Archive for December, 2005

Johnson Center Gallery Will Exhibit ‘Living Dream in a Dying Village’

Posted: December 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The first new exhibit of 2006 will be “Living Dream in a Dying Village,” a collection of drawings and paintings by children from a small Chinese village who are afflicted with AIDS. The collection of approximately 25 pieces will be on display Jan. 23-27 in the Johnson Center Gallery on the Fairfax Campus.

Each piece in the exhibit is accompanied by a written description of the child’s dream in both Chinese and English. Many of these children want to be doctors or teachers when they grow up so they can help others, just as they have received help.

University Recognition Program Adds Faculty Award

Posted: December 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Among the recognition awards given to employees in February will be a new faculty award, the Quill Award, given for efforts that advance the university’s mission.

Arlington Campus to Host Joint Mason-Arlington County Legislative Town Hall Meeting

Posted: December 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The third annual Joint George Mason University-Arlington County Advisory Board Legislative Town Hall meeting will be held at the Arlington Campus on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in the Original Building, Room 251, at 7:30 a.m.

Center for History and New Media Workshops Teach the Teachers

Posted: December 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In Liz Butler’s U.S. history classroom at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Va., students recently pondered note cards with different, sometimes cryptic paragraphs written on them. The fragments were from a diary dated 1787.

Time Magazine Picks Alum’s Photo as One of the Best

Posted: December 16, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Among Time magazine’s best photos of 2005 was one taken by George Mason alumnus Matt Rourke, BA Government and Politics ’99.
Rourke took the photo in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina while he was on assignment for his newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman.

Time’s Dec. 19 special issue highlighted 36 photos, which included images of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, Pope John Paul II, American soldiers, an Iraqi child and Michael Jackson, among others.

George Mason in the News

Posted: December 16, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Mason Experts Offer Tips for the Holiday Season: Dealing with Depression and Stress

Posted: December 16, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The holiday season is often associated with joy, family and parties. But for some, it is a time for reflection on past failures, anxiety about an uncertain future and unrealistic expectations and fear.

Hollywood Nights at Mason

Posted: December 15, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Human Resources staff joined Bogey and Marilyn for a photo at the annual George Mason holiday party.Creative Services photo

Youth League Jersey Nights at Mason Basketball Games

Posted: December 15, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

During select men’s and women’s games basketball games throughout the 2005-06 season, youth league players (eighth grade and under) who wear their jersey to the game will be admitted compliments of The Washington Times with a paid adult ticket (limit five free tickets with each adult ticket).

The following games have been designated as “Washington Times Youth League Jersey Night”:

  • Women’s Games:
    Dec. 22 vs. University of Maryland
    Jan. 13 vs. University of North Carolina-Wilmington
    Feb. 3 vs. Northeastern University

  • Men’s Games:
    Dec. 27 vs. College of the Holy Cross
    Jan. 19 vs. Northeastern University
    Jan. 26 vs. College of William & Mary

Technology Workshops for Faculty and Staff Begin Jan. 17

Posted: December 15, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week for faculty and staff begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17, on the Fairfax Campus, with a variety of workshops on applications and tech concepts to enhance teaching and make office work more efficient.