Archive for July, 2007

Theatrical Collections a Specialty of University Libraries Archives

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

When the Special Collections and Archives of the University Libraries receives a new collection, it is much like a celebration with gifts — except for the white gloves. Despite the excitement that opening each new box brings, the staff still maintains their professional demeanor and protocol, which means donning white gloves to protect the materials, many of which have not been properly stored for archival purposes before reaching Fenwick Library.

Mason in the News

Posted: July 13, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Mason Brings Advanced Degree Programs to Hospitals

Posted: July 13, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With the average registered nurse in a health care facility facing 12-hour shifts, more acutely ill patients and competing priorities, finding time for advanced education is difficult.

Education Expert Explains Importance of Self-Study

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

Samaras

Today, nearly half of all newly hired teachers leave the profession within their first five years because of the challenges they encounter.

Make the Message Matter: Engaging Diverse School Communities

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

The Office of Education Services in Mason’s College of Education and Human Development will host its annual summer institute, Make the Message Matter, July 24-25.

Student Apprentices Make Strides in Biochemistry

Posted: July 11, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Student Elissa Williams

Transitions

Posted: July 11, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 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.

Summer Campers Encourage Donations

Posted: July 11, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Summer campers in the New Horizons Leadership and Creativity Camps sponsored by New Century College decorate bags to be filled with nonperishable food and donated to Daily Bread. The bags were distributed to Fairfax Campus offices, and the children returned to the offices on Thursday, July 12, to pick up the food donations.Photo by Ryann […]

Bernard Osher Foundation Champions Lifelong Learning

Posted: July 10, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Bernard Osher, a patron of education and the arts, is sometimes referred to as “the quiet philanthropist.” A respected businessman and community leader, he founded the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation in 1977.

Mason Hosts Delegation Preparing for 2008 Beijing Olympics

Posted: July 10, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement will host a delegation from Beijing, China, that will mobilize and manage the 100,000 volunteers needed for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.