Archive for September, 2000

Mason to Host International Nursing Congress

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

By Jeremy Lasich The College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) is sponsoring the Fourth Nursing Academic International Congress, held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Tysons Corner, Oct. 1 through 4. The congress provides an opportunity for health educators and practitioners around the world to share issues, ideas, and innovations related to the preparation of […]

College of Visual and Performing Arts Proposed

Posted: September 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo Faculty members gathered yesterday at a town hall meeting to show support for a proposal that would create a College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at George Mason. The CVPA would unite the arts disciplines into a single, strong, prominent, academically rigorous unit and merge the Institute of the Arts, the […]

Director of Financial Aid Leaving George Mason

Posted: September 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jennifer Douglas, director for the Office of Student Financial Aid, is leaving the university on Friday, Oct. 6. She has accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Jevita de Freitas, assistant director, will serve as the interim director of the office beginning Monday, Oct. 9. A reception honoring Douglas will be held […]

ICP Professor Works to Jump-Start Jordan Economy

Posted: September 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre A reshaped educational system is the first step to an improved economy, and John Volpe is part of a team that is leading the country of Jordan down this path. The goal is to move the nation from its underdeveloped manufacturing economy to a thriving information economy that will enable it to […]

Lima, Patriots Ranked among National Leaders

Posted: September 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason senior forward Eduardo Lima is ranked among the men’s soccer national leaders in goals and points, according to the NCAA Division I statistics released yesterday. In addition, the Patriot team is nationally ranked in team shutout percentage. A six-foot, 180-pound native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lima is tied for eighth nationally in points […]

Fall for the Book Begins Today

Posted: September 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Fall for the Book literary festival kicks off today with two events on the Fairfax Campus. At 3:30 p.m. in Harris Theater, the Cuban-born writer Cristina Garcia reads from and discusses her work. Garcia, whose family fled Cuba at the time of the communist revolution, has published two widely acclaimed novels detailing the promise […]

ICASIT Receives Another Mellon Grant

Posted: September 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre The International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology (ICASIT) has done it again. The center’s latest grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for $600,000 over the next three and a half years, brings ICASIT’s total funding from the foundation to more than $2.6 million, according to Stephen Ruth, director of […]

Plans for Mason Midnight Madness Are Taking Shape

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

What has quickly emerged as one of the premier annual campus events is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13, at the Patriot Center. The fifth annual “Mason Midnight Madness,” celebrating the beginning of official practice for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, promises to continue its tradition of zany contests, high-decibel competitions, and student and family […]

Graduate Open House Held Wednesday Night

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

A graduate programs open house is held tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. Guests will have an opportunity to explore George Mason’s graduate programs, talk with faculty from every program, and browse information tables. Current graduate students may also be on hand to answer questions. George Mason offers more […]

ICAR Receives $6.7 Million Donation

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

By Denise St. Ours Edwin and Helen Lynch, longtime friends of George Mason, have arranged to donate $6.7 million in property and funds to the university to support the work of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), and to create an international retreat and conference center. The Lynches’ Mason Neck, Va., home–known as […]