Archive for July, 2005

Fall Courses Highlight Diversity at Mason

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

By Christopher Anzalone

With half of the summer break over, it’s time to start thinking about the fall semester. Students have already been poring over the hundreds of courses, including a variety of special topics, listed in George Mason’s fall 2005 Schedule of Classes. Seven special topics courses that address issues in global studies, international relations, conflict studies, religion, and cultural studies are highlighted below.

Tobacco Settlement Grant Funds Research on Adolescent Drug Use

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

By Stephanie Hay

Bob Smith, chair of the Department of Psychology, and Karl Fryxell, professor in the Department of Molecular and Microbiology, recently received an additional $440,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to fund their research, now in its fourth year, on adolescent drug use.

Everyday Hero: Barb Gomperts

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

By Tara Laskowski

Editor’s note: This Daily Gazette feature profiles key people at Mason who “make it happen.”

Barb Gomperts

Name: Barb Gomperts
Years at Mason: Almost 7
Current Position: Office Manager, Department of English
Which Means: Barb oversees human resources-related processes for all English department faculty and supervises English Department staff.

Paul Strassmann Appointed to IT&E Faculty

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

By Rey Banks

Paul Strassmann

Paul Strassmann, former acting chief information officer (CIO) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; former director of defense information, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and retired vice president of the Xerox Corporation, begins a three-year affiliation with George Mason’s School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) this fall. As distinguished professor of information sciences, Strassmann will present four annual lectures on changes in the economics of information management.

Picture This…

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

Tosca opening

George Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage George Mason received during the past week.

Mason’s Center for Social Complexity Joins Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

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

By Lori Jennings

George Mason’s Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study announced that the Center for Social Complexity (CSC), best known for its extensive research projects in computational social science, has become the fourth center to join the Krasnow Institute.

George Mason, Other Virginia Public Universities Prepared to Meet Growing Enrollment

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

By Christopher Anzalone

According to a report titled “Revised Enrollment Demand and Service Projections Through 2012” issued by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) this week, the commonwealth’s public colleges and universities are ready to cope with increasing demand for student enrollment over the next seven years. For its part, George Mason is ready to accommodate an additional 5,000 students beyond its current projections and plans as long as additional educational and general facilities are funded consistent with the university’s Six-Year Capital Plan Program Proposal.

University Will Name School of Law Building after John T. Hazel Jr.

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

By Catherine Graham

The Arlington Campus building that houses the George Mason University School of Law will be named John T. Hazel Jr. Hall, the university’s Board of Visitors decided in a unanimous vote. Hazel, commonly known as “Til,” is a long-time university supporter and visionary advocate for Northern Virginia. A prominent attorney and real estate developer, Hazel led the effort to help Mason acquire a law school in 1979.

Mason Holds Summer Humanities Institute for Teachers

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

This summer, while students are getting a break from regular classes, their teachers are getting an education. Faculty members in Mason’s Department of English have brought 24 secondary school teachers from 13 states to the Fairfax Campus for a series of seminars, lectures, and workshops in a National Endowment (NEH) for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers. The theme of the ongoing institute is “Slavery, Literacy, and Freedom: African American Literature, Culture, and Folklore.”