Archive for February, 2006

Resident Advisor to Receive Mason’s Presidential Citation

Posted: February 24, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason undergraduate Clarissa Abban expected the morning of Sept. 30, 2005, to be no different than any other day of the week. Abban is a resident advisor for President’s Park and oversees the safety of students.

Political Folk Music Group Brings New Meaning to Harmony

Posted: February 24, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The group Emma’s Revolution, who led more than 10,000 people in singing their peace song “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” in New York City just after Sept. 11, 2001, is coming to Mason’s Fairfax Campus on March 6 to perform and teach about music advocacy.

George Mason in the News

Posted: February 24, 2006 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.

Studying Medicine in the Caribbean

Posted: February 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason signed an agreement with the St. Martinus University (SMU) Faculty of Medicine, located on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, on Wednesday. The agreement will enable qualified Mason undergraduates to use 12 of their biology credits toward their first year of medical school at SMU, saving both time and money. The agreement […]

Calhoun Named Vice President for Facilities

Posted: February 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tom Calhoun

Tom Calhoun, who joined George Mason a year ago as director of facilities planning, has been promoted to vice president for Facilities, effective Feb. 25. Calhoun succeeds Reid Herlihy, who recently resigned after 19 years with Mason.

Staff Award Winners Announced

Posted: February 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

University employees will be honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards, Exceptional Support Awards, the Team Excellence Award, the Quill Award and the Margaret C. Howell Award at the Feb. 28 awards program presented by Human Resources and Payroll.

Mason Hosts Minority Pre-law Conference

Posted: February 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Every year, the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference hosts the Minority Pre-Law Conference to encourage minority undergraduate students to consider the legal profession as a career. Through this program, the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference seeks to expose students to all phases of developing a legal career.

Faculty Senate Discusses Changes to Academic Calendar

Posted: February 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its meeting Wednesday, the Faculty Senate continued its discussion of proposed changes to the Academic Calendar, which were studied as a result of a request by the Student Senate. The Student Senate passed a resolution on Feb. 2 recommending changes that would have the primary aim of providing more reading days before exams.

Art and Visual Technology Announces New Initiative with Friends of Art and Navigation Press

Posted: February 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Department of Art and Visual Technology has announced a membership opportunity with Friends of Art and Navigation Press that brings the best of contemporary art to today’s collectors while supporting educational activities within the program.

Students, Faculty Members Inducted into Honor Society

Posted: February 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society inducted nearly 200 new members on Feb. 19, including several faculty members.