Archive for April, 2006

Latin American Studies Professor Discusses Peruvian Politics

Posted: April 28, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Latin American Studies assistant professor Jo-Marie Burt makes clear her contentment with truth commissions in postwar-ravaged countries. “Holding human rights violators accountable is problematic…an alternative is a truth commission. It will document what happened,” says Burt.

FEMA, Immigration Issues Reviewed in Mason ‘Conversation with Michael Chertoff’

Posted: April 28, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Michael Chertoff

In Thursday’s talk-show-style exchange with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff, Mason’s Frank Sesno led off with some hard-hitting questions about the recent Senate report that called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “a symbol of a bumbling bureaucracy” for its performance during last year’s Hurricane Katrina.

George Mason in the News

Posted: April 28, 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.

On the Run

Posted: April 28, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Runners take off at the starting line of Mason’s 10th annual Victims’ Rights Week 5K Run and Walk on Thursday. Coordinated by the George Mason University Police Department and Sexual Assault Services, the event is held in memory of Aimee Willard, a George Mason student who was raped and murdered, and for increased rights for […]

Innovations on Wheels

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

“Smart” robots on wheels strutted their stuff Wednesday at Innovations ’06, an exhibition of cutting-edge student and faculty work.Creative Services photo

Coach Larranaga Signs Extension to Stay at Mason through 2011-12

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

Jim Larranaga

George Mason University Director of Athletics Tom O’Connor announced that men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga signed a contract extension that will keep him at the university through the 2011-12 season.

Center for the Arts Presents Appalachia Waltz Trio

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

Mark O’Connor, virtuoso fiddler, composer and jazz player, will join cellist Natalie Haas and violist Carol Cook to recreate the original 1995 “Appalachia Waltz” repertoire and a unique hybrid of Americana, folk and chamber music in a Center for the Arts appearance on Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m.

May Events at the Patriot Center

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

The month of May marks the beginning of commencement season at the Patriot Center for George Mason as well as area schools and colleges. Entertainment includes “Disney Live,” with Cinderella, Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie and other favorite Disney characters.

George Mason to Graduate 6,803 Students at 2006 Commencement

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

George Mason University celebrates the largest graduating class in its history on Saturday, May 20, as 6,803 students are scheduled to receive their degrees.

The university will award 3,843 bachelor’s degrees, 2,505 master’s degrees, 190 doctoral degrees and 265 law degrees at the 39th Commencement ceremony.

University Seeks Greater Investments from Region; Kluger Takes on Role of Economic Development

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

The role of Matthew Kluger, who became Mason’s first vice president for research approximately 10 months ago, has been expanded to include economic development.