Archive for August, 2007

Fall Brings New Class of Distinguished Faculty to Mason

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

The start of a new academic year is always exciting as a new class of students joins the university. Recruiting efforts of another kind come to fruition this fall as well, when scholars and researchers travel to Northern Virginia from around the world to join Mason’s faculty ranks.

Studying Chinese

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

This summer, Mason hosted a Chinese language camp for students from Fairfax in grades 1 to 3. Camp counselors were Mason students who are studying Chinese. Above, the children perform a Chinese lion dance for their parents on the final day of camp.Creative Services photo

Mason Receives National Honor for Maintaining Safe Campuses

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

Mason was awarded the 2007 Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award, which is presented annually by the nonprofit Security On Campus Inc. “in honor of schools that have done extraordinary things to make college university students safer.”

George Mason in the News

Posted: August 10, 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.

Monday, July 30, Newsweek
Putting Time in a (Leaky) Bottle
“New studies suggest that it is possible to measure something without affecting it. The key is doing the experiments, well, gently. Anyone with a vague memory of Physics 101 knows that if you shine a light on what you want to measure, or stick a thermometer in it, you alter it…”

Candidates for Dean of Students to Give Presentations

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

University Life invites the university community to meet next week with the candidates for the position of dean of students/assistant vice president for University Life.

Transitions

Posted: August 9, 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.

Send information to gazette@gmu.edu.

Hemlock Overlook: A New Name and New Adult Learning Center

Posted: August 9, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Hemlock Overlook Center for Experiential Education recently changed part of its name to more accurately reflect its mission, and launched the Center for Professional Development.

Men’s Basketball Season to Begin Nov. 9 against Vermont

Posted: August 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In less than 10 weeks, the George Mason men’s basketball team will begin practice for the 2007-08 season. The team’s opener will be Nov. 9 versus the University of Vermont Catamounts.

Mason Announces New BOV Members, Reappointments

Posted: August 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Terri Beirne of the law firm McCandlish Holton PC, and C. Gibson Dunn, consultant in psychiatry with Fairfax County Alcohol and Drug Services, have been appointed to Mason’s Board of Visitors.

The new appointees replace Sidney Dewberry, who served two four-year terms, and William P. Johnson, who served one.

Two current members were reappointed: Byron Marchant, executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Black Entertainment Television; and J. Knox Singleton, president and CEO of Inova Health System.

Flags at Half-Staff for Oliver Hill

Posted: August 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. Timothy Kaine has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff throughout Virginia in respect and memory of civil rights attorney Oliver W. Hill.