Archive for February, 2006

Symposium Explores the Moving Image in Culture

February 28, 2006

The third annual George Mason University Visual Culture Symposium, titled “The Moving Image,” will occur on Thursday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. The symposium will focus on time-based and moving-image media in a variety of cultural contexts, such as popular television.

George Mason Faculty in the Community

February 28, 2006

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in February as part of the University Speakers Bureau.

Ascoli to Create Digital Inventory of Nerve Cells

February 28, 2006

Giorgio Ascoli

George Mason’s Giorgio Ascoli will serve alongside a team of researchers from Cornell University, Yale University, CalTech and the University of California, San Diego in creating a digital framework for the study of neuroscience. The team has a $1.5 million contract.

Women’s History Month to Focus on Community and Dreams

February 28, 2006

George Mason joins the nation in celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a schedule of events designed to strengthen the community’s understanding of women’s history and women’s contributions to the nation’s development.

Mason Downs JMU; Patriots Seeded No. 2 for CAA Tournament

February 27, 2006

The George Mason men’s basketball team honored its three seniors before its regular-season finale against James Madison University (JMU) on Saturday and the trio of Lamar Butler, Jai Lewis and Tony Skinn made sure it was memorable. Mason, 25th-ranked, downed JMU, 96-68, in front of a crowd of 8,448, the sixth largest in school history.

Mason Recognizes Health Organizations for Quality Improvement Efforts

February 27, 2006

George Mason’s Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE) last week awarded two organizations its annual Improvement of the Year award, created to recognize quality improvement teams in hospitals or health care systems in the mid-Atlantic region.

Susan Swett Awarded Outstanding Supervisor Award

February 27, 2006

Susan Swett

Susan Swett, director of graduate admissions for the College of Arts and Sciences, enjoys wide support from her staff. “[Susan Swett] is a brilliant woman, always available to discuss concerns, procedures and potential future developments,” says Lynn Simnowitz, graduate admissions processor for CAS.

Patriots Fans Join in March Madness with Pep Rally and Bus to CAA Championship

February 27, 2006

Patriots fans won’t want to miss activities this week designed to rally the men’s basketball team as the players head into the important Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament this weekend. Winning the tournament will mean a berth for the Patriots in the NCAA Championship tournament that begins March 14.

Get on the bus art

Students Help Meet Mental Health Needs in Hurricane-Ravaged Gulf

February 27, 2006

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast last year, millions of dollars poured in to help with the physical needs of those affected – clothing, shelter and transportation. However, the need for emotional support was just as desperate – and students from Mason’s College of Education and Human Development faced that challenge head-on and got hands-on experience in the process.

Men’s Basketball Falls to Hofstra; Big Weekend Ahead for Mason Athletics

February 24, 2006

The George Mason men’s basketball team saw their eight-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night as the Patriots became the 19th-straight team to lose at Hofstra University, falling to the Pride, 77-66. Hofstra (21-5, 13-4) was superior on the boards and the 12 offensive rebounds were just icing on the cake as the Pride made […]