Archive for December, 2002

This Month in the Community…

December 23, 2002

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in December as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call (703) 993-8693.

Stewart Receives Fulbright Grant to Teach in Rome

December 23, 2002

By Tara Laskowski
Jeffrey Stewart, professor of History and Art History and director of African American Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to lecture for the American Studies Program at the University of Rome this spring. Stewart will also use the grant to conduct research on the Italian Renaissance and to see how it relates to the Harlem Renaissance in America in the 1920s.

This Week in the News…

December 20, 2002

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

All That Jazz: Music Inspires Mixed Media Collaboration

December 20, 2002

By Michelle Nery
An inspiring event, sound, or image can be the spark that lights the creative fire. For renowned expressionistic painter Frederick James Brown, who has paintings displayed in both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Museum of American Art, that inspiration often comes through the strains of the great jazz and blues musicians. This past weekend his inspiration was the light rumble of 12 George Mason dancers’ bare feet as they moved across the floor with a series of pliĆ©s, jumps, and leaps.

P.J. Maddox Named New CNHS Dean

December 20, 2002

P. J. Maddox has been officially appointed as the new dean of the university’s College of Nursing and Health Science following an extensive, national search, according to Provost Peter Stearns.

Patriots Receive All-Virginia Soccer Honors

December 19, 2002

Three George Mason women’s players and two men received recognition on the All-Virginia Division I soccer teams announced last week. Voting was conducted by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.

Office of Sponsored Programs Reorganizes for Better Service

December 19, 2002

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), which manages the administrative aspects of external funding for faculty and staff research, has reorganized in an effort to provide more support for complex research programs, says Director Ann McGuigan.

Forensics Enthusiasts Generate Tremendous Support

December 19, 2002

By Greg Guenthner
It all began with a challenge. College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean Daniele Struppa challenged forensics team alumni to raise $100,000 in one month. Faculty and alumni responded to the challenge, and by the end of June 2002 had raised more than $130,000 for the Forensics Team Alumni and Friends Endowment Fund to support the team.

Patriots Sign Five for Baseball in Early Period

December 18, 2002

Five baseball recruits, including four local players, have signed national letters of intent with George Mason for the 2003-04 academic year. The five recruits are Dan Jaycox, a right-handed pitcher; J.J. Pannell, a right-handed pitcher; Brett Rembold, a right-handed pitcher/first baseman; Chris Romanow, a first baseman/third baseman; and Billy Tinsley, a left-handed pitcher.

Guilford Wins Award for Sept. 11 Course Program

December 18, 2002

By Jessica Johnson
Renate Guilford, director of enrollment planning and summer term, won first place in the credit category of the 2002 Creative and Innovative Awards at the Annual Conference of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS).