Archive for February, 2007

George Mason in the News

Posted: February 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Ensemble to Bring Centuries-Old Dances to Center for the Arts

Posted: February 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With striking choreography based on authentic dances that date back centuries, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble’s rich and colorful repertoire has preserved authentic Hungarian folk music, dances and costumes for generations.

Spreading Al Gore’s Message, One Slide at a Time

Posted: February 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Wearing a T-shirt with a picture of a Hummer on it that has “Bummer” scrolled below, Susie Crate has made her stance on global warming quite clear.

Fiddler MacMaster to Perform at Center for the Arts

Posted: February 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Natalie MacMaster

Delivering an abundance of high-energy fun, the exuberance of acclaimed fiddler Natalie MacMaster never ceases to amaze audiences both young and old.

Mason to Cosponsor Women in Media Discussion

Posted: February 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason communication professors Janette Kenner Muir and Cindy Lont will join ABC 7 news anchor Maureen Bunyan, WUSA 9 reporter Peggy Fox and Equal Footing Foundation President Colleen Hahn to discuss “Women in Media” on Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.

National Survey Measures Mason Student Engagement

Posted: February 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each year the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information from undergraduates at colleges and universities from around the country, including Mason. This is done to gauge how engaged specific student populations are in an assortment of educational and social activities.

Men’s Basketball Team Rallies for Senior Night Victory

Posted: February 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On a Senior Night, playing without two of their top three scorers, the Mason men’s basketball team found scoring from some unfamiliar sources as the Patriots overcame a second-half deficit to defeat Georgia State University, 60-54, on Tuesday at the Patriot Center.

Space Woman

Posted: February 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Alumna Anousheh Ansari, the world’s first female private space explorer, shared her experiences during Engineers Week actvities at Mason on Tuesday. Ansari, who traveled to the International Space Station in September 2006, has a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Mason. An IT entrepreneur, Ansari and her family established the Ansari X Prize Foundation […]

Packin’ Heat

Posted: February 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A group from New Century College snubbed the weather and took the “Best Block Spot” award in the process during Saturday’s Homecoming Block Party.Photo by Nicolas Tan

The Five-Minute Interview: Author Scott Turow

Posted: February 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Scott Turow

Attorney Scott Turow was catapulted into the national spotlight with the publication of his 1987 bestselling novel, “Presumed Innocent.” Since then, Turow has gone on to produce seven more legal mysteries, all set in his fictional Kindle County, Ill.