Archive for February, 2007

Meiners Receives Grant to Help States Develop New Approach to Long-Term Health Care Insurance

Posted: February 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mark Meiners

Mason Professor Mark Meiners has joined a team of organizations dedicated to helping states develop a new public-private approach to long-term health care insurance that focuses on meeting the needs of consumers, private insurers and Medicaid agencies.

Faculty and Staff Professional Associations Benefit Students, University

Posted: February 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Chris Parsons, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, is on the marine board of the Society for Conservation Biology and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission.

Staff Senate Calls for Nominations; Deadline Feb. 26

Posted: February 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Staff Senate is calling for nominations from classified and nonstudent wage staff to fill open seats in the 2007 annual spring election. Staff members may nominate themselves or other Mason staff members.

In Educational Pursuit, Mason’s Business School Takes Students around the World

Posted: February 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Whether it’s exploring the dynamics of outsourcing in India, visiting with high-tech executives in Eastern Europe’s emerging markets, or learning about advances in robotics in Japan, graduate students from Mason’s School of Management are taking an international approach to their business education.

Homecoming Contest Winners Announced

Posted: February 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Homecoming Committee has announced the winners of the faculty and staff competitions.

House of Cards winner: Office of Housing and Residence Life with their construction of Gunston Hall, George Mason’s estate
Office Decorating: Orientation and Family Programs and Services
Banner Competition: Information Services Johnson Center Information Desk

Cinema Series Continues This Month

Posted: February 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The spring 2007 semester continues the Johnson Center Cinema Series with a February lineup that includes the latest Bond movie and films based on the lives of icons Robert F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

The Five-Minute Interview: Peter Katona

Posted: February 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Peter Katona was appointed professor of electrical and computer engineering to help establish the first biomedical engineering program for the university.

George Mason in the News

Posted: February 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Alumna Ansari to Share Her Space Travel Adventures during Engineers Week

Posted: February 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

During Mason’s celebration of National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to 24, alumna Anousheh Ansari, the world’s first female private space explorer, will speak about her experiences traveling to the International Space Station in September 2006.

Patriots Win at Delaware; Ready for Homecoming Match vs. Kent State

Posted: February 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason men’s basketball team returned to .500 in Colonial Athletic Association action as the Patriots took a 66-46 win over the University of Delaware Wednesday night.