Archive for August, 2007

Alumna Tells the Stories behind the Headlines

Posted: August 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hala Gorani

As a reporter and anchor for CNN International, alumna Hala Gorani, BS Economics ’92, has interviewed high-profile newsmakers around the world.

Mason Reaches Out to Transfer Students

Posted: August 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason is one of the largest transfer schools in the country, admitting more than 3,000 transfer students each year. To help ensure academic excellence among these students, the university administration established the Transfer Center in 2006.

Aspiring Scientists

Posted: August 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Science hosted the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program, which culminated with a poster presentation session at the Prince William Campus on Aug. 20. Above, mentor Lance Liotta, co-director of Mason’s Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, speaks with high school student Ami Patel during the poster session. Patel attends the Northern […]

David L. Boren Fellowships Awarded to Graduate Students

Posted: August 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Vanessa Noël Brown and Salome Tewelde, graduate students in conflict analysis and resolution, have been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, receiving a grant of approximately $20,000 each.

Mason Briefs

Posted: August 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The wait is finally over — parking permits can now be purchased online.

BOV Approves New Weapons Policy

Posted: August 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) has approved a new regulation that strengthens the institution’s prohibition against weapons on any of its campuses.

Mason’s Writing Program Receives National Recognition

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

Mason’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program is recognized in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges as one of the nation’s top “Programs to Look For.”

President Merten Commits to ‘Climate Neutral’ Campus

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

President Alan Merten recently committed to sharply reducing and eventually eliminating all of Mason’s global warming emissions, as well as accelerating the research and educational efforts to re-stabilize Earth’s climate.

Learning Fire Safety

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

Mason resident advisors experienced firefighting firsthand last week during the second annual Resident Advisory Fire Academy organized by the City of Fairfax Fire Department and Mason’s Safety Office. The two-day event included fire prevention lectures and several practical teaching stations including a ladder climb, smoke-filled environments, fire extinguisher training and physical fitness tests.Photo by Evan […]

Mason’s Enrollment Strategy Sees Results

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

Not long ago, George Mason University was relatively unfamiliar to much of the country. But enrollment trends show that within a short time period Mason has begun to position itself right under—or at least close to—the spotlight.