Archive for September, 2006

Alumna Ansari Returns Safely from Space Adventure

Posted: September 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In one of her videos from the International Space Station (ISS), Mason alumna Anousheh Ansari, BS Computer and Electrical Engineering ’89, spoke about how touched she was by the many e-mails and words of encouragement posted on her blog during her time in space. “Some of them even made me teary eyed,” she said.

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

Posted: September 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations in September as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers bureau. For more information, or to schedule a speaker, visit the web site or call 703-993-8761.

Sept. 9—Sheila ffolliott, History and Art History, presented “The Art of Leonardo Da Vinci” to the Italian Heritage Lodge, Order of the Sons of Italy in America.

Sept. 10—Leopoldo Yanes, alumni, presented “The U.S. Budget Deficit” at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax.

Sept. 12—Fred Schack, School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, presented “Muscle Pain, How Do You Spell Relief?” to the seniors at the Culpepper Garden Senior Center in Arlington.

October at the Patriot Center

Posted: September 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Events at the Patriot Center in October include the Alcanza! College Fair and Midnight Madness, which marks the start of the Mason basketball season.

George Mason in the News

Posted: September 29, 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.

Psst!!! Intimate Secrets Revealed at PostSecret Exhibit

Posted: September 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

There’s a certain freedom in it: confessing your deepest secret anonymously to the world on a postcard. But Frank Warren’s community-art-project-turned-cult-phenomenon also has had a bonding effect – capturing the humanity, and humor, in everyone.

A Voice for Biafran Stories

Posted: September 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie helped open the 8th annual Fall for the Book festival on Wednesday with a discussion about her second novel, “Half of a Yellow Sun.” In the novel, she tells the story of Biafra through the eyes of several narrators, including a 13-year-old houseboy who survives conscription into the Biafran army. […]

Women’s Lacrosse to Play on Saturday in Support of Two Causes

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

George Mason’s women’s lacrosse team will take the field on Saturday, Sept. 30, in support of two worthy causes when they face Syracuse University at Centreville High School at noon.

Tania Pérez Salas Compañia De Danza Comes to Center for the Arts

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

The unifying theme of Tania Pérez-Salas’s choreography is the attempt, through powerful and compelling imagery, to create empathy between the performers and the audience. Her dance company will demonstrate this in a performance at the Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m.

Deadline to Declare Intent to Graduate Moved Up

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

The Office of the Registrar has announced that the date for students to file their intent to graduate has been moved up to the semester prior to graduation. Therefore, the intent filing deadline for the January 2007 and May 2007 graduation dates is October 20, 2006.

Highlights of Past 10 Years to Be Reviewed at 2006 Fall Convocation

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

A review of George Mason’s academic achievements over the past 10 years will be given by Provost Peter Stearns at the fall convocation, set for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.