Archive for August, 2008

Welcome Aboard

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

In an annual tradition, Mason President Alan Merten welcomed freshmen and their parents to campus during move-in days.Creative Services photo

Psychology Student Uses Fellowship to Look at Driver Distraction

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

You might find yourself angry at a bad driver on the road when you see they are on a cell phone, but how well do you think you drive while carrying on a conversation?

Mason’s Distinguished Faculty Honored

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

At a reception on Aug. 20, Mason’s distinguished faculty – holders of endowed chairs, Distinguished Service Professors, University Professors and Clarence J. Robinson Professors – were honored and several new members were welcomed to their ranks.

Provost Peter Stearns welcomed the distinguished faculty and thanked them “for what you’ve done and and what you will do,” and President Alan Merten referred to the group as Mason’s “best and brightest.”

Professor Emerita Pacheco Dies

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

Josephine Pacheco, Professor Emerita of History at Mason, passed away on Saturday, Aug.16.

New Home for School of Public Policy

Posted: August 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A ceremony was held at the construction site on Aug. 19 to lay the groundwork for the new home of the School of Public Policy on the Arlington Campus. In attendance at the ceremony were Cong. Jim Moran and several officials from Arlington County, including Walter Tejada, chairman of the County Board; Jennifer Ives, Arlington […]

Another School Year Revs Up With New Student Days and Welcome Week

Posted: August 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Imagine having the entire populace of the city of Manassas swarm George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. That’s about the magnitude of New Student Days and Welcome Week, a time when Mason’s 30,332 students descend upon campus for orientation, move-in and their first classes of the year.

Potomac Arts Academy Expands to Offer Year-Round Arts Instruction

Posted: August 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Traditionally offering instruction only in the summer, the Potomac Arts Academy will now feature high-caliber arts instruction year round.The Potomac Arts Academy, a program offered through Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), aims to enrich the lives of community members of all ages, skill levels and socio-economic backgrounds by providing classes in a variety of artistic disciplines.

Native Plant Rescue for Fairfax Campus Set

Posted: August 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Andrea Weeks, assistant professor of plant systematics in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and director of the Ted R. Bradley Herbarium, has organized a native plant rescue for the forest area on the Fairfax Campus slated to be cleared for construction of the new Mason hotel and conference center.

Mason Student Has a Passion for Writing

Posted: August 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As a former political campaign advisor, Mason student John Tuohy never imagined that his passion for writing would lead him to earn him first place in a playwriting competition, publish his first short fiction piece and develop a program for foster children to express themselves through a 10-minute play.

An Interview with Rex Wade, Expert on Russian History

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

Rex Wade

With Russia and Georgia currently in the news, University Professor Rex Wade’s thoughts about the Russian Revolution, history and their relevance today are particularly timely.