Archive for October, 2004

Mason Experts Address Key Issues in Presidential Election: Health Care

Posted: October 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Election Day 2004 is just five days away. Pundits and polls are still predicting a tight race. All indications are that voters have had a difficult time deciding between candidates on national security, health care policies, and the environment. In an effort to provide our readers with additional clarification on these key issues, the Gazette asked George Mason experts to provide their analysis. Today, we offer a brief summary of where the candidates stand on health care.

Picture This…

Posted: October 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

MEC graduation

Philosophers, Political Experts, and Economists Participate in Workshop

Posted: October 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Stephanie Hay

Peter Boettke, professor of economics, encourages faculty and staff to attend the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Workshop to discuss political economy-related topics. The workshop is held on Mondays each semester from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Enterprise Hall, Room 318.

Ghost Stories Abound at Mason

Posted: October 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

If you want a good ghost story, ask folklorist Margaret Yocom. For years, she’s been the “ghost keeper” at George Mason as associate professor of English. In the Northern Virginia Folklife Archive, Yocom and her students have collected hundreds of supernatural tales sure to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Mason Students Get Production Experience on Sesno Reports

Posted: October 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

You could turn on your TV and watch a rerun of Joey or Survivor: Vanuatu tomorrow evening, but a more stimulating choice might be Sesno Reports: The Cost of War, a program that George Mason University students helped produce. The fourth installation in the Sesno Reports series in which Frank Sesno, former CNN Washington bureau chief and George Mason professor of public policy and communication, examines important issues of the day, will air at 8 p.m. on WETA TV-26.

Mason Experts Address Key Issues in Presidential Election

Posted: October 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Election Day 2004 is just six days away. Pundits and polls are still predicting a tight race. All indications are that voters have had a difficult time deciding between candidates on national security, health care policies, and the environment. In an effort to provide our readers with additional clarification on these key issues, the Gazette asked George Mason’s experts to provide their analysis. Beginning with national security, each day between now and the election we will offer a brief summary of where each candidate stands.

First-Time Novelist to Present Reading about Twenty-Somethings

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

The Graduate Creative Writing Program will host novelist Francesca Delbanco tonight at 8 p.m. in George’s Restaurant in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus. Delbanco will read from her debut novel, Ask Me Anything, as part of the Visiting Writers Series. The reading is free and open to the public.

Center for Social Science Research Hosts Colloquium

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

By Stephanie Hay

The Center for Social Science Research is hosting a colloquium, “The Social Sciences in a Post-9/11 World,” today in the Student Union Building II, Room 4, on the Fairfax Campus from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Speakers include Todd LaPorte, visiting associate professor, School of Public Policy; Gary Kreps, professor and chair of Communication; and Peter Mandaville, assistant professor, Public and International Affairs.

Galletta Wins Mary Roper Award

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

By Stephanie Hay

Sandy Galletta, human resources coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), is the winner of Mary Roper Award for Outstanding Service for 2004. Galletta will be recognized tomorrow at the annual awards luncheon honoring CAS staff.

Experts on Peer2Peer File Sharing Discuss Myth vs. Reality

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

By Fran Rensbarger

More than 400 George Mason University students have received notices in the past two years to uninstall their sharing software in order to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Most wondered what they had done wrong. A panel of music industry, government, and information technology experts will answer that question and others during a discussion at the Johnson Center Cinema tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m.