Archive for December, 2006

Patriots Win Against Mississippi State, 63-59

December 30, 2006

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

December 21, 2006

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

December 21, 2006

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

December 21, 2006

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

December 21, 2006

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

Center for the Arts Welcomes MOMIX Performing ‘Lunar Sea’

December 20, 2006

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

December 20, 2006

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

Provost Holds ‘State of Mason Academics’ Forum

December 20, 2006

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

December 19, 2006

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

December 19, 2006

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.