Archive for November, 2000

Virginia Opera’s Season Opens with West Side Story

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

By Erica Pirrung The Virginia Opera opens its 2000 season with the classic Broadway production West Side Story. Based on the book by Arthur Laurents, West Side Story is a classic story of love and family honor, and the struggle between two rival youth gangs, the Sharks and the Jets. The production is held in […]

Fenwick Fellow Gives Lecture on Free Trade

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

Economics professor Willem Thorbecke will give a lecture today based on his most recent paper, “Reconciling Free Trade, Worker’s Rights, and Environmental Protections.” Thorbecke, a 1999-2000 Fenwick Fellow, concludes in his paper that legitimate concerns about workers’ rights and environmental protection should be dealt with in an organization other than the World Trade Organization. He […]

GSE Associate Dean Leads Delegation to China

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

By Kate Passin Mark Goor, associate dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), led a delegation of 17 U.S. special educators to China from Oct. 19 to Nov. 3. While there, the group met with university professors, school principals, and teachers to exchange ideas about instruction for students with special needs. During the trip, […]

This Week on GMU-TV…

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

Every week on GMU-TV, four roundtable discussion programs–Mason Currents, Capital Region Roundtable, Mason Sidelines, and Tech Horizons–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: […]

Show Your Pride with GMU Tuesdays

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

The Mason Ambassadors are asking the George Mason community to show their Patriot Pride every (or any) Tuesday by wearing George Mason apparel or colors on that day. This new spirit program is effective immediately.

Staff Senate Holds Q and A Session to Discuss Parking Services

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

Ken Bumgarner, associate vice president of University Services, will facilitate a question and answer session to discuss parking issues during the Dec. 14 Staff Senate meeting. Classified and non-student wage employees will be given the opportunity to discuss parking concerns directly with Parking Services administration. Employees are encouraged to submit questions in advance by Dec. […]

Parking Services Renews Contract with Colonial

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

At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Board of Visitors approved a two-and-one-half year contract between George Mason’s Parking Services and Colonial Parking, extending the relationship the two have had since 1996. The contract also contains two optional one-year renewals. According to Ken Bumgarner, associate vice president of University Services, “Colonial Parking was clearly the vendor […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: November 22, 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: Friday, Nov. 17, USA Today Candidates’ Actions Foreshadow Next Administration: Critics Say Neither Bush nor Gore Appears Ready to Take on Presidency “Neither Bush nor Gore expected to be in this nerve-racking situation, enmeshed in an unprecedented legal and political struggle […]

French Professor Discusses New Book Next Week

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

Keith Warner, professor of French and Caribbean Studies, discusses his new book, “On Location: Cinema and Film in the Anglophone Caribbean,” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Paul Robeson Resource Room, 240A, in the Johnson Center, at 3 p.m. The African American Studies Program, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and the Center for […]

Classified Employees Discuss Quality of Work Life

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

By Emily Yaghmour Last Friday, in a meeting called by the Quality of Work Life Task Force and facilitated by Bob Vay of University Libraries, approximately 30 George Mason classified employees gathered to discuss issues of concern to them. The discussion began with concerns about the cost of parking. Employees also briefly discussed the new […]