Archive for May, 2006

Commencement 2006

Posted: May 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Commencement procession

The Fairfax Campus was awash in a sea of green under sunny skies on Saturday as the class of 2006 processed from the Johnson Center to the Patriot Center for Commencement.

The university graduated 6,803 students with 3,843 bachelor’s degrees, 2,505 master’s degrees, 190 doctoral degrees and 265 law degrees.

Summer Session

Posted: May 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Classes and studying sometimes move outdoors during the summer session, which begins this week.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Mason Student Wins Scholarship to Study in Jordan

Posted: May 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Chris Anzalone

As George Mason graduates are preparing to enter the business world or graduate school, one student will participate in a brand-new study abroad program through the U.S. Department of State (DoS) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

Staff Senate Elects New Officers

Posted: May 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Staff Senate has elected new officers, to take effect July 1.

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about … Immigration

Posted: May 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The issues of immigration and illegal immigration are receiving an enormous amount of attention in the United States today. Both proponents and opponents of measures to curb immigration are aggressively pushing agendas to support their positions.

To the Finish Line: PhDs Find Relief and Rewards When They Complete Dissertation

Posted: May 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Every May at Mason, a select group of students gets to walk across the stage at Commencement and receive a green hood with a blue stripe on it. This can be after two or three years of study, or more than 10 years, but whatever the amount of time, PhD graduates can all agree on one thing: they are relieved beyond belief to be finished.

Innovations 2006: The Student Award Winners

Posted: May 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

During the annual Innovations expo in April, 11 George Mason students won awards for their entries. The event features a collection of student projects ranging from science experiments to examples of writing and artwork.

This year’s winners included projects on how new college freshman students handle the demands of managing their course load and work and a look at the increase of positive organizational behaviors and attitudes that come with fairness in a performance evaluation.

Faye Huie and her Innovations project

George Mason in the News

Posted: May 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Center for History and New Media, National Park Service Open Ellis Island Exhibition

Posted: May 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has teamed with the U.S. National Park Service and the Gulag Museum in Perm, Russia, to provide a companion web site for the traveling exhibit, Gulag: Soviet Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom, now open at the Ellis Island National Monument.

BOV Selects Student Representatives

Posted: May 18, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its May meeting, the George Mason University Board of Visitors (BOV) selected two Mason students, Lindsay Straley and Anouck McCall, to become student representatives on the board beginning with the next academic year.

Both students completed a competitive process to be selected. Student representatives serve one-year terms; their primary responsibility is to serve as the board’s liaison to the student body.

Student representatives are nonvoting members of the BOV, however, they may present issues, participate in discussions and question those who appear before the board.