Archive for May, 2008

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

May 30, 2008

Each month, members of the Mason community volunteer to make presentations to businesses and organizations as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers bureau.

Mason in the News

May 30, 2008

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Who Was That? Buildings Named for Key Players in University’s History

May 30, 2008

Many of the older buildings on the Fairfax Campus were named after key people in Mason’s history.

groundbreaking with Charles Fenwick at center

PE Building Expands

May 29, 2008

The PE Building expansion on the Fairfax Campus is taking shape. Due for completion in 2009, the addition will more than double the size of the current facility. This view is from the rear of the building.Mason Gazette photo


May 29, 2008

The following changes in faculty status were approved by Mason’s Board of Visitors at its May 7 meeting.

Staff Senate Holds Appreciation Days

May 29, 2008

In what has become an annual event, the Staff Senate will hold Staff Appreciation Day on each of the Mason campuses next week.

Mandaville Explains Complexities of Islamic Politics in New Book

May 28, 2008

Peter Mandaville

There is little doubt of the importance of Muslim politics in world affairs. However, though these politics are often discussed and debated, are they really fully understood?

Security Office’s Online Phishing Survey Tests Awareness

May 28, 2008

Everyone with an e-mail account has heard of or been hit by a phishing attack in one form or another. But phishing scams today are becoming increasingly more deceptive — luring us in with more sophisticated and clever ploys.

Mason Alumna Mentors Children in Need

May 27, 2008

Mason alumna Nancy Portee makes volunteering her life’s work, and her volunteering projects are as valuable to her as her career.

“I feel it is important to give back to the community, and I feel strongly that it is important to help children have a good start in life,” she says.

Tutto Bene: New Language Programs Steep Students in Italian Culture

May 27, 2008

Italian flag

Italy: rich in history and culture, romantic in language, classic in art and literature. Now, Mason students have the opportunity to fully engage with the birthplace of the Renaissance movement and artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and poets such as Dante Alighieri.