Archive for August, 2008

Transitions

Posted: August 5, 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.

New School of Nursing Director to Focus on Research and Practice

Posted: August 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Robin Remsburg

Robin Remsburg has joined Mason’s College of Health and Human Services as director of the School of Nursing and associate dean in the college.

University Police to Be Assessed for Reaccreditation

Posted: August 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason University Police department is scheduled for an on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) on Monday, Aug. 11. A session for public comments will be held at 3 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D5, on the Fairfax Campus.

Mason Faculty Members Explore the World in Efforts to Study Environmental Issues

Posted: August 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

From the wetlands of Belize to the mountains of India, Mason faculty members are traveling the globe in their efforts to ensure a more sustainable and diverse planet Earth.

New Study Examines Political Correctness at American Colleges

Posted: August 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new study from a Mason researcher finds that professors who adopt an attitude that is often disparagingly called “politically correct” are as tolerant and fair-minded as those who do not, even if they differ over what they think political life demands of a scholar.

The Arlington Dig

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

Construction site at the Arlington Campus that will eventually become the Arlington II building.Photo courtesy of Jerry Hansen

School Supplies Drive Under Way

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

This weekend’s Virginia sales tax holiday on school supplies is a perfect time to purchase and donate to the annual back-to-school supplies drive, Supply Our Students.

This program has expanded every year and has supplied more than 15,000 items to elementary school children in Fairfax County, Va.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage Mason recently received.

Former Distinguished Visiting Professor Whitehead Dies

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

Clay T. “Tom” Whitehead, 69, former Distinguished Visiting Professor of Communications Policy at Mason and the nation’s first telecommunications policy advisor, died July 23.

Patrick Miller Is August Employee of the Month

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

Calm, soft-spoken and mild-mannered, Patrick R. Miller remains modest even as he is named the Employee of the Month for August.