Archive for May, 2001

Memorial Day Events Planned for D.C. Area

Posted: May 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

While the George Mason Campuses will be quiet over the long three-day weekend, the Washington, D.C., area will be bursting with activities in observance of Memorial Day. Following is a list of activities that are free and open to the public. For a complete listing of Memorial Day activities and more information, visit www.dcpages.com or […]

Mason Passes First Round in Phi Beta Kappa Process

Posted: May 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron Provost Peter Stearns has announced that George Mason passed the first round of a two-round process in its application for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus. According to Marion Deshmukh, History, who is coordinating the application, chapter selections by the prestigious honor society are made only once every three years. Out […]

Wrestling Team Sweeps Conference Awards

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

George Mason head coach Brian Shaffer, sophomore Donnie DeFilippis, and freshman Tony Howard have swept the major wrestling awards from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for the 2000-01 season. Shaffer was named the CAA Coach of the Year, while DeFilippis was selected the league’s Wrestler of the Year. Howard was chosen as the CAA Rookie […]

Third Admissions Dean Candidate Visits Mason Today

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

The Provost’s Office invites the university community to attend a presentation by Andrew Flagel, candidate for the dean of admissions and enrollment development position. The session takes place today in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room E, at 2 p.m. Flagel discusses the topic “Admissions–Challenges and Strategies” with a question and answer session to follow. Faculty, […]

SOL Professors Nominated for Federal Appointments

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

By Elena Barbre William Lash, a professor in the School of Law (SOL), has been nominated by President George W. Bush as assistant secretary of commerce for market access compliance. The office, part of the International Trade Administration under the Department of Commerce, advises on the analysis, formulation, and implementation of U.S. international economic policies […]

Book Club to Read about Higher Ed for Next Meeting

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

The Book Club has decided to read Higher Ed., Inc: The Rise of the For-Profit University by Richard S. Ruch for its next meeting, which will be June 19 at 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Johnson Center. The book was reviewed in Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, April 8. The club also […]

GSE Professor Receives Grant to Assess Professional Development Schools

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

By Muneeza Alam Sharon Castle, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education (GSE), has received a $40,000 grant from the National Education Association (NEA) Professional Development School (PDS) Research Project to study the effects of PDSs on student achievement, teacher quality, and teacher retention. George Mason is the only university in the state conducting […]

Two New CAS Degrees Approved by SCHEV

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

Two new degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) have been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). The degrees are a master’s in communication in the Department of Communication, and a bachelor of arts in religious studies in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department. According to Cindy Lont, […]

Center for Computational Statistics Holds International Workshop

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

The Center for Computational Statistics holds an International Data Visualization workshop May 23-25 at George Mason. An elite group of about 30 invited experts from around the world will meet to follow up a similar AT&T Labs workshop held about three years ago. According to Edward Wegman, director of the center, there has been a […]

George Mason Inducts Students into International Honor Society

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

Earlier this month, 75 George Mason students, faculty, and staff were inducted into Epsilon Delta, a newly formed chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. Signifying the importance the university places on international education, President Alan Merten and Provost Peter Stearns were on hand to deliver […]