Archive for January, 2007

Mason Scientists Attribute Quiet Hurricane Season to El Niño, Dust Storms

Posted: January 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Now that the 2006 hurricane season has ended with thankfully little activity, Mason scientists at the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR) attribute the quiet 2006 hurricane season to the current El Niño year.

Emeritus Professor Seymour Martin Lipset Dies

Posted: January 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Seymour Martin Lipset, Eminent Scholar and Virginia E. Hazel and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at George Mason since 2004 and one of the most respected and acclaimed social scientists in the United States, died Dec. 31 at Virginia Hospital Center of complications from a stroke. He was 84.

Bulgarian State Opera to Perform ‘Tosca’ at Center for the Arts

Posted: January 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Bulgarian State Opera, with its roster of distinguished singers, choir, ballet and orchestra, continues to hone an interpretive maturity in many styles.

Final Four Star Makes a Go of Pro Basketball Abroad

Posted: January 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nearly a year ago, Lamar Butler was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as George Mason advanced to the Final Four in men’s college basketball.

The Five-Minute Interview: Novelist Habila Joins English Faculty

Posted: January 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The new year is getting off to a busy start for Nigerian-born novelist Helon Habila. Not only has he recently relocated to the United States to join Mason’s English Department faculty, but his second novel, “Measuring Time,” makes its hardcover debut on Feb. 1 in Great Britain and, two weeks later, here in bookstores closer to his new home.

January at the Patriot Center

Posted: January 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Basketball, basketball and more basketball is in store at the Patriot Center in January, as the Mason men’s and women’s teams move their seasons into high gear. Also on tap are a concert by O.A.R. and the annual Washington Bridal Showcase.

Holiday Cheer

Posted: January 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science partnered with Alpha Lambda Delta, the academic honor society for freshmen and sophomores, and Golden Key, the honor society for juniors and seniors, to adopt 15 “angels” for the Salvation Army. Above, the organizers of the holiday […]

Center for the Arts Welcomes the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Posted: January 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“One of the most enthralling concerts of the season,” exclaimed the Evening Standard after the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Jane Wendelin Named January Employee of the Month

Posted: January 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Name: Jane Wendelin

Hometown: Though she grew up in Montgomery County, Md., and now lives in Arlington, Va., she considers herself a native Washingtonian.

Current position: Business manager for the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.

Experimental Class Helps Budding Novelists Achieve Dreams

Posted: January 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff took 12 years to write her first book, “The Frequency of Souls.” Her second book, “The Bowl Is Already Broken,” took nine years to complete.

But in a scant 12 weeks this fall, Zuravleff, an English instructor, completed a 40,000-word draft of a new novel-in-progress.