Archive for March, 2005

Picture This…

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Job Fair '05

Copyright Office Offers Workshops

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The University Libraries Copyright Office will present “Copyright Issues in Higher Education” tomorrow from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Johnson Center, Conference Room 311, on the Fairfax Campus. This workshop is geared toward faculty and staff and will cover course packs, e-reserves, course web sites, plagiarism, and fair use principles.

Poetry Reading Comments on War in Iraq

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow, the English Department’s Creative Writing Program presents its second “Poetry in a Time of War,” a reading marking the two-year anniversary of the war in Iraq. The first event was held in conjunction with readings all over the country in opposition to the war. This year, a diverse group of poets, including two of George Mason’s faculty, will share their experiences through the language of poetry. The readings begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus.

Syndicated Columnist Strassmann Speaks Today on Information Technology

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Information Technology (IT) Program within the School of Information Technology and Engineering will host a talk by noted information systems executive Paul Strassmann today from 4 to 5 p.m. in the front ballroom of SUB II on the Fairfax Campus. “IT Spending as Measure of Organizational Disorder—the DoD Case,” includes Strassmann’s most recent findings on the relationship between mission, transaction, and infrastructure uses of information technologies.

Searching for the Lost Leonardo: Seracini Speaks at Mason

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jennifer Mitchell

Leonardo DaVinci’s Battle of Anghiari, dated sometime during 1499 and 1500, is the subject of recent research by renowned scientific art analyst Maurizio Seracini. The painting began as part of a competition with Michelangelo, whose fresco The Battle of Cascina faces what should be the DaVinci. On Thursday, March 31, Seracini will be at Mason to present “In Search of the Lost Leonardo,” a talk about his quest to prove that the spectacular mural remains in existence behind a wall in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.

Mason Spotlights Environmental Issues during Earth Week

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

David Orr, a pioneer for environmental literacy in higher education and a groundbreaker in ecological design, will give three presentations during Earth Week, April 12-20, on the Fairfax Campus.

Mason Part of New National Science Research Network

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last week, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner announced the creation of VORTEX, a broadband optical fiber network that will connect Virginia’s universities to new national and international research networks. George Mason is a member of the regional consortium that created the network.

Picture This…

Posted: March 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Helen Ackerman retirement

Multimedia Opera Explores Crime and Infamy

Posted: March 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Erase your images of opera. This is a multimedia experience that shatters boundaries of conventional thinking,” stated a review from UPI after the 1994 premiere of Mikel Rouse’s Failing Kansas. Rouse brings his one-man show to the Center for the Arts’ Harris Theatre on Wednesday, March 30, at 8 p.m.

Divided State to Be Screened Tonight

Posted: March 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This Divided State, a film about the controversy that erupted at Utah Valley State College last year when director Michael Moore was invited to its campus, will be shown tonight in the SUB II Ballroom on the Fairfax Campus at 7 p.m. The showing, sponsored by the Program Board, is free and open to all.