Archive for August, 2008

Chinese Students Graduate from 1+2+1 Program

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

Fifteen Chinese students from Mason were part of the 2008 Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual-Degree graduation ceremony held in June at Yunnan University in China.

Comm Class Exercise Generates Soccer Balls for African Children

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

Communication Professor Melinda Villagran has come up with a unique way of helping children halfway across the world while teaching her students about working in teams.

Mason Joins Initiative to Increase Number of Minority Students in ‘STEM’ Fields

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

Contrary to what many incoming freshman might think, the first year for a college student is much more than big parties, new friends and limitless freedom. The academic decisions they make at this stage can influence the rest of their collegiate career and beyond.

Patriot Center Completes New Box Office

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

Fast approaching its 23rd year in operation, the Patriot Center on the Fairfax Campus is undergoing a $10 million renovation, and the first phase – including a new box office on the west entrance side (nearest Lot L) – has been completed.

August 2008 Accolades

Posted: August 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades is a monthly column that recognizes the latest achievements of George Mason University faculty and staff members.

Mason in the News

Posted: August 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason recently received.

Students Extend Training through Summer Intensives with Leading Dance Companies

Posted: August 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In a recently published book by a 2002 Mason graduate titled “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers,” Mason’s Dance Department is recommended among a select group of art, drama, dance, music and creative writing programs from across the country.

Cancer Researchers and Physicians to Offer Clinical Trial with Multiple Myeloma Patients

Posted: August 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Cancer researchers at Mason’s Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) are studying the effects of experimental treatments on living tumor cells taken from multiple myeloma patients undergoing a bone marrow biopsy.

Undergraduates Learn about Climate Change from Internationally Recognized Scientist

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

This fall, a lucky group of Mason undergraduates will learn about the scientific and societal issues associated with weather and climate variability and change from one of the world’s leading experts, Jagadish Shukla.

Mason Joins International Magna Charta to Promote Global Education

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

Mason will join more than 400 other universities from 80 countries around the world this fall and will become the second university in Virginia to sign the Magna Charta.