Archive for April, 2008

Equality from 9 to 5: Psychology Professor Looks at Discrimination and Diversity on the Job

Posted: April 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Thanks to legislation adopted in recent years, companies are sensitive and concerned about making sure discrimination does not occur in their workplace. We like to think the days of male supervisors chasing their female assistants around the desk, or someone getting harassed for their religious beliefs, are over. However, despite the laws put in place to protect people, discrimination does happen — oftentimes in more subtle ways.

Mason’s 2008 Commencement Has Record Number of Graduates

Posted: April 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Norman Augustine

George Mason University will honor the largest graduating class in its history at the institution’s 41st Commencement on Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center.

Mason Day Rock

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

A climbing wall was a centerpiece of activities at the April 24 Mason Day, a student rite of spring on the Fairfax Campus. In the foreground, students paint recycling bins.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Public Relations Course Gives Students a Real-World Challenge

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

As the semester comes to a close, most students mark the end of their classes with a dreaded final exam. But for a group of seven Mason students, their semester will end with a Hawaiian luau that will take place by Mason Pond on Friday, April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Conferences Tackle Corporate Ethics and Fraud Prevention

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

The School of Management and Accounting Excellence Program will host two corporate governance events on the Fairfax Campus in May.

Mason Announces 2008 Health Care Quality Improvement Awards

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

The Department of Health Administration and Policy in the College of Health and Human Services announced four winners of its annual Improvement of the Year Award at a banquet on April 24.

Department of Music Announces Annual Scholarship Concert

Posted: April 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

the university’s Department of Music’s annual scholarship concert will include vocal and instrumental winners of the 2008 Concerto Competition, as well as selections from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” featuring Mason Provost Peter Stearns.

New Roundabout on Patriot Circle to Improve Traffic Flow

Posted: April 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Traffic patterns in the southwest corner of Patriot Circle near Mason Pond on the Fairfax Campus will change significantly this summer and into the fall.

NSA Designates Mason Center for Excellence in Information Assurance Education, Research

Posted: April 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason has been redesignated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2008-13. Mason has also received a new NSA designation, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.