Archive for May, 2006

Kellman, Ahoure, Phillips Headed to NCAA Track and Field National Championships

May 31, 2006

Senior Marc Kellman advanced to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA East Regional Championships.

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

May 31, 2006

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

May 2—Robert Rogowsky, School of Public Policy, presented “The Magic of Public Speaking” to National Archives Assembly, National Archives and Records Administration.

May 3—Charlie Hofmann, Information Technology Unit, participated on a panel, “The ABC’s of the Education Channel,” at the XChange Government Integrator event sponsored by GovernmentVAR.

May 10—Clayton Austin, Theater, presented “Let’s Put on a Play” to the Jewish Community Center in Alexandria.

Armed with New Antenna, Mason Scientists Prepare for Busy Hurricane Season

May 31, 2006

With the prospect of another intense hurricane season just days away, researchers with Mason’s severe weather team are gearing up to study these powerful storms.

Knockin’ on the Galaxy’s Door: Physics Professor Calculates Area at the Edge of the Solar System

May 30, 2006

Merav Opher was 7 years old when the spacecraft Voyager 1 launched in 1977. Now, almost 30 years later, Voyager 1 has traveled farther than any manmade object and is nudging its way to the edge of the solar system. Voyager 2 is only a few years behind.

Fairfax Chamber to Salute Mason as Business Partner

May 30, 2006

In celebration of three decades of partnership between the Northern Virginia business community and George Mason, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce will spotlight the school’s successes, leaders and legends at the group’s annual Chairman’s Lunch on Tuesday, June 13.

University President Alan Merten, Athletic Director Tom O’Connor and men’s basketball Head Coach Jim Larranaga will discuss George Mason’s academic and athletic achievements and how the university is positioned for future success.

Patriot Center Host to High School Graduations in June

May 30, 2006

The George Mason University Patriot Center is “graduation-central” in June, with most area high schools, as well as Strayer University, holding their ceremonies at the center.

Four New Certificate Programs in Conflict Resolution Launched

May 30, 2006

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) is launching four new graduate certificate programs for midcareer professionals this fall. The certificate programs will cover topics ranging from collaborative leadership in community planning to diplomacy in world religions.

Travis and Trencher Named Fenwick Fellows

May 26, 2006

Toni Michele Travis

Toni-Michelle Travis, associate professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, and program director, African American Studies; and

Susan Trencher

Susan Trencher, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, have been named Fenwick Fellows for the 2006-07 academic year.

George Mason in the News

May 26, 2006

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

Physical Plant Vanpools Ease Long Commute for Employees

May 26, 2006

Every weekday morning, seven passenger vans set off from locations as far as 75 miles away driving toward a single destination: George Mason’s Physical Plant.