Archive for September, 2007

Agenda for IT Projects Briefing Announced

Posted: September 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The next semiannual IT Projects Briefing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Research I, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus.

Mason Aims to Increase Minority Population of STEM Grads

Posted: September 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason recently became a part of a cooperative program among eight colleges and universities throughout Virginia and North Carolina that will focus on increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called “STEM” fields.

Geologist Leads Students on a Trail of Discovery

Posted: September 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sometimes playing in the dirt turns up treasure. Last month, Mark Krekeler traveled to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico with three of his students to examine ways to inexpensively protect the area’s environment. The group was looking to improve landfills and sewage treatment in the scenic area, which attracts six million tourists each year.

Men Tie, Women Fall in Latest Soccer Matches

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

The Mason men’s soccer team (2-2-1) engaged in a defensive showdown with Monmouth University (4-1-1) on Sept. 19 in West Long Branch, N.J., earning a scoreless draw with the Hawks.

Aquila Theatre Company Presents ‘Catch-22’ at Center for the Arts

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

Aquila Theatre Company will bring a dynamic, timely and hilarious new production of Joseph Heller’s stage production of his classic novel, “Catch-22,” to Mason’s Center for the Arts.

Professor Promotes Benefits of Effective Health Communication

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

It started with an asthma attack. Gary Kreps was 18, living in San Francisco and working at the airport helping to unload planes.

George Mason in the News

Posted: September 21, 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.

Ballet Folklórico de México to Appear at Center for the Arts

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

For more than 50 years, Ballet Folklórico de México has delighted audiences in more than 5,000 performances worldwide with vibrant dance, music and costumes that exude the spirit of Mexico.

Psychology Professor Receives $2.6 Million Grant

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

Psychology professor Raja Parasuraman recently received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on the early detection of Alzheimer’s.

Mason Sponsors WETA’s Broadcast of ‘The War’

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

From Sept. 23 to 30, WETA TV 26 will locally premiere Ken Burns’ new documentary produced with Lynn Novick called “The War,” a seven-episode series that examines the myriad ways in which World War II touched the lives of every family in America.