Archive for April, 2000

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week at Crossroads

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

Take time to say thanks to your staff during Administrative Professionals Week, April 24 to 28, by treating them to lunch at Crossroads Restaurant on Wednesday, April 26. In addition to the regular lunch menu, a special menu features chicken matzo ball soup; spinach salad with mandarin oranges, cashews, and raspberry vinaigrette; veal eugene; steamed […]

Institute of the Arts Solicits Ideas from University Community

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

This year, the Institute of the Arts (IOA) has worked with many faculty and staff members on outreach activities involving visiting artists at the Center for the Arts. Looking ahead to the 2000-2001 season, Betsy Brininger, IOA director, is hosting an open forum to allow members of the university community to share their ideas about […]

Mason Week Begins Today

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

Novelty blow-up games, caricatures, snow cones, and pretzels on the Quad kick off today’s festivities celebrating Mason Week. Activities take place on the Quad Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and wrap up with Mason Day on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday’s events include an organizational and vendor fair, […]

University Continues to Grow in Diversity

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

George Mason is becoming an increasingly diverse institution of higher learning. According to statistics released recently by the Equity Office, the number of minority employees at George Mason increased from 228 in 1989 to 438 in 1999. During that time period, the number of minorities increased 92 percent, compared to a 29 percent increase for […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: April 21, 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: Monday, April 17, Business Week Why Gates Is Rolling the Dice: Risking Breakup, He’ll Forge Ahead With His All-in-One Web Strategy “While the case revolved around Microsoft’s effort to conquer the browser market, many of the possible remedies look ahead to […]

George Mason Celebrates Earth Day

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

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and organized by the Biology and Physics and Astronomy Departments, this year’s Earth Day celebration has a special focus on solar and renewable energy use, and the use of energy efficient technology that makes our planet cleaner. Solar demonstrations, including solar-powered equipment and weather stations, dialogues with […]

Task Force Releases Report on Computer Security and Privacy

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

By Becky Bishop George Mason University has devoted considerable resources to the area of information technology for supporting both instruction and research. As the number of people taking advantage of these information technology tools has increased, the number of reported abuses has risen dramatically. The past year alone has seen a sharp rise in intrusions, […]

Alternative Spring Break Team Recognized for Work

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

By Jeremy Lasich When 12 George Mason students left for New York to participate in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program in March, they all agreed on one thing: “We wanted to make a difference,” says student Danielle Callender. The group accomplished its goal, as it became the first team in the 10-year history of […]

BOV Committee Votes on General Education Proposal

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

The Faculty and Academic Standards Committee of the Board of Visitors (BOV) voted yesterday afternoon to approve in principle the general education program plan as stated in the Faculty Senate Committee’s report, with amendments and refinements. The full board will vote on the plan at its next meeting on May 17. Read the plan online.

English Professor Is Named Guggenheim Fellow

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

Eric Pankey, English, has been named a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Pankey is one of seven poets in the nation to receive the award. This year, 182 artists, scholars, and scientists were selected from 2,928 applicants from across the United States and Canada for awards totaling $6,345,000. Pankey, who joined George […]