Archive for November, 2005

Music Practice Rooms Open in Grand Style

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

Donald and Nancy de Laski cut the ribbon opening 15 new modular music practice rooms in the Performing Arts Building as President Alan Merten applauds. The de Laskis have contributed $3 million to fund the expansion of the performing arts academic facilities on the Fairfax Campus.Creative Services Photo

Public Policy Students Win Harlow Scholarships

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

Raj Buck and Michael Kuiken, two students pursuing master’s degrees in the School of Public Policy (SPP), were each awarded scholarships of $5,000 from the Bryce Harlow Foundation.

George Mason Faculty in the Community

Posted: November 30, 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 November as part of the University Speakers Bureau.

Intelligent Design Critic Eugenie Scott to Visit Mason

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

Eugenie Scott

George Mason will host renowned scientist Eugenie Scott on Thursday, Dec. 1, to speak on “Why Scientists Reject Intelligent Design Theory.”

George Mason Honored As Family-Friendly Workplace

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

George Mason University was recently recognized by Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), a nonprofit organization based in Oakton, Va., as an employer that provides its workers with family-friendly benefits packages and helps employees maintain a balance between work and family life.

Even Steven: Mason’s Basketball Teams Are Neck and Neck

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

The Patriots men’s and women’s basketball teams have a competition of their own going on. Heading into the week after Thanksgiving, both teams had a 2-2 record.

Bookstores to Hold Faculty and Staff Appreciation Sale

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

In time for the holidays, the George Mason University Bookstores at all three campuses will hold Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days on Dec. 6 and 7. During this time, the usual 10 percent discount will be extended to 20 percent on all merchandise, with the exception of textbooks.

Staff Senate to Collect Toys for Tots

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

The Staff Senate is once again sponsoring the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, as well as a food drive for New Hope Housing Inc. Donations will help more children have a happy holiday this year.

Strassmann to Present Lecture on Google

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

Paul Strassmann

Paul Strassmann, distinguished professor of information sciences, will present the second lecture in his four-part series on changes in the economics of information management.

With the Help of GIS, Mason’s Worldview Becomes Clearer

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

When ENSCO Inc., a high-tech company in Falls Church, Va., was developing an autonomous vehicle to enter the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge in 2004, it turned to Sergei Andronikov and Mason’s Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GISCE) for the software and know-how to get the vehicle to drive itself.