Archive for July, 2008

An Interview with Anthropologist David Haines

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

David Haines

David Haines, associate professor of anthropology, has written or edited several books and numerous articles on immigration, anthropology, refugees, diversity and other related topics. He teaches courses on East Asia, immigration, refugees and information technology.

Shout-Out for the Sonnet: Shakespeare Expert Turns Attention to Multifaceted Form

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

Robert Matz, Mason associate professor of English, recently published “The World of Shakespeare’s Sonnets: An Introduction.” He is the incoming chair of the English Department and the department’s current director of undergraduate studies.

New Configuration for Mason Pond Parking Deck Taking Shape

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

The Fairfax Campus deck is getting outfitted with new gates, pay stations and signs.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

New Study Shows Going Green Adds to Bottom Line

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

Companies that develop green production processes can not only offset the costs of regulations, but can also reap further benefits, a new study by Mason researcher Nicole Darnall shows.

California School Class Adopts Mason

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

Gunston, Mason’s mascot, has gone green, he’s gone gold, and now he’s gone west.

Elementary student drawing

Mason Recognized for Exceptional Work Environment

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

In a survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the premier publication for academic news and issues, Mason was named as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 10 different categories.

Critter Love: Biology Course Demonstrates the Versatility of Insects

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

The chocolate chip cookies looked harmless enough, as did the spring rolls. It could’ve been an ordinary end-of-the semester party except for the bowl of mealworms and the chocolate-covered grasshoppers.

Early Screening Is Key to Treating Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients

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

Breast cancer patients in fear of developing lymphedema — a potentially painful and disfiguring condition of swelling in the extremities — may be in for some relief.

Transitions

Posted: July 15, 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.