Archive for February, 2005

Mason Gear Now Sold at Champs

Posted: February 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Lake

Mason affinity merchandise is now available on the shelves of Champs Sports at the following locations: Fair Oaks Mall, Tyson’s Galleria, Dulles Town Center Mall, Manassas Mall, and Ballston Mall.

Q & A with Christopher Hill, Vice Provost for Research

Posted: February 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

What are your responsibilities as vice provost for research?
The way I’ve always characterized my responsibilities formally is that I facilitate, stimulate, regulate, and represent research at the university.

Copyright Office Presents File-Sharing Workshop

Posted: February 23, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The University Libraries Copyright Office will present “Sex, Lies, and File-Sharing: P2P Theory Versus Practice” today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, Room 311. The discussion will focus on all aspects of file-sharing, including recent legislation and important facts to know to avoid criminal prosecution. This workshop is geared toward […]

Mason Second Saturdays Program Focuses on Volunteering

Posted: February 23, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

Last summer, George Mason’s Center for Service and Leadership hammered out the logistics for what would become Mason Second Saturdays, a program designed to encourage the university community to participate actively in a variety of charitable projects. The program, which was the brainchild of Associate Director Heather Hare, was initiated on Sept. 11.

Technology Assistants Program Links Professors and Students

Posted: February 23, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

The Technology Assistants Program (TAP), an experiential learning program designed to provide undergraduate students with technology skills needed to assist faculty members and academic departments across George Mason, has proved beneficial for both students and their faculty mentors.

Physics Professor Plans to Take Students on a Walk in Einstein’s Footsteps

Posted: February 23, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jennifer Mitchell

In March 1905, Albert Einstein published a paper that changed the way physicists understood the structure of light and later earned him the Nobel Prize. In May and June of that same year, he published two more papers on the theory of Brownian motion and relativity, which prompted scientists to call 1905 Einstein’s “miracle year.” As part of the centennial celebration of Einstein’s discoveries, 2005 has been named the World Year of Physics by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

POPP to Hold Peace and Stability Operations Colloquium Series

Posted: February 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow from 1 to 3:30 p.m., as part of its Peace and Stability Operations Colloquium series, the Peace Operations Policy Program (POPP) of the School of Public Policy will present “A Practitioner’s Observations of Stabilization and Reconstruction in Afghanistan.” The program will be held on the Arlington Campus in the Original Building, Room 251, with speaker Hank Nichols, JD, of the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations.

Center for Global Studies Holds Global Visions Film Series

Posted: February 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

Film is often used as a reflective medium, representing our world to us in new ways and encouraging us to reexamine our surroundings. The Center for Global Studies is presenting the Global Visions film series as a way of probing globalization’s many facets as it changes communities around the world. Films are screened twice monthly on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Nursing and Health Science Doctoral Candidate Receives Senate Fellowship

Posted: February 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

Nancy L. Falk, a doctoral candidate in George Mason’s College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS), began working last September at the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.Mex.) as the John Heinz Senate Fellow for 2004-05. Created in 1992, the prestigious Heinz fellowship, named for the late U.S. Sen. John Heinz, is dedicated to continuing his work to improve the quality of life for elderly Americans through sound public policy and legislative action.

On the Front Lines: Mason’s Ambassadors Help Create First Impressions

Posted: February 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Although Mason students are full of school pride, only a tried and true few would brave wind, rain, and the recent bitter cold front ripping through Northern Virginia to spread the Mason spirit to the outside community. Mason ambassadors—current students whose primary duty is to give tours of the university to prospective Patriots, their parents, and special guests—deserve the credit for being the first faces of the university. They do their job with enthusiasm, commitment, and a fine sense of humor.