Archive for February, 2008

Sept. 11 Inspires Center for the Arts Performance, ‘Staggering toward America’

Posted: February 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, inspired Rik Reppe to give up his career as a Los Angeles business consultant and make a cross-country trek in his pickup truck to visit the crash sites in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and New York.

The Five-Minute Interview: Professor and Poet Jennifer Atkinson

Posted: February 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Drift Ice book cover

Mason English professor and poet Jennifer Atkinson won the University of Alabama Poetry Prize for her first book of poems, “The Dogwood Tree” (1990), and the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize for her second collection, “The Drowned City” (2000).

This spring, Etruscan Press will release a third volume of her poetry, “Drift Ice.” Atkinson recently talked about the new book.

Mason Counts Down to Homecoming

Posted: February 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Four days ‘til Homecoming Week begins, nine days ‘til the block party and men’s basketball game against UNCW gets under way, and so many events in between!

Mason Sports Roundup

Posted: February 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The men’s basketball team will play against Ohio University in the ESPN BracketBuster game on Feb. 23.

Virginia Opera to Stage ‘Eugene Onegin’ at Center for the Arts

Posted: February 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the first time in its 33-year history, Virginia Opera is proud to bring a Russian opera to the stage with its new production of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s heart-rending “Eugene Onegin” at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.

Based on the novel-in-verse by Alexander Pushkin, “Eugene Onegin” receives its name from the title character, a young aristocrat whose selfish arrogance causes him to reject the beautiful Tatiana. This, compounded by a fatal duel with his best friend, Lensky, delivers him into a state of tragic regret, desperate to reclaim a lost chance for love.

Hinton to Discuss Traditional Chinese Architecture at Next Vision Series Lecture

Posted: February 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Carma Hinton

Carma Hinton, Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, will present the next Vision Series lecture on Monday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.

One Stop Shop

Posted: February 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Student Amanda Torres makes a purchase at One Stop Patriot Shop, a new general store in the Blue Ridge residence hall on the Fairfax Campus. Open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week, the shop offers many of the items available in the Johnson Center convenience store, but will soon have an […]

Undergraduate’s Aneurysm Research Helps Him Win National Competition

Posted: February 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Steve Hendrickson, a senior majoring in mathematics, took first place in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the 2008 Joint Mathematics Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

Research Center Uses Computer Simulations to Gain Insight into Social Phenomena

Posted: February 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

Computational social science is an emerging field, and Mason has taken a leadership role in the new science nationally and globally.

University Survey Identifies Top Areas of Improvement

Posted: February 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Every two years, Mason’s University Process Improvement Council collects information from faculty and staff on the university’s performance in the areas of student support; university facilities; technology; research; faculty and staff support; financial services and support; university relations and development; and other support services including library, police, legal and safety.