Archive for November, 2006

Cool Stuff

November 30, 2006

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

November 30, 2006

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

November 30, 2006

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

November 30, 2006

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

November 30, 2006

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

November 29, 2006

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

November 29, 2006

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

November 29, 2006

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

November 29, 2006

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

November 28, 2006

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.