Archive for July, 2001

SCHEV Predicts Large Enrollment Increase for Mason

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

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is projecting a systemwide enrollment increase over the next 10 years of more than 38,000 students, nearly double what the growth for the past decade has been. The three institutions most likely to benefit from this increase are George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Mary […]

Radner Appointed New M.A.I.S. Director

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

By Michelle Nery John Radner, associate professor of English, has been named the new director of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.) program. His duties officially began on July 5. The majority of M.A.I.S. students are attracted to the degree because they wish to design a graduate program to meet the unique needs […]

Psychology Department Hosts International Conference

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

The fourth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM) will be held on the Fairfax Campus July 26 to 28, marking the first time the conference has been held outside of Europe. Hosted by the Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Program of the Department of Psychology, the conference is expected to attract approximately 120 researchers from […]

Community College Education Moves to CAS

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

By Michelle Nery As of July 1, the Community College Education certificate and doctor of arts degree program have a new administrative home in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The National Center for Community College Education (NCCCE) has shifted organizationally from the Graduate School of Education to CAS, and a committee has been […]

SPP, Devco, Boeing Open E-Business Lab in Taiwan

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

By Elena Barbre Today George Mason University and Devco Inc. open the E-Business Demonstration Laboratory in Taiwan. The laboratory, sponsored by the Boeing Company and hosted by National Tsing Hua University in the Science Park City of Hsinchu, focuses on enabling small suppliers with supplier-side solutions for participating in supply chain relationships. The companies participating […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 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: Saturday, July 14, Los Angeles Times Justice Department Asks Court for Quick Action on Microsoft “State officials have said they are concerned the world’s largest software maker will tighten its grip on the operating systems market by including a video and […]

EIP Students Experiment with Dance Improvisation

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

By Michelle Nery On Monday and Tuesday, July 23-24, students in the Early Identification Program (EIP) will participate in Kid Action, a dance improvisation experience with the STREB dance company. Artistic director Elizabeth Streb, who is renowned for creating gravity-defying dance that demands extraordinary athleticism, created the in-depth residency program that consists of open rehearsals […]

Picture This…

Posted: July 19, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“The issue isn’t about whether we should deal with ergonomic injuries, it’s about how we deal with them,” says U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, who was on the Arlington Campus Monday, July 16, to open the first of three nationwide ergonomics forums. Chao encouraged forum participants to work on solutions to the problem and […]

Polyak Wins Fulbright Award

Posted: July 19, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron Roman Polyak, professor of mathematics and operations research, has been named one of 2,000 U.S. Fulbright grantees. In October he will go to Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, for a six-month sabbatical to lecture and conduct research. Polyak’s modified barrier functions theory (MBF) and recently developed nonlinear rescaling principle have been […]

Mason’s Baseball Field Ranked Second in Nation

Posted: July 19, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Raymond H. “Hap” Spuhler Field, George Mason’s baseball facility, has been rated second in the recent Beam Clay College Baseball Diamond of the Year Awards. The field was ranked third last year. The award honors excellence and professionalism in maintaining outstanding, safe, and professional-quality baseball diamonds. The competition was judged by a panel of four […]