Archive for November, 2003

University Services Candidates Speak at Open Meetings

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

The Mason community is invited to attend the open meetings of the candidates for the assistant vice president of University Services position. Tomorrow at 11:15 a.m., the meeting with John Spaldo will be held in SUB II, VIP 2. On Friday, at 3:30 p.m., the meeting with Margo Smith will be held in SUB II, VIP 2.

Goldstone Puts Industrial Revolution in Context

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

By Fran Rensbarger
Jack Goldstone, the new Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor and Eminent Scholar in the School of Public Policy, and Mercatus Center Fellow, presents the third Topics in Global Affairs brown bag lecture today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Student Union II, VIP2.

Geo Club Celebrates Geography Awareness Today

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

By Ryan Effgen
In celebration of national Geography Awareness Week, today is GIS (geographic information system) Day 2003 at Mason. The Geo Club, with help from President Alan Merten, will kick off the day with an opening ceremony in the Johnson Center Cinema at 12:30 p.m. Exhibits and presentations are scheduled throughout the day.

Off the Clock: Leslie Painter Trains Horses for Art of Dressage

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

By Erick Soricelli
Pictures of two prized horses line a shelf in the back of the Johnson Center’s Patriot Computers store. While the typical customer may not notice them, the horses are the pride and joy of Leslie Painter, manager for Patriot Computers in the Information Technology Unit (ITU) Project Management Office.

Spotlight Speaker Series Features Susan Tolchin

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

The second evening of the four-part Spotlight Speaker Series takes place tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington County Public Library (ACPL) Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington. Cosponsored by George Mason and ACPL, the series examines issues important to citizens of Arlington and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The speaker will be Susan Tolchin, George Mason professor of public policy.

Center for Education Policy Hosts Second Bowen Lecture of the 2003-04 Season

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

The university community is invited to the second presentation in the Bowen Lecture Series in Education Policy tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room F (third floor). The featured speaker is Marilyn Cochran-Smith, professor of education and director of the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction at Boston College.

Nov. 21 is Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at the Patriot Center

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

George Mason employees are encouraged to bring their family and friends to the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day at the Patriot Center on Friday, Nov 21. Cheer on the men’s basketball team as they open their season against Morehead State University at 7 p.m. Four free tickets are available for all faculty and staff with a valid George Mason ID.

Town Meeting Held Tomorrow to Support Quality Education in Virginia

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

The Alliance of Virginia Education will sponsor a “Speak Out for Education” town meeting tomorrow from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. The meeting is intended to foster public dialogue in support of quality education. Panelists include representatives from local government, higher education, K-12, students, and community leaders.

Music Department Presents Four Events This Week

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

The Department of Music sponsors a town and gown concert tonight at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall featuring Mason’s symphonic band and wind symphony and the Fairfax wind symphony. Anthony Maiello, John Casagrande, and Stanley Schoonover conduct the event. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

Gornick to Read As Part of Visiting Writers Series

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

By Tara Laskowski
Vivan Gornick, author of the memoir, Fierce Attachments, presents a reading tonight at 8 p.m. in the Bistro in the Johnson Center. The event is part of the Visiting Writers series sponsored by the Creative Writing Department.