Archive for October, 2004

This Month in the Community…

October 29, 2004

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in October as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

Dialogue to Explain How to Use Mason’s Wireless Network

October 29, 2004

Since last fall, Mason has had a centralized wireless local area network (LAN) service in selected areas on the three campuses. A LAN is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. All the specifics are available at the DoIT Dialogue, “Follow-up on Wireless,” on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. on the Fairfax Campus. The program will be teleconferenced to the Arlington and Prince William Campuses.

ICAR Forum Considers Afghanistan’s Elections and Reconstruction

October 29, 2004

The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution (CRDC), part of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) announces a forum that explores local and international perspectives on elections and democracy. “The Role of Elections in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The 2004 Afghanistan Election” will take place Monday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on the Arlington Campus.

Tonight’s Concert Is All That Jazz for Law Foundation

October 29, 2004

The George Mason University Jazz Ensemble will perform in the third annual Jazz for Justice concert benefiting the Fairfax Law Foundation. Presenting works by jazz legends Miles Davis, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and others, the ensemble is directed by James Carroll, Mason’s director of Jazz Studies and leader of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. The concert will take place tonight at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

George Mason in the News…

October 29, 2004

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

File-Sharing Panel Sparks Lively Debate with Mason Students

October 29, 2004

By Tara Laskowski

A panel on peer-to-peer file sharing left some Mason students angry, some confused, and many talking on Wednesday when representatives of the motion picture, recording, and video game industries attempted to present their views of the technology that has allowed thousands of college students to download millions of pirated songs and videos.

Picture This…

October 29, 2004

Public Policy Panel

Lawrence Butler Leads Silk Road History Workshop Today

October 28, 2004

The second meeting of the Globalization and Central Asia Faculty Workshop will feature Professor Lawrence Butler, Department of History and Art History, who will speak today about the history of the Silk Road. The university community is invited to the presentation, which begins at noon in Mason Hall, Room D1. Coffee, tea, and other beverages will be provided.

Women’s Soccer Players Honored; Winning Streak Continues

October 28, 2004

George Mason’s women’s soccer team walked away with two league honors this week, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) announced. Senior forward Sarah Wilkinson was named CAA Player of the Week, while freshman defender Jessica Paris earned CAA co-Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending Oct. 24. The duo helped complete a sweep of CAA foes University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW), and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as the Patriots attempt to march to a CAA Tournament berth.

“The Cost of War: Sesno Reports” Airs Tonight

October 28, 2004

By Rey Banks

The fourth installation of Sesno Reports—”The Cost of War”—will air tonight at 8 p.m. on WETA TV-26. The program was moderated by Frank Sesno, professor of public policy and communication, veteran journalist, and former CNN Washington bureau chief. It was co-produced by WETA, George Mason’s School of Public Policy, and the College of Arts and Sciences.