Archive for July, 2000

This Month in the Community…

Posted: July 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This Month in the Community… Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in July as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. July 5– Rich Miller, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, presented “Stress Management” to the Northern Virginia Mental Health […]

Johnson Center Food Court Closed

Posted: July 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Johnson Center Food Court is closed from today through August 18 for renovations. The beverage stand will be replaced and cashier stations will be reconfigured to improve customer traffic flow. The Bistro, located on the lower level of the Johnson Center, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while the Food Court is closed. […]

George Mason Hosts Microsoft Mentor Program

Posted: July 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Becky Bishop Beginning today, George Mason hosts the two-day Microsoft Mentor Program, a nationwide program developed by Microsoft to support faculty and training professionals in developing and enhancing their computer skills. Rather than focusing on teaching the features of the software applications, the program teaches professionals how to use the applications to solve educational […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 28, 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: Saturday, July 22, Straits Times (Singapore) Big Thinker Sees the Big Picture “For someone who has a habit of generating controversial headline-grabbing ideas, Professor Francis Fukuyama is almost shockingly understated and low-key in person…. ‘Singapore has tried to create a fairly […]

George Mason Receives Grant from Dept. of Education

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

George Mason has been awarded a two-year, $226,818 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote substance-free college transitions for incoming freshmen. David Anderson, Center for Advancement of Public Health director, is the principal investigator and Nancy Schulte, Drug Education Services coordinator, is the project director. The grant is effective beginning in October and […]

Virginia Ranked Near Bottom in Congressional Surplus Received

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

For the 2000 fiscal year, the Commonwealth of Virginia is ranked 41st in the nation among states receiving additional monies from Congress to support projects involving specific colleges and universities, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. As listed in the July 28 edition of the Chronicle, Virginia received $4.2 million in available monies created […]

Michalski Receives Prestigious Science Honor

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

Ryszard Michalski, Planning Research Corporation Professor of Information Technology, Computer Science, and Systems Engineering, and director of the Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory, has been elected as a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The appointment is the highest scientific honor that Poland can bestow on a scientist. Michalski will be honored at […]

Former George Mason Standout to Compete in Olympics

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

Greg Haughton, a former George Mason track and field star, will compete in the upcoming 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. He finished in first place last weekend at the Jamaican National Track and Field Championships in the 400-meter event to qualify for the Games, and he will also run in the 4×400 meter relay. […]

University Earns Safety Award

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

George Mason has received the 1998-99 Uniform Accident Prevention Program Award from the Virginia State Police Department. The honor is awarded annually in eight separate categories to the state agency that has the highest number of miles driven per chargeable crash. The university placed first in the division for agencies that own their own vehicles […]

Advanced Internet Lab Acquires Additional Corporate Sponsors

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

George Mason’s Advanced Internet Lab has attracted 10 additional corporate sponsors to fund research projects and the operation and further development of the facility. The lab was established last year with funds provided by UUNET, a WorldCom company and a global leader in Internet communication solutions. In addition to the support that UUNET continues to […]