Archive for September, 2004

Annual Piano Recital Includes Premiere of New Grand Piano

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

By Tara Laskowski

The annual Jean Carrington Cook Piano Scholarship Recital will feature a brand-new Steinway “D” grand piano this year. The recital, to take place on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, is held each year in memory of Cook and in celebration of the scholarship winners.

Tariq Ramadan to Speak at Muslim Social Scientists Conference

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

By Christopher Anzalone

With increased interest in Islam and its role in world and current events, the Center for Global Studies (CGS) and the Islamic Studies interdisciplinary minor program are cosponsoring the 33rd annual conference of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) on the Arlington Campus, today through Sunday.

Picture This…

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

Arlington Restaurant Day

Today’s Fall for the Book Highlights

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

Fall for the Book on the Fairfax Campus concludes today with the awarding of the 2004 Fairfax Prize to author Joyce Carol Oates. Some of today’s highlights include:

Local Bands Featured Today during Patriot’s Day

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

By Megan McDonnell

Patriot’s Day returns to George Mason today. This annual celebration, hosted by the Program Board, begins at 11 a.m. on the Quad.

University Libraries to Open 40th Anniversary Exhibit

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

By Laura Jeffrey

The earliest known films of the original George Mason campus are among the artifacts featured in an exhibit to commemorate the university’s 40th anniversary. “Simplicity, Permanence, and Economy: The Origins of George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus” opens on Sept. 27 in the Johnson Center Gallery and runs through Oct 16.

Burt and Kurtz Named 2004 Fenwick Fellows

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Jo-Marie Burt, assistant professor of government and politics in the Department of Public and International Affairs, and Howard Kurtz, assistant professor in the Department of Theater, are the Fenwick Fellows for this academic year, announced John Zenelis, university librarian.

Spotlight on Research: A Summer Sifting Dirt Leads Mason Student to Major Archaeological Discovery

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

By Colleen Kearney Rich

While many sophomores are still wondering if they’ve chosen the correct degree program, anthropology student Landon Yarrington is making a major contribution to his chosen field of study. In July, Yarrington was credited with one of the largest archaeological finds to date in historic Jamestown, Va.—a wine cellar with 10 intact bottles.

President Merten Outlines University’s Future Priorities

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

By Daniel Walsch

“We are a success story,” are the words used yesterday by George Mason President Alan Merten to begin his annual fall convocation address to the campus community.

Today’s Fall for the Book Highlights

Posted: September 22, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fall for the Book continues this week, with dozens of events planned through tomorrow on the Fairfax Campus. Some of today’s highlights include: