Archive for May, 2007

Nursing Pin Carries Long Tradition

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

Nursing pin

Some of the graduates at the College of Health and Human Services convocation today will be taking part in a long-standing and symbolic tradition.

EIP Celebrates 20th

Posted: May 17, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hortensia Cadenas, director of the Early Identification Program, and Ron Bailey of the Bailey Family Foundation Inc. celebrate at EIP’s 20th anniversary reception last Tuesday. Cadenas, who received the Mason Medal at this year’s Commencement, has been with the highly successful program for 19 years.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Alum Collaborates with Mason Scientists on Robotic Brain

Posted: May 17, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“The brain is embodied, and the body is embedded in the environment.” That, explains alumnus Jeff Krichmar, now a senior fellow in theoretical neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, is his research team’s catch phrase.

The Five-Minute Interview: English Professor and Author Courtney Brkic

Posted: May 17, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Courtney Brkic

Courtney Brkic, associate professor of creative writing in the Department of English, is a first-generation American of Croatian descent. Her memoir, “The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living,” describes her time with survivors of the 1991-95 wars in the former Yugoslavia and as a forensic archaeologist with victims of the 1995 Srebrencia massacre in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

ICASIT’s Investment Generates Ripple Effect

Posted: May 17, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Training a select few people and then watching this knowledge branch out and change people’s lives is what the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology (ICASIT) is all about.

Packing Out

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

Students Kelsey Adkins, left, and Nikki Mendicino volunteered at the Patriot Pack Out on Tuesday. The effort collected unwanted items from students moving out of the residence halls for the summer; the final collection will be held today. All donations will go to local charities. Interstate Worldwide Relocation has provided a storage trailer for the […]

Child Development Center Announces Grand Opening

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

The George Mason University Child Development Center will celebrate the opening of its new facility on the Fairfax Campus with a ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, at 3 p.m.

Transitions

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

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Mason Readies for 2007 Commencement

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

The excitement is building as Mason readies for the start of annual convocation ceremonies, which begin tomorrow and lead up to the university-wide Commencement on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at the Patriot Center.

Education Professor Elijah Mirochnik Dies

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

Elijah Mirochnik

Elijah Mirochnik, assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development, died Saturday, May 12, from colon cancer.