Archive for December, 2006

Patriots Win Against Mississippi State, 63-59

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

The George Mason men’s basketball team finished off the 2006 calendar year the same way the team began it – with a win in a tight game decided in the final moments.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Urban Bush Women

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

Urban Bush Women

Founded in 1984 by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women is dedicated to the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. Mason’s Center for the Arts welcomes Urban Bush Women back to its stage in a repertory program featuring signature works on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m.

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

Posted: December 21, 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 December as part of Mason Speakers – the university’s speakers bureau.

Council on Foreign Relations Commissions Report from Conflict Analysis Professor

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

Terrence Lyons

Crisis has plagued the countries that make up the region known as the Horn of Africa for decades. This region in Northeast Africa – including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda – faces natural disasters, droughts, floods and malnutrition. Because of these issues, the Horn of Africa is constantly in a state of humanitarian crisis, complicated by unstable governance.

George Mason in the News

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

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

Center for the Arts Welcomes MOMIX Performing ‘Lunar Sea’

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

MOMIX dancers

MOMIX artistic director Moses Pendleton combines acrobatic choreography with puppets by Michael Curry(“The Lion King”), costumes designed in collaboration with Phoebe Katzin and Cythia Quinn, a pulsing soundtrack and intriguing lighting techniques to create the surrealistic lunar landscape of “Lunar Sea.”

PowerPoint 2003 Course Offered for Faculty and Staff

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

DoIT/TOPS is offering the PowerPoint 2003 Comprehensive Course to faculty and staff at the Fairfax Campus.

Provost Holds ‘State of Mason Academics’ Forum

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

On Tuesday, Provost Peter Stearns talked with faculty about the university’s presence in Loudoun County, Va.; Mason’s international initiatives; the governor’s proposed budget for the second year of the biennium; the Board of Visitors discussion about a “great university”; and the finding that Mason students appear to be better qualified than ever before.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Bluegrass Artists Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

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

World-renowned double bassist Edgar Meyer and Nickel Creek’s mandolin prodigy Chris Thile team up for an evening of nontraditional style and virtuosity on Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts.

ESPN Chooses Mason’s Cinderella Run as One of Top Sports Stories for 2006

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

It is the time of year for lists, and the sports world is no different. What is unique as 2006 comes to a close is that George Mason University is getting international attention on end-of-the-year lists.