Archive for March, 2004

CAS Establishes New Center For Social Science Research

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

By Stephanie Hay

The new Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) has been established in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to “provide a platform that brings together social science theories and methods, applying them to some of the most pressing social, behavioral, and political problems facing contemporary U.S. society,” according to the center’s mission statement.

Mason Media Lab Hosts Open House

Posted: March 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason Media Lab, George Mason’s multimedia production lab, will host an open house for all faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 311.

Provost to Discuss Promotion and Tenure at Arlington Campus

Posted: March 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Provost Peter Stearns hosts a faculty forum on Monday, April 19, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Arlington Campus in the Original Building, Room 257.

New Commuter Program Offers Incentives to Share Rides

Posted: March 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

NuRide, a new commuter program billed as “the nation’s first ride network that helps people plan trips, ride together, and get paid,” is now available to the George Mason community.

Academic Unit Plans for 2010 Posted on the Web

Posted: March 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Academic units have generated plans for 2010, and some collective goals are available as well. The plans can be found at the Provost’s Office web site beginning at noon today.

Fundraising Campaign Supports University Priorities

Posted: March 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Denise St. Ours

Nearly $112 million has been raised for The Campaign for George Mason University, which began July 1, 1998, and runs through June 30, 2005. This represents 77,626 gifts and commitments from 36,480 donors. The majority of the gifts and commitments are restricted by the donors to support priorities within each unit of the university.

This Week in the News…

Posted: March 26, 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:

Center for the Arts Presents Fidelio

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

Virginia Opera concludes its 2003-04 season in Fairfax with Fidelio, Beethoven’s eloquent salute to freedom and condemnation of oppression. This Virginia Premiere Series production is directed by Lillian Groag, with set design by Michael Ganio in his Virginia Opera debut.

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about…Women’s Roles in Society

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

Many Americans have been riveted by the TV show The Apprentice, which shows a team of women consistently beating a team of men in the game of business. This show reflects reality, says Ellen Fagenson Eland, management professor and author of Women in Management: Trends, Issues and Challenges in Managerial Diversity.

Mason Series Highlights National Cyber Security Day

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Beginning Monday, the Information Technology (IT) Security Office launches a lunchtime series of seminars on cyber security in coordination with National Cyber Security Day.