Archive for May, 2007

Global Perspective Characterizes 2007 Scholarship Winners

Posted: May 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Some of Mason’s best and brightest students, along with their parents, professors and administrators, gathered in the Center for the Arts last week to highlight the academic achievements of those who were nominated for or won nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships in the past year.

African American Studies Scholar Makes History as Whistle Blower

Posted: May 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Workers who mine the metallic element vanadium in Brit, South Africa, are paid $1.50 per hour. The continental average for workers is $1 per day, says Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, a scholar in residence for Mason’s African American Studies program this semester.

George Mason in the News

Posted: May 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Mason Employee Jack Trayers Dies

Posted: May 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason employee Frederick John “Jack” Trayers Jr., 72, passed away on Monday, April 23, at his home in Fairfax after an illness. Memorial services were held April 27 at the Bellarmine Chapel on the Fairfax Campus.

Patriot Pack Out Helps Charities, Eases Pain of Moving

Posted: May 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Don’t dump it; donate it. That’s what organizers of the first annual Patriot Pack Out are telling students moving out of the residence halls.

Welcome, New Alumni

Posted: May 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten joined graduating seniors on Wednesday for the annual Welcome Breakfast sponsored by the Alumni Association. Classes end this week, and final exams begin May 8. Commencement is Saturday, May 19.Photo by Nicolas Tan

University Community Asked for Input on Planned Hotel and Conference Center

Posted: May 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason is drawing closer to having a first-class, full-service conference center and hotel on its Fairfax Campus.

Faculty Senate Re-Elects Slayden Chair

Posted: May 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At the final meeting of the academic year, the Faculty Senate re-elected Suzanne Slayden, Chemistry, chair for the 2007-08 year.

Law Professor Creates Bobblehead Buzz among Journal Subscribers

Posted: May 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ross Davies

Ross Davies, associate professor in the School of Law, teaches the first-year course in contracts and advanced courses in legal history. He is also editor in chief of the Green Bag, An Entertaining Journal of Law.
Through the Green Bag, Davies began to give away bobblehead dolls of Supreme Court justices. The dolls are made in Washington state at the same company, Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, that produces the popular bobbleheads of professional sports stars and other celebrities.

Alum Dedicates Her Career to Finding a Cure for Cancer

Posted: May 2, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It all started with a letter. Susan G. Braun, BA ’77, had just gotten one in the mail from a close college friend. Upon reading it, Braun learned that her friend had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.