Archive for February, 2004

Picture This…

Posted: February 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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“Color of Justice” Encourages Minority Students to Consider Legal Careers

Posted: February 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

George Mason’s School of Law is participating in “The Color of Justice,” a program that encourages college-bound minority high school students to consider careers as attorneys and judges. The event takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Fairfax.

This Week in the News…

Posted: February 27, 2004 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:

This Month in the Community…

Posted: February 27, 2004 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 February as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

Annual Concerto Competition Features Mason Students

Posted: February 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Earlier this month, music students used cellos, flutes, saxophones, or their own voices and auditioned in front of a panel of faculty judges. The three top performers of that competition–Yoonji Kim, Jennifer Waters, and Kathy Thompson–were awarded a chance to perform at the annual Concerto Competition concert on Tuesday, March 2, at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Roger Wilkins to Speak on Brown v. Board of Education at Arlington Campus

Posted: February 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, will speak on “Revisiting Brown v. Board of Education–the 50th Anniversary” as part of the Spotlight Speaker Series at the Arlington Campus. His presentation will take place on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Original Building, Room 329.

Provost Speaks at Global Affairs Brown Bag Lunch

Posted: February 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

Peter Stearns, provost and faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, presents the seventh Topics in Global Affairs brown bag lecture on Wednesday, March 3. Stearns will speak on “A History of World Opinion” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room H. RSVP today to Marcy Glover at mglover2@gmu.edu.

Thursday Film Series Brings Alternative to Hollywood

Posted: February 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

The Thursday Evening Film Series at the Johnson Center Cinema is one of the best-kept secrets on campus. A staple on campus for more than seven years, the series features top foreign and American independent films that are often nominated for Academy Awards. If the smell of free popcorn and the bargain price don’t lure you inside, then the movies will.

Music Department Sponsors South Indian Music Festival

Posted: February 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Department of Music and Sangeeta Lahari, a local organization dedicated to promoting the learning of Indian classical music, will host a free, all-day “Trinity Music Festival” of South Indian classical music on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Harris Theatre.

Prince William Campus Library Named for George Mason’s Mentor

Posted: February 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

When staff members at the Prince William Campus library recently rearranged shelves and added new ones to accommodate a growing collection, they were unwittingly preparing for another change of a different nature. The university’s Building Naming Committee announced that the library will be known as Mercer Library, named for Virginia colonist John Mercer, George Mason’s uncle and guardian. History recounts that Mercer’s personal library was the largest and best of its era in Virginia.