Archive for September, 2000

This Week in the News…

September 29, 2000

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Friday, Sept. 22, Chronicle of Higher Education Scholars and Entrepreneurs Enter Brave New World of the Human Genome “Scientists search the public database more than 250,000 times a day, for myriad purposes…. Keith H. McKenney, an associate professor of computational science […]

This Month in the Community…

September 29, 2000

Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in September as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. Sept. 10–Aliza Kolker, Sociology and Anthropology, presented “Rebirth of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe: Hope and Despair” to the Jewish Community Center’s 55+ […]

New Century College Book Talks Begin Next Week

September 29, 2000

New Century College (NCC) and the bookstore cosponsor a series of book talks by NCC authors next week. The series runs from Monday, Oct. 2, to Wednesday, Oct. 4, and are held at 8 p.m. each night in the bookstore. The events are free and open to the public. On Monday, Jim Barry reads from […]

Buchanan Center Presents Distinguished Lecture Series

September 29, 2000

The James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy’s Program in Economics and the Law begins its 2000-2001 distinguished lecture series next week. On Monday, Oct. 2, David Friedman, a law professor at the University of California, presents “What Is Missing from Law and Economics.” Friedman’s most recent book, Law’s Order, provides an uncompromising application of […]

Achon Does Not Qualify for Finals in Olympics

September 28, 2000

Former George Mason All-American and three-time NCAA national champion Julius Achon of Uganda placed sixth in his heat in the semifinals of the 1500-meter event yesterday in Sydney. His time of 3 minutes, 40.32 seconds was not fast enough for Achon to advance to Friday’s finals. The top time of 3 minutes, 37.60 seconds was […]

Enrollment Figures, Student Profile Presented at BOV Meeting

September 28, 2000

“We have maintained the quality of our students and met our enrollment goals this year,” said dean of admissions Marcelle Heerschap at yesterday’s Board of Visitors’ Student Affairs Committee meeting. The department’s goals included recruiting 2,200 freshmen and 2,000 transfer students, and improving the overall academic performance of the incoming students. According to Heerschap, the […]

BOV Approves New College, Intellectual Property Foundation; Defers General Ed Vote

September 28, 2000

The Board of Visitors (BOV) unanimously approved the creation of a College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at its meeting yesterday. The college will unite George Mason’s arts disciplines into a single, academically rigorous unit by merging the Institute of the Arts, the Center for the Arts, and the Music Department. The development of […]

Scherrens Presents IPA Overview to BOV

September 28, 2000

Senior vice president Maurice Scherrens presented an executive overview of the university’s proposed institutional performance agreement (IPA) to the Board of Visitors (BOV) yesterday. The agreement, if approved, is for six years. The governor’s office notified the university on July 27 that it was one of five Virginia universities selected to submit an institutional performance […]

Meese, McGeary Re-elected to BOV Positions

September 28, 2000

Edwin Meese and Scott McGeary were re-elected as rector and vice rector of George Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) for the 2000-2001 academic year at the group’s first regularly scheduled meeting of the year held yesterday. Horace Cooper was also re-elected as secretary of the BOV. The BOV also unanimously approved its meeting schedule for […]

Lima Named Player of the Week Again

September 27, 2000

For the second time this season, George Mason senior forward Eduardo Lima has been named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) men’s soccer Player of the Week. He also earned the achievement on Sept. 5, during the inaugural week of the 2000 season and it is the fifth time (once each in 1996, 1997, and 1998) […]