Archive for August, 2004

SPP to Offer Degree to Students at Institute in India

Posted: August 5, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

The George Mason School of Public Policy (SPP), which already offers courses in Great Britain, Belgium, China, Mexico, and India, has a new overseas collaboration with the Sona Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS) in Bangalore, India.

Working Mothers Group Seeks Bereavement Leave Benefit

Posted: August 4, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

When a loved one dies, the last thing a person wants to worry about is the amount of annual leave or personal time available to properly plan funeral arrangements or grieve for the loss. Two members of the Working Mothers Group at George Mason are attempting to take some of that stress away by appealing to the Commonwealth of Virginia to include bereavement leave in the benefits for employees at George Mason and beyond.

Krasnow Hosts Cookout for New Neuroscience PhD Program

Posted: August 4, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study is celebrating George Mason’s new neuroscience PhD program with a cookout on Friday, Aug. 27, at noon in the Krasnow South end loading dock area. The program’s students and their families are invited to learn more about the degree from the faculty members who will be on hand to speak.

MEC and Arlington SBDC Host Multicultural Business Conference

Posted: August 4, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

“Access to Success” is the theme of the Second Annual Multicultural Business Conference, Thursday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center at the Fairfax Campus. The event is sponsored by the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) and the Arlington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with the Business Development Assistance Group.

ITU Schedules Blackout Period for Routine Requests

Posted: August 3, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Now is the time for faculty and staff to take care of installations and changes to existing computers, voicemail, and phones. During the blackout period, Monday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Sept. 10, the Information Technology Unit (ITU) will focus on providing technology support services to students and new faculty and staff.

Mason Grad Credits His Success to EIP Program

Posted: August 3, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

With his slight build and long, delicate fingers, Juan Pacheco more resembles a young college student than a thug, although he has been both. He is also a graduate of George Mason’s Early Identification Program (EIP), an innovative, multiyear college preparatory program for high school students.

Institute Recognizes Grant with Name Change

Posted: August 3, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

At a special meeting last week, the membership of the Learning in Retirement Institute (LRI) voted to change the organization’s name to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at George Mason University. Board members had voted and approved the name change at an earlier meeting. The change will go into effect immediately.

August Accolades

Posted: August 2, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades is a monthly column recognizing the latest achievements of George Mason faculty and staff members. Submit Accolades information by the 15th of the month preceding to Attn: Daily Gazette, by mail to 4C5, by fax to 703-993-8784, or by e-mail to gazette@gmu.edu. Electronic photos with submissions are welcome.

Lynn Simnowitz Is August 2004 Employee of the Month

Posted: August 2, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

Lynn Simnowitz, applications processor in the Office of Admissions, is the Employee of the Month for August. She joined George Mason only a year ago, yet she has already distinguished herself through her outstanding customer service and professionalism, supervisors and co-workers say.

New Members Appointed to BOV

Posted: August 2, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. Mark Warner has appointed four new appointees to George Mason’s Board of Visitors: Harry Hopper of Alexandria, a partner at Columbia Capital; Carol Kirby of Manassas, former owner of Merchant’s Incorporated; Roger Mody of McLean, founder and chairman of The Mody Foundation; and Ernst Volgenau of McLean, chairman and CEO of SRA International Inc. Each will serve a four-year term.