Archive for October, 2007

Statement of George Mason University Regarding Sigma Chi Fraternity Decision

October 31, 2007

In light of recent news stories regarding the lawsuit against George Mason University by the previously-recognized fraternity, the Iota Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi, the university reiterates its support of the decision made by an independent Student Judicial Board in May 2006, to revoke recognition of this Greek university chapter for violating the university’s student judicial code.

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

October 31, 2007

Following are members of the Mason community who made presentations in October as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers’ bureau.

Professor Takes a Grimm Look at Horror Films

October 31, 2007

Why do people enjoy scary movies? What do they say about our culture and our deepest fears? For Walter Rankin, deputy associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs at Mason, horror movies are adult fairy tales, giving the audience a good thrill while tapping into classic storytelling and raw human emotion.

The Five-Minute Interview: Jim Olds on Oprah

October 31, 2007

Oprah Winfrey, number nine on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world, is a household name worldwide. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is viewed in 112 countries. However, neuroscience typically isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you hear her name.

Mason Establishes First International and Niche Housing Internships for Assisted Living Students

October 31, 2007

Building on its national reputation for innovative curricula, the Mason Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration has implemented two first-in-industry internships to be completed by students during the fall 2007 semester.

Statement from George Mason University Regarding Sigma Chi Fraternity Decision

October 30, 2007

In light of recent news stories regarding the lawsuit against George Mason University by the previously-recognized fraternity, the Iota Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi, the university reiterates its support of the decision made by an independent Student Judicial Board in May 2006, to revoke recognition of this Greek university chapter for violating the university’s student judicial code.

Mason Sports Roundup

October 30, 2007

Men’s and women’s cross country and soccer and women’s volleyball teams were in action over the weekend. Tennis was postponed because of rain.

Mason Project on Immigration Sponsors Forum on Immigrant Issue and the Election

October 30, 2007

The Mason Project on Immigration will present “On the Eve of the Election: The Immigrant Issue and the Challenge to Virginia’s Communities” on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Shukla to Give Talk on Global Warming

October 30, 2007

Jagadish Shukla, chair of the Climate Dynamics Department and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will give a talk titled “Global Warming: the Known, the Unknown and the Unknowable” on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mason Hall Edwin Meese III Conference Room on the Fairfax Campus.

Georgian State Dance Company Comes to Center for the Arts

October 30, 2007

A professional folk troupe of classically trained ballet dancers, the Georgian State Dance Company astounds and captivates audiences with their daring interpretations of traditional Georgian folk dances that almost always provoke standing ovations.

Georgian State Dance Company