Archive for May, 2002

Mason Team Demonstrates Visible Embryo Project

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

By Robin Herron A George Mason team headed by Mark Pullen, associate professor of Computer Science, was at the spring Internet 2 member meeting in Crystal City this month to demonstrate the Visible Embryo medical collaboration. The collaboration, which uses the high-performance networks of Internet 2, also known as Next Generation Internet, is developing a […]

Baseball Team Begins Postseason Tournament Today

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

The George Mason baseball team won two of four games last week to conclude its regular season. The Patriots ended their home schedule with a victory over Virginia Military Institute (VMI) at Raymond H. “Hap” Spuhler Field on Wednesday, then dropped two of three games in their final Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) series at William […]

Phi Beta Kappa Passes on George Mason Chapter

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

By Robin Herron The Phi Beta Kappa honor society has notified George Mason that its bid for a chapter was rejected, Provost Peter Stearns announced. “The site review committee recommended us and said some very nice things,” Stearns says, “but the nominating committee turned us down, although it was a close vote.” Stearns adds it […]

OIA Releases 2001 Freshman Survey Results

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

By Kiley Cogis The results of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) freshman survey, released by the Office of Institutional Assessment (OIA), show that the top two reasons students attend George Mason are to get good jobs and for the university’s outstanding academic reputation. More than 60 percent also indicate that George Mason’s location–near Washington, […]

University Police Joins Nationwide Seatbelt Enforcement Initiative This Week

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

George Mason’s Police Department joins more than 11,000 law enforcement agencies this Memorial Day week in a nationwide crackdown on unbelted teens and young adults as new data show that more than half of all teens who die in crashes are completely unrestrained. During “Click It or Ticket,” May 20 to 24, officers will conduct […]

Vocal Students Bring Pride to University Through Competition Wins

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

By Michelle Nery Vocal students of Music Professor Patricia Miller and Adjunct Professor Kathryn Hearden made impressive showings again this year at the State and Mid-Atlantic Regionals (NATS) Vocal Competitions at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester. Nine students brought home first-place and honors awards at the state competition in March and all were invited to […]

Tarver Discharged from Hospital, Playing Career Over

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

George Mason junior men’s basketball player Darren Tarver has been discharged from Inova Fairfax Hospital, but his playing career has come to an end. On Thursday, May 9, Tarver, 21, experienced a cardiac arrest due to a heart arrythmia while taking a break during a pick-up basketball game at the John Linn Memorial Gymnasium at […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: May 17, 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, May 11, South China Morning Post Mixing Business and Pressure “American political ethics expert Susan Tolchin, a professor of public policy at George Mason University in Virginia, said transparency was critical to a stable, functioning economic system. ‘It’s easy to […]

Which Way to Middle East Peace?

Posted: May 17, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger Sara Cobb, director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), will moderate a community-wide forum, which will examine various perspectives on the crisis between the Israelis and the Palestinians. “Which Way to Peace in the Middle East” is held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Congregation Adat Reyim, 6500 Westbury […]

GMU-TV to Broadcast Commencement

Posted: May 17, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger Commencement will be broadcast live on GMU-TV tomorrow starting with the students’ new traditional walk from the Johnson Center South Plaza, weather permitting. Cameras will start rolling in the Patriot Center about 15 minutes before the actual ceremony starts at 10 a.m. “showing bits of audience members waving and the graduates as […]