Archive for October, 2005

Justice Scalia Visits School of Law

Posted: October 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke to students in the Communications Policy and Law Seminar on Wednesday as Professor Clay T. Whitehead listens.Photo by Steven Tuttle

Ames Named CAA Player of the Week

Posted: October 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason sophomore forward Dan Ames was tabbed Brine Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for his two game-winning goals.

Computer Science Student Wins International Prize

Posted: October 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang, a PhD student in computer science, won the first prize in the International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV) Contest as a single member of the George Mason team.

Reception for Dillard University President Today

Posted: October 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Office of the Provost and African American Studies are hosting a reception today for Marvalene Hughes, president of Dillard University in New Orleans. The reception will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D5, and all are invited.

While Others Spend on Fuel, Mason Saves Millions

Posted: October 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Charlie Barksdale is Mason’s first energy manager. For the past five years, he’s been working hard to keep the university’s costs low and the savings high. This winter especially, his hard work will pay off.

Photos on Exhibit

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

A new exhibit, the Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic (SPEMA) Region Juried Exhibition, has opened in the Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries on the Fairfax Campus. The exhibit is free and open through Nov. 13. The SPEMA regional conference, chaired by Peggy Feerick, associate professor, Art and Visual Technology, will be held on the […]

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers Come to George Mason

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

Born in England in 1931, John Mayall pioneered the British blues boom of the late ‘60s. The son of a semiprofessional guitar player, Mayall taught himself the basics of guitar and boogie-woogie piano by age 14.

Sophomore Wins Family Weekend Essay Contest

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

Sophomore Marissa Herrmann, a communication major from Richmond, was the first-place winner in the Family Weekend Essay Contest sponsored by the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services (OFPS). Her essay, “Borrowed Traits,” reflects on the traits of her various family members and how she thinks of them and draws strength from them as she goes through her day at George Mason.

Off the Clock: Nurse’s Medical Mission Becomes a Global Education

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

Kathy Dickman

In Zimbabwe, where one in four people are HIV positive, there are more signs about HIV prevention and awareness alongside the streets than there are actual road signs. The virus runs rampant in both rural and city areas, affecting newborn babies and adults, and hospitals and clinics are often short-staffed and low on supplies.

Health Policy Forum to Focus on New Medicare Program

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

“Charting the Future for Special Needs Plans (SNPs)” is the focus of a leadership forum Nov. 2–3 sponsored by George Mason’s Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics in cooperation with the National Health Policy Group. SNPs are Medicare’s newest programs for serving the most vulnerable aged and disabled beneficiaries.