Archive for May, 2007

Ahoure Captures East Regional Championship in 100-Meter Dash

Posted: May 31, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Murielle Ahoure

A day after setting a new school record in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championships, sophomore Murielle Ahoure recorded another milestone by becoming the first Patriot to capture the title.

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

Posted: May 31, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the Mason community who made presentations in May as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers’ bureau.

For more information or to schedule a speaker, visit the web site or call 703-993-8761.

May 1—Wallace Warfield, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, presented “Cultural Identities in Conflict and Conflict Resolution” to Long and Foster Realtors in McLean, Va.

May 2—Marie Kodadek, College of Health and Human Services, presented “Contemporary Women’s Health Issues” to Homestretch in Falls Church, Va.

University Life Golf Outing to Benefit Diversity Scholarships

Posted: May 31, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

University Life will host the annual Diversity Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, June 11, at South Riding Golfer’s Club in South Riding, Va.

‘Doc Nix’ Makes Bobblehead Status

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

Nickens bobblehead

Mason’s new Patriot Pep Band director, Michael Nickens, is the subject of a bobblehead figurine in a fund-raiser for Thomas Edison High School’s Marching Band, located in Alexandria, Va.

Nickens, commonly known as “Doc Nix,” has been arranging the music for the Edison Marching Band’s outdoor shows for the past five years.

Adobe Day Offered

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

With the upcoming release of Adobe CS3, Patriot Computers and the Mason Media Lab are sponsoring a free “Day with Adobe.” The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 31.

Mason Prepares for Summer Camps

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

As some Mason students return to campus for summer classes, they will be joined by youths of all ages who will be participating in summer camps designed for educational enrichment and recreational fun.

BOV Selects New Student Representatives

Posted: May 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason University Board of Visitors (BOV) selected two Mason students, Bryan Painter and Kate Pisano, to serve as student representatives on the board for the 2007-08 academic year.

Mason Astrophysicists Develop Technique for “Weighing” Black Holes

Posted: May 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Black holes are often misunderstood by the general public. While frequently used as a figure of speech for where that missing sock went or as a radical time travel vehicle for science fiction movies, a black hole is in actuality the death of a star — and one of the great mysteries scientists are still pondering about space.

black hole and star

Copyright Issues Addressed in Workshop

Posted: May 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The work of librarians, like many other fields, is changing rapidly in an era of high-speed access. And with those changes comes the responsibility of being up to speed on copyright laws.

Beyond SimCity: Agent-Based Computer Models Revolutionize Social Science Research

Posted: May 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Robert Axtell has spent a large portion of his career trying to figure out why people do the things they do. But he’s not a psychologist. He is a social science scholar, and he and his research team at Mason’s Center for Social Complexity (CSC) build computer models that simulate large numbers of people interacting.