

Daniel Garcia Peña, scholar in residence at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., presents “A Complex Peace for a Complex War: The Peace Process in Colombia” for the Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Lecture on Conflict Resolution held April 27 in the Concert Hall. In 1991, Peña served as […]

Successful Drug Education Programs Highlighted Today

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

Drug Education Services, in conjunction with the Century Council, sponsors a press conference today at 10:30 a.m. to highlight George Mason’s successful alcohol prevention program, including the extensive use of the Alcohol 101 and Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies programs. The press conference, which features Rep. Tom Davis, takes place in the Johnson Center outside […]