Archive for June, 2007

New Degree Combines Science and Computing to Meet Human Needs

Posted: June 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

DNA strands

Would you like to become the kind of scientist who uses computers to solve real-world problems? If so, take advantage of the College of Science’s new degree, the Bachelor of Science in Computational and Data Sciences (CDS).

Wildfires a Hot Topic at EastFIRE Conference

Posted: June 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Many people may not know that while most of the country’s federal fire-fighting funds go to the western United States, approximately 70 percent of the total wildfires in the United States occur in the eastern states.

Brain Waves May Offer Insights on Aging

Posted: June 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Raja Parasuraman

Within the next 30 years, the number of residents 65 and older in the Northern Virginia region will more than double, from 7.5 to 14 percent of the total population.

Refresher Course

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

Even though the temperatures are rising, the fountains on the Fairfax Campus make it feel a little cooler.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Chevy Chase Bank Is Mason’s New Banking Partner

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

A university review committee selected Chevy Chase Bank to manage banking services at all campuses.

Fairfax–Prince William Shuttle: An Easy Commute, with Wi-Fi Too

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

Heavy traffic is nothing new to residents in the Northern Virginia area, but with the temperature and gas prices on the rise, many people are looking for alternate means of transportation.

Shukla Receives International Meteorological Prize

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

Jagadish Shukla

The Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization awarded Jagadish Shukla, Distinguished Professor of Climate Dynamics, with the 52nd International Meteorological Organization Prize at its annual meeting held recently in Geneva.

Professor Creates International Bridges with Burundi Schools Project

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

In Burundi, a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Africa, a lack of basic necessities is common. Emerging from more than 12 years of civil war, the country also lacks educational resources.

Sharon Cullen Is June Employee of the Month

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

Sharon Cullen

Name: Sharon Cullen
Current position: Executive Assistant to President Alan Merten
What she does: “My primary responsibility is to support the activities of President Merten. This includes all of his scheduling and the myriad details that encompass his commitments for George Mason University, the surrounding communities and beyond.”

George Mason in the News

Posted: June 1, 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.