Archive for May, 2007

Sondheim Revue to Benefit Theater of the First Amendment

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

A concert to benefit Mason’s professional company-in-residence, Theater of the First Amendment, will be held on Saturday, June 16, at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.

The Five-Minute Interview: Peter Boettke, Professor, Economist, Alum

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

Peter Boettke is a professor of economics who founded the Global Prosperity Initiative, part of the Social Change Project at the Mercatus Center at Mason. A Mason alum (MA ’87, PhD ’89), he joined the faculty in 1998.

For the five-minute interview, we asked him to complete the sentences below:

If I wasn’t talking to you right now, I’d be … at home finishing up papers that are due. Either that or I would be grading papers.

My favorite thing about working at Mason is … I love the economics department here. I think it is an amazingly stimulating and intellectual environment.

Washington Glory to Host Get-to-Know-You Reception

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

The Washington Glory, the newest member of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league, will host a free “Get to Know the Glory” reception on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at Brion’s Grille in University Mall, Fairfax.

Pianist Siegel Returns to Center for the Arts for a Night of Schubert

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

Memorable melodies that enchant the ear and touch the heart are part and parcel of Jeffrey Siegel’s “concerts with commentary.”

USDA Grants Awarded to Mason Bioinformatics Researchers

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

John Grefenstette

John Grefenstette, professor of bioinformatics and computational biology, and his research associate, Lakshmi Matukumalli, have been awarded two grants to analyze the recently completed bovine genome sequence.

The cow is the first livestock animal to be sequenced, and the data is expected to contribute to improvements in cattle breeding, animal health and human nutrition.

Mason Students, Staff Make Patriot Pack Out a Great Success

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

The first annual Patriot Pack Out — a new recycling and community outreach initiative at Mason — successfully concluded last Thursday when thousands of pounds of donated food, clothing and appliances were donated to local charities.

Mason Professors Share Their Fulbright Experiences

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

As the world recovered from the devastation of World War II, U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright envisioned a program that would promote “mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world.” Congress approved his vision, and the program was signed into law by President Truman in 1946.

Venturi Awarded Postgraduate NCAA Scholarship

Posted: May 18, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Senior Melissa Venturi of Mason’s women’s lacrosse team will receive an NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics.

Students Intern for McCain, Obama on Capitol Hill

Posted: May 18, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As the presidential election year approaches, three College of Humanities and Social Sciences students find themselves in the middle of the democratic process and national politics on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

George Mason in the News

Posted: May 18, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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