Archive for April, 2006

Music Department Presents Annual Music Scholarship Concert

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

Students from the Department of Music will perform in the 10th annual Music Scholarship Concert on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus. The concert, which helps raise money for the department’s scholarship fund, will feature winners of the 2006 Department of Music Concerto Competition.

Success Gives Forensics Team Something to Talk About

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

A few days before a tournament, S.R. Hilliard spends some quality time with a wall. Professors who know him might walk through Thompson Hall and see him talking to himself in the hallway, but they wouldn’t worry about him. In fact, they might encourage it.

Latin American Studies Professor to Deliver Fenwick Fellow Lecture

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

Jo-Marie Burt

Jo-Marie Burt, assistant professor of government in the Department of Public and International Affairs, this week will deliver the Fenwick Fellow lecture, titled “Settling Accounts with Torturers: Seeking Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Postwar Peru.”

Mason Day

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

Mason students joined the Wailers onstage during last week’s Mason Day celebration at the Fairfax Campus.Photo by Joe Milmoe

Burton Named to Washingtonian Music Hall of Fame

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

Stephen Douglas Burton

Stephen Douglas Burton, professor and Heritage Chair in Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was recently named to the Washingtonian Magazine Washington Music Hall of Fame.

According to the Washingtonian web site, “Artists on this list have achieved sustained national or international influence or have contributed greatly to the Washington music scene. They also have lived or worked extensively in Washington during a significant part of their careers.”

Burton is retiring from George Mason at the end of the spring 2006 semester. As a composer, he has had his work performed by some of the leading ensembles in the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Center for Global Ethics Lecture Focuses on Black-Jewish Relations

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

The Ocean-Hill Brownsville conflict, frequently cited as the beginning of the end of a liberal black-Jewish alliance in U.S. politics, began as a struggle over decentralization and community control of urban public schools.

George Mason in the News

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

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

Town Hall Meetings to Address Digital Security Measures

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

To enhance computer security on the Mason network, the university is implementing a series of new digital safety measures.

Mason Marks 2006 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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

During the week of April 23 to 29, crime victims, survivors and those who serve them will join together across America to promote victims’ rights and services and educate communities about the devastating impact of crime on victims, neighborhoods, campuses and the nation as a whole.

Students Honored by Alumni Association

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

The George Mason University Alumni Association named the Senior of the Year and awarded three scholarships at the association’s annual Celebration of Distinction this week.