Archive for February, 2008

Spirit of King Award Winners Strive to Develop a Multicultural Campus Community

Posted: February 5, 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 held several events last week, including one in which a faculty member and a student were honored with the Spirit of King award.

Men’s Basketball Beats JMU, 72-46

Posted: February 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team played in front of the largest home crowd — 9,840 fans — in school history on Saturday and beat the James Madison Dukes 72-46.

Jeffrey Siegel Returns to the Center for the Arts with ‘Russia: Rebels on the Red Carpet!’

Posted: February 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to Mason’s Center for the Arts, performing the third of this season’s trademark “concert with commentary” series, Keyboard Conversations.

Survey Shows Republicans and Democrats Equally Likely to Perform ‘Green’ Actions

Posted: February 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Political party affiliation has little bearing on the number of “green” actions people take, a new study by Porter Novelli and Mason’s Center of Excellence in Climate Change Communication Research shows.

Homecoming Game Time Announced

Posted: February 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The word has been handed down: the Mason men’s basketball Homecoming game against UNCW will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. With that starting time nailed down, all the other Homecoming events that day fall into place.

Digital History Center Looks at the Future of Preserving the Past

Posted: February 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It is hard to believe the Center for History and New Media has only been around for 14 years. In that short period of time, the center’s work has revolutionized the way historians think about history and the way history is taught. It is now the largest and most-funded digital humanities and history center in the world, having been awarded more than $20 million in grants since its inception.

In the Community

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

Following are members of the Mason community who made presentations in January as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers’ bureau.

For more information or to schedule a speaker, visit the web site or call 703-993-8761.

February 2008 Accolades

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

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

Send information to gazette@gmu.edu. Please note: The next Accolades column will be published March 3, 2007. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 25.

LeAnn Pittman Is February Employee of the Month

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

LeAnn Pittman

Manager of classroom support on the Arlington Campus, LeAnn Pittman says, “It’s all about teamwork.”

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.