Archive for May, 2007

Build Your Technology during BYTE Week

Posted: May 9, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (BYTE) Week is scheduled for the week of May 14-18, with more than 40 free workshops planned.

New Certificate Program to Give Mason Students an International Edge

Posted: May 9, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When it comes to job interviews, the objective is to stand out from the pool of applicants. Mason students looking for that certain “edge” to impress potential employers can now add a “global proficiency” credential to their resume.

Nursing Program Founder Evelyn Cohelan Dies

Posted: May 9, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Evelyn Cohelan, professor emerita of nursing and first chair of Mason’s Department of Nursing, died April 28 of heart failure. She was 90.

Four Patriots Earn CAA Honors in Women’s Lacrosse

Posted: May 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Two Patriots were named First-Team All-CAA and two freshmen made the conference’s All-Rookie Team at the Colonial Athletic Association’s annual banquet held last week.

Junior attacker Laura King and sophomore defender Maggie Bridges both made First-Team All-CAA, while a pair of freshmen — midfielder Kelly Davis and attacker Megan Udovich — both made the CAA All-Rookie Team.

Quill Awards Honor Outstanding Students, Advisors and Organizations

Posted: May 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Some of Mason’s most dedicated student leaders gathered for the Distinguished Quill Awards on April 25. The university-wide awards honor individuals, student organizations and advisors that have made outstanding contributions to their communities through their involvement, service and leadership development activities.

New Partner for Mason

Posted: May 7, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Lianshui Li of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) and Mason President Alan Merten recently signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen exchanges and research cooperation between the two universities. NUIST, one of China’s top universities in meteorology and atmospheric sciences, will participate with Mason in the Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program.Creative […]

Off the Clock: Professors Show Their Artistic Sides

Posted: May 7, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Although they grew up in different parts of the world, Ernest Barreto and Paul So not only share a common interest in science — they have a passion for the arts.

Simulator Puts Cognitive Researchers in the Driver’s Seat

Posted: May 7, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

How in control are you when answering your cell phone or checking your GPS device while driving? How much information can a person safely process on the road, and how much does the design of something influence how quickly you can use it?

Mason’s Psychology Department recently obtained a vehicle simulator that will help to answer some of those research questions and more.

Graduate student in driving simulator

Mason Project on Immigration and Voices for Virginia’s Children Host Forum

Posted: May 7, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University’s Project on Immigration will partner with Voices for Virginia’s Children to host the forum “Defining the Unmet Needs of Children in Northern Virginia: The Opportunities and Challenges of a Diverse Community.”

Mason Prepares for Involvement in ‘Decade of the Mind’

Posted: May 7, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Leading researchers on many varied disciplines of brain study – including neuroscience, neurobiology, computer science, psychology, robotics and economics – will converge at Mason this month to discuss the urgent need for a decade-long research initiative into brain research. This two-day “Decade of the Mind” symposium will be hosted by Mason’s Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.