Archive for July, 2005

Korea Trip Forges Artistic Connections

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

By Colleen Kearney Rich

While many academics are enjoying the summer off, international opera singer and Mason Professor of Music Patricia Miller has been traveling the globe fostering artistic connections using a universal language—music.

Scientist Explores Innovative Approach to Fight HIV Infection in Brain Cells (July 21, 2005)

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

Yuntao Wu

Ideas and discoveries gleaned from one area of scientific study often benefit or influence the outcomes of other unrelated problems. Biodefense research is no exception. Using an innovative technical approach that originated from work in biodefense, Yuntao Wu, a scientist in the university’s National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, hopes to develop a therapeutic process to target and eliminate HIV infection in brain cells.

Picture This…

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

Robinson Hall construction

Mason Briefs

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

Mason Cat Coalition…Prince William Campus Golf Classic…Arlington County Fair…Arlington Campus room rentals…student bowling club…Summer Institute on International Development lectures…

Music Students to Get New Practice Space

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

By Colleen Kearney Rich

Violinist

The Music Department is raising the roof this summer—literally. Construction has begun on the structure that will house 15 new practice rooms in the courtyard of the Performing Arts Building.

Staff Senate to Meet on Thursday

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

The Staff Senate will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 21, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D1. It will feature the annual Hail and Farewell Reception, honoring departing senators and welcoming newly elected senators. Stop by and get to know your senators; all meetings are open to the general public.

Richard Florida to Discuss Flight of the Creative Class at Woodrow Wilson Center

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

Richard Florida, Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy, will discuss the issues presented in his new book, The Flight of the Creative Class, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., this afternoon from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Mason Art

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

Nineteenth-Century Italian Gouache Paintings

By Robin Herron

Mt. Vesuvius on fire

Hundreds of people have attended meetings and conferences in the Mason Hall meeting room, D3 A and B, and probably have wondered about the paintings depicting Mount Vesuvius—some tranquil, some exploding—on the walls.

Legislators to Hold BRAC Meeting for Business Community at Arlington Campus

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

Congs. Jim Moran and Tom Davis will host a meeting with the business community to discuss the impact of proposed Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) recommendations and new U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) building security standards tomorrow. The meeting will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the School of Law, Room 221, on the Arlington Campus.

Volleyball Coach Named Assistant for Men’s Junior National Team; Leads Development Camp

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

Fred Chao

George Mason University men’s volleyball head coach Fred Chao has been named an assistant coach on the 2005 Men’s Junior National Team and was selected to coach a USA Development Camp being held at Mason this week. Chao directed the 2005 Patriots to a 19-10 overall record and a final national ranking of no. 14.