Archive for December, 2006

IT Degree Program Popular with Students

Posted: December 6, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Less than five years since it began, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree program in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering has become a popular field of study at George Mason.

Weekend Wrap-Up

Posted: December 5, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Men’s Basketball: The Patriots (3-3) struggled to find an offensive rhythm early and the were unable to rally from a 16-point first-half deficit against Bucknell University, falling 60-57 in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center on Sunday.

Alumni Association Calls for Outstanding Alumni, Faculty, Students

Posted: December 5, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each year the Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni, students and faculty at its annual Celebration of Distinction awards ceremony in April. Nominations for the awards are due no later than Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.

Apprenticeship Program Provides Undergrads with Valuable Research Experience

Posted: December 5, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The deadline for Mason’s “best and brightest” undergraduates to apply for spring term apprenticeships is fast approaching.

Memorial for Lawrence Levine Scheduled

Posted: December 5, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A memorial service for Lawrence Levine, professor of history who died in October, will be held on Saturday, Dec.16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium of Hazel Hall at Mason’s Arlington Campus. A reception will follow. The service is open to all.

AIDS Awareness

Posted: December 5, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Prince William Campus displayed a memorial quilt in Bull Run Hall for HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. On Dec. 6, “A Closer Walk,” a documentary about the pandemic, will be shown in the Verizon Auditorium at 5 p.m. For more information, call Prince William Health Education Services at 703-993-3690.Photo courtesy Karen Pirhalla

Men’s Soccer Players Earn All-South Atlantic Region Honors

Posted: December 4, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Freshmen Sean Kelley and senior defender Fabien Lewis were both named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Atlantic Region Third Team.

December at the Patriot Center

Posted: December 4, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Highlights in December include Mason men’s and women’s basketball games and the annual appearance of “Sesame Street Live.”

Coach L Takes Basketball Inspiration to Business Executives

Posted: December 4, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Since Mason’s magical Final Four run last spring, men’s basketball coach Jim Larranaga has taken his inspirational message to a wide range of people and organizations.

Last Tuesday at the Patriot Center, another group got an up-close-and-personal presentation from the veteran Mason mentor during a special four-hour event titled “Habits of Excellence.”

What’s Going On? New Research Tool Provides a Look at the Working Brain

Posted: December 4, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Neuroscientist Layne Kalbfleisch is interested in the developing brain, from childhood through old age. One of the studies she’s working on will help her see how the brains of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or those intellectually gifted operate differently than the average brain. In older people, she wants to see how the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease functions differently than one without the disease.