Archive for June, 2002

This Month in the Community…

June 28, 2002

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in June as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. June 3–Roger Stough, School of Public Policy, presented “Effect of Telecommunications on Urban Form” for the International Institute, Graduate School, USDA. […]

This Week in the News…

June 28, 2002

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Friday, June 21, Los Angeles Times Mental Retardation: It’s More Than Just IQ Science “‘What we try to do is look at the entire picture and consider all the mitigating variables in deciding whether a person is mentally retarded,’ said psychologist […]

John Jenkins Says Goodbye to University Police

June 28, 2002

By Patty Snellings When he padlocked the original George Mason facility at Baileys Crossroads following the opening of the Fairfax Campus, John Jenkins, George Mason’s deputy chief of police for operations, probably didn’t realize the act was symbolic of the continuous growth and change he’d witness at the university during his career. Today, Jenkins leaves […]

Professor’s Play to Show at Kennedy Center

June 27, 2002

By Hagan Colo In Search of Tonto Goldstein, a play written by communication adjunct professor Linda Hopper and her colleague Joy Jones, will be performed at the Kennedy Center on July 1. The comic play focuses on a long-term platonic relationship between two women named Maud and Hannah and their activities such as loving multiple […]

Summer Course Analyzes Arguments Justifying U.S. Policy on Terrorism

June 27, 2002

By Michelle Nery A special series of classes offered this summer seeks to examine the many issues raised as a result of the events of Sept. 11. The COMM 299 class, U.S. Policy Toward Terrorism: An Analysis of the Arguments Justifying the Policy, taught by communication professor Warren Decker, does just that. By examining the […]

Mercatus Study Finds Performance Reports Inadequate

June 27, 2002

By Emily Moscato The Mercatus Center’s third analysis of annual performance reports required of federal agencies, “Performance Report Scorecard: Which Federal Agencies Inform the Public?,” denotes little improvement across the board. This year’s scorecard was coauthored by Maurice McTigue, distinguished visiting scholar and director of the Government Accountability Project; Jay Cochran III, research fellow; and […]

Insight into Deeply-Rooted Conflicts Is Goal of Sept. 11 Course

June 26, 2002

By Fran Rensbarger “Wars happen [according to philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau] because no mechanism exists to prevent them,” Dennis Sandole tells the group of students taking War, Violence, and Conflict Resolution, one of the special summer courses that examines repercussions of the events of Sept. 11. In protracted conflicts, few people deal with the underlying start-up […]

New Degree Expands Options for IT Professionals

June 26, 2002

By Robin Herron As part of its continuing focus on the needs of students in the workplace, the School of Information Technology and Engineering offers a new engineer degree in information technology this fall that combines the course work of a doctoral degree with an applied project of shorter duration than a doctoral thesis, thus […]

Patriot Project Town Hall Meeting Held Tomorrow

June 25, 2002

A town hall meeting is held tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema for those who currently use the Student Information System (SIS). This meeting is the kickoff of the project to implement a new student administrative system using the SCT Banner software. Discussion topics include why SIS is being replaced, the enhanced […]

Mason Steals the Show at Chamber Dinner

June 25, 2002

By Patty Snellings Recently named Business of the Year by the Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce, the Prince William Campus had the opportunity to showcase the university’s arts program before guests at the chamber’s annual dinner dance held Saturday at the Hyatt Fair Lakes. Lovey Hammel, a 1988 graduate of George Mason, chair […]