Archive for May, 2002

This Month in the Community…

May 31, 2002

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in April as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38693. May 1–Steve Ruth, School of Public Policy, presented “Knowledge Management: Buzzword or New Frontier” for Plateau Systems. May 3–Georgine Redmond, College […]

This Week in the News…

May 31, 2002

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Sunday, May 26, New York Times Beyond Justice: The Eternal Struggle to Forgive “Roger W. Wilkins, a civil rights activist and history professor at George Mason University who has written a book, Jefferson’s Pillow, about black patriotism despite the trials of […]

Mason Re-designated as Center of Academic Excellence

May 31, 2002

By Robin Herron The National Security Agency has re-designated George Mason as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. George Mason was one of the initial group of seven universities named as centers of excellence in 1999, and the designation has been renewed through 2005. Lloyd Griffiths, dean of the School of Information […]

TFA Presents Second Annual First Light Festival

May 30, 2002

The Theater of the First Amendment’s (TFA) First Light Festival is an intensive script development program involving playwrights, actors, and dramaturgs from the Washington, D.C., metro region. The festival culminates in a weekend of new play readings supplemented by question and answer sessions. This year’s festival takes place June 1 and 2, with free readings […]

Catalogs Available through University Publications

May 30, 2002

The 2002-03 catalogs are now available. To request delivery to your department or office send a memo via fax to “Catalog Request-University Publications” at x38784. Do not contact Central Receiving. The memo should include: Recipient’s name Department’s name Building and room number Number of boxes requested (each box holds 24 catalogs) In previous years, requests […]

University Undergoes Administrative Changes

May 30, 2002

A number of administrative changes are taking place, effective immediately, to facilitate management and development at the distributed campuses and improve coordination among all campus sites. Larry Czarda is reassigned as vice president for operations, Prince William Campus. He will have responsibility for coordination of administrative and academic matters and on-site management of the campus. […]

Fenwick Library Renovations Begin This Month

May 29, 2002

By Robin Herron “The university libraries are running out of space,” says University Librarian John Zenelis, and the worst space crunch is at the Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus. To help ease the space crunch and to refurbish worn-out areas, the library is beginning the first stage of renovation in the periodicals and microforms […]

NSF Gives CAREER Awards to Sambruna, Mark

May 29, 2002

The National Science Foundation (NSF) presented its prestigious CAREER Awards in April to George Mason assistant professors Rita Sambruna, Department of Physics and Astronomy and School of Computational Sciences, and Brian Mark, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Through the CAREER Awards, NSF recognizes and supports the work of the top young faculty-researchers in the […]

George Mason Partners with Naval Research Lab

May 29, 2002

George Mason and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) entered into an educational partnership agreement in a signing ceremony last week enabling the groups to work together in exploring ways to encourage and enhance studies in scientific disciplines. The agreement teams the university’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) with the NRL’s Center for Bio/Molecular Science […]

Chemistry Department Hosts MARM 2002

May 28, 2002

George Mason’s Chemistry Department plays host to the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of the American Chemical Society today though Thursday on the Fairfax Campus. The meeting will feature presentations on forensic DNA testing by J. Butler, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); biotechnology crops by M. Holden, NIST, and D. Kendall, U.S. Department […]