Archive for January, 2002

Book Club to Discuss The Secret Life of the Brain

Posted: January 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Book Club has decided to read The Secret Life of the Brain by Richard Restak for its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Johnson Center. The book explores five developmental stages of the brain: gestation, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Real life stories and […]

FAQ: Will George Mason Install Change Machines on Campus?

Posted: January 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This frequently asked questions column appears in the Daily Gazette every Tuesday. All questions originate from the green comment boxes located throughout the university, or are items brought to the attention of the Quality of Work Life Committee. Answers are supplied by the appropriate academic unit, department, or office. One question is answered per week. […]

School of Management Dean Candidate Gives Presentation Today

Posted: January 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Search Committee for the dean of the School of Management (SOM) position invites the university community to attend a presentation by Rich Klimoski, interim dean of SOM. The session takes place today at 10 a.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3. Klimoski will make a brief presentation on his background and qualifications, with a question […]

Prince William Campus Holds King Birthday Celebration

Posted: January 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings “Honoring the King Legacy with a Renewed Commitment” is the focus of the first Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration held at the Prince William Campus. The program gets under way at noon today in the Verizon Auditorium. President Alan Merten delivers the opening remarks, and Marilyn McKenzie, interim director of the […]

Merten Hosts Open Forums on State Budget Tomorrow

Posted: January 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Open forums on the current status of the state budget will be held on each of George Mason’s three campuses tomorrow. As initiated by President Alan Merten, the forums are designed to give faculty and staff the opportunity to better understand what steps are now being taken by the university during Virginia’s financial crisis, and […]

CUE Bus Riders Asked to Show George Mason IDs

Posted: January 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ken Bumgarner, associate vice president of University Services, is requesting that all members of the George Mason community who ride the CUE bus t show their IDs this week, even though it is not mandatory. The office is trying to gauge how many George Mason students, faculty, and staff members ride the bus each week. […]

NSF Director to Speak on Campus this Week

Posted: January 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will speak on “Cholera, Climate, and Complexity” Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Sid and Reva Dewberry Hall (Multipurpose Room). Her appearance is sponsored by the Biology Department’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Colwell became director of the NSF in 1998, after serving on […]

Lynda Carter to Perform in The Vagina Monologues

Posted: January 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In an early Valentine’s Day celebration, actress Lynda Carter, who portrayed Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series of the same name, will join George Mason students for three presentations of The Vagina Monologues. Performances are set for Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 and 8 p.m. in the […]

Help Is Now Just One Number Away

Posted: January 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk The university’s new hotline, 993-HELP, strengthens campus safety by providing students easy access to the Motorist Assistance Program, Student Escort Service, and the University Police nonemergency line. Previously, each service had a separate phone number, but the 993-HELP automated operator allows for a touchtone connection to the needed service. Since its implementation […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: January 25, 2002 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, Jan. 19, National Journal Is it ‘Blacklisting’ or Mere Criticism? “Michael Krauss, a professor at George Mason University School of Law, calls the ‘blacklisting’ claim intellectually dishonest, saying that [the American Council of Trustees and Alumni] has no power or […]