Archive for July, 2007

George Mason in the News

Posted: July 20, 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.

Professor Wins Health Research Board Grant

Posted: July 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Geraldine Grant, director of the PhD in Biosciences Program in the Department of Molecular and Microbiology, has won a $100,000 Commonwealth Health Research Board grant to conduct research aimed at improving the transplant success of cartilage cells.

Aquatic and Fitness Center to Close for Renovation Work

Posted: July 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To complete many of the critical items on the renovation project at the Aquatic and Fitness Center on the Fairfax Campus, the center’s fitness gallery will be closed from Sunday, July 22, at 5 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 26.

Track and Field Athletes Earn CAA Honors

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

Mason’s men’s and women’s track and field athletes recently won some top honors from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The awards are determined by a vote of the league’s head coaches and take into account the athletes’ accomplishments throughout the outdoor season, during which the CAA holds its championship meets in track and field.

High School Students Get Serious about Spoken Word at Forensics Institute

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

There will be a whole lot of talking going on at Mason over the next two-and-a-half weeks.

Beginning July 19, gifted and talented high school students from 28 states will be on the Fairfax Campus for an intensive summer program that nurtures the spoken word: the George Mason Institute of Forensics (GMIF).

New Building for Volgenau School

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

The first shovel went into the ground on July 17 for the new building on the Fairfax Campus that will house the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering. Sharing in the groundbreaking (from left) are Juan Rivera Jr., Edgemoor Real Estate Services; Tom Calhoun, Mason vice president for facilities; Bill Talbert, Clark Construction; Alan […]

Microsoft Office 2007 Is Coming to Mason

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

The fall 2007 semester will see the MS Office 2007 suite loaded in the university’s academic labs, classrooms and some of the department labs.

To help Mason faculty, students and staff with the integration of the new version, DoIT will be providing a web site that will include FAQs and quick guides.

Professor Launches Theater Company, Premiers Original Play

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

Ken Elston

Ken Elston, assistant professor of theater at Mason, is launching a new nonprofit theater company and premiering his first original two-act script this summer.

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Mason Employees

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

August is the time to recognize Mason employees. The Office of Human Resources and Payroll is accepting nominations for four awards: the Outstanding Achievement Award, the Exceptional Support Award, the Quill Award and the Martha J. Reiner Quality Customer Service Award.

Weiss, Wiggins Make Baseball All-Star Teams

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

Brent Weiss

Mason shortstop and junior Brent Weiss and center fielder and junior Spencer Wiggins are two of the many George Mason players participating in summer league baseball, but the pair made themselves stand out last week when they were selected to their respective league’s All-Star team.