Archive for March, 2002

Microsoft Unveils New Academic Software at Mason

Posted: March 25, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery Microsoft unveiled their next-generation academic development tool, VisualStudio┬«.NET Academic, at an event last week sponsored by the School of Management (SOM) in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. The software allows faculty and students to easily build Windows and web applications for all levels of management information systems and computer science. More than […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: March 22, 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: Friday, March 15, Associated Press Newswires People in the News “Former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno has joined the faculty of George Mason University as a professor of public policy and communication. Sesno will teach an undergraduate communication course and […]

Oprah Author Joins Visiting Writers Series

Posted: March 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Elizabeth Strout, first-time novelist and author of the best-selling book Amy & Isabelle, will read on Monday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall Grand Tier III. The Emmy Award-winning Oprah Winfrey Presents aired a two-hour original adaptation of the highly acclaimed novel in March 2001 on ABC, starring Elisabeth Shue. Strout has […]

M.B.A. Program at Prince William Campus Gets Boost From Local Industry

Posted: March 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings A master of business administration degree program premieres at the Prince William Campus this fall, with a member of the local business community leading the way in recruiting students. Indicators suggest other area businesses and residents also have a strong interest in the program. “George Mason is happy to be able to […]

Faculty Senate Hosts Forum On Rewards, Incentives

Posted: March 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Faculty Senate is sponsoring an open forum for comments by faculty members about the Faculty Rewards and Incentives report produced by a Board of Visitors ad-hoc committee. The forum begins at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in Harris Theater. The committee is seeking university-wide feedback on its draft report. In addition to the […]

CFA Welcomes Back National Acrobats of Taiwan

Posted: March 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With a 5,000-year-old tradition, the cultural rhythm of China is deliberate and historically vibrant. The characteristics of its people–perseverance, simplicity, and enthusiasm–are molded by this centuries-old development. Using this rich history as a template, illustrating movements with the sounds and images found in nature, the National Acrobats of Taiwan, Republic of China. return to the […]

Police Department Hosts RAD Class This Weekend

Posted: March 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked? The George Mason Police Department is offering Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems training at no cost to university-affiliated women Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. in the Aquatic and Fitness Center. A RAD demonstration is also being held today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in […]

CAS Celebrates 30th Birthday Today

Posted: March 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates its 30th birthday this year with a birthday party during the Celebration of Scholarship today at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. The university community is invited to attend. College faculty members will share their memories of the early days, the transition years, and the college […]

BOV Raises Tuition Effective This Summer

Posted: March 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) unanimously approved tuition and fee increases for the upcoming summer term and for the 2002-03 academic year at its March meeting held yesterday in Mason Hall. Regarding summer term, the BOV raised tuition and fees per credit hour for in-state undergraduate students from $158 to $172, an 8 percent […]

Sarah O’Connor Honored with Mary Roper Award

Posted: March 20, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amanda Adolph Sarah O’Connor, office manager in the Department of Psychology, has been named this year’s recipient of the Mary Roper Award for Outstanding Staff Service in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Her award will be presented at the CAS Celebration of Scholarship staff lunch tomorrow. This award honors a classified staff […]