Archive for May, 2008

Commencement ’08

Posted: May 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Norman R. Augustine, retired CEO and chairman of Lockheed Martin, former president of Martin Marietta Corporation and former acting secretary of the Army, delivered the Commencement address at Mason’s ceremony on Saturday.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Center for History and New Media Launches National History Education Clearinghouse

Posted: May 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has publicly launched the National History Education Clearinghouse, an online project that brings U.S. history teachers high-quality support and resources.

Mason’s New Performing Arts Center Receives Support from Distinguished Donors

Posted: May 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Modeled after intimate 19th-century European opera houses, a new performing arts venue is rising on the Prince William Campus. It is named the Hylton Performing Arts Center and is scheduled to open in spring 2010.

Unfriendly Skies: Can the U.S. Air Transportation System Be Fixed?

Posted: May 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last year, American passengers waited for a total of 284.5 million hours — approximately 32,477 years — in flight delays. As the busy travel season approaches this summer, passengers may have to wait even longer to get to their destination. How did America’s airports become so congested, and what can be done to alleviate the backups?

Mason in the News

Posted: May 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Hazeur to Depart Mason; Search Committee for Replacement Formed

Posted: May 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Camille Hazeur, assistant to the president and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity Services for the past four and one-half years, has announced she will leave Mason.

History Student Archives the Past at Holocaust Museum

Posted: May 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rebecca Erbelding

People tell Rebecca Erbelding secrets that they won’t even tell their spouses, their siblings or their children. As an archivist for the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., the Mason doctoral student gets to hear many of the survivors’ stories firsthand.

Mercatus Center Issues Performance Scorecard on Federal Agencies

Posted: May 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The percentage of federal spending covered by government agencies with satisfactory performance reports rose to its highest level since the reports were mandated nine years ago.

However, this is only 35 percent of $2.587 trillion in spending, according to Mason’s economics research and outreach group, the Mercatus Center, which has just released the “Ninth Annual Performance Report Scorecard: Which Federal Agencies Best Inform the Public”.

Bike to Work Day Grows in Popularity

Posted: May 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day should be an easy sell for many people. As gas prices continue to set records on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis, even the sky can’t limit how high prices will go this summer.

Commencement Ceremony to Be Broadcast on GMU-TV

Posted: May 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For those who can’t attend in person, Mason’s 2008 Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on GMU-TV on Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. After the live broadcast, the ceremony will be rebroadcast daily through June 1.