Archive for May, 2000

Spuhler Field Rated Third in the Nation

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

Raymond H. “Hap” Spuhler Field, George Mason’s baseball facility, has been rated third in the Beam Clay College Baseball Diamond of the Year Awards. Shively Field at the University of Kentucky was selected as the winner in the college division for 1999-2000, and L. Dale Mitchell Park at the University of Oklahoma was rated second. […]

Kellar Institute Hosts Conference on Assistive Technology

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

The Virginia Assistive Technology System’s (VATS) 2000 conference, “Assistive Technology, Advocacy, and Employment: Preparing the People, Preparing the Workplace,” is held in the Johnson Center today and tomorrow. VATS is a federally funded assistive technology initiative with four regional sites, one of which is located in the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities. The […]

University Receives Grant for Biomedical Research

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

By Jeremy Lasich The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of Physics and Astronomy have received a three-year, $210,000 grant from the Whitaker Foundation. The award, in support of biomedical engineering research, is the first from the Whitaker Foundation for both George Mason and the Krasnow Institute. The goal of the project is […]

Patriot Lacrosse Team Members to Play in National Tournament

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

Six members of the George Mason women’s lacrosse team have been selected to participate in the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament this weekend in Longmeadow, Mass. Seniors Kinsley O’Garrow and Candace Cummings join freshman Jill Toomey as members of the Mid-Atlantic I team, and senior Cara McFadden, sophomore Kerry Miller, and freshman Jamie Tiburzi were chosen […]

New Managers Join George Mason

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

Three new managers have joined the team of auxiliary services that serves George Mason’s three campuses. Mail Services is now under the direction of Arun Charan, who joined Pitney Bowes in September 1999. Before coming to George Mason as manager of Mail Services, he supervised Pitney Bowes mail, copy, and fax activities at a Blue […]

Wood Accepts Provost Job, Schwartzstein Succeeds Him

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

Joseph Wood, vice provost for academic affairs at George Mason since 1997, has been named the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern Maine, effective July 1. He will be replaced by Linda Schwartzstein of the Provost’s Office. Wood has been a member of George Mason’s faculty since 1987. […]

SACS Self-Study Releases Second Draft Report

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

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) self-study in support of the reaffirmation of accreditation of George Mason University has released the second of five draft strategic reports for university review. The latest draft describes the findings and recommendations of the Research and Creativity Subcommittee, charged with developing a plan to help the university […]

George Mason, Coca-Cola Negotiate $4-Million, Five-Year Contract

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

By Patty Snellings George Mason and Coca-Cola have agreed on a $4-million, five-year contract to provide beverage concessions at all three campuses. The new contract represents a $1 million increase over the previous agreement and provides an estimated annual return of $800,000 to the university in the form of capital improvements, vending proceeds, and marketing […]

TIPP Offers New Master’s Degree

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

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved a master’s program in transportation policy, operations, and logistics. The new program targets the changing transportation services sector, preparing students for top-level policy and management jobs in the freight logistics, highway, transit, and aviation sectors. It is housed in The Institute of Public Policy’s (TIPP) […]

Town Meeting Is Held about Asbestos Removal in Arlington

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

Jim Miller, director of Facilities Planning, will discuss plans for the removal of asbestos from the Arlington Campus Original Building in a town meeting on Wednesday. He will also discuss other renovation and construction activities on the campus. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend the meeting, which is held in the Original […]