Archive for August, 2007

Traditions Committee Brings Back Spirit Buttons

Posted: August 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s official: a new tradition is gaining momentum at Mason.

Mason Fights to Can the Spam

Posted: August 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Many Mason employees may wonder how e-mails selling such things as Viagra, replica watches and stock tips sneak into their inbox.

While You Were Out: What You Missed at Mason over the Summer

Posted: August 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Many students and a majority of faculty members were away from Mason over the summer, but that doesn’t mean activities came to a standstill.

Ribbon Cutting

Posted: August 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten cuts a ribbon to officially open the two new residence halls, Blue Ridge and Shenandoah, in the northeast sector development. The new buildings accommodate about 360 students. With him (from left), are Rosalynn Holder-Martin, Corrine House and Lisa McCalla, Student Activities; Alissa Karton, University Life; and Ana Barrenecheah, Student Activities.Photo by Evan […]

Single Tickets On Sale for Center for the Arts Events

Posted: August 28, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Single tickets for all events at Mason’s Center for the Arts go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 1, through tickets.com, 888-945-2468 (daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

College of Health and Human Services Hears First State of the College Address

Posted: August 28, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Delivering academic, research and service excellence in our communities” was the theme of the first College of Health and Human Services State of the College Address on Thursday, Aug. 23.

State Directs Mason to Trim Budget by Five Percent

Posted: August 28, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In response to Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine’s directive last week that state agencies reduce their operating budgets due to a $641 million revenue shortfall in state coffers, Mason will soon be making cuts throughout the university.

Research Team Finds Link between Zinc and Macular Degeneration

Posted: August 28, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason researchers have found that the mineral zinc could play a role in the development of macular degeneration, a condition that can lead to blindness.

Two Undergraduates Receive David L. Boren Fellowship

Posted: August 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Michael Morris, senior government and international politics major, and Matthew Palmieri, a senior global affairs major, have been awarded prestigious David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships, sponsored by the National Security Education Program.
The fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures and world religions that are critical to U.S. interests in Africa, the Middle East, Eurasia and the Caribbean.

Morris, who has a concentration in international and comparative politics, will travel to Turkey to study the Turkish language and take courses focusing on Turkish foreign policy.

Weekly Podcast Helps to ‘RECHARGE’ Mason News

Posted: August 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

If you’re a person who prefers to get news and information quickly in an audio format, “RECHARGE,” Mason’s new five-minute weekly podcast, is the ticket.