Archive for January, 2008

Mason Soccer Hall of Famer Named Coach of Chicago Fire

Posted: January 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Denis Hamlett, BS ’92, a member of the Patriots’ Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame, was hired as the head coach of Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Chicago Fire.

Mason Professor Heads National Science Foundation Origin of Life Research Exhibit

Posted: January 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Harold Morowitz

It was the egg that came before the chicken. Or was it the chicken before the egg? For thousands of years, theories on the origin of life on earth have varied, and there still appears to be no definite conclusion.

But thanks to a substantial grant from the National Science Foundation, Mason professor Harold Morowitz led a research consortium that has developed an exhibit demonstrating new views of life’s origin.

Mason to Commemorate the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted: January 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To celebrate Black History Month and commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Mason will hold a series of events on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31.

New Course Encourages Students to Become Art Historians

Posted: January 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Have you ever wondered what the view would be like from the top of Machu Picchu, the Incan site in Peru built around 1450? How about looking up in the sky at La Danta, one of the largest pyramids in the world built by the Mayans?

Jajodias Make Significant Donation to Volgenau School

Posted: January 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

University Professor Sushil Jajodia has made many charitable donations during his academic career.

Homecoming Office Decorating Competition Announced

Posted: January 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason Rocks pass

Homecoming at Mason will be celebrated during the week of Feb. 11-16. Faculty and staff are encouraged to decorate their office area using the homecoming theme, “Mason Rocks!”

Mason Participates in National Teach-In on Climate Change

Posted: January 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Lately, the discussion on global warming has been heating up faster than the planet itself has. Now it’s making its way into a multitude of academic disciplines across the United States.

Mason Sports Roundup

Posted: January 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In addition to men’s basketball reported yesterday, several other Mason teams were in action over the weekend.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
Powered by two triple-event winners, the Mason men’s swimming and diving team notched a 187-108 victory over Towson on Saturday, while the women fell to the Tigers, 201-93, in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action at Burdick Pool.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra to Appear at Center for the Arts with Trumpeter Byron Stripling

Posted: January 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Composed of some of the Washington, D.C., area’s finest jazz musicians, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra is known for its insightful interpretation of revered jazz classics.

Byron Stripling

Men’s Basketball Cruises Past Huskies, 80-52

Posted: January 14, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Cam Long

The Mason men’s basketball team had an 18-point lead at the half and opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take the fight out of the Northeastern Huskies, winning 80-52.

The Patriots improved to 11-5, 3-2, and are 8-0 at home on the year, while Northeastern fell to 6-9, 2-3. The Patriots shot 58.5 percent from the field and 45 percent from three-point range in the win.