Archive for November, 2006

Cool Stuff

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

Nobel laureate William D. Phillips tosses a liquid nitrogen-dipped balloon to make a point in his Wednesday lecture: “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe.” It was standing-room-only for the physicist’s lecture, the first in the Aharonov Distinguished Lecture Series. Photo by Nicolas Tan

Faculty Senate Moves to Tighten Retention Standards, Promote ‘Green’ Campus

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

At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, the Faculty Senate approved motions that aim to prod students to make progress in their course work and to encourage an environmentally-conscious campus and curriculum.

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

Posted: November 30, 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 November as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers’ bureau.

Vision Series Presents Rainald Löhner

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

Rainald Lohner

The Vision Series continues on Monday, Dec. 4, when Rainald Löhner presents “Computational Sciences: The Third Pillar of the Empirical Sciences.”

Winter Weather Ahead: Check the University Policy

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

With a snowier-than-usual winter forecasted for the Northern Virginia area, it’s probably a good idea to familiarize yourself with the university’s inclement weather plan.

Business Alliance Announces New 2006-07 Board of Directors

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

For the first time, Mason alumni were elected to both the president and president-elect positions of the Board of Directors for the Business Alliance of George Mason University.

Pelasara to Discuss, Sign New Book about Taylor Behl

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

Janet Pelasara will be at the Fairfax Campus on Thursday, Nov. 30, to discuss and sign her new book, “Love You More: The Taylor Behl Story.”

The book is a heart-wrenching memoir in which Pelasara recounts her fight for justice for her daughter, a Virginia Commonwealth University student who was abducted, raped and murdered in 2005 during her freshman year of college.

Mason Hosts HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

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

In support of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, George Mason will host a number of health-related events between now and Dec. 6. Organizers for the campus-wide HIV/AIDS Awareness Week aim to educate students, faculty and friends on the transmission, prevention and detection of the virus.

Alumnus Attempts to Circumnavigate the Globe

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

Erden Eruç

In 1997, Erden Eruç, EMBA ’99, sat in his office staring at a map, often walking over and tracing his finger across the continents in an arc that he dubbed the “Journey Home.”

Sammy Hernandez to Seek Transfer

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

George Mason men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga announced that sophomore forward Sammy Hernandez has elected to transfer, seeking the opportunity to play basketball closer to his home in Florida.