Archive for January, 2001

Special Concert Held Tomorrow

January 31, 2001

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts joins George Mason to commemorate the first Black History Month of the new millennium in a special concert titled “A Millennium Celebration of the Spiritual.” Singers, dancers, and historians unite to reveal the soul of the spiritual, from its African roots to its contemporary form. The performance features […]

Fairfax Campus IRC Open House Is Today

January 31, 2001

By Kate Passin The Instructional Resource Center (IRC), part of the Division of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies, hosts an open house today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Robinson Hall A, Room 104. The purpose of the open house is to demonstrate how IRC helps faculty members use technology to meet their instructional […]

General Assembly Hires SPP Faculty Members

January 31, 2001

By Muneeza Alam Members of the research faculty from the School of Public Policy (SPP) have been hired by a General Assembly subcommittee to aid in a policies and performance study of the State Corporation Commission (SCC). The commission is a semi-independent agency that regulates and oversees Virginia’s banking, insurance, and security companies; energy and […]

SCS Announces Spring Research Colloquia Schedule

January 30, 2001

By Kate Passin The School of Computational Sciences (SCS) hosts weekly seminars on topics related to the research of the school’s Laboratory for Computer Design of Materials. SCS brings outside speakers to discuss the latest news in condensed matter, physics, and chemistry. The spring semester’s schedule is listed below. Seminars are held Mondays in Science […]

Faculty Recital Held Tonight

January 30, 2001

The Department of Music hosts a faculty recital tonight beginning at 8 p.m. in Harris Theater. Pianist Sara Rosado, Music, is joined by violinist John MacFarlane and hornist Erik Kofoed of the University of Maryland, for an evening of solo and chamber music. The program includes the Mozart Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat, […]

ICASIT Develops Cost Model for Distance Learning

January 30, 2001

By Elena Barbre The School of Public Policy’s International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology (ICASIT) has partnered with researchers from the University of Virginia to develop a model that can be used at universities throughout the country to deliver an accurate assessment of the costs of distance learning. Developed under a $400,000 ICASIT […]

Grazette Is African American Studies Scholar-In-Residence

January 29, 2001

By Sarah McGurk The African American Studies Research and Resource Center has named Jacqueline Hicks Grazette the 2001 African American Studies Scholar-In-Residence. Grazette is the former executive director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland, as well as the founder and director of the Smithsonian Institution’s African American […]

Jevita de Freitas Named director of Student Financial Aid

January 29, 2001

Jevita de Freitas has been named the Director of Student Financial Aid, effective Jan. 24. She succeeds Jennifer Douglas who took a position with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance. De Freitas has been serving as interim director since Oct. 9, 2000. De Freitas joined the George Mason staff as a […]

AOJ Program Hosts Delegation of Egyptian Judges

January 29, 2001

By Muneeza Alam On Feb. 1, the Administration of Justice Program will host a delegation of visiting Egyptian judges who will be on the Fairfax Campus to learn about the university’s philosophy on distance learning. The judges will hear from various members of the faculty, including Daniele Struppa, dean of the College of Arts and […]

This Week in the News…

January 26, 2001

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Saturday, Jan. 20, National Public Radio, Weekly Edition Effects of the Iranian Hostage Crisis on Jimmy Carter’s Presidency Shaul Bakhash, George Mason University: “The American people tend to see themselves, I think, as a benign power, one that always wants the […]