Archive for February, 2008

Mason Physicists Investigate the Science of Tomorrow

Posted: February 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Yakir Aharonov believes in destiny. More specifically, he believes that you are your own destiny — not in a cliché, poetic way, but rather in a very literal sense. A future you out there in time is actually affecting the present you.

Homecoming Spirit

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

Mason faculty and staff got rewarded for their Mason spirit on Thursday when they showed up for lunch at Ciao Hall wearing Mason gear. Not only was lunch half price, but the Homecoming Committee also gave away dozens of Mason items in a free raffle.Photo by Laila Jadallah

An Interview with Louise Shelley on the Political Crisis in the Country of Georgia

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

Louise Shelley

Louise Shelley, Mason professor of public policy, provides some insight into the ongoing problems in the country of Georgia in the book, “Organized Crime and Corruption in Georgia.” Shelley was a co-editor and contributor to the book, which was published in November 2007.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Classes and Delayed Opening Clarified

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

On Feb. 13, Mason opened at 9:30 a.m. because of inclement weather. This created some confusion regarding the 9 a.m. classes.

Mason Celebrates Women’s History Month

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

This year’s theme for Women’s History Month is “Feminist Art.” Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies, the celebration will include an exhibition, roundtable discussions and guest speakers.

Men’s Basketball Downs Towson, 85-73

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

The Mason men’s basketball team traveled to Towson and took a 85-73 win over the Tigers.

Monterey Jazz Festival Tradition Comes to Center for the Arts

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

For lovers of great jazz, the Monterey Jazz Festival has always been the ultimate jazz experience. This season marks its 50th anniversary, and to commemorate this milestone, the festival has organized a national tour.

Terrence Blanchard

The Monterey Jazz Festival comes to the Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 9, at 7 p.m. for a night of extraordinary jazz music.

Professors Find Mathematics Can Optimize Cancer Treatments

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

How do businesses continually improve their products? The answer is rooted in one of the oldest and most classic of academic disciplines: mathematics.

Free Jazz Concert Celebrates Republic of Estonia Anniversary

Posted: February 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Tõnu Naissoo Jazz Quartet, with vocalist Anna Põldvee, will perform at the Fairfax Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in Harris Theater.