Archive for October, 2003

This Month in the Community…

Posted: October 31, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in October as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call (703) 993-8693.

This Week in the News…

Posted: October 31, 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:

Center for the Arts Welcomes Orchestra Verdi Europa This Weekend

Posted: October 31, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A unique ensemble comprising top international performers, Orchestra Verdi Europa represents a collaborative relationship between some of the premiere opera houses in Central Europe, historically nurturing grounds for eminent singers and distinguished conductors of international renown.

Mason Hosts Iranian Animation and Film Festival

Posted: October 31, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryan Effgen
A series of Iranian feature-length films and animated shorts will be shown in the Johnson Center Cinema Saturday through Monday, Nov. 1, 2, and 3. The festival will also feature a panel discussion and presentations by contemporary Iranian directors. All screenings are free and open to the public.

Patriots Fifth in CAA Wrestling Preseason Rankings

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

The George Mason wrestling team is ranked fifth, and seven individuals are among the top six wrestlers in their respective weight classes in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) preseason rankings.

Piano Legend Abbey Simon Performs Saturday in Concert Hall

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

Celebrated concert pianist Abbey Simon will perform in the Center for the Arts (CFA) Concert Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. Simon is a logical replacement for the ailing Byron Janis who was originally scheduled to play that date, according to Rick Davis, CFA artistic director.

Police Department Hosts RAD Class This Weekend

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

Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked? The George Mason Police Department is offering Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems training at no cost to university-affiliated women Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. in the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Q & A with Reid Herlihy, Vice President for Facilities

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

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

By Jeremy Lasich
Can you give me a brief overview of the Facilities Office and everything you oversee?
Under the Facilities umbrella there are four areas: Space Administration, Facilities Planning, Facilities Construction, and the Physical Plant.

Center for the Arts Features War of the Worlds Tonight

Posted: October 29, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On the foggy fall evening of Oct. 30, 1938, America went to war with Mars. Adapted for radio by Howard Koch and starring Orson Welles, War of the Worlds was presented as a Halloween thriller, or as Welles put it: “The Mercury Theatre’s own radio version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of a bush and saying, ‘boo.'”

Visiting Writers Series Continues with Margot Livesey

Posted: October 29, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
Author Margot Livesey will read from her latest work tonight at 8 p.m. in the SUB II Front Ballroom as part of the Visiting Writers series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.