Archive for December, 2007

Former Equity Officer Earl Ingram Dies

Posted: December 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Earl Ingram

Earl Ingram, former vice president and university equity officer who retired in 2003 after serving 15 years at Mason, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Mason Researchers Apply New Strategies in War on Breast Cancer

Posted: December 18, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Scientists at Mason’s Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) and clinicians at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center in Falls Church, Va., will investigate living breast tissue to determine if cancer stem cells — thought to be the driving force behind the development of cancer — are present in the earliest stages of premalignant tumors.

This is the first known research of its kind to use living, precancerous human breast tissue. The scientists are hopeful that this research will lead to new strategies for breast cancer screening and treatment.

Women’s Basketball Players Win with Womentoring Program

Posted: December 18, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Junior sports management majors Tiffany Reaves and Courtney Exum are working to open up new opportunities for the 13 members of Mason’s women’s basketball team.

Plans for Faculty and Staff Housing, Conference Center Progressing

Posted: December 18, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Living in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets is great … if you’re a seller. But purchasing a home in such a market can be daunting.

Student Teachers Reflect on the Art of Teaching Art

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

As another semester comes to a close, a new generation of art teachers will begin the transformation from students in the classroom to teachers in charge of their own classes. These transitioning students must move from being artists who think primarily about their own work to teachers who think about the artwork and learning of others.

Mason’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art Education Program, a collaboration between the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), helps potential art teachers make teaching an art form in itself.

Mason Teams with Leukemia Society to Give Kids ‘the World’

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

Mason men’s head basketball coach Jim Larranaga and the Mason Geography Department are teaming up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter to provide a special gift to children hospitalized at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.

Nominations for Outstanding Mason Employees Sought

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

The Office of Human Resources and Payroll is calling on the Mason community for nominations for five awards: the Outstanding Achievement Award, the Exceptional Support Award, the David W. Rossell Quill Award, the Margaret C. Howell Award and the Team Excellence Award.

Researchers Study Chronic Illness and Its Relationship to Fatigue

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

Fatigue is one of the most common health complaints, particularly of those suffering from a chronic illness. For this reason, Lynn Gerber and her team of researchers at the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability have chosen it as a unifying theme for the center’s work.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Friday, Dec. 7, Houston Chronicle
Bush’s Rhetoric on Faith Has Dropped a Notch
“There is something missing from President Bush’s speeches these days, an omission all the more profound because what’s lacking used to be so prevalent. Bush is not talking about his faith anymore. ‘He is at a different stage in his presidency,’ said Mark Rozell, an expert on religion and the presidency at George Mason University.

Technology Update Offered during B.Y.T.E. Week

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

Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (B.Y.T.E.) Week is scheduled for Jan. 14 through Jan. 18, 2008. During the week, free training for faculty and staff members helps expand their technology skills to support the classroom and the university.