Archive for March, 2006

Junior Named a Finalist in Truman Scholarship Competition

Posted: March 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Emmaline Gayk, a junior double majoring in French and government and international politics, was chosen as a finalist for a 2005-06 Truman Scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Former Foreign Minister Says Afghans Have Regained Their Land

Posted: March 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Abdullah Abdullah, the former foreign minister of Afghanistan, lectured a diverse crowd on topics ranging from the history of Afghanistan during the Cold War to his experiences as a medical student in a speech he gave in Harris Theater on March 22.

Mason Celebrates Pride Week 2006

Posted: March 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University observes Pride Week 2006 – really Pride Weeks, since the events span almost three weeks – celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community.

Undergraduate Apprenticeships Introduce Students to Professional Research

Posted: March 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Many students are in graduate school before they are able to undertake serious, substantive research in their chosen fields of study. However, through the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program, George Mason’s Center for Teaching Excellence allows undergraduate students to work closely with faculty members on specific, cutting-edge research projects.

Patriots Take It to the Rim: Final Four Bound!

Posted: March 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason stunned the no. 1 seed University of Connecticut, 86-84, in a thrilling overtime NCAA Tournament game on Sunday at the Verizon Center. The Patriots are the first no. 11 seed to reach the Final Four since 1986. The next game is at 6:07 p.m. on April 1 in Indianapolis, where Mason will face the University of Florida Gators.

Patriots Headed to Elite Eight

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

Feeling right at home, George Mason used a shutdown defense to take nearly all the suspense out of its mid-major matchup with Wichita State University, downing the Shockers, 63-55, Friday night. Now the Patriots will face the top-seeded University of Connecticut on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Verizon Center.

First in Line

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

Ian Djuric, a sophomore from Chicago, became famous as the first Mason student to purchase a ticket to the Patriots-Wichita State NCAA tournament game. He started the line at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and got his ticket Wednesday morning.Creative Services photo

Alumni across the Country Gear Up for the Big Game

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

From New York to Texas and Florida to Wisconsin, Mason alumni around the country are planning to gather for tonight’s match-up between the Patriots and the Wichita State Shockers.

March Madness Ushers in Mason Madness: What a Week It Was!

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

On Monday morning, people were still in a bit of a state of shock. The Fairfax Campus was fairly quiet except for the news media vans that kept pulling up.

George Mason in the News

Posted: March 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.

Coach Larranaga and Tony Skinn