Archive for February, 2006

Ethnographer Mitchell Duneier to Speak at Mason

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

Mitchell Duneier, the Princeton and City University of New York urban ethnographer, will visit the Fairfax Campus Tuesday, March 7, to give a guest lecture and show his new film “Sidewalk,” which documents the lives of street vendors in New York City.

‘Into the Wild’ to Spark Lively Discussion at Mason This Spring

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

cover of Into the Wild

Can man conquer nature? What does it mean to live on the fringes of society? How do humans push themselves to the extreme, and why? In Jon Krakauer’s book, “Into the Wild,” these questions are explored, as well as the themes of wilderness, society and exploration, in a compelling nonfiction narrative.

Engineering Challenge

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

In October 2005, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored the DARPA Grand Challenge, a long-distance competitive technology event in the Mojave Desert for robotic vehicles. The autonomous vehicle above, called Dexter, was entered by ENSCO Inc. and placed sixth out of the 23 robotic vehicles competing in the final run of the challenge. […]

The Actors’ Gang Presents ‘The Exonerated’ at Center for the Arts

Posted: February 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

An innocent man is railroaded after his parents are murdered. A confession is wrangled from a confused black youth. A black man is substituted as perpetrator in a murder in Florida, even though the victim was found clutching the hairs of a white man…

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about…The Muhammad Cartoons

Posted: February 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

After the Danish daily newspaper, Jylands-Posten, and several other European newspapers published 12 cartoons of the founder of Islam, Muhammad, beginning last September, protests have risen to a crescendo throughout the Muslim world.

‘Invisible Children’ Exposes War-torn Country to Mason Students

Posted: February 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“In America, it’s so easy to become a lawyer, doctor or teacher…in Uganda, it’s impossible,” said Kathleen Mackin, a government and international politics major. Mackin was commenting on “Invisible Children,” a documentary film shown at the School of Law on Feb. 8.

Peace Operations Policy Program Looks at Latin American Elections

Posted: February 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Peace Operations Policy Program of the School of Public Policy and Dawson Associates International Inc. will present “Opportunities in Latin America: A Year of Elections” on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Arlington Campus, Original Building, Room 251.

Patriots Ranked No. 25 in ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

Posted: February 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the first time in school history, the George Mason men’s basketball team finds itself ranked in one of the nation’s two major polls: The Patriots are no. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll after defeating their toughest opponent of the year.

Employee of the Month

Posted: February 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Susan Miller, personnel supervisor of the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, with President Alan Merten, was named Mason’s February Employee of the Month.Creative Services photo

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Visits Center for the Arts

Posted: February 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jim Carroll, director of Jazz Studies at George Mason, will bring 100 years of jazz to the Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m.

Top D.C.-area jazz musicians Charlie Young, Marty Nau, Scott Silbert, Rick Whitehead, Wade Beach, Harold Summey, Tom Williams and others will gather for an evening-long jam featuring works from the genre’s cream of the crop.

Jim Carroll directing orchestra