Archive for November, 2005

Former FEMA Director to Discuss Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters

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

In the wake of one of the nation’s worst natural disasters, former FEMA director James Lee Witt will sit down with George Mason professor and veteran journalist Frank Sesno in a candid public discussion of the nation’s preparedness and response capabilities in crisis situations.

Censer Named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

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

Jack Censer

Provost Peter Stearns has announced that Jack Censer, chair of the Department of History and Art History, will be the dean of the new College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS).

Autumn Splendor

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

Though November has been unseasonably warm, autumn is nearly over. As the leaves change and fall at George Mason, it’s a reminder that the semester is also winding to a close, and students, faculty and administrators are beginning to prepare for the coming winter holidays.Creative Services photo

Theater of the First Amendment Presents Seasonal Entertainment at Old Town Hall

Posted: November 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), Mason’s professional theater-in-residence, will present an evening of dramatic readings, seasonal music and sing-alongs at Old Town Hall in Fairfax on Friday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m.

George Mason in the News

Posted: November 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage George Mason received during the past week.

Mason Celebrates 400th Anniversary of ‘Don Quixote’

Posted: November 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In 1605, one of the most influential works of fiction ever written, the novel “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes, was published in Spain. Since its publication, Cervantes’ masterpiece has been the most translated book after the Bible.

George Mason Team to Offer Counseling Services in Gulf Coast Communities Hit by Hurricane Katrina

Posted: November 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fred Bemak

George Mason’s Counseling and Development Program faculty and graduate students in the Counselors without Borders Project will serve as the nation’s first counseling student assistance program for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Center for the Arts Presents Canadian Brass Christmas

Posted: November 17, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Center for the Arts audiences have been responding wildly since the Canadian Brass artists have begun their annual pilgrimage to Fairfax for a celebration including winter music, Christmas favorites, Hanukkah tunes and other cherished compositions, both classical and popular.

Transitions

Posted: November 17, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Costume Design Inspires Fenwick Fellow

Posted: November 17, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Howard Kurtz

Last week, Howard Kurtz, assistant professor in the Department of Theater, unveiled his latest design – a presentation on “The Costume Designer’s Search for Inspiration.”