Archive for February, 2004

Spotlight on Research: Cramton Studies Internationally Distributed Work Groups

Posted: February 24, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Associate Professor of Management Catherine Cramton is taking her research on geographically distributed work groups international. She received substantial grants for her research proposal, “Subgroup Dynamics in Internationally Distributed Software Development Teams,” and is exploring challenges and opportunities presented by the growing use in the public and private sectors of teams whose members work from different countries.

CAS Raises $18.9 Million; First at Mason to Meet Campaign Goal

Posted: February 24, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

by Stephanie Hay

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), led by Dean Daniele Struppa, has surpassed its fundraising campaign goal by raising more than $18.9 million, making the unit the first at George Mason to meet its challenge since The Campaign for George Mason University began in 1998.

Vernon Smith to Speak on Iraq’s Political and Economic Situation

Posted: February 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s most recent Nobel Prize laureate, Vernon Smith, will present a seminar on Iraq’s current political and economic situation tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room B. All are invited.

Mason Women Win Third CAA Swimming and Diving Title; Men Place Second

Posted: February 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

swimming and diving team

George Mason’s women’s swimming and diving team claimed its third-straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday at the Aquatic and Fitness Center with a score of 573. Mason’s men’s team finished second for the first time in school history with a score of 567.5.

For Kirkwood, Beauty Is a Relative Concept

Posted: February 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryan Effgen

Artist Larry Kirkwood uses art to show what human beings really look like. His exhibition, the “Body Image Project,” consists of finished plaster and resin casts taken directly from a person’s body.

Communication Students Travel to London to Learn about Public Relations

Posted: February 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski and Stephanie Hay

Michael Dickerson, professor of communication, recently gave 15 students real-world experience by leading a trip to the United Kingdom to study international public relations.

The Patriot Pep Band Plays the Score for Victory

Posted: February 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryan Effgen

pep band

The pandemonium at the Patriot Center during George Mason basketball games would not be the same without the live sound track provided by the Patriot Pep Band. Every game starts and ends with the Mason fight song.

This Week in the News…

Posted: February 20, 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:

New York Times Magazine Writer Visits George Mason

Posted: February 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Mark Levine, nonfiction writer and poet, will read at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall Grand Tier III. The event is part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Krasnow Institute Offers Monday Seminars

Posted: February 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study continues its spring Seminar Series on Feb. 23 when Kevin McCabe, Economics Department and the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, discusses “Working for Self vs. Working for Others.”