Archive for March, 2008

Mason in the Community

March 31, 2008

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

April 2008 at the Patriot Center

March 31, 2008

During the first half of April, the Patriot Center will be hosting the annual Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. The second half of the month is filled with a variety of events, such as concerts, a bridal show and the UCW Invasion MMA Event.

Provost Review Committee to Hold Town Hall Meetings

March 31, 2008

Susan Tolchin, chair of the Provost Review Committee, has announced that five town hall meetings will be held to involve the university community in the committee’s task.

Outstanding Students, Faculty and Staff Recognized with Vision Awards

March 31, 2008

Erek Perry

Erek Perry, director of the University Scholars program, received the faculty/staff Vision Award at the sixth annual program held on Saturday.

Before the Start-Up Starts, Young Entrepreneurs Learn about Pitfalls and Pitches

March 31, 2008

Facebook. Ben and Jerry’s. Microsoft. Virgin Records. Google. You might not immediately see the connection between these companies, but after looking more closely, you’ll find there is one unifying characteristic – all of them were started by entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

Author Chinua Achebe to Receive Mason Award at 2008 Fall for the Book

March 28, 2008

The Fall for the Book festival — Northern Virginia’s largest and oldest literary celebration — will present the 2008 Mason Award to Nigerian novelist, poet and critic Chinua Achebe.

His book, “Things Fall Apart,” has earned worldwide readership and profoundly influenced several generations of African novelists.

Mason in the News

March 28, 2008

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason recently received.

Summer Abroad Programs Open New Vistas

March 28, 2008

The Center for Global Education (CGE) offers a variety of summer-abroad programs that enable students to study in a different country while earning credits towards their degree.

Keeping Healthy

March 27, 2008

Blood pressure checks were among the dozens of free services offered at the annual Health and Fitness Expo at the Fairfax Campus this week. The Prince William Campus had its own health fair as well.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Virginia Opera Presents ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’ at Center for the Arts

March 27, 2008

Virginia Opera invites the public to don kilts and tartans for its final production of the season, Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.”