Archive for March, 2001

This Week in the News…

Posted: March 30, 2001 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: Wednesday, March 21, Education Week, Colleges Seeking Teacher-Educators “George Mason University is the kind of place that is easy to sell to prospective professors. Salaries are competitive with those of other large schools, and the university’s location–in Fairfax, Va., a suburb […]

This Month in the Community…

Posted: March 30, 2001 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 February as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. March 9– Daniele Struppa, College of Arts and Sciences, presented “The Birth of Modern Geometry in the Painters of the Italian Renaissance” for […]

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Returns to CFA

Posted: March 30, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields shares the Center for the Arts (CFA) stage with piano virtuoso Murray Perahia Saturday at 8 p.m. Prior to this program of works by Handel, Mozart, Bach, and Haydn, audience members are invited to an artistic discussion at 7:15 p.m. in the Grand Tier Lobby. The Academy […]

GSE Professor Heads Project to Improve Education

Posted: March 30, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Muneeza Alam Donna Sterling, Graduate School of Education (GSE), is directing a project to increase Virginia math and science teachers’ understanding of measurement concepts. The goal of Measurement Skills and Data Analysis in Science and Mathematics is to enable the teachers to instruct students on using measuring devices accurately and precisely, reporting and recording […]

Caribbean Issues Are Focus of ICAR Brown Bag Lecture

Posted: March 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fran Rensbarger Today’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) brown bag lunch features Omowale Elson, Department of Communication, speaking on “Approaching Caribbean Conflict as a Development Process: No Problem!” This presentation is part of a series of informal lectures held by ICAR on the research and practice of conflict resolution. Elson looks at economic […]

Lecture Tomorrow Explores Isaac Newton

Posted: March 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Honors Program in General Education sponsors a special lecture tomorrow by professor Marco Panza of the University of Nantes (France). Panza, a specialist on Isaac Newton, speaks on “Isaac Newton: Mathematics, Physics, History, Theology, and Alchemy.” The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room A (third floor), and is open […]

Office of Equity, Provost Create New Hiring Guidelines

Posted: March 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To better assist academic units in their efforts to recruit and hire new faculty members, the Office of University Equity and the Office of the Provost have created a booklet outlining the proper steps to follow in this process. “Forms and Procedures for an Approved Faculty Search,” is designed for department chairs and heads of […]

Cobb Named New ICAR Director

Posted: March 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger Sara Cobb, currently the executive director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a lecturer on dispute resolution at the MIT Department of Urban Planning, has been named the new director for the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). She will join the university by Aug. 15. Cobb […]

Department of Music Presents Faculty Recital Tonight

Posted: March 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Department of Music presents a faculty recital tonight featuring James Nalley, piano, beginning at 8 p.m. in Harris Theater. The program includes: Le baiser de l’Enfant Jesus (from Vingt Regards Sur L’Enfant Jesus), Olivier Messiaen Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960, Op. Posth Fantasia on an Ostinato for solo piano, John Corigliano Etude-Tableaux, Op. […]

George Evans Nominated for Prestigious Award

Posted: March 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason senior basketball player George Evans has been selected as one of five finalists for the Chip Hilton Award. The award, sponsored by Chip Hilton Sports and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, will be presented at the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball Final Four in Minneapolis on April 2. The Basketball […]