Archive for May, 2008

Newest Robinson Professor Sees History as ‘A Great Connector’

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

For historian Spencer Crew, the Underground Railroad that existed in the United States in the 19th century represented much of the best the nation had to offer during that timeframe and even into the present.

Immigration Hearing

Posted: May 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Virginia Commission on Immigration held a hearing at Mason’s Fairfax Campus on May 22. Above, panel members listen to speakers.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Mason Students, Faculty and Staff Share Fulbright Experiences

Posted: May 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The third volume of the Diversity at Mason series, titled “Diversity at Mason: The Fulbright Experience,” will be available this summer.

Mason in the News

Posted: May 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage Mason recently received.

Virginia State Council Approves Mason PhD in Physics

Posted: May 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With professors already exploring the outer edges of our solar system, unlocking the mysteries of black holes and paving the way for quantum computing, a Mason doctoral program in physics is long overdue.

Mason Hosts Virginia Commission on Immigration Hearing

Posted: May 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason will host a Virginia Commission on Immigration public hearing on Thursday, May 22, in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

University Marshal Looks Back on Almost a Decade of Tradition

Posted: May 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Prof. Jeff Chamberlain at CHSS convocation

Associate Professor Jeff Chamberlain spent Monday catching up after the whirlwind of Commencement.

Mason Sports Roundup

Posted: May 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ryan McCoy

With most of the the athletics teams having completed their seasons, the baseball and men’s and women’s track and field squads were the only two in action this past weekend.

Baseball swept the William and Mary Tribe in a three-game series, while track and field recorded a number of top-five finishes in the IC4A/ECAC Championships.

Dining Services Announces Summer Venues, Hours

Posted: May 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With a smaller population on campus during the summer, Dining Services has adjusted the hours and venues for dining on the Fairfax Campus.

Professional Speakers Demonstrate Different Approaches

Posted: May 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Aristotle argued that persuasion is accomplished through three components. Depending upon the setting or type of persuasion, these three components vary in their importance.