Archive for December, 2007

Holiday Party Will Strike an International Chord

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

This year, the Events Management staff has combined two Mason themes of global awareness and Patriot spirit and rolled them into one for the holiday party. The result: “Where in the World Is Gunston?”

World’s Smallest Microwave Oven Will Dramatically Increase Speed of DNA Testing

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

Researchers in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created an instrument that will change the speed and format in which DNA samples are analyzed and results are returned.

Weekends.gmu.edu Helps Students Stay Connected

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

It’s Thursday night and you just got home from your last class of the day. The weekend is fast approaching and you’re looking forward to having some fun, but you have no idea what activities are happening on campus or around town.

Mason’s Zotero Joins Forces with Internet Archive to Help Scholars Discover the ‘Hidden’ Archive

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

Although libraries have dedicated much of their time to scanning and cataloguing their materials for online access, both the expense and time of such projects have prevented many documents from being readily available.

Blue Skies in Research I

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

Daniel Dean (center), a BFA candidate in studio art with a concentration in photography, explains his installation, called “sky,” at a reception held in his honor at the Research I building. The installation marked the first collaboration between the Art and Visual Technology Department and the office of Research and Economic Development, according to Research […]

Mason Law Graduates Achieve Highest Virginia Bar Pass Rate

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

Mason law alumni who sat for the July 2007 Virginia Bar Exam continued the School of Law’s tradition of passing by a greater percentage than the state average.

Nearly 120 Mason graduates took the July exam, and the result was the highest pass rate of any Virginia law school.

Among all who took the exam, Mason graduates scored nearly 17 percentage points higher than the state average passage rate, with an overall passage rate of 88.8 percent versus a state overall passage rate of 71.9 percent.

Shave the Cost of a Parking Ticket with Toy, Food Donation

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

Parking Services is partnering with the Staff Senate during the holiday season to reward those who donate to charity. Now through Monday, Dec. 17, all those who received a parking ticket on a Mason campus can get credit toward their fee through a toy or food donation.

Mason Rocks for Homecoming 2008

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

Mason Rocks pass

Now that you’ve got your brand-new 2008 calendar ready (or soon will), it’s time to clear the decks and pencil in Mason’s 2008 Homecoming Week: Feb. 11-15.

Women’s Basketball Falls to Bucknell; Wrestling Splits Dual Meets

Posted: December 11, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Senior Lateisha Wade drained a three-pointer with one second showing on the clock, but the Mason women’s basketball team fell just short at Bucknell last Tuesday.

Freshman’s Activism Puts Her on the Road to Davos

Posted: December 11, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Whitney Burton

University Scholar Whitney Burton, freshman global studies major, has been selected to participate in the British Council’s Greenwich Forum.

She will travel to Greenwich, London, in January to meet with 60 young scholars from around the world to discuss global issues and challenge world leaders.

The forum group that presents the strongest proposal will travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to present its plan to world leaders and challenge them to consider the proposal and make changes.