Archive for October, 2005

George Mason Faculty in the Community

Posted: October 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 October as part of the University Speakers Bureau.

Nursing Professor Will Study TB among Latino Immigrants

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

Rita Ailinger

“Although TB is preventable and curable, it has re-emerged as a significant health problem in the United States, particularly among Latino immigrants,” says Rita Ailinger, professor of nursing with the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), formerly the College of Nursing and Health Science.

Tunnel of Oppression Raises Awareness of Social Injustices

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

George Mason’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services (ODPS) will present the “Tunnel of Oppression: From Civil Wrongs to Civic Rights,” an award-winning multisensory, multimedia presentation experience, Nov. 15-16 in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

School of Information Technology and Engineering Receives $10 Million to Kick Off 2010 Campaign

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

The School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) celebrated its 20th anniversary last Friday night, culminating in an announcement of a $10 million gift from Ernst and Sara Volgenau. The gift is the largest individual contribution in the history of the university and kicks off the newly named Volgenau School of IT&E’s $20 million fund-raising campaign.

Riding into the Future

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

Study Finds George Mason Contributes $1.6 Billion to Economy

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

What would Northern Virginia be without George Mason University? While the answer to this question is not clear-cut, a new study by Stephen Fuller, School of Public Policy professor, shows that the university’s total economic impact to the Commonwealth of Virginia in fiscal year 2005 was $1.6 billion – with the Northern Virginia region receiving almost $600 million.

Guest Artists Bring a Different Perspective to Dance Department

Posted: October 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With everyone using terms like “chapters,” “phrases” and “composition,” someone walking into the Dance Performance Studio on Wednesday might have thought they stepped into a writing workshop – at least right up to the part where the instructor rolled across the floor.

Alumni Provide Childcare Options with the Click of a Mouse

Posted: October 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Eric Smeby’s idea for his MS in technology management capstone project was not the winner. But the idea launched a partnership with two teammates in what may become a lucrative side business.

George Mason in the News

Posted: October 28, 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.

Monday Oct. 24, bizjournals.com
Unusual Suspect: This Prof Gets the Point, You’ve Gotta Have Passion to Make the Next Big Widget
“At the start of every school year, Jim Wolfe always gets in a crucial ritual: show and tell …”

Mason Celebrates American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month

Posted: October 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

One of the highlights of George Mason’s annual observance of American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month is the Veteran’s Day Powwow, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Programs and Services (ODPS), American Indian/Alaskan Native Student Association and University Life.