Archive for March, 2001

This Week in the News…

Posted: March 23, 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: Friday, March 16, New York Times Bankruptcy Bill Tightens Rules for Businesses “The bill’s supporters acknowledge that some companies that would be able to reorganize under the current law would probably suffer. ‘The assessment was that maybe we’re better off liquidating […]

Honors, University Scholars Programs Host Conference

Posted: March 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Today and Saturday, the Honors Program in General Education and the University Scholars Program host the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council spring conference on the Fairfax Campus. The conference is an opportunity for students in honors programs in Virginia and West Virginia to display the fruits of their academic labors. Students will give presentations that relate […]

Greatest Show on Earth Comes to the Patriot Center

Posted: March 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus makes its first appearance at the Patriot Center next week. Performances are Wednesday, March 28, through Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Part of Parking Lot A will house the tents, performers, […]

China Dance Theater Performs at Concert Hall

Posted: March 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The China Dance Theater, China’s largest music and dance troupe, presents August Rising at the Concert Hall for two performances only on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. An artistic discussion is held 45 minutes before each show in the Grand Tier Lobby. In its North American premiere tour, the China Dance […]

Law Professor Nominated to Chair FTC

Posted: March 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Timothy Muris, a professor in the School of Law, was nominated yesterday by President George W. Bush to serve as chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A nationally respected figure in regulatory and antitrust law, Muris has been a member of the university’s law faculty since 1988. “We are pleased and honored that […]

Free Passes Available for Movie Preview

Posted: March 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A free preview of the movie Blow takes place at the Johnson Center Cinema on Wednesday, April 4, at 9 p.m. Based on a true story, Blow is set in the 1970s and follows high school football star George Jung as he becomes the world’s major importer of cocaine from Colombia’s Medellin cartel and changes […]

Writing Project Conference Supports Teaching

Posted: March 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., the Northern Virginia Writing Project (NVWP) sponsors the 2001 Language and Learning Conference in SUB II and Robinson Hall. Participants choose from two sessions of presentations, suitable for teachers from all disciplines and grade levels, given by NVWP teacher consultants. Guest speaker Donald Graves discusses […]

OIA Releases 2000 Freshman Survey Results

Posted: March 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Muneeza Alam The results of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) freshman survey, released by the Office of Institutional Assessment (OIA), show that the number one reason students decide to attend George Mason is its outstanding academic reputation. More than 60 percent of students surveyed also say being near Washington, D.C., and in the […]

Merten Updates BOV on State Budget Battles

Posted: March 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch “There has been much activity in Richmond regarding the budget in recent times, but at present little has been resolved,” said President Alan Merten in his report to the Board of Visitors (BOV) at the governing body’s meeting yesterday. “We in higher education are in the business of speaking out for the […]

Bookstore Updates Faculty Author Section of Web Site

Posted: March 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Bookstore web site has updated its faculty author section. Over 80 titles written or edited by George Mason faculty are represented, and all titles shown are available for purchase through the Bookstore or the web site. If there is a title not represented that is in print and you would like added, […]