Archive for November, 2002

Stanley Pogrow Speaks at First Bowen Lecture Tomorrow

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

The Graduate School of Education’s Center for Education Policy inaugurates its Bowen Lecture Series in Education Policy tomorrow with a presentation by Stanley Pogrow, University of Arizona professor.

George Mason Holiday Schedule Announced

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

Gov. Mark Warner has announced additional holiday time for state employees at Thanksgiving and winter break.

University Community Invited to Smallpox Seminar

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

George Mason faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend “Smallpox: Pathogenesis, Prophylaxis, and Treatment” tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the Prince William II Auditorium at the Prince William Campus.

Off the Clock: Dean Lloyd Griffiths, Hog Rider

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

By Robin Herron
While Harley-Davidson, the company that makes motorcycles known as “hogs,” celebrates its 100th anniversary with great fanfare this year, Lloyd Griffiths, dean of the School of Information Technology and Engineering, is quietly celebrating his third anniversary as a hog rider.

Fenwick Fellow Peter Mandaville Encourages Thinking Outside Westernization Box

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

By Fran Rensbarger
Peter Mandaville, one of two Fenwick Fellows selected in 2001, will present the results of his research on non-Western alternatives to modern political practice. “Alternative Worlds/Dissenting Visions: Globalization, Ethics, and Community” begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Johnson Center Library.

Cicala, Patriots Earn CAA Honors

Posted: November 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason head coach Jac Cicala was named co-Coach of the Year to headline the Patriot honors at the 2002 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Women’s Soccer Awards Banquet in Virginia Beach.

Achieving Justice for Jewish Refugees

Posted: November 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger
Joseph Abdel Wahed, founder of Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMNA), speaks today on the plight of Jews expelled from Middle Eastern countries.

Second CNHS Dean Candidate on Fairfax Campus Today

Posted: November 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Search Committee for the dean of the College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) position invites the university community to attend a presentation by Kenneth Miller, associate dean and professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing in Albuquerque.

Old Town Hall Lecture Explores Raising Children in a Toxic Culture

Posted: November 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ashleigh Puryear
“How to Teach and Raise Emotionally Healthy Children in a Toxic Culture” is the topic of the next Old Town Hall Lecture tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

Spotlight on Research: Grants Support Machine Learning and Inference Research

Posted: November 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
In the School of Computational Sciences, much of the research is conducted with an eye toward solving real-world problems, and the work being done by Ryszard Michalski and the Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory is no exception. What is more, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Security Agency (NSA) are supporting his efforts with three substantial grants.