Archive for May, 2005

Staff Senate Honors Mason Staff with Appreciation Day

Posted: May 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

The Staff Senate is partnering with Sodexho this year to provide fun, food, and much thanks on Staff Appreciation Day. The free indoor barbeque luncheon buffet, including hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and potato salad, will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Wed., June 8, in the atrium outside of Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center.

Lord of the Rings Symphony Presented at Center for the Arts

Posted: May 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will perform the Lord of the Rings Symphony by Howard Shore at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m.

Mason Ranked No. 1 in Awarding Doctoral Degrees to Hispanic Students

Posted: May 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

George Mason was recently recognized as one of the top 100 schools for Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. Mason was number one in granting doctoral degrees to Hispanics, according to the May 9, 2005, edition. The university granted the most doctoral degrees—44 out of 149, or 30 percent, according to data gathered in 2003-04 by the National Center for Education Statistics.

10th Annual Child Development Center Silent Auction This Friday

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

The George Mason community is invited to the Child Development Center’s 10th Annual Silent Auction and Spaghetti Supper on Friday, May 27, from 5:30 to 7:45 pm. All proceeds from the supper and auction will help purchase new playground equipment and toys and fund the center’s summer and fall programs.

Mason Baseball No. 2 Seed in CAA Tournament

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

The Patriots (33-17, 15-9) will be the no. 2 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament, which begins today in Wilmington, N.C. Mason will face the University of Delaware in the tournament’s first game at noon. All games can be seen live on the Internet at www.caasports.com.

Patriot Center to House Emergency Command Post Exercise

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

By Catherine Graham

On Thursday, June 2, approximately 100 personnel from local police, fire stations, emergency medical teams, sheriff’s offices, and health departments (including Fairfax County and Fairfax City) will descend on the Patriot Center for a command post exercise simulating a major catastrophic event involving hundreds of injuries and fatalities.

Fairfax Campus Makes Room for Pomp and Circumstance

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

By Laura Jeffrey

Tens of thousands of visitors will be headed to the Fairfax Campus during the next few weeks for high school graduation ceremonies at the Patriot Center. While many ceremonies are scheduled for Friday evenings or weekends, several others will take place during the workday. The week of June 20 will be particularly busy, with almost 40,000 people expected to attend 10 commencement ceremonies taking place during the Mason workday.

Conference Addresses Wildfires in Eastern United States

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

Educating the next generation of fire scientists and associated technical experts was the goal of the EastFIRE Conference hosted by George Mason May 11-13. Attended by 150 experts from federal and state agencies, academics from across the nation, and selected commercial providers, the conference featured several faculty members and researchers from Mason’s School of Computational Sciences (SCS) and its Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR), including John Qu, principal research scientist, who was general chair.

Summer Term Focuses on the Role of the United States in the World

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

George Mason investigates “The Role of the United States in the World” under its Seminars and Special Topics Program for summer 2005. This is the fourth year the Summer Term Office has offered a program highlighting current events that impact local, national, and international communities to engage the Mason student body, the faculty, and the surrounding communities.

Collaboration Produces New Proteomic Technology to Aid in Cancer Research

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

By Patty Snellings

Using a new type of proteomic technology, scientists at George Mason and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have identified a hyperactive network of cancer cell proteins that may lead to a strategy to boost the survival rate for children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a highly aggressive form of childhood cancer. Rhabdomyosarcoma is the cause of more than 50 percent of soft-tissue cancers in children and accounts for 5-8 percent of all childhood cancers.