Archive for November, 2005

Filmmaker Carma Hinton Appointed Robinson Professor

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

The Office of the Provost has announced that award-winning documentary filmmaker Carma Hinton will join George Mason University in fall 2006 as a Clarence J. Robinson Professor.

Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid Helps Thousands Fund Their Education

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

George Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid fielded nearly 53,000 telephone calls, received 21,712 office visitors and processed more than 21,000 financial aid applications during the 2004-05 academic year.

DoIT Holds Dialogue on MESA, New Computer File System

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

The Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services (DoIT) will offer a dialogue, “What Does MESA Mean for Your Department?” on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Patriot Center Announces December Events

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

December is a full month for the Patriot Center on the Fairfax Campus, and the schedule features Patriots basketball, concerts and the return of “Sesame Street Live.”

Women’s Basketball Victorious in First Two Games

Posted: November 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason sophomores forward Moni Akintunde and guard Keyhana Wakefield each registered a double-double to help lead George Mason’s women’s basketball team to a 71-49 victory over Howard University Monday evening at the Patriot Center. It was the second straight win for the Patriots.

Muslim Intellectual Farid Esack to Speak at Mason

Posted: November 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Center for Global Studies (CGS) and the Islamic Studies Program are sponsoring “The Meaning and Future of Progressive Islam,” a presentation and roundtable discussion to be led by internationally renowned Muslim scholar and intellectual Farid Esack. The program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Professor to Be Featured on History Channel Program

Posted: November 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Administration of Justice Research Professor C. Allan Turner was recently interviewed by the History Channel for its series, “Heroes under Fire,” and he will appear in an episode that will air nationally on Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 p.m.

University Closes for Thanksgiving Recess

Posted: November 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Classes are not in session Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. University offices close at noon on Nov. 23 and reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. The Fairfax Campus Johnson Center is open Nov. 25–27.

Alumni Association Calls for Outstanding Students, Alumni and Faculty

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

Each year the Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni, students and faculty at its annual Celebration of Distinction awards ceremony in April. Nominations for the awards are due no later than Monday, Feb. 13, 2006.

From Thrillers to Klingon: Spring Courses Gives Students Unconventional Options

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

College is more than the basic electives of composition or biology these days. Browsing through George Mason’s Spring Schedule of Classes for next semester, students will find a wide variety of options to delve into all kinds of areas – from learning social dance to building robots.