Archive for March, 2005

Picture This…

Posted: March 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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Early Childhood Program Celebrates Week of the Young Child

Posted: March 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Tuesday, April 5, students from the Early Childhood Special Education Program will present a series of events marking the Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Events will be held on the Johnson Center’s North Plaza on the Fairfax Campus near the clock tower from noon to 7 p.m.

Bergoffen Delivers ICAR Brown Bag Lecture Today

Posted: March 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

Debra Bergoffen, professor of philosophy and women’s studies at George Mason, delivers the weekly Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) brown bag lecture today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Truland Building, Room 555, on the Arlington Campus.

This Month in the Community…

Posted: March 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Kirov Orchestra Features Pianist Bronfman in CFA Concert

Posted: March 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Kirov Orchestra, also known as the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great, it was known before the revolution as the Russian Imperial Opera Orchestra. On Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts (CFA) presents the orchestra, which is conducted by maestro Valery Gergiev, and features special guest soloist Yefim Bronfman.

Mason Expands Arabic Language Program

Posted: March 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

After three years of high enrollment and increased interest, George Mason’s Arabic language program has been expanded to include summer courses for the first time. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will offer Elementary Arabic I and Elementary Arabic II during “A” and “C” summer 2005 sessions.

Workshops Address the Challenge of Plagiarism

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

The Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services (DoIT), in conjunction with the Faculty Senate Technology Policy Committee, is sponsoring several sessions in April on one of the major challenges of teaching in the modern age—plagiarism.

Provost to Hold Faculty Forum

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

The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a Faculty Forum on Tuesday, April 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3 A and B. Provost Peter Stearns will address the issue of criteria for promotion and tenure.

EdgEnsemble Performance Features Brain Wave-Controlled Animation

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

By Robin Herron

A performance by edgEnsemble will feature a composition by Steve Antosca, Mason music composition instructor, and a brain wave-controlled animation using EEG and biofeedback created by Paras Kaul, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Art and Visual Technology and coordinator of electronic publications. The presentation will be in Harris Theatre on Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m., preceded by a master class from 3 to 5 p.m. and a preconcert discussion at 7:15 p.m.

Mason Journalism Students Join C-SPAN Teleconference Class

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

By Jennifer Mitchell

This spring, George Mason journalism students have a unique chance to interact with the likes of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, former White House Chief of Staff Mark McLarty, and former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater in several press conference-style events. Communication professor Steve Klein has coordinated several teleconferenced events along with GMU-TV as part of a distance learning class developed and taught by Steve Scully, senior executive producer at C-SPAN.