Archive for December, 2001

This Week in the News…

Posted: December 21, 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: Tuesday, Dec. 18, Associated Press Newswires Researchers Hope Balloon Ride Will Teach Geese to Migrate “Thomas Wood, an assistant professor of conservation studies at George Mason University and a research associate with the Smithsonian Institution, said the experiment could help researchers […]

This Month in the Community…

Posted: December 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in December as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. Dec. 6–Rich Miller, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, presented “Spiritual and Mental Wellness” for the Springfield Rotary Club. Dec. 7–Mark Katz, […]

Picture This…

Posted: December 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the second consecutive year, traffic deaths and crashes attributable to alcohol continue to be on the rise in the Washington-metropolitan area, according to a new report released by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). Discussing the contents of the report are (l-r): David Anderson, director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health […]

New Digital Imaging Workshops during BYTE Week

Posted: December 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Information Technology Unit Training Council is launching a new series of Digital Imaging (DI) workshops for faculty and staff during Build Your Own Technology (BYTE) Week from January 14 to 18. The one-hour DI workshops will be hands-on and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The series of workshops includes scanning […]

GMU Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1; Limited Services Outlined

Posted: December 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University will be closed for the winter holiday from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. For a detailed listing of the limited services available during this time, visit the winter break hours of operation web page.

Picture This…

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

Mike Kelley (left), director of Capitol Connection; Brian Lamb (center), founder of C-SPAN; and President Alan Merten enjoy the Capitol Connection 20th anniversary party. For more information on the event, click here.

WRAP Schedules Press Conference at George Mason Today

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

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) holds a press conference today at 11 a.m. in Mason Hall to announce the results of its eighth annual “How Safe Are Our Roads” report. Designed to examine the impact of drunk driving in the Washington D.C. area, the report is largely the result of work by David Anderson, […]

Gilmore Cuts Budget 6 Percent, Prompts Hiring Freeze

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

In the wake of Gov. James Gilmore’s announcement yesterday that nearly $1 billion in spending cuts should be imposed upon all state agencies, George Mason University ordered an immediate hiring freeze until Jan. 15, 2002. This freeze, as announced by Provost Peter Stearns, applies to academic and non-academic positions. Gilmore also said colleges and universities […]

Picture This…

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

Members of the George Mason community arrived in a festive mood to yesterday’s faculty and staff holiday party. For more information on the event, click here.

Winter Holiday Operating Schedule Outlined

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

University observance of the winter holidays begins on Dec. 24, 2001, and continues through Jan. 1, 2002. During that time, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the following buildings will be opened by the George Mason University Police: David King Hall, Enterprise Hall, Science and Tech I and II, and Robinson Hall A and B. […]