Archive for February, 2003

Mason Enterprise Center Announces New International Client

Posted: February 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman
K,RF & Microwave Corporation (KRFM) has joined Mason Enterprise Center’s (MEC) Incubator America! Program. Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, with production facilities in Taiwan, the company was established in 1998 by radio frequency engineers. Clients include Toshiba, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and NEC.

Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith Lecture Hosted by Law School

Posted: February 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sharon Taylor
Vernon Smith, professor of law and economics and winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, lectures today at the Law School. The presentation, from 4 to 5:45 p.m., is held in Arlington I, Rooms 121 and 122, followed by a reception in the Atrium.

Chan Chao’s Burma: Something Went Wrong on Display through March 28

Posted: February 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Born in Burma, Chan Chao and his family left for the United States in 1978, when he was 12 years old. In his exhibition, Burma: Something Went Wrong Chao’s most recent portraits, shot on personal assignment in the remote area of Southeast Asia on Burma’s border with India and Thailand, focus not on political rebellion and warfare, but rather Chao’s rediscovery of his native culture.

Career Services Adds Faculty and Staff Page to Web Site

Posted: February 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sharon Taylor
Career Services has added a new page to its web site for faculty and staff, designed to support their efforts to promote student success. The one-stop resource helps users become familiar with the variety of services available through Career Services and makes the information easy to reference for use when advising students.

Safety Office on the Lookout for Snow Damage

Posted: February 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sharon Taylor
The Safety Office is asking faculty and staff to notify it of loss or damage in offices and classrooms that may have resulted from the recent snowstorm. Joyce French, risk manager, says assistance identifying damage helps the Physical Plant Department make repairs quickly and consider prevention options to limit future damage.

George Mason Helps to Establish Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security

Posted: February 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman
George Mason is one of 12 universities in the commonwealth that have helped to establish the Virginia Institute for Defense and Homeland Security (IDHS). The university and industry research consortium will conduct research, education, and technology transfer in support of U.S. homeland security and defense objectives.

This Week in the News…

Posted: February 21, 2003 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:

Music Department Presents Four Performances

Posted: February 21, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Music Department has lined up four concerts over the next few days for the George Mason community to enjoy. Tonight at 8 p.m. in Harris Theatre, faculty cellist Loran Stephenson with cellist Edward Stephenson and guests perform.

Picture This…

Posted: February 21, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Photo of Homecoming Costume Contest

Homecoming activities got underway yesterday with the costume portion of the Faculty/Staff Competition. Information Services took first place in the contest, while Development/Alumni Affairs placed second, and Events Management finished third.

Partnership Provides ‘Wills for Heroes’ in Arlington County

Posted: February 21, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman
The School of Law is partnering with several bar associations and law firms to provide testamentary documents to more than 1,200 Arlington County emergency personnel. “Wills for Heroes” is a free service that will offer wills, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives for county firefighters, police, sheriff’s deputies, and other emergency personnel. There is currently no program in place to offer this service in Arlington.