Archive for June, 2003

National Center for Biodefense Program Encourages Industry/Government Partnerships

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

By Patty Snellings
In a collaborative effort to promote international business opportunities, George Mason’s National Center for Biodefense (NCBD) teams with Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, and the Virginia Israel Advisory Board to present “Accelerating Solutions to Biodefense” on Sunday, June 22.

Picture This…

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

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The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study hosted a reception for Lech Walesa (right), former president of Poland, on Tuesday, June 17.

Johnson Center’s Taco Bell to Be Relocated, Bistro to Receive Facelift

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

By Adam Modzelesky
Dining Services plans to improve two Johnson Center eating venues over the summer. Taco Bell, the Johnson Center’s most popular food outlet, will be relocated, and the Bistro, located on the lower level, will undergo renovations.

Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due July 21

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

Nominations for the summer presentation of the Outstanding Achievement Awards and the 2003 Quality Customer Service Award are due in Human Resources by July 21.

Summer Socials Continue Today

Posted: June 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The seventh year of Summer Socials, hosted by University Life, continues today. George Mason faculty, staff, and students are invited to enjoy free food and good company every Wednesday in June and July (except July 2) at 4:30 p.m. on the Johnson Center South Plaza. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Staff Senate Meeting Held Thursday

Posted: June 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Staff Senate will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D1. Tracy Holt, manager of e-mail systems and accounts, Information Technology Unit, will be the guest speaker. He will address issues and the latest legislation involving spam. All Staff Senate meetings are open to the general public.

George Mason Hosts Summer Film Festival

Posted: June 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason will host Cox Communication Northern Virginia’s Movies Under the Moon venture July 11-19 on the football field next to the P.E. Building and behind the tennis courts. The event is being held to benefit Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and a camp for children with cancer.

Innovative GIS Course Offers Students a Real World Advantage

Posted: June 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
It took quite a bit of doing, but Chaowei (Phil) Yang, research scientist, and David Wong, associate professor, in the School of Computational Sciences (SCS), constructed an award-winning graduate course on Distributed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) last spring that provides students a boost for when they get out in the real world.

Kulans Earns Academic All-America Honors

Posted: June 17, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason senior men’s volleyball player Art Kulans was selected to the 15-member Verizon Academic All-America At-Large First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced. Kulans becomes the first George Mason student-athlete to be named to the national first team.

Tech Center Hosts Panel Discussion on Homeland Security

Posted: June 17, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The National Center for Technology and Law’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Project, part of the Mason Law School, will sponsor a panel discussion tomorrow on the role of government and industry in homeland security. The event takes place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.