Archive for March, 2006

Mason Faculty in the Community

March 31, 2006

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

For more information on the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

March 6—Fred Schack, School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, presented “Exercise, Nutrition and Environmental Effects on Disease and Aging” to Burke Lake Gardens.

March 10—Robert Hawkes, History and Art History, presented “What is History?” to Daughters of the American Revolution.

March 11—Anita Taylor, professor emerita of communication and member of the Women’s Studies faculty, presented “Tales of the Grandmothers: Women and Work” to Fauquier County Public Library.

March 11—Sheryl Friedley, Communication, presented “Presentation Skills” to the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Coach Larranaga Receives Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award

March 31, 2006

The Basketball Hall of Fame and Chip Hilton Sports have announced that Mason’s Coach Jim Larranaga is the 2006 recipient of the Coach Clair Bee Award.

George Mason in the News

March 31, 2006

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

New Academic Journal Reflects Partnership with Harvard, MIT

March 31, 2006

As of this week, George Mason, in partnership with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, houses a new quarterly journal, Innovations: Technology| Governance| Globalization, published by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.

Making Mason History: Digital Archive Lets Fans Record Final Four Memories

March 31, 2006

These days, George Mason University is history in the making. With that idea in mind, Mason’s Center for History and New Media is taking advantage of all the excitement to help record the memories, stories and experiences of anyone willing to share regarding the momentous run of the Patriots basketball team to the NCAA Final Four.

Go, Patriots!

March 30, 2006

Hundreds of exuberant students packed the Johnson Center on Wednesday for a Patriots send-off rally. The team is off to Indianapolis for the first NCAA Final Four game in Mason history.Creative Services photo

Staff Senate Elects New Senators

March 30, 2006

Following are the winners of the spring 2006 Staff Senate election:

Scientists Lead Efforts in Groundbreaking Proteomics Research Alliance

March 30, 2006

George Mason will combine resources and expertise with Boston-based PerkinElmer Inc., a leading provider of drug discovery, life science research and analytical solutions, to create next-generation proteomics technologies to identify, measure and analyze newly discovered biomarkers that may detect early-stage breast, ovarian and lung cancers.

Residential Students: Mason Grows to Meet Demand

March 30, 2006

Mason has come a long way – and come a long way quickly – since the first student housing complex on the Fairfax Campus was completed in October 1977. Those first apartment-style units housed 498 students.

Provost to Hold Forum on the State of Mason Academics

March 30, 2006

Beginning Monday, April 3, the Office of the Provost will hold forums on the State of Mason Academics at all three campuses. The forum provides an opportunity for exchange and questions between Provost Peter Stearns, relevant members of his staff and the university community.