Archive for May, 2003

Patton to Represent Mason at NCAA Leadership Conference

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

Junior Cara Patton, a member of the women’s soccer team, will represent George Mason at the 2003 NCAA Leadership Conference, May 25-29 in Orlando, Fla.

Center for Social Complexity Holds Inaugural Conference

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

The new Center for Social Complexity (CSC) holds its inaugural conference, “The Emerging Computational Social Sciences: Connecting Theory, Models, and Data,” May 23-24 in the Johnson Center.

Computer Scientist Joins Baghdad Museum Project

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

A phone call from a former George Mason colleague asking for his help got Arun Sood, chair of the Computer Science Department, wondering why he hadn’t thought of it himself: creating a virtual Baghdad Museum to showcase the priceless artifacts—some lost and damaged as a result of the war in Iraq—that have received worldwide interest.

Carol Robert Dies

Posted: May 20, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Carol Robert, administrative and program specialist at the Center for the Study of Public Choice, died on May 16.

Ballroom Dancing Lessons Swing onto Campus

Posted: May 20, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ballroom dancing lessons begin today at the Johnson Center Dance Studio, located across the hall from the Bistro.

Students Interact with Endangered Wildlife in New Century College Class

Posted: May 20, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

While many college students were off enjoying leisure and sunshine during spring break, 21 George Mason graduate and undergraduate students spent the week learning what it takes to save an endangered species.

McKenzie Selected for Associate Provost

Posted: May 20, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, associate professor of English, has been appointed the new associate provost for educational programs, effective July 1.

Student Athletes Receive Academic Awards

Posted: May 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Four George Mason student athletes have been selected as 2003 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, while 22 have been chosen as George Mason Scholar Athletes.

Aquatic and Fitness Center Plans Walks on National Health and Fitness Day

Posted: May 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Wednesday, May 21, is National Health and Fitness Day, which is dedicated to promoting the benefits of physical activity through events at the workplace. George Mason’s Aquatic and Fitness Center will mark the day with walks around Patriot Circle.

Students Win at West Point Systems Engineering Competition

Posted: May 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Continuing a Systems Engineering and Operations Research tradition, students representing George Mason in the annual Systems Engineering Capstone Design Competition at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point won awards. This year, two teams of seniors took home first-place honors.