Archive for May, 2005

Commencement 2005

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

PhD candidates

Summer Hours at Fairfax Campus

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

Beginning today, George Mason’s Fairfax Campus will operate on a summer schedule. The following dining services in the Johnson Center will be open during the summer: Bistro and Jazzman’s on the ground floor; and Center Court, Express, Freshens, and La Patisserie on the first floor. Closed for the summer are Ciao Hall (except for conferences); […]

First Summer Session Classes Begin Today

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

The first classes for Summer Session A at George Mason begin today. The last day to add classes for the A session is Friday, May 27. Summer Session B begins June 6, and Session C begins June 27. For the summer Schedule of Classes and more information, see summer.gmu.edu.

Distinctly Mason Highlights Student Achievement, Notable Events

Posted: May 20, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Lake

The second edition of Distinctly Mason will be distributed to all graduates and their guests at Commencement tomorrow. This year’s edition highlights the entrepreneurial spirit, ambition, and successes of Mason students, and describes the university’s overall growth and new international connections.

George Mason in the News

Posted: May 20, 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.

Commencement 2005: Grad’s Statistical Modeling Applies to Alcohol Consumption in Fairfax County

Posted: May 20, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow, May 21, George Mason will hold its 38th annual Commencement at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center. This week, the Daily Mason Gazette highlights a few of the university’s many outstanding graduates.

By Robin Herron

What if Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) stores in Fairfax County, VA, were spread more evenly throughout the county rather than being clustered in certain areas? What if alcohol was less available in high-crime areas? What if access to alcohol was more difficult for populations at risk for abuse? These “what-if” questions are the motivation behind the “Alcohol Ecology” model that Yasmin H. Said developed as the basis of her dissertation for the PhD in Computational Sciences and Informatics, which she will receive this week.

The Kite Runner Selected for All Fairfax Reads Program

Posted: May 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Fairfax County Public Library has announced that the selection for the second annual All Fairfax Reads program will be The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The novel chronicles the story of an Afghan boy facing the challenges that confront him on the path to manhood. George Mason is a cosponsor of the program.

Off the Clock: Language Professor Creates Toy Stories with Photos

Posted: May 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

At first glance it looks like a beach vacation photo—seagulls swarming in a blue sky above a crashing ocean, while sunbathers lounge lazily on the sand. A closer look reveals the closest seagull is not actually real, but a toy positioned to blend in carefully with the natural scene.

Commencement 2005: PhD Student Takes Things Two at a Time

Posted: May 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Saturday, May 21, George Mason will hold its 38th annual Commencement at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center. This week, the Daily Mason Gazette highlights a few of the university’s many outstanding graduates.

By Jennifer Mitchell

How do most PhD students get through their courses? With lots of planning, organization, and—they hope—plenty of time to work. Of course, things don’t always happen as expected, and they certainly didn’t for Cindy Buckley, BA English ’92 and PhD Education ’05. But she couldn’t be happier. Buckley and her husband, Patrick, are the proud parents of two sets of twins that were both born during her doctoral studies.

Garner Qualifies for NCAA Regional at IC4A Championships; Patriots Finish Third

Posted: May 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each time George Mason graduate sociology student Mike Garner ran the 200m dash this season, he finished the event at a faster pace than his previous attempt, cutting off ten-hundredths of a second with each race. His persistence finally paid off as Garner captured the 200m dash individual title in a personal best and NCAA East Regional qualifying time of 20.90 at the 129th Annual Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Princeton on Sunday.