Archive for May, 2001

This Month in the Community…

May 31, 2001

Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in May as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. May 1– Rich Rubenstein, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, presented “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the 21st Century” for the Fairfax Lions […]

Mason Wrestler Named Freshman All-American

May 31, 2001

George Mason freshman Tony Howard has been selected as one of the top freshmen in the nation at 165 pounds on the All-Rookie team chosen by Amateur Wrestling News. Six “Freshman All-Americans” were chosen in each of the 10 weight classes by the magazine, one of the leading publications in the world of amateur wrestling. […]

ICAR Grant Funds Conference Center Director Position

May 31, 2001

By Fran Rensbarger A $1 million grant from the Rice Family Foundation marks an important step toward the International Conference and Retreat Center planned by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). The four-year foundation grant will enable ICAR to create and endow the Henry Hart Rice Chair for Conflict Resolution, which will be […]

Three Patriots to Compete at NCAA Track and Field Championships

May 30, 2001

The George Mason men’s track and field team will be represented by three athletes in four events at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, from May 30 through June 2. The Patriots, ranked 17th in the Trackwire 25 poll, will conclude a challenging 2001 outdoor schedule at the NCAA Championships. […]

Freedom Center Offers Scholarships to Individuals with Disabilities

May 30, 2001

By Patty Snellings The Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center is accepting applications for scholarships to provide fitness services to individuals with disabilities. The application deadline is July 1 for the six-month program that begins in September. Twenty-five scholarships are available for individuals who are at least 12 years old; are residents of the city of […]

George Mason Begins Internal Budget Process

May 30, 2001

The internal process by which George Mason’s offices, departments, and academic units submit their budget requests for 2002-04 is now underway. Due date for submissions is June 15. Institutionally, the university will pursue funding for the priorities that were previously identified as part of its institutional performance agreement with the governor and General Assembly. These […]

Wegman’s Expertise in Data Visualization Brings International Honor

May 29, 2001

Edward Wegman, the Bernard J. Dunn professor of information technology and applied statistics and director of the Center for Computational Statistics, recently returned from Denmark, where he was invited to give the keynote speech on 3-D visualization and data mining at the annual conference of the Danish Society of Theoretical Statistics. In addition, he also […]

Freedom Center Sponsors National Senior Health and Fitness Day

May 29, 2001

By Patty Snellings On Wednesday, May 30, the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center participates with more than 1,500 locations around the country in the eighth annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day–the nation’s largest health and fitness event for older adults. The free event runs from noon until 4 p.m. and is open to all […]

Students Win Prizes for Top Business Plans

May 29, 2001

By Elena Barbre Three George Mason students won prizes of $6,000, $4,000, and $2,000 last week for business plans they submitted in the Mason Enterprise Center’s business plan contest. The contest was designed to stimulate an entrepreneurial spirit in George Mason students of all disciplines. John Lynch, an engineering major, won first prize for his […]

This Week in the News…

May 25, 2001

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Friday, May 18, Korea Herald Chaebol Policy Under Siege “To the policymakers who are trying to strike a balance somewhere in between, advice is coming from Prof. Francis Fukuyama of George Mason University in the United States, who says family-centered corporate […]