Archive for March, 2005

Communication Department to Present Muted Group Theory Colloquium

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

By Tara Laskowski

As part of Women’s History Month, scholars and students will gather on Thursday, March 31, to explore muted group theory with one of its originators, Shirley Ardener, an Oxford University social anthropologist. The colloquium, Muted Group Theory—Past, Present, and Future, takes place in the Johnson Center Cinema from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature discussions on explanations for the suppression or distortion of oppressed groups.

Staff Senate Names Hazeur Outstanding Supervisor

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

By Megan McDonnell

Camille Hazeur, director, Office of Equity and Diversity Services (OEDS), is the recipient of the spring 2005 Outstanding Supervisor Award sponsored by the Staff Senate. The Outstanding Supervisor Award will be presented today at 1 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, during the university’s recognition awards ceremony.

Circus Opens at George Mason Next Week

Posted: March 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus makes its annual appearance at George Mason’s Patriot Center beginning Wednesday, March 30, and running through Sunday, April 3. During the circus run, part of Parking Lot A will house the tents, performers, and animals. There will be some vehicle traffic in and out of the Patriot Center loading area throughout the coming days.

Faculty Senate Acts on Faculty Handbook Revisions, Academic Requirements, Privacy in Computing

Posted: March 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

At Wednesday’s monthly meeting, the Faculty Senate passed motions on a variety of administrative and academic policy issues.

George Mason in the News

Posted: March 25, 2005 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:

Provost to Hold Town Hall Meeting on United Arab Emirates Campus and Other Initiatives

Posted: March 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Provost Peter Stearns will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3 A and B. “The university is currently undertaking several new initiatives that should be clarified and discussed,” says Stearns.

Night of Stars Celebrates Forensics Team Talent

Posted: March 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Forensics Team will present the second annual Night of Stars tonight at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall I. The evening will feature six performances in public speaking, oral interpretation, and limited preparation genres. The event is free and open to the public.

BOV Sets New Summer Tuition and Fee Rates

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

By Daniel Walsch

George Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) approved a 6.9 percent hike in summer school tuition and fees at its March meeting yesterday. In reaching this decision unanimously, it was noted by administrators that this is slightly lower than a projected 8.5 percent average increase in summer tuition by Virginia’s other colleges and universities.

ICAR Brown Bag Focuses on Caribbean Region Conflicts

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

Keith Dublin from the International Monetary Fund will deliver today’s Brown Bag Lecture for George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. His speech, “Conflicts in the Caribbean Region,” will be held on the Arlington Campus in the Truland Building, Room 555 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Pride Week Begins Monday

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

“The Consequences of Gender Oppression,” compiled and interpreted by Tiffany Banks, a member of George Mason’s Forensic Team, leads off Pride Week 2005 on Monday, March 28. The presentation brings into focus the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. This and other performances by the Forensic Team provide a warm-up for both the week and the team as they head off to national competition.