Archive for March, 2008

Mason Receives Grant to Research Teen Drinking Cultures in America

Posted: March 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason has received a $500,000 grant from the Century Council to fund a two-year research initiative that aims to set the benchmark for all future studies undertaken to combat underage drinking.

The “Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America” study is designed to better understand the psychological and sociological factors that affect adolescents as they make decisions regarding whether to engage in alcohol-related behaviors.

Spring ITU Projects Briefing Agenda Announced

Posted: March 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The spring Information Technology Unit (ITU) Projects Briefing will be held on Tuesday, April 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Research I, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus.

Mason Sports Roundup

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

women's lacrosse

Mason’s women’s lacrosse, track and field, softball and rowing squads were in action recently, as well as the men’s volleyball, track and field and baseball teams.

Siegel’s Latest ‘Conversation’ Explores Liszt, Strauss, Schubert

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

Jeffrey Siegel

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

Entrepreneurship Research Conference Draws Participants from around the World

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

It used to be that when you thought of an entrepreneur you pictured a small business owner. Today, however, being an entrepreneur is as much about being a leader, having innovative ideas and understanding the needs of the market as it is about starting and managing a business.

Symposium Focuses on Social Action in Visual Culture

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

symposium poster image

The Fifth Annual Visual Cultures Symposium, “Intended to Provoke: Social Action in Visual Culture[s],” will be held Thursday, March 27, in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus.

Center for the Arts Presents St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre

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

Founded in 1966 as the first Theatre of Ballet in Russia, St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is led by international ballet laureate Yuri Petukhov, who continues to build the company’s extensive repertoire of classical and modern ballet.

SPP Alumna Wins Book Contract with Elderly Entrepreneurship Research

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

Ting Zhang

Just one year after winning a Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Fellowship to research elderly self-employment for an aging U.S. economy, Ting Zhang, PhD Public Policy ’08, has signed a contract with World Scientific Publishing to produce a book focusing on the same topic.

Internationally Known Scientist to Teach Undergraduate Course on Climate, Weather

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

Jagadish Shukla

Jagadish Shukla, an internationally known climatologist and founder of the graduate Climate Dynamics Program at Mason, will be teaching a course for undergraduates and general education students for the first time in his more than 10 years at Mason.

University Administrators to Hold Budget Forum

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

All faculty and staff members are invited to a budget forum on Monday, March 31, hosted by Provost Peter Stearns and Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens.