Archive for May, 2000

Professor’s Play Featured in Summer Theater Festival

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

The Einstein Project, cowritten by Robinson Professor Paul D’Andrea and Jon Klein, has been chosen for performance during the 2000 season of the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Mass. The play, which explores the complex personality of the genius who “thrust science into the atomic age and strove to read the mind of God,” runs […]

License Plates Fund Scholarships

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

George Mason participates in a program with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles that generates scholarship funds for the university. Each time a Virginia license plate featuring the George Mason University seal is purchased, a portion of the proceeds from the sale goes to the university for scholarships. Since the scholarship program began in 1998, […]

Dutta Named LeRoy Eakin Sr. Endowed Chair

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

Amitava Dutta, a member of the faculty at George Mason since 1992, has been appointed to the LeRoy Eakin Sr. endowed chair in the field of electronic commerce within the School of Management. Dutta joined the university as a professor of decision sciences and management information systems. Before coming to George Mason, he held faculty […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: May 19, 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: May 9 to 15, Ubiquity Education in the New Hi-Tech World: Talking with Alan G. Merten “The most exciting part of university life right now is watching the infiltration of information technology in the teaching and research of faculty from all […]

BYTE Week Begins May 22

Posted: May 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

If you’re interested in beefing up your technology and teaching skills, BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week provides plenty of opportunities. Sponsored by the Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies, the Learning Resources Office, and University Libraries, BYTE Week is chock-full of workshops, which are free to George Mason faculty, staff, and […]

Commencement Cable Broadcasts Scheduled

Posted: May 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s commencement ceremony is broadcast live on GMU-TV tomorrow at 10 a.m. Following is a list of times the ceremony will be rebroadcast. Fairfax County, City of Alexandria, and Reston: Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 21, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Monday, May 22, through Friday, May 26, at 9 a.m., […]

Faculty Senate Censures BOV for Approval of Gen. Ed. Plan

Posted: May 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie SecondoThe George Mason Faculty Senate voted yesterday to censure the Board of Visitors (BOV) for Wednesday’s unanimous approval of the general education plan, as amended by the board’s Faculty and Academic Standards Committee. The resolution passed in a secret vote, 21 to 9, with 1 abstention. The Faculty Senate supported the original general […]

BOV Extends President’s Contract

Posted: May 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Late Wednesday, George Mason University’s Board of Visitors (BOV) approved a six-year contract extension for President Alan G. Merten. Citing the outstanding leadership provided by Merten, Edwin Meese III, rector of the BOV, said, “Dr. Merten has provided the leadership and direction the university needs to become a great university. The board has great confidence […]

BOV Committee Presents Recommendations on Student Parking, Housing

Posted: May 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Board of Visitors task forces on parking, housing, and student satisfaction presented their reports yesterday at the Student Affairs Committee meeting. The parking task force recommendations include establishing a new reserved student parking lot near Presidents Park, establishing a flat-rate evening policy for the Parking Deck, and creating between two and five short-term, premium-priced […]

BOV Acknowledges Cadenas’ Dedication to Early Identification Program

Posted: May 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings Hortensia Cadenas, director of the Early Identification Program (EIP), was recognized yesterday by the Board of Visitors for her leadership, dedication, and devotion to the program. Reading from the commendation, Rector Ed Meese said, “The loyalty she inspires in her students knows no bounds. Her capacity for caring and her ability to […]