Archive for February, 2008

Test of Strength

Posted: February 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As budding engineers anxiously await his verdict, Greg Hero, executive director of Mason’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, inspects their popsicle stick bridge. The contest for high school students was held as part of Engineers Week activities at the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Mason Sports Roundup

Posted: February 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Mason Partners with Sittercity.com to Provide Caregiving Resources

Posted: February 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Juggling multiple lives at work, home and school can oftentimes be overwhelming. What can you do if your child becomes ill and must leave school early or your elderly mother comes to live with you, but you can’t stay home to take care of her?

Former Engineering Professor Dies

Posted: February 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Richard P. Evans, former professor of systems engineering at Mason, died on Monday, Feb. 4. Evans was 74 years old.

Men’s Basketball Falls to Ohio, 69-57

Posted: February 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team used a 16-0 run to build a 28-11 first-half lead, but was unable to stop Ohio.

Sustainability Moves into the Classroom, across the Disciplines

Posted: February 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Andrew Wingfield

What do camping and coal mines, and energy audits and activist art have to do with one another? They are all part of a new wave of Mason courses incorporating sustainability concepts. Such courses began dotting the pages of the university’s course catalog this past term.

Steve Gladis to Present Leadership Communication Certificate Series

Posted: February 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To be a successful leader, individuals must often rely on their communication skills.

Batteries, Bulbs and — Band? Mason Graduate Teaching Fellows Take Their Research to K-12 Classrooms

Posted: February 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sixth graders at Manassas Park Middle School in Manassas Park, Va., are discovering that being a scientist is hard work. You have to deal with equipment failures, time constraints and problems with your colleagues — and that’s all before lunch period.

Roses for Soldiers

Posted: February 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For Valentine’s Day, Student Government leaders hosted a kiosk in the Johnson Center where students could donate money for roses and write cards to soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Students then personally delivered the cards, along with roses supplied by Freedom Alliance, a nonprofit organization. “The soldiers were so happy to see us […]

Freshman Scholar Has a Seat at World Economic Forum

Posted: February 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Whitney Burton

Imagine being among a crowd of influential world leaders and listening to the likes of Bono and Al Gore discuss global problems while offering solutions to alleviate them. Even better, imagine sharing your own ideas with them.