Archive for February, 2001

Tech Entrepreneur Community Center Is Launched

February 28, 2001

By Kate Passin George Mason is involved in a new initiative that serves the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The non-profit organization, called the Tech Entrepreneur Community Center (TECC), is located in Arlington, Va., and provides services and office spaces for start-up and emerging growth technology companies, with a specific emphasis on women- or minority-owned […]

This Month in the Community…

February 28, 2001

Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in February as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. Feb. 15– Anita Taylor, Communication, presented “Men and Women in Conversation” for Life with Cancer at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Feb. 21– Robert Rogowsky, […]

Parking Services Announces Customer Appreciation Days

February 28, 2001

Parking Services offers discounted parking rates to faculty and staff during Customer Appreciation Days, March 5-9. Customers may park in the Parking Deck for $4 per day. Those who leave the deck and return during the same day must pay each time they enter. The Parking Deck will resume normal pricing on Saturday, March 10. […]

PIA Awarded Grant to Study Civic Health

February 28, 2001

The Department of Public and International Affairs (PIA) has been awarded a $1.49 million grant by the Pew Charitable Trusts for a two-year project to study and track the level of civic engagement among the U.S. public, with a focus on young people ages 15-22. George Mason is leading a consortium of universities in the […]

Governor Announces Budget Cut, Hiring Freeze

February 27, 2001

Gov. Jim Gilmore yesterday announced a temporary freeze on hiring and discretionary spending, and directed each state agency to submit a 15 percent spending reduction plan to the Department of Planning and Budget (DPB) by noon, March 2, for review next week. Gilmore attributes his decision to the Senate’s failure to agree to budget amendments. […]

Patriot Men, Women Finish Fifth at CAA Swimming Championships

February 27, 2001

The George Mason women’s swimming and diving team scored 406 points to take fifth place at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Swimming and Diving Championship held last week at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Patriot men scored 395 points and also finished in fifth place. Louise Middlemore finished third in the 200 breaststroke, and […]

Spring General Faculty Meeting Set for March 13

February 27, 2001

The spring meeting of the general faculty is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. The agenda includes President Alan Merten’s State of the University address. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend the meeting. A reception follows in the atrium. If you have announcements to […]

Icelandic Ambassador Speaks on DNA Project

February 27, 2001

The Social Work Program sponsors a lecture today by Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, Icelandic Ambassador to the United States and Canada. The event is held in Mason Hall, Room D3 at 1:30 p.m. Hannibalsson’s lecture, “DeCode Genetics,” focuses on the ethics of the national DNA experiment in Iceland. The experiment uses the unique characteristics of the […]

Writers Series Brings Dybek to Fairfax Campus

February 26, 2001

As part of the spring 2001 Visiting Writers Series, short story writer Stuart Dybek reads from his work tonight at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. Dybek has published two story collections, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods: Stories and The Coast of Chicago, as well as a volume of poetry, Brass Knuckles. His work has […]

Alexander Is Second Candidate for CVPA Dean

February 26, 2001

Peter Alexander is the second candidate for dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) to visit the Fairfax Campus. Alexander makes a presentation to the university community today at 10:30 a.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3. Currently the dean of the College of Arts at the University of Southern Mississippi, Alexander holds […]