Archive for April, 2005

Mason Campuses Abuzz with Camps This Summer

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

By Megan McDonnell

This summer, George Mason will again host a variety of day and residential enrichment programs camps for all ages. The camps offer fun and educational programs on acting, art, science, computing, cooking, creative writing, dance, drama, and even experimental economics.

Spotlight on Research: Communication Professor Keeps Journalists in Check

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

By Tara Laskowski

“It has been my experience that what most viewers and readers are most unhappy about is not that journalists slant the news, but that we don’t slant it their way,” said Don Hewitt, executive producer of 60 Minutes, in 1996. Determining which way news is slanted has become a career for Robert Lichter, professor of communication and director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA).

Picture This…

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

Earth Day cleanup

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Urges Employees to Get Involved

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

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual workplace giving campaign for employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia, offers employees another way to give back to the community through local and national organizations.

Innovations 2005 Set for April 27

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

Innovations 2005 will be held on Wednesday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall. This event is a showcase of learning opportunities and creative student projects at George Mason, and may include student writing, artwork, videos, web pages, science projects, experiential learning, community projects, technology innovations, and other demonstrations of intellectual and artistic achievements. All are invited.

George Mason in the News

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

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

TecKnowledge: Internet Explorer

Posted: April 21, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Information Technology Unit (ITU) presents a Q&A on the security problems of Internet Explorer.

Off the Clock: ITU Tech Publishes Book of Poetry

Posted: April 21, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Lake

Faculty members are not the only Mason employees publishing their work these days. Teresa Scott, a field services engineer for the Information Technology Unit, recently published a collection of poetry titled Inspired by the Heart.

BIO IT Coalition Presents Events at Mason

Posted: April 21, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason is a sponsor of “Sequencing the Genome: Creating an Industry and a Workforce,” a series of events on Tuesday, April 26, that celebrate the growing convergence of biologic sciences and information technology. The event is organized by the BIO IT Coalition, a group that encourages business growth through education, collaboration, innovation, and partnership.

Alumni Association Celebrates a Decade of Distinction

Posted: April 21, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jennifer Mitchell and Colleen Kearney Rich

Yesterday, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognized and honored outstanding alumni, students, and faculty members for their achievements and contributions to the university at the 10th annual Celebration of Distinction.