Archive for July, 2001

Mason Employees Cool to Internal Hotline

Posted: July 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Employee Assistance Line is now in its 10th month. Created in October 2000 to provide university employees with an outlet to make suggestions for improvement at George Mason, express concerns they might have, and report instances of alleged fraud, waste, and abuse, this internal hotline has not yet been “ringing off the hook,” […]

Mason Helps Create Virginia Bioinformatics Consortium

Posted: July 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University has joined the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech to create the Virginia Bioinformatics Consortium, a collaborative effort to promote bioinformatic infrastructure and research statewide. “The consortium is a commitment among the four universities to work together to foster collaborative research in bioinformatics,” says Curt Jamison, a professor in […]

Merten Named One of “Federal 100 Winners”

Posted: July 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason President Alan Merten has been recognized by Federal Computer Week magazine as one of this year’s “Federal 100 Winners.” The honorees were selected for their efforts on behalf of the information technology (IT) field. These people, the magazine says, “improve the way government works, delivers services, and fundamentally improves not only Americans’ lives […]

New Music Chair Joins Growing Department

Posted: July 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery James Gardner has joined the university as the new chair of the Department of Music. Gardner comes to George Mason from the University of Houston where he served as the associate director of the Moores School of Music for six years. Gardner has extensive academic administrative and teaching experience as well as […]

Department of Labor Holds Forums at Arlington Campus

Posted: July 16, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Arlington Campus hosts the first of three nationwide ergonomics forums today at 9 a.m. and tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors the public hearings where interested persons can discuss possible approaches to addressing ergonomic hazards in the workplace. President Alan Merten is the first speaker today and he will introduce […]

Mason Hosts International Database Conference

Posted: July 16, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the first time, George Mason is host to the International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, which will be held in the Johnson Center July 18-20. The Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR), the Center for Information Systems Integration and Evolution, and the E-Center for E-Business are sponsors of the event. […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 13, 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: Sunday, July 8, Denver Post A ‘Joining of the Hearts’: Disabled Couple Marry via Love Rather than Law “‘By and large, states were not running around performing sterilization en masse on people with mental retardation–they just institutionalized them and kept them […]

SPAM Reflects on Past Year, Focuses on Future

Posted: July 13, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich Conducting a university-wide support services survey, developing an administrative policy on project management, and creating a web site are among the many accomplishments over the past year for the Special Projects and Analysis for Management (SPAM) group. In a recent presentation to President Alan Merten, the committee discussed key highlights over the […]

Staff Senate Meeting July 19

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

The Staff Senate invites George Mason staff members to attend its meeting on July 19, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room C.

Senior Project Wins Design Competition at West Point

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

By Robin Herron A team of six seniors taking the Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) senior design class in the School of Information Technology and Engineering recently won an award in the U.S. Military Academy’s Systems Engineering Capstone Design Competition, held at West Point. The team’s project, a helicopter air transportation system, won in […]