Archive for February, 2005

DoIT Dialogue Looks at Securing Your Desktop

February 28, 2005

Join IT Security Coordinator, Cathy Hubbs, to learn the top 10 strategies for securing your desktop. Find out how to be proactive in protecting the information stored on your desktop computer. Master the secrets of a strong password. Know what desktop settings are most important for your cyber security. The Dialogue will be on Thursday, […]

This Month in the Community…

February 28, 2005

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

Cobb Discusses Guatemalan Conservation Project

February 28, 2005

By Fran Rensbarger

Sara Cobb, director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), will lead the discussion of a special conflict assessment that the institute conducted in the Mirador Basin of Guatemala last summer for the Nature Conservancy.

George Mason to Open First International Campus in the United Arab Emirates

February 28, 2005

By Jeremy Lasich

George Mason will open its fourth campus in fall 2006 in
Ras-Al-Khaimah (RAK), located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first cohort will include approximately 200 students, with a goal of growing to more than 2,000 students in the next 10 to 15 years. Campus construction will begin immediately; a signing ceremony is being held today in RAK.

George Mason in the News

February 25, 2005

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

Final Candidate for VP for University Relations Presents Today

February 25, 2005

The presentation of the final candidate for the position of vice president for university relations has been rescheduled for today. Carl A. Fillichio, vice president for communications, innovations, and public engagement for the Council for Excellence in Government in Washington, D.C., will be presenting at the Fairfax Campus at 3 p.m. today in the Mason Hall Board Room.

Art for Sale: What You See Is What You Could Get

February 25, 2005

By Fran Rensbarger

The secret about student art hanging in the halls on the Fairfax Campus is that admirers may be able to buy what they like. Faculty and staff art displayed on campus is often for sale as well.

Mason Hosts Japan Bowl for High School Students

February 25, 2005

Mason’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host the 2005 Greater Washington, D.C., Area Regional Japan Bowl for high school students tomorrow in Enterprise Hall. Modeled on a quiz show format, the annual competition aims to make the study of Japanese challenging and enjoyable.

Domestic Relations Legal Clinic Helps Community, Offers Hands-on Experience

February 25, 2005

By Christopher Anzalone

Last spring, George Mason’s School of Law began offering the Domestic Relations Legal Clinic, the brainchild of Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Stanley P. Klein, who is also an adjunct faculty member. Only a few months later, the clinic, which gives students experience in assisting litigants in uncontested divorce cases, won awards from the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association.

Staff Senate Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Supervisor Award

February 24, 2005

The Staff Senate is calling for nominations for the Outstanding Supervisor Award, which are due March 4. The Outstanding Supervisor Award is given to supervisors of classified and nonstudent wage employees who most closely meet the criteria stated below. A classified or nonstudent wage employee who reports directly to a supervisor must submit the supervisor’s name for consideration, along with a letter of support. Other staff members may also submit letters in support of the nomination.