Archive for August, 2005

George Mason and UN to Share Natural Disaster Prevention Data (Aug. 31, 2005)

Posted: August 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

New technology that will facilitate early identification of oncoming natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and fires has led to a cooperative agreement between the United Nations and George Mason to provide and share high-quality global environmental data with other countries.

Information Security Student Receives $10,000 Fellowship

Posted: August 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kristin Baldassaro

Kristin Baldassaro, a student in George Mason’s PhD in Information Technology Program concentrating in information security and assurance, recently won a $10,000 graduate research fellowship sponsored by the School of Information Technology and Engineering and the Information Systems Security Association—Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA). Each entity contributed $5,000 in a matching program.

In the Community (Aug. 31, 2005)

Posted: August 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in August as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

Friday, Sept. 9—Every Freakin’ Friday

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

9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Johnson Center Black light casino, live band karaoke, craft corner, Las Vegas-style buffet, pizza and more. Free. Johnson Center Programming, 703-993-1438.

Groundbreaking Begins a New Chapter in Campus Life

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

Northest sector groundbreaking

Coordinator Will Advise Students on Postgraduate Opportunities

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

Deirdre Moloney

Deirdre Moloney is a name-dropper: Fulbright, Marshall, Goldwater and Truman roll off her tongue as if they were the names of her best friends. But they aren’t people she knows.

Moving 101: President Merten Leads the Way

Posted: August 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Adjusting to college life is hard enough without the added stress of moving. President Alan Merten, along with other top administrators, last week continued the tradition of helping resident students have an easier transition. Instead of standing behind a podium to greet the newcomers, Merten donned a bright gold and green T-shirt and extended a welcoming hand.

Professor Develops Internet Calling Surveillance Tool

Posted: August 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A Mason professor is the principal investigator on a project that would help law enforcement identify the participants of peer-to-peer voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication even if the communication is disguised by a system designed to render the participants anonymous.

New Student Government President Puts His Experience to Work

Posted: August 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Dale Van Wagner

“When I came to school, I thought the most important aspect of being a good leader was being a team player and maintaining a good relationship with those you are leading.”

Alumni Association Makes It Easy: Load George Mason Wallpaper to Your Desktop

Posted: August 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fireworks over Mason

Feeling “Patriotic”? The George Mason University Alumni Association is offering an easy way to customize your desktop with picturesque scenes of the Fairfax Campus.