Archive for December, 2007

December at the Patriot Center

Posted: December 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s basketball season at the Patriot Center, with two Mason men’s games this month and three women’s games. In addition, Sesame Street Live, “When Elmo Grows Up,” has a four-day run.

Staff Senate Sponsors Toy, Food Drive

Posted: December 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As in years past during the holiday season, the Mason Staff Senate, in conjunction with the university’s Holiday Party on Dec. 18, will sponsor a toy drive and a food drive.

Men’s Basketball Upset by East Carolina, 68-65

Posted: December 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team was a heavy favorite heading into Sunday’s BB&T Classic matchup with East Carolina at the Verizon Center, but the Patriots lost, 68-65.

Peg Koback Is December Employee of the Month

Posted: December 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Position at Mason: Education Support Specialist in the Public and International Affairs Department
Years at Mason: Three
What She Does: She meets with many prospective students and applicants, helps process their files, makes sure the appropriate faculty members review their applications in a timely manner, and then serves as a resource for many of these students once they are admitted.

December 2007 Accolades

Posted: December 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades recognizes the latest achievements of George Mason faculty and staff members.

Panel Discussion on Climate Change to Feature Shukla

Posted: December 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

An interdisciplinary panel of Mason experts will present “A Science and Society Discussion on Climate Change: Science and Politics for the Future” on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Professor’s Research Becomes a National Gallery of Art Exhibition

Posted: December 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Consider Mount Vesuvius. Were it to erupt, how would people react? One could easily imagine the masses fleeing in the shadow of the spewing volcano. However, during the 18th century, visitors to Naples did just the opposite. In fact, the thrill of viewing a Vesuvian eruption was so attractive that ascending the active volcano became an imperative for tourists visiting the area.