Archive for September, 2003

Blood Drive Held Today on Prince William Campus

September 30, 2003

To respond to the critical need for blood in the area, the Prince William Campus and the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center are again teaming up to sponsor another American Red Cross blood drive. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, a mobile unit will be set up outside the entrance to the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Beckman Institute Scientist to Present Lev Vekker Lecture

September 30, 2003

William Greenough, a distinguished neuroscientist with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), will deliver the Lev Vekker Lecture today at 10:30 a.m. at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Room 229. His topic is “From Neurons to Cognition: Plastic Brain Mechanisms in Development, Learning and Memory, and Pathology.”

Banner Web Application Goes Live

September 30, 2003

Members of the Patriot Project have announced that the new Banner Web Application for Admission went live on Monday, Sept. 22. Undergraduate applicants to the university can now complete the application, save the information, and apply online, almost 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Q & A with President Alan Merten, Part I

September 30, 2003

Editor’s note: The Daily Gazette has published interviews with 10 deans, 2 institute directors, and the vice president for University Life focusing on what was successful in their departments last year and what the George Mason community can expect this year. This two-part Q & A with President Alan Merten is the final article in the series. Part II will be published tomorrow.

By Amy Biderman, Jeremy Lasich, and Daniel Walsch
You have talked about George Mason being at a crossroads in terms of growth. Would you expand on this?
One of the most significant developments with respect to education in the past decade was a 2001 enrollment projection study by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Fenwick Parody Exhibit Imitates No Other

September 29, 2003

By Tara Laskowski
It’s funny how similar the parody of Kahlil Gibran’s book, The Prophet, is to the original. The Profit, published in California, uses the same colors and type fonts and is filled with the same erotic and sensual images of women and men as in the original work, only this time the images have commercial and inappropriate details slipped in–god and goddess-like women and men barbecuing or advertising a product.

Century Club Wins Hottest Friend of Entrepreneur Award

September 29, 2003

Century Club Wins Hottest Friend of Entrepreneur Award
By Dominick Rubino
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) recently selected the Century Club of George Mason University Inc. for the “Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur” award. This award commends the contributions of the Century Club to local entrepreneurs for providing its services and partnership.

Staff Senate Sponsors CPR/First Aid Training

September 29, 2003

The Staff Senate is sponsoring a CPR and First Aid training session for classified, wage, and administration faculty and staff from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 in Innovation Hall, Room 139. The cost to attend the training session is $35. A book on CPR and First Aid may also be purchased as an option for $10.

SEOR Professor Sees Polygraph Panel Recommendations Bear Fruit

September 29, 2003

By Robin Herron
How do you catch a spy? You would think that with modern technology, it would be easy. But the surprising fact is that the lie detector, or polygraph, is still a workhorse of spy-catching even though it’s a dinosaur in terms of technology.

Picture This…

September 26, 2003

convocation
At yesterday’s fall convocation, Roy Rosenzweig (above), History and Art History, gave an overview of the Center for History and New Media. Also, President Alan Merten unveiled a tentative outline for the upcoming 2010 Plan.

This Week in the News…

September 26, 2003

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