Archive for May, 2002

CAS Begins Planning Fall for the Book Festival

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

Planning is already underway for the fourth annual Fall for the Book Festival, Oct. 3-6, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Washington Post. The festival showcases George Mason’s many talented faculty, staff, and students, as well as nationally and internationally known writers. As plans proceed, faculty are invited and […]

Afghan Ambassador Speaks at Arlington Campus Today

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

By Elena Barbre Ishaq Shahryar, newly appointed ambassador of Afghanistan, will offer a keynote address at the Arlington Campus today to kick off a two-week course being offered by the School of Public Policy’s Program on Peacekeeping Policy. “Preparing for the Rehabilitation Effort in Afghanistan” runs from May 28 to June 7 and will feature […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: May 24, 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, May 17, Christian Science Monitor Hiring a Coach Becomes Black-and-White Issue “Though progress has been made in changing classroom makeup, the teaching, coaching, and principal positions remain disproportionately white. That, in turn, is raising sensitive questions about whether the courts […]

TFA Captures Another Helen Hayes Award

Posted: May 24, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Theater of the First Amendment (TFA) was recognized with its 12th Helen Hayes Award on May 6. Mary Hall Surface won for Outstanding Director of a Resident Musical for last season’s production of Perseus Bayou, which she wrote with composer David Maddox. “May we be together forever,” she told her working partner from the stage […]

SCHEV Study: Research Down Among State Colleges

Posted: May 24, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) shows that in the area of advancing research, colleges and universities in the commonwealth have fallen below many of their peer institutions throughout the country. If not reversed, the reports notes, this downward spiral could compromise the national reputation of each of […]

Picture This…

Posted: May 23, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason unveiled its new media lab at a grand opening last week. The lab features high-end audio and video technology for faculty, staff, and students developing multimedia projects for clients. For more information on the event, click here.

TFA Presents Second Annual First Light Festival

Posted: May 23, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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 […]

EMBA Rated Best Bang for the Buck

Posted: May 23, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program in the School of Management was rated “Best Bang for the Buck” in the May issue of Washington Business Forward Magazine. The article reviewed the only other local business schools that offer EMBA programs–Georgetown University and George Washington University–as well as the Wharton School […]

Two Patriots Earn District III Academic All-America Honors

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

George Mason juniors Art Kulans and Ben Adlard were 2 of 11 players named to the District III Verizon Academic All-America first team for the University Division in the men’s spring at-large category, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced last week. George Mason was the only university in District III, which includes all […]

Chemistry Department to Host MARM 2002

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

George Mason’s Chemistry Department will play host to the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of the American Chemical Society from Tuesday, May 28, to Thursday, May 30, 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, […]