Archive for October, 2000

This Month in the Community…

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

Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in October as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. Oct. 3– Karen Oates, New Century College, presented “Breast Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know” to the Women of AT&T. Oct. 26– Steven […]

Advanced Internet Lab Has First “Bake Off”

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

George Mason’s Advanced Internet Lab has successfully completed the first bake-off testing of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). Bake Off 2000 involved the demonstration of interoperability among the participating vendors for the various functionalities of the MPLS signaling plane. The purpose of George Mason’s Advanced Internet Lab is to conduct research on Next Generation high-bandwidth Internet […]

Mason Celebrates Halloween with Beach Party

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

By Erica Pirrung George Mason’s Fairfax Campus celebrates Halloween this year with the first Halloween Beach Party. Sponsored by University Life, the Program Board, and the Institute of the Arts (IOA), the event is held tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. next to the pond on the Center for the Arts Concert Hall lawn. The […]

Mason Helps Community with Witch Watch 2000

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

By Erica Pirrung George Mason University student volunteers will be patrolling neighborhoods around the Fairfax Campus on Halloween night for Witch Watch 2000, an annual event designed to protect young trick-or-treaters in Fairfax City. The witch watchers, made up of students and Mason alumni, will patrol intersections and crossways in several areas of Fairfax City […]

This Week on GMU-TV…

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

Every week on GMU-TV, three roundtable discussion programs–Mason Currents, Capital Region Roundtable, and Time Out–are shown during prime time. GMU-TV is shown on Cox Cable channel 18, Comcast (Reston) channel 18, and Comcast (Alexandria) channels 79 and 95. Following are the topic, host, guests, and programming schedule for each show airing this week: Mason Currents […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Discussion Held Today

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

A discussion to promote breast cancer awareness is held today at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room B. Risk factors, screenings, and early detection are some of the topics discussed by breast cancer survivors. Everyone who attends receives a free gift. The event is cosponsored by Health Education Services, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Hadassah, Hillel, […]

Fairfax Campus Boasts New Street Names

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

Close observors may have noticed that the streets at George Mason’s Fairfax Campus now have different names. These changes, according to Keith Bushey, the university’s chief safety officer, were made to honor an earlier agreement between George Mason and Fairfax County. Because many of the old street names are used for streets in other parts […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: October 27, 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: Monday, Oct. 23, Christian Science Monitor Why Commuters Stay Stuck in Drive “Experts maintain railroad and subway systems have yet to reach their full potential. But until service improves…most cities won’t see a real exodus from highways. Nor is the urban […]

Cello Students Get Personal Attention

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

Cellist Alban Gerhardt of the Philharmonia of Nations works one-on-one with three cello students today. The university community is invited to watch the students perform a piece of music and stay to watch Gerhardt critique their performances, coach, and practice with the students. The class is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Choral Rehearsal […]

New Minority Student Affairs Director Adjusting to Life at Mason

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

By Kate Passin Art King, the new director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs (MSA), is settling in after two months on the job. King became the director on Sept. 1 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the office while serving as an advocate and mentor for minority students. King, who presents many campus […]