Archive for March, 2007

Mason and Loudoun Youth Initiative Team Up on Youth Study

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

David Anderson, professor in the College of Education and Human Development, and Laurie Dopkins, research professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, directed the Loudoun Youth Study 2006, the findings of which have just been released.

Jeffrey Siegel Turns to Liszt for Season’s Final Keyboard Conversation

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

Jeffrey Siegel concludes this season of Keyboard Conversations with “Liszt – The Devil Made Me Do It!” on Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Undergraduates Mine Their Research at National Conference

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

Last week, four students majoring in environmental science and policy spent most of spring break presenting their research to a national audience.

Lions, Tigers and Parking — Oh My!

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

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to the Patriot Center. Shows start Thursday, March 29, and run through April 8.

Giving Peace a Chance: Student Peer Mediators Come to Mason to Learn and Practice New Skills

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

Things weren’t exactly quiet last week on the Fairfax Campus, but they were peaceful, thanks to the arrival of a swarm of peer mediators. The nearly 2,000 students, teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and community volunteers from more than 125 area schools were on campus for Pathways to Peace, the 15th annual Northern Virginia Regional Student Mediation Conference.

Students Take Prizes in Virginia Vocal Competition

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

George Mason University’s Department of Music Vocal Studies program was well represented at the 2007 Virginia State National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference held March 2-3.

Of the 400 students in attendance from colleges and universities across the state, 14 were Mason students — seven of whom won in their respective category.

The following students received First Place awards: Freshmen Tiera Furby and Loralee Culbert and graduate student Rebecca Roberts.

A Second Place award went to junior Wayne Jennings.

Third Place awards went to freshman Camille Crofton and sophomore Nichole Lewis.

Honorable Mention went to freshman Ashleigh Hull.

George Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

‘Passion for Practice’ Rally Celebrates Field of Social Work

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

Mason is celebrating National Professional Social Work Month with a ‘Passion for Practice’ rally on Thursday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. in Student Union Building II, Room 3, on the Fairfax Campus.

Sojourner Truth Lecture: Using Humor to Empower

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

The African American Studies and Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center will present the 2007 Sojourner Truth Lecture by Daryl Cumber Dance, professor of English at the University of Richmond, on Tuesday, March 20, at 3 p.m.

Classic Shot

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

The photo above from the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives is the most requested item in the collection. The photo was made popular as a poster appearing in the film, “The Big Lebowski.” The libraries have a large collection of photos taken by the late Oliver Atkins, Nixon White House photographer. Atkins volunteered at […]