Archive for August, 2007

George Mason in the News

Posted: August 17, 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. Thursday, August 9, CNBC.com Airlines, Fliers Adjust. “The trouble with terrorism is it’s not like safety,” said Kenneth Button,a professor at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy.

Chinese Students Thrive in Dual Academic Program

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

Mason has a strong history of international ties, and its U.S.-China 1+2+1 Joint Academic Program adds to the tapestry of one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. A group of 29 Chinese students is expected to arrive on August 19 for the upcoming academic year.

Golf Outing Raises Funds for Rossell Endowment

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

More than 120 Mason employees and local business partners met for the seventh annual Prince William Golf Classic, raising more than $7,000 for the David W. Rossell Scholarship Endowment.

Larranaga to Teach in Executive MBA Program

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

Mason men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga has been named associate professor in Mason’s School of Management. He will teach in the Executive MBA Program in the areas of high-performing teams and leadership.

Supply Our Students to Help Families in Need

Posted: August 15, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

From now until Aug. 24, Supply Our Students, a program sponsored the by College of Visual and Performing Arts, will be accepting donations of new school supplies and new and gently used backpacks.

New Degree Addresses Global Environment

Posted: August 15, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason students will now have the opportunity to track global changes in the environment—the kinds of things performed by such federal agencies as the Environmental Protection Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Brush Up on Current Technology with B.Y.T.E. Week

Posted: August 14, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the third and last time this year, Mason is presenting Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (BYTE) Week, scheduled for August 20 to 24. Faculty, staff and students can increase their technology skills to support the classroom and the university.

Getting Down and Dirty: Professor Builds Wetland Research Area on Campus

Posted: August 14, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Changwoo Ahn wants his students to soak up the outdoors. In the four years Ahn has been an assistant professor of environmental science and policy at Mason, it has been his goal to create a high-tech outdoor wetlands research area.

Dining Services Adjusts Hours, Offerings in Response to Mason Community Input

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

This fall, new developments in Dining Services will change what the Mason community is eating, how they are ordering and picking up food and when and where they can dine.

University Mourns Death of David Rossell

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

David Rossell, associate provost for personnel and budget, who retired less than two weeks ago from George Mason University after more than two decades of service, passed away at his home the afternoon of Aug. 10.