Archive for December, 2004

Off the Clock: For Mason Economics Professor, Good Ethnic Meals Make the Grade

Posted: December 21, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

For 14 years, economics professor Tyler Cowen has eaten his way to local fame. Hidden among the nooks and crannies of the George Mason web server is his tasty treat—the most extensive ethnic restaurant guide in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

Mason Faculty Members Offer Perspectives on Seasonal Issues

Posted: December 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University faculty offer some perspectives on issues and themes that come to the forefront this time of year: traditions and family relations, gift-giving, personal health and goals, and the desire for world peace.

Another Pair of IT&E Researchers Earn Patent

Posted: December 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

Researchers in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) continue to gain recognition for their inventions. Following on the heels of the 16th patent for the university is another one, this time awarded to Harry Wechsler, professor of computer science and director of the Center for Distributed and Intelligent Computation, and Chengjun Liu, PhD ’99, who is now an assistant professor of computer science at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The pair received the patent for work in feature-based classification, an application more commonly known by its use in the technology of facial recognition.

Homecoming Committee Sponsors Decorating and Banner Competition

Posted: December 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Homecoming logo

Who better than the fabulous faculty and staff to show us all a little Mason “Old Skool”? No one! This year, the Homecoming Committee is sponsoring an office decorating competition and a banner competition so faculty and staff can show off their Mason and Homecoming spirit. Offices participating should have their decorations up by Monday, Feb. 14, the first day of homecoming week.

Picture This…

Posted: December 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Holiday party game

Picture This…

Posted: December 17, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason pond fountain

George Mason in the News…

Posted: December 17, 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:

Mason Gear Could Be Coming to a Store Near You

Posted: December 17, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Lake

Pride is on the rise at George Mason University, and the Alumni Association, Athletics, and Student Government are hoping it will soon be easier to find merchandise to express that pride. The three groups recently launched a campaign to encourage national retailers to carry George Mason merchandise.

CIO Works to Increase Mason’s Influence with IT Vendors

Posted: December 17, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kurt Ankeny-Beauchamp

Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology and CIO, has taken steps to improve George Mason’s clout in the software industry through her membership in the new Vendor Influence Task Force of the CIO Executive Council. This national group of mostly corporate CIOs was formed to level the playing field between buyers and sellers of technology.

Start the New Year with BYTE Week IT Training

Posted: December 16, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

BYTE Week, the opportunity for faculty and staff to Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise, offers new workshops and repeated favorites from Jan. 18 to 21, 2005. Dozens of short courses packed into the four days before the spring semester begins provide a chance to improve existing skills and learn new ones.