Archive for September, 2003

State Establishes Toll-Free Number for Contributions

Posted: September 26, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A state toll-free number has been established for those who want to make contributions to assist Virginia residents affected by Hurricane Isabel. Individuals and businesses, both in Virginia and out-of-state, should call (877) 245-5513.

George Mason Creating AIDS Walk Team for Oct. 4

Posted: September 26, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Dominick Rubino
George Mason is seeking volunteers and help in raising HIV/AIDS awareness by joining Team GMU for AIDS Walk Washington 2003, sponsored by The Center for Service and Leadership. The university is urging faculty, staff, students, and campus organizations to participate in the 5K walkathon benefiting the Whitman-Walker Clinic.

Q & A with Daniele Struppa, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Posted: September 26, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: The Daily Gazette is publishing 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 is the 13th article in the series, which will conclude next week with an interview with President Alan Merten.

By Jeremy Lasich
Can you give me a brief year-in-review for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and talk about some of the successes you had?
Well, the biggest highlight was the [2002] Nobel [Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences] awarded to Vernon Smith in the Economics Department. It’s very tough to top that.

Staff Senate Meeting Held Today

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

Because last week’s meeting was postponed due to Hurricane Isabel, the Staff Senate will hold its monthly meeting today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D5. Marty Coyne from Parking Services will speak about parking issues and the upcoming and ongoing parking construction projects. All meetings are open to the general public. […]

Lont, Ray Named Fenwick Fellows for 2003-2004

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

By Fran Rensbarger
University Libraries has announced the Fenwick Fellows for this academic year: Cindy Lont, Communication Department, and Marcella Ridlen Ray, School of Public Policy, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Women’s Studies.

Fall Convocation Held Today

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

This year’s fall convocation is held today at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall. The agenda will include Roy Rosenzweig, History and Art History, speaking on the Library of Congress’s acceptance of the Sept. 11 Digital Archive developed by the Center for History and New Media; a discussion by President Alan Merten on […]

BOV Approves Bond for Additional Parking Deck

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

By Amy Biderman
At its first formal meeting of the academic year, the Board of Visitors (BOV) yesterday approved a bond resolution for an additional parking deck. The $13 million bond, issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, will fund the 1,200-car parking garage that will sit on what is currently Lot B.

Men’s Soccer Plays Top Team in Country Tonight

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

The schedule does not get any easier for the George Mason men’s soccer team as it visits top-ranked University of Maryland at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md., tonight at 7 p.m. Maryland (7-0), ranked No. 1 in each of the national polls this week, is one of three possible top-10 teams George Mason will face in a five-game span.

Fall Convocation Held Tomorrow

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

This year’s fall convocation will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall. The agenda will include Roy Rosenzweig, History and Art History, speaking on the Library of Congress’s acceptance of the Sept. 11 Digital Archive developed by the Center for History and New Media; a discussion by President Alan Merten […]

Graduate Studies to Be Showcased Tonight

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

By Dominick Rubino
The Office of Graduate Admissions is holding its Fall Showcase of Graduate Studies tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall. The office invites all those who may be interested in continuing their education through earning an advanced degree or certification at George Mason.