Archive for December, 2006

George Mason in the News

Posted: December 15, 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.

Thursday, Dec. 7, USA Today
Airline Luggage Complaints Remain High
“The latest government figures show airplane luggage problems remain near their highest level in more than a decade despite new rules that encourage travelers to check fewer bags…

Mason Alumna Awarded Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship

Posted: December 14, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Beata Angelica, who graduated from Mason this year with a degree in global affairs, was selected by the U.S. Department of State as a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow.

Transitions

Posted: December 14, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Historian Offers Tips on Saving and Organizing Digital Photos

Posted: December 14, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Do you have hundreds of digital photos on your computer that you’re hoping to organize one day into albums? Are you worried about your digital family videos taking up too much space on your hard drive?

Off the Clock: Move South Gets Canadian Professor into Competitive Curling

Posted: December 14, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Dominique Banville

Dominique Banville, associate professor, School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, had just moved to the Northern Virginia area about seven years ago when she attended the Alexandria Scottish Heritage Festival. While she was there, she saw a booth for the Maryland-based Potomac Curling Club.

Men’s Soccer Keeper Tacks on another Honor

Posted: December 13, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Freshman Sean Kelley was named to the 2006 College Soccer News All-Freshman First Team yesterday. Kelley is the lone Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) athlete on the first team; the league has two representatives on the third team.

Center for the Arts Presents Lorin Maazel Conducting Symphonica Toscanini

Posted: December 13, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Symphonica Toscanini’s “In the Footsteps of Toscanini – Symphony of the Air” tour, led by Music Director Lorin Maazel, comprises more than 40 worldwide concerts commemorating the 50th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini’s death.

Mason Students Recognized for Achievements

Posted: December 13, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Alex Antram is not a typical college girl. Not only has she had outstanding success in her classes, but she has also studied in Oxford, worked as a writer for several organizations and spent a summer conducting anthropological field research in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign to Conclude Dec. 20

Posted: December 13, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For those who are in the holiday spirit and looking for a way to make a difference, these are the final weeks of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) – a means for state employees to make charitable donations.

Weekend Wrap-Up

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

Men’s basketball: The Patriots traveled to Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, falling to the Blue Devils, 69-53.