Archive for July, 2006

From the Newsroom to the Classroom: Bakhash Brings His Iranian Roots and Historical Perspective to Teaching

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

A former journalist, Shaul Bakhash witnessed firsthand the tumultuous transformation of his homeland, Iran, through three decades. It is through that lens and experiences that he now closely watches the events currently unfolding in Iran, the Middle East and around the world.

Underwater Hockey a Force at Mason

Posted: July 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

Most George Mason University sports teams play on tracks, fields or in pools where athletes intentionally stay above the water. This is not so for members of Mason’s Underwater Hockey Club team, who generally play more effectively by staying under water longer than their opponents.

Two-Way Traffic Returns to Old Town Fairfax

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

In early August, the City of Fairfax plans to open North and Main streets in the Old Town section to two-way traffic for the first time since 1972.

George Mason in the News

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

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

Off the Clock: Mason Team Makes Magnificent Movie in Mere Minutes

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

Picture a missionary who can’t ride a bike befriending a young woman afraid to go more than 1,000 steps beyond her home, and you have “Owensville,” the award-winning short film brainchild of a group of Mason filmmakers and creative types.

Mason Employee Excels at Bilingual Class

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

When El Salvador native Mario Ceceres arrived in the United States, his lack of English was obvious and caused him problems. The Spanish speaker ran into impediments in day-to-day interactions on the job, running errands and dealing with native English speakers.

Much of that has changed, thanks to a relatively new program offered to some non-English speaking Mason employees at the Fairfax Campus last fall. The course, titled “Mason Links to Language, Learning and Literacy,” aims to improve comprehension of the English language for non-native speakers.

Everyday Hero: Alissa Karton

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

Alissa Karton

Years at Mason: 10.5
Current Position: Assistant to Sandy Hubler, vice president for University Life

Hail and Farewell

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

Michelle Carr, left, incoming chair of the Staff Senate, presents a gift basket to Stacey Remick-Simkins, outgoing chair, in thanks for her eight years of service to the senate.Creative Services photo

Alumna Takes a Seat on SEC Commission

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

Kathleen L. Casey, JD ’93, was sworn in on July 17 as the 88th Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner by Chairman Christopher Cox.

The Five-Minute Interview: Richard Norton Smith

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

Richard Norton Smith

Richard Norton Smith is a scholar-in-residence in the School of Public Policy and the Department of History and Art History.

Since 1987, he has run six institutions for former presidents and top political figures. He is a nationally recognized expert on the American presidency and appears regularly on C-Span and “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” as part of the show’s roundtable of historians.