Archive for June, 2008

School of Management Hosts Teaching and Training Workplace Diversity Conference

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

The School of Management (SOM) will hold its second annual Teaching and Training Workplace Diversity Conference July 10-12 at the Hilton Arlington. This year’s conference theme is Bridging the Research-Practice Gap.

Presidential Power Proves to Be Rich Subject for Scholar’s Study

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

As the two U.S. presidential candidates move into the final phases of their campaigns, they could do themselves a favor by paying attention to James Pfiffner’s body of work. Pfiffner, University Professor in the School of Public Policy, has written extensively on the presidency, including how best to grasp the reins of power after taking office.

Michael Cunningham to Receive Fairfax Prize at Fall for the Book

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

Michael Cunningham, author of “The Hours,” has been named the recipient of the 2008 Fairfax Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts, which will be presented in September at Mason as part of the Fall for the Book Festival.

On the job: University’s Growth Challenges Parking and Transportation Director

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

Josh Cantor

Arguably one of the most wearisome jobs at Mason belongs to the director of parking and transportation, Josh Cantor.

Mason Offers New Benefits for Basketball Season Ticket Accounts

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

Season tickets for Mason basketball are on sale now for the 2008-09 season.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Transitions

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

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

ROTC’s Overbye Leaves Post on an Upbeat Note

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

Lt. Col. James Overbye

Lt. Col. James Overbye, who has overseen the ROTC program at Mason since 2004, has been reassigned to continue his military tenure in Afghanistan.

Farewell to Hazeur Planned

Posted: June 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A farewell gathering for Camille Hazeur, assistant to the president and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity Services for the past four and one-half years, will be held in the Alumni Atrium of Mason Hall on Thursday, June 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Hazeur will leave Mason to take a similar position at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Her last day at Mason will be June 30. Please join us to say goodbye and to show our appreciation for her work here at Mason.

Hollywood Producer Herskovitz to Screen ‘quarterlife’

Posted: June 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

American film director, writer and producer Marshall Herskovitz will visit Mason’s Fairfax Campus this week.