Archive for May, 2002

Educational Technology System Awarded Patent

Posted: May 15, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron The university’s sixth patent was recently awarded for “A System for Instructional Thinking Skills,” invented by Lynn Fontana and Ward Cates, both former faculty of the Graduate School of Education. The patent is the university’s first in the area of educational technology, says Jennifer Murphy, director of Technology Transfer. Covering methods and […]

UPIC Implements New University Policy

Posted: May 14, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The University Process Improvement Council (UPIC), formerly known as SPAM, has implemented University Policy No. 1101, “Writing, Issuing, and Maintaining Responsibility for University Policies.” The policy was created to ensure that the George Mason community has ready access to well-articulated and understandable university policies. It addresses the development, issuance, and maintenance of all university policies […]

Outstanding Supervisor Award Sponsored by Staff Senate

Posted: May 14, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kiley Cogis The Staff Senate has created a new award that recognizes the supervisors of classified and non-student wage employees. The award will be presented biannually during the Outstanding Achievement Award ceremony. Employees must submit the supervisor’s name for consideration along with a letter of support. To be eligible for the award, a supervisor […]

Tarver in Stable Condition after Heart-Related Incident

Posted: May 14, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason junior men’s basketball player Darren Tarver suffered a heart-related incident Thursday afternoon and is currently in stable condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Tarver collapsed while taking a break during a pick-up basketball game at George Mason’s John Linn Memorial Gymnasium. CPR was started immediately and was continued by EMS personnel from the City […]

Mason Media Lab Opens Today

Posted: May 14, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron The new Mason Media Lab (MML), featuring high-end audio and video technology for faculty, staff, and students developing multimedia projects for clients, has a grand opening today from noon to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 311. Demonstrations of the lab’s capabilities, which include web design and development, motion graphics, digital […]

Simpson Leads Patriots at Mason Invitational

Posted: May 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sophomore Brandon Simpson automatically qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a personal-best time of 45.38 seconds to win the 400 meters at the Mason Invitational held earlier this month at George Mason Stadium. Simpson’s performance ties the fifth-best performance in the 400 by a collegian this season. It also moves him […]

Mason Shuttle Express Not Available During Summer

Posted: May 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason Shuttle Express will cease operations effective tomorrow with the 10:10 a.m. departure from the Prince William Campus. Service will resume on Aug. 26. The fall semester schedule will be announced the week of Aug. 19.

SPAM Changes Name, Expands Mission

Posted: May 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Special Projects and Analysis for Management (SPAM) group has taken on an expanded mission and a new name. Under its new name, the University Process Improvement Council (UPIC), the group plans on providing value added services to the entire spectrum of an already effective and efficiently managed university. UPIC’s mission is to improve, where […]

McCarthy is CIP Project’s New Executive Director

Posted: May 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre John McCarthy, a former director in KPMG LLP’s mid-Atlantic risk and advisory services practice and a recognized leader in critical infrastructure protection, has joined the School of Law’s National Center for Technology and Law as executive director of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Project. His position and the launch of the CIP […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: May 10, 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: Monday, May 6, Nightly Business Report Walter Williams, professor of economics, George Mason University: “The reason some countries are rich while others are poor is best explained by the amount of personal liberty people have and the extent of government control […]