Archive for August, 2000

Grant Activity on the Rise at George Mason

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

George Mason’s Office of Sponsored Programs reports a noteworthy increase in the amount of grants and contract activity by the university over the past year. For the fiscal year 1998-99, George Mason received $32.2 million in new awards, according to the office. This figure increased to $43 million during fiscal year 1999-2000. During this same […]

Welcome Week, Classes Begin Today

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

Classes begin today at all three campuses as George Mason welcomes faculty, staff, and students with information fairs, receptions, refreshments, movies, and music as part of its Welcome Week 2000 festivities. All events take place under the Welcome Week tent on the Johnson Center North Plaza unless otherwise noted. Activities will be moved to the […]

Women’s Soccer Team Kicks Off Mason Sports Schedule Today

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

The athletic season gets underway today as the George Mason women’s soccer team takes on Navy at 4 p.m. at George Mason Stadium. Head coach Jac Cicala is gunning for his 100th career victory. Cicala enters his ninth year at the helm of the women’s soccer team with a 99 to 56 to 15 record, […]

New Student Days Begin Today

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

By Patty Snellings Presidents Park comes alive today with excited students and anxious parents sharing the first-time ritual of moving the family freshman to campus. President Alan Merten and his wife, Sally, will be on hand from 9 to 11 a.m. to greet families as they arrive. The day is filled with check-ins for university […]

Service-Learning and Volunteerism Workshops Held Today

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

The Center for Service and Leadership hosts two panel discussions today on the topics of service learning and volunteerism. Both panels are held in SUB I, Rooms B and C. The first panel is held from 10 to 10:50 a.m. and features George Mason faculty members and students discussing their experiences with service learning. By […]

Roundtable Examines Rural Health Policy

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

The Capital Area Rural Health Roundtable, a federally funded initiative within George Mason’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics, hosts a forum for legislators and health care officials to discuss emerging rural health policy. “Medicare: Post BBA and Pre-Reform: What Now? What Next?” is held Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the […]

Share Your Documents Using DocuShare

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

By Emily Yaghmour If producing documents can be painful, producing them collaboratively can be torture. But University Computing and Information Systems (UCIS) has software that can make the collaborative process a bit easier. Late last year, the university acquired 500 user licenses for a product called DocuShare, created by Xerox. As its name suggests, it […]

General Faculty Meeting Set for Sept. 5

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

President Alan Merten holds his general faculty meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. Merten will outline his plans for the university in the coming academic year and welcome George Mason’s new faculty members. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend.

Administrative Faculty Handbook Draft Available for Review

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

The Administrative Faculty Handbook is now available for review online. The Human Resources Department encourages all administrative faculty members to critique the draft and offer suggestions and comments via the online form. All responses, due by Sept. 1, will be forwarded to the Handbook Committee for review. The document is available in both Microsoft and […]

ITIC Hosts Internet Technology Conference

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

By Elena Barbre More than 300 information technology professionals from across the commonwealth of Virginia will meet in historic Williamsburg next month to discuss the most pressing issues facing the IT and Internet industry. The Internet Technology Innovation Center (ITIC), a partnership of 11 research centers at George Mason University, Christopher Newport University, the University […]