Archive for October, 2005

Fairfax County Librarian Finds Source of Spooky Legend

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

Brian Conley

Any story involving a weapon-wielding grown man dressed in a bunny suit tends to be remembered. When the details get juicy – hatchets, axes, mutilated animals, murdered children, bodies hanging from bridges – an investigation may be in order.

PhD Student Examines Diversity in History Doctoral Programs

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

Robert Townsend, a PhD candidate in George Mason’s Department of History and Art History and assistant director for research and publications at the American Historical Association (AHA), recently had his study examining student diversity in national PhD history programs published by the AHA.

Commonwealth of Virginia to Celebrate 400th Anniversary

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

In 2007, the Commonwealth of Virginia will celebrate its 400th anniversary with events, national and international programs and other activities designed to inspire new economic development and renewed historical awareness of Virginia as the birthplace of modern America and the cradle of American democracy.

Arlington Small Business Development Center Celebrates 15 Years of Success

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

Throughout the years, the staff at the Arlington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has seen hundreds of entrepreneurs open successful businesses, from ethnic restaurants to software companies. Now they will celebrate the successes and milestones and look to the future at a 15th anniversary dinner and award ceremony on Oct. 28.

Marvelous Marvin Hamlisch Teaches Music Students

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

Popular music composer Marvin Hamlisch, who appeared at the Center for the Arts over the weekend, sat in for an informal discussion with George Mason music students on Monday. Music faculty members Tony Maiello and Stan Engebretson moderated the class.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Pat Sperry Wins Mary Roper Award

Posted: October 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Pat Sperry

Pat Sperry, office manager in the Department of Communica- tion, is the winner of the 2005 Mary Roper Award. She will be recognized on Thursday, Oct. 27, during the annual awards luncheon honoring College of Arts and Sciences staff. The Mary Roper award honors a classified staff member who has shown outstanding service in support of the core goals of the college.

CAPEC Conference to Focus on Korean Peninsula

Posted: October 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (CAPEC) will host “Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula: The Impact of Nationalism,” on Friday, Oct. 28.

Finalists for CLAHS Dean to Give Public Presentations

Posted: October 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Search Committee for the dean of the new College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) has announced two finalists for the position, Jack Censer, chair of the Department of History and Art History, and Steve Vallas, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

College Alcohol Expert Urges Students to Make Healthier Choices

Posted: October 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When he was a residence hall director at the Ohio State University, David S. Anderson saw a student wheeled out on a stretcher – dead – from overuse of alcohol. Every year, an estimated 1,700 college students across America die in alcohol-related incidents, including traffic crashes. Now, as director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health at Mason and associate professor in the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, Anderson is trying to do something about it.

Opera Verdi Europa Presents an Opulent Production of Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’

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

Opera Verdi Europa

Praised by the Washington Post for its “international level of excellence” and “skillful musicianship,” Opera Verdi Europa continues its tradition of performing great musical works internationally with a return to George Mason’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m.