Archive for July, 2007

Sociology Graduate Student Wins Prize from National Organization

Posted: July 26, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason sociology graduate student Victoria Watson recently received a best paper prize from the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her award-winning paper is titled “White Privilege as an Agent Utilized to Perpetuate Racism in the United States.”

Nobel Winner Smith to Depart; Mason to Continue Focus on Experimental Economics

Posted: July 26, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Vernon Smith, professor of economics and law and 2002 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, plans to leave Mason in January 2008 and join the faculty at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.

Mason Swimmer Headed to Nationals

Posted: July 25, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tom Koucheravy was a four-year letterman swimmer at Robinson High School in Fairfax. He even won the “Gatorade Will to Win” award as a senior, yet he was not recruited by many colleges.

David Rossell to Retire after Long Career at Mason

Posted: July 25, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to many of his colleagues, David Rossell, associate provost for personnel and budget, has been an essential figure at Mason. On Aug. 1, Rossell will retire after working at Mason for more than 20 years.

Alum Takes Gold in NACAC Championships

Posted: July 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Marc Kellman, BA ’06, won a gold medal in the triple jump while representing the United States at the inaugural North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Championships, held in San Salvador this past weekend.

WGMU Radio Teaches Broadcasting to Summer Campers

Posted: July 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the 12th year, Rodger Smith, the faculty advisor for Mason’s student-run WGMU Radio, is supervising a radio summer camp for middle and high school students.

Transitions

Posted: July 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 26, 2012 at 8:00 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.

Coral Reef Research Nets Best Paper Award

Posted: July 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Geoff Cook

Imagine waking up every morning, putting on your scuba diving gear and heading off to class in the Bahamas or Cayman Islands, where your assignment is to study the coral reefs.

Non-Native Freshmen Get a ‘Bridge’ to the College Experience

Posted: July 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A group of incoming freshmen will be much more prepared — and much less intimidated — for their first semester at Mason than many of their peers. And for all of them, English is not their first language.

Graduate Students Win Dissertation Proposal Fellowships

Posted: July 20, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Selected from a highly competitive national pool of applicants, two Mason students were awarded Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships by the Social Science Research Council.