Archive for February, 2006

Research Effort Focuses on Heart Disease

Posted: February 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Saleet Jafri, professor of bioinformatics and computational biology in the School of Computational Sciences, has been awarded a $2 million research grant to develop new computational methods for studying the discrete stochastic or probable events that combine to give rise to the cellular behavior doctors see in cardiac muscle cells in normal and defective contraction during heart failure.

Löhner Receives Distinguished Faculty Award

Posted: February 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rainald Lohner

The School of Computational Sciences recently recognized Rainald Löhner, professor and chair of the Fluid and Materials Program, with the Second Annual Distinguished Faculty Award.

NPR Correspondent Juan Williams to Speak at Mason Today

Posted: February 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Juan Williams, an award-winning journalist, documentary writer and senior correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), will be the featured speaker at today’s Martin Luther King celebration at the Fairfax Campus.

Former BOV Member ‘Jack’ Herrity Dies

Posted: February 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

John “Jack” Herrity, former member of George Mason University’s Board of Visitors (BOV) and former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, died on Feb. 1 at the age of 75.

Black History Month Events Planned

Posted: February 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In February, George Mason observes Black History Month with a number of events reflecting the spirit of the theme “Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions.”

Elijah Anderson

February Accolades

Posted: February 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades is a monthly column that recognizes the latest achievements of George Mason faculty and staff members.

Steven Gerber, University Libraries, presented an illustrated lecture, “The Civil War, The Sentimental Aesthetic and William Henry Fry’s Dying Soldier Symphony,” at the fall conference of the Music Library Association’s Atlantic Chapter at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Susan Miller Named Employee of the Month

Posted: February 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason named Susan Miller, the personnel supervisor of the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd), Employee of the Month for February. Miller won the honor after nearly a dozen colleagues nominated her.

Instructional Resource Center to Hold Open House

Posted: February 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

DoIT’s Instructional Resource Center (IRC) invites faculty and staff members to attend its open house on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Innovation Hall, Room 427.