Archive for June, 2008

New Intrusion Tolerance Software Fortifies Server Security

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

In today’s world it is common to manage security using two approaches: intrusion prevention and intrusion detection.

Students Selected for Summer 2008 Undergraduate-Faculty Apprenticeship Program

Posted: June 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Twelve students were selected for the competitive Undergraduate-Faculty Apprenticeship Program, which matches students with faculty mentors to work on a creative or scholarly project.

The students selected, their projects and mentors are:

  • Joanna Berezny, theater, “Practical Marketing for Live Theater”; Ken Elston, mentor
  • Palma Jean Botterell, chemistry, “Smarter Hydrogel Particles”; Barney Bishop, mentor

Farewell to Hazeur Planned

Posted: June 17, 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, is planned.

On the Job: Event Manager’s Goal Is Customer Satisfaction

Posted: June 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Beth Grohnke

For Beth Grohnke, there’s no such thing as a typical day. Mason’s event manager might be setting up meetings with current and prospective clients one day and negotiating with hotels and working on special projects the next.

Off the Clock: Connie Kirkland Follows Her Fancy to Africa

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

Connie Kirkland

Most members of the Mason community know Connie Kirkland as the director of Sexual Assault Services. She is also a professor in Women’s Studies and Administration of Justice.

Amireh Named Fenwick Fellow for 2008-09

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

Amal Amireh, associate professor in the Department of English, was named the Fenwick Fellow for the 2008-09 academic year. Her proposed study will examine the intersection of gender, sexuality and nationalism in contemporary Arab culture.

Mason Faculty Members Lead Efforts to Transform School Counseling

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

As the College of Education and Human Development continues to respond to the needs of local school districts, faculty members in the Counseling and Development Program are playing key roles in enhancing school counseling programs in Northern Virginia.

Mason in the News

Posted: June 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Thursday, June 5, U.S. News and World Report
A Sheik Who Models America’s ‘Can Do’ Attitude
“Until Sheik Saud bin Saqr al-Qasimi became ruler in 2003, Ras al Khaimah (the United Arab Emirates’ northernmost emirate) remained a sleepy backwater, with little oil of its own and none of the flashiness of a Dubai.

‘Building Patriot Pride’ Begins with New Student Welcome

Posted: June 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Patriot Pride logo

Next week kicks off the beginning of a series of freshmen orientations to welcome Mason’s newest scholars. These are opportunities for the students to familiarize themselves with the university and learn about what lies ahead.

Grant Helps Train Students in Computational Mathematics Research

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

As the use of computational mathematics becomes crucial to solving problems in every field, including those of national security and public health, the need for graduates trained in this discipline is growing rapidly.