Archive for April, 2001

Leon Bates Performs at Music Scholarship Benefit Concert

Posted: April 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery Internationally acclaimed pianist Leon Bates will perform with the George Mason Orchestra and Choruses at the fifth annual Music Scholarship Benefit Concert. Hosted by Dennis Owens of WGMS 103.5 FM, the program begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. All proceeds from the […]

Former U.S. Senator Robb to Join Mason Faculty

Posted: April 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Charles S. Robb, former governor of Virginia and a two-term U.S. senator, will join the university’s faculty this fall as Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy. President Alan Merten welcomed the appointment. “Very few people in the country have the depth and breadth of policy experience that Chuck Robb will bring to the classroom. […]

Film and Media Studies Presents Award-Winning Movie

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

On Tuesday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m., the Film and Media Studies program will show The Silences of the Palace, an award-winning film from North Africa, in the Johnson Center Cinema. Admission is free. Filmmaker Moufida Tlatli, the best-known female director in the Arab-speaking world, will be on hand to discuss the film after the […]

Open Enrollment Period Continues through April

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

The annual open enrollment period for health insurance is in full swing and continues through May 1. During open enrollment, full-time faculty and staff members may enroll in another health care plan, add or remove dependents, or waive coverage for an effective date of July 1. Changes outside of open enrollment will be permitted only […]

George Mason Celebrates Victims’ Rights Week

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

By Jeremy Lasich The fifth annual Victims’ Rights Fitness Run/Walk around Patriot Circle highlights Victims’ Rights Week, April 23-27. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the event at noon on Thursday, April 26. President Alan Merten and his wife Sally lead the run/walk, which begins at the University Police headquarters in Lot […]

Nobel Laureate Herbert Hauptman to Lecture

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

By Robin Herron Herbert A. Hauptman, 1985 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, speaks at George Mason on Friday, April 27, in SUB II, Room 5, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. His topic is “Recent Advances in the Phase Problem of X-ray Crystallography.” Hauptman is a mathematician who developed a mathematical method that has changed the field […]

NVTC Honors President Merten

Posted: April 20, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten has received the most prestigious recognition conferred by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) — the 2001 Earle C. Williams Leadership in Technology Award. He was honored in special ceremonies on Wednesday. This award, according to Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC president, is presented to one person each year “whose personal and professional endeavors […]

SACS Teams Praise Mason, Outline Recommendations

Posted: April 20, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The two teams of reviewers from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) had strong praise for George Mason yesterday at a meeting with President Alan Merten and key members of the academic community. The meeting, conducted by Frank Borkowski, chancellor of Appalachian State University and chair of the two teams, signified the conclusion […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: April 20, 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: Monday, April 16, Business Week A Different Kind of Trustbuster “For the past decade, an elite group of lawyers has gathered at Washington’s sleek 701 restaurant to discuss fine points of antitrust law. Two regulars are Robert Pitofsky, chairman of the […]

George Mason Opera Takes Stage This Weekend

Posted: April 20, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Opera performs Dido and Aeneas tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Harris Theater. This concert features opera students, amazing costumes, and lighting designed by Rick Davis. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Fifty free tickets are available for George Mason students.