Archive for September, 2003

Organizations Encouraged to Participate in Thursday’s Patriot’s Day

Posted: September 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Dominick Rubino
The Program Board and the Center for Service and Leadership are seeking organizations to promote their offices and programs at this year’s Patriot’s Day, held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Quad.

George Mason Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted: September 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Dominick Rubino
The Office of Diversity Programs and Services is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2003 today through Oct. 15. “One Culture, Many Races” is the theme for this year’s event, honoring the diversity of Hispanic culture.

Visiting Writers to Read at Fall for the Book Festival

Posted: September 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
Poet Tom Pow, novelist Porter Shreve, and historical writer Robert Rosenstone will be among the dozens of writers reading from their work during this year’s Fall for the Book Festival, held today through Friday. The three writers come to the Fairfax Campus as part of the Visiting Writers series, which is sponsored by the Creative Writing Department of George Mason.

Equity Office Changes Name, Searches for Two New Employees

Posted: September 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Equity Office has changed its name to the Office of Equity and Diversity Services. The office is in the final stages of hiring an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator, a position that has remained vacant for more than two years, and a search for the position of chief equity and diversity officer is currently being advertised.

This Week in the News…

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

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

Forum Set for Discussion of New George Mason Campus in Dubai

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

The Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate are sponsoring an open forum concerning a proposal to develop a George Mason University campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The forum will be on Monday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. in Johnson Center Assembly Room B.

George Mason Scientists Suggest Link Between Smallpox Vaccination and HIV Immunity

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

By Patty Snellings
Researchers at George Mason’s National Center for Biodefense (NCBD) have announced preliminary findings demonstrating that smallpox vaccination may confer a measurable degree of immunity to HIV infection. The evidence for protection against HIV was found in laboratory studies conducted on the blood cells of recently vaccinated individuals.

Relational Empathy Explored at ICAR Brown Bag Lecture

Posted: September 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger
The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) presents Deirdre Ritchie’s brown bag lecture today. Ritchie will present “Seeing Relational Empathy in Practice: An Exploratory Study Investigating the Development of a Measure of Relational Empathy.”

Faculty and Staff Invited to ICAR Reception

Posted: September 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) is hosting a reception today to celebrate the creation of the new James H. Laue Chair in world religions, diplomacy, and conflict resolution and a new center in that same field. The reception is held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for the Arts.

New Engineer Degree Program Has Its First Grad

Posted: September 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
Last fall the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) offered an innovative graduate program called the Engineer Degree in Information Technology, and this summer its first graduate walked away with the degree in hand.