Archive for June, 2008

Predicting Space Weather Starts with the Sun

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

sun emitting jets

Scientific theories have discussed how a butterfly in Asia flapping its wings can lead to a tornado on the other side of the world. So it’s no surprise that astrophysicists are examining the sun’s impact on earthly GPS systems.

‘Love’s Comedy’ Opera Featured in Mason Festival of the Arts

Posted: June 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Festival of the arts logo

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) announces the Mason Festival Opera’s world premiere concert reading of “Love’s Comedy” on Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m.

Mason Students Receive Awards and Scholarships

Posted: June 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sarah Lash, a first-year graduate student in the College of Health and Human Services, was recently named a recipient of the 2008 David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship.

Mason Students Get Credit for Going to Camp

Posted: June 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each summer, Mason students organize and run several day camps for local students in elementary and middle school. The one-week New Horizons Summer Enrichment Camps are held on the Fairfax Campus and have sections for students in grades three through five as well as six through eight.

Inaugural Nursing Administrative Leadership Academy Begins Today

Posted: June 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Health and Human Services’ first Nursing Administrative Leadership Academy begins today on the Fairfax Campus.

Mason Festival of the Arts Presents Community Arts Weekend

Posted: June 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Festival of the arts logo

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts announces Community Arts Weekend on Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15.

Mason Researchers Unveil New Blood Flow Simulation System for Diagnosing Brain Aneurysms

Posted: June 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Researchers at Mason’s Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics recently unveiled a first-of-its-kind patient-specific blood flow simulation system that was assembled by Philips Medical Systems using software components developed at Mason. The cutting-edge technology has the potential to improve diagnostics and treatments for millions of Americans affected by brain aneurysms — saclike bulges in the blood vessels — each year.

Grad Student Tracks Clouded Leopards to Thailand

Posted: June 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jilian Fazio with baby leopard

It was a windy spring morning at the National Zoo. Mook, the female clouded leopard on the Asia Trail, was reluctant to go outside, but her keepers couldn’t have been happier.

Student Representatives to Board of Visitors Selected

Posted: June 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Deirdre Bailey

Each year, two outstanding students are selected as representatives to the George Mason University Board of Visitors.

Aline Sandouk

This year, Deidra Bailey and Aline Sandouk were chosen from among a highly competitive field of scholars. Each student will serve one year on this 16-member board.

Mason in the News

Posted: June 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.