Archive for October, 2006

Historian Lawrence Levine Dies

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

Lawrence Levine

Lawrence W. Levine, professor of history at George Mason University since 1995 and one of the most influential scholars in his field, died of cancer on Monday, Oct. 23, at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 73.

Gold Rush

Posted: October 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Gold Rush has begun: Aseel Al-Mudallal, Student Government president, throws “Gold Rush” T-shirts into the crowd at the Johnson Center. About 500 shirts were given away to encourage students to wear gold to all home athletic games.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Men’s Basketball Picked Second in CAA Preseason Poll

Posted: October 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason men’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in the conference’s preseason poll.

Research Experience Shortens Learning Curve for Grad Student

Posted: October 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kristin Baird

Kristen Baird has never been to the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, but she knows its plants in the genus Cordia inside and out.

George Mason in the News

Posted: October 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason recently received.

Thursday, Oct. 12, Smart Money Magazine
Village People
Developers that don’t emphasize assisted living risk alienating seniors who don’t want to have to leave if they become frail, says Andrew Carle, a management professor who directs the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University.

Staff Senate Fills Seats

Posted: October 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Staff Senate Chair Michelle Carr announced that mid-term elections have been completed and welcomed three new senators who will be inducted on Nov. 8.

Business Alliance Helps Entrepreneurs Get a Shot at Grubstake

Posted: October 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, venture capital investments in the Washington region dropped during the third quarter. However, the Business Alliance of George Mason University is doing its part to keep those investments from dipping further.

Kelly Named CAA Female Swimmer of the Week

Posted: October 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason sophomore Katie Kelly earned Colonial Athletic Association Female Swimmer of the Week honors for her efforts this past weekend.

Mason Alum Steps into New Role as No. 1

Posted: October 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Baker

For almost two decades, David P. Baker looked out for No. 1. And that person at the top was his boss, former Alexandria Police Chief Charles Samarra.

Mason Experts Weigh in on Obesity

Posted: October 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With the holiday season approaching – and along with it concerns about one’s waistline – the Gazette turned to a number of Mason researchers who focus on some aspect of obesity. Ranging from the complex study of protein in cells to the idea that one’s environment determines one’s weight, their research examines various elements of this life-threatening problem.