Archive for April, 2003

Lee Talbot to Receive Festschrift Honor

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

By Lynn Burke
Professor Lee Talbot, Environmental Science and Policy (ESP), will be honored today with a festschrift for a lifetime of achievement. The event, sponsored by ESP and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), will take place at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.

TFA Presents Re-staging of Perseus Bayou

Posted: April 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
The Theater of the First Amendment brings back a family favorite, Perseus Bayou, to the Center for the Arts this week. Written by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox, the musical will be performed at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Friday, and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Prince William Campus Recruits WalkAmerica Volunteers

Posted: April 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings
Prince William Campus walkers are looking for teammates to join them in the annual March of Dimes WalkAmerica on Sunday, May 4. The six-mile walk winds through the streets of Old Town Manassas.

Vernon Smith Gives CAS Scholarly Lecture Tonight

Posted: April 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Heather Aleknavage
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has announced that Vernon Smith is the recipient of the seventh CAS Award for Scholarship. He delivers the annual CAS scholarly lecture tonight at 7 p.m. in Harris Theatre.

Safety Office Reflects Growth at Mason and Changing Times

Posted: April 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sharon Taylor
When Keith Bushey, assistant vice president of the Safety Office, became the first chief safety officer three years ago, the key concern was fire safety in campus dormitories. Today, the office is a larger operation with a significantly wider scope of responsibility, comprising Fire Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, and Emergency Plans and Preparedness.

Wexler Reading Completes Spring Visiting Writers Series

Posted: April 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Author Laura Wexler reads at 8 p.m. tonight in the Johnson Center, Room 116. Wexler’s book, Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America, is an account of the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynchings of 1946 in rural Walton County, Ga.

Reducing Online Cheating Discussed at Tomorrow’s Faculty Forum

Posted: April 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A faculty forum on “Reducing Cheating and Plagiarism” will be held tomorrow from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 228.

APA Events This Week Include Speaker from White House

Posted: April 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger
The celebration of Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month continues with a lecture today at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema by the executive director of the White House initiative on Asian Pacific Americans.

Prince William Campus Holds Spring Festival

Posted: April 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings
The Prince William Campus is hosting a Spring Festival and Open House on Tuesday, April 29, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members of the university community and the general public are invited to attend this free event and learn more about programs and courses offered at the campus.

Former GSE Dean Larry Bowen Dies

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

Larry Bowen, former dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), died on April 14 after a long illness.