Archive for September, 2002

School of Public Policy Co-Sponsors Transportation Tax Referendum Forum

September 30, 2002

Local experts on transportation and the economy will discuss the transportation sales tax referendum that will appear on the ballot Nov. 5 and what it means for Arlington and the rest of Northern Virginia in a forum held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association at 4301 Wilson Boulevard, […]

Swiss Educator Speaks at Special ICAR Presentation

September 30, 2002

By Fran Rensbarger H.B. Danesh, president of Landegg International University in Switzerland, is a special guest lecturer today at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). Danish will lead a discussion on “Has Conflict Resolution Grown Up?” at a noontime brown bag lecture. Danesh is a founder of Landegg International University and the founder […]

This Month in the Community…

September 30, 2002

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in September as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call (703) 993-8693. Sept. 3–Dan Walsch, Media Relations, presented “The General Obligation Bond for Higher Education Construction” for the National Association of Retired […]

Staff Study Leave Deadline Is Oct. 31

September 30, 2002

Classified staff and administrative/professional faculty members with at least seven years of service are eligible to apply for a paid Staff Study Leave to pursue opportunities that develop new competencies and skills or to research and develop services, programs, or other initiatives that will benefit the university. The application period is from now until Oct. […]

Vote for the 2003 Homecoming Theme

September 30, 2002

The George Mason community is invited to vote online for this year’s Homecoming celebration theme. All votes must be entered by Friday, Oct. 11. To vote, visit For more information, contact Cyndra Flynn at (703) 993-2909.

Law Professor Wesley J. Liebeler Dies

September 27, 2002

Wesley (Jim) Liebeler, a professor in the School of Law, died on Sept. 25 in an airplane crash in New Hampshire. He was 71. Liebeler received a B.A. in 1953 from Macalester College and a J.D. in 1957 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as articles editor of the University of […]

This Week in the News…

September 27, 2002

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Saturday, Sept. 21, Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) A Pageant of Personalities in Atlantic City “The world will be watching tonight as Miss America 2003 is chosen in Atlantic City. But who are these 51 young women who aspire to the crown? Who […]

Are There Alternatives to War with Iraq?

September 27, 2002

By Fran Rensbarger The university community is invited to a discussion on “Alternatives to War with Iraq” featuring U.S. Representative Nick Rahall II (D-W.Va), who has just returned from Baghdad, as well as noted policy analysts and educators. The forum, hosted by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), is from 2 to 4 […]

National ThunderDorm Tour Visits George Mason Today

September 27, 2002

The ThunderDorm Campus Technology Tour comes to George Mason today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Quad. The nationwide tour, which reaches 23 campuses in 33 days, demonstrates the latest in consumer technology for the college lifestyle, and features on-campus entertainment, sponsored activity tents, and interactive product demonstrations. More than 15 sponsors are […]

Pereira Named AVCA, CAA Player of the Week

September 26, 2002

George Mason women’s volleyball player Aline Pereira garnered a pair of Player of the Week accolades Monday, including the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Player of the Week honor. She was also named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week for the second straight week. Pereira, a junior outside hitter, had 60 kills, […]