Archive for July, 2008

Mason in the News

Posted: July 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Alumna Hired as Head Coach for Women’s Lacrosse

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

Former Patriot Lauren Rywak, BA English ’02, returns to her alma mater after building a successful women’s lacrosse program at Iona College.

Fairfax Campus Says Goodbye to Patriot Village

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

Widely appreciated by the student body for its secluded, social atmosphere, the Patriot Village student housing community is no longer a Mason fixture.

Signing On

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

One of the first rites of passage in becoming a Patriot is signing a bench on the Quad during orientation.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Faculty, Student Applications for Fall Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program Being Accepted

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

Faculty members and students have just over three weeks to prepare and submit their applications for the fall 2008 Undergraduate Faculty-Student Apprenticeship Program.

Mason Enterprise Center Helps Chilean Company Enter U.S. Market

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

The Mason Enterprise Center (MEC), part of the School of Public Policy, has helped Chilean educational technology company i-Education Holdings Inc. enter the U.S. business market through the MEC’s International Business Accelerator (IBA) program.

Athletic Standouts Land Coaching Spots

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

It’s that time of the year when college athletic programs make changes in their coaching staffs, and several Mason alumni are among those taking new positions for the 2008-09 year.

Mason Experts Offer Tips for Airline Travelers during Busy Season

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

Researchers at Mason’s Center for Air Transportation Systems Research within the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering have been analyzing — and trying to solve — the problem of delayed airline flights, which has been brewing for several decades.

Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Gartlan

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

Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine ordered the state’s flags flown at half-staff to honor the former state senator, Joseph V. Gartlan Jr., who died July 18 at the age of 82.

Community Literacy Program Continues to Reach Out to Immigrants

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

In the fall of 2007, Lisa Rabin, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and her students Ulysses Ramírez, a recent Mason graduate, and Ximena Suárez de Cornejo, a graduate student majoring in foreign languages, developed an idea to launch a unique program for Spanish-speaking immigrants in the United States.