Archive for August, 2008

Mason Hall Alumni Atrium Gallery to Feature Work of Fairfax Artist Herb Beard

August 29, 2008

Herb Beard paints pictures that offer glimpses into American life in the mid-20th century.

Mason in the Community

August 29, 2008

Following are members of the Mason community who made presentations over the summer as part of Mason Speakers — the university’s speakers bureau.

For more information, or to schedule a speaker, visit the web site or call 703-993-8761.

Mason in the News

August 29, 2008

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Single Tickets for Great Performances at Mason Events on Sale

August 28, 2008

Single tickets for all events at Mason’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax go on sale to the public Tuesday, Sept. 2.

New Road to Connect Fairfax Campus to Downtown

August 28, 2008

Efforts to improve traffic flow in and around Mason’s Fairfax Campus never cease.

Researchers Identify Best Strategies for Supporting New Science Teachers

August 28, 2008

Donna Sterling

Research shows that 66 percent of new science teachers will quit the profession within three years. With a nationwide shortage of science teachers and

Wendy Frazier

plummeting student test scores, many school districts are scrambling to find ways to retain and support good science teachers.

Mason Hosts ‘Italy’s Young Talent: A Showcase of Italian Short Films’

August 27, 2008

Italian flag

Mason will be host to a traveling film series featuring five short films by some of Italy’s most talented young directors on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

These recent films treat a range of crucial social issues in Italy today, from immigration to unemployment.

While You Were Out: What You Missed at Mason over the Summer

August 27, 2008

Catch up on the exciting things that happened at Mason over the summer.

Instruments in the Attic Contributes to Ongoing Music Education

August 27, 2008

Area schools, as well as Mason students who contribute to successful local school music programs, are facing a shortage of musical instruments.

Stocking Up

August 26, 2008

Junior Seth Williams, an English major, piles up an armload of books in the University Bookstore.Photo by Evan Cantwell