Archive for September, 2008

Arts, by George!

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

Mason arts faculty members and students performed at the annual Arts, by George! fund raiser on Sept. 27. Above, from left, music professor Patricia Miller and students Wayne Jennings and Adrianna Sgarlata.Photo by Evan Cantwell

GMU Players Announces ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’

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

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” pushes teen angst to the limits. Written by Bert V. Royal, the play features the “Peanuts” gang as teenagers dealing with difficult issues. The GMU Players perform this unauthorized parody of Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” Oct. 9-12 at Mason’s Black Box Theater.

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

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

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

October at the Patriot Center

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

The Patriot Center roars into fall with a packed lineup of concerts and events, as well as Mason Madness, the annual celebration that launches basketball season at Mason.

Mason to Host Health Care Reform Forum for Virginia Candidates

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

Mason’s Department of Health Administration and Policy and Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics will host a Health Care Reform Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

2008 Fall Convocation to Be Simulcast at All Campuses

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

The 2008 fall convocation, set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall, will be simulcast at the Arlington and Prince William Campuses, as well as the Loudoun site.

Mason to Collaborate with Sierra Leone to Create Community College System

Posted: September 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason signed a memorandum of understanding on Sept. 27 with Ernest Bai Koroma, president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, to help create a system of international community college town centers (ICCTC) in that country.

Arlington Campus Building Construction Making Progress

Posted: September 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Located in a highly visible, densely populated region of Northern Virginia, Mason’s Arlington Campus has been closely watched by the public ever since it was created in 1979. And having an enormous crater of construction dominating the campus landscape during the last year has only raised public curiosity.

Art and Visual Technology Department Brings RG Brown III’s ‘Invisible Forces’ to Fine Arts Gallery

Posted: September 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Some people who encountered the large triangle entrenched in the earth last year may have thought it was one of the many construction projects on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

Innovative Criminologist Looks at the Role That Place Plays in Crime

Posted: September 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Distinguished Professor David Weisburd brought with him a revolutionary way to understand and deal with crime when he joined Mason’s Administration of Justice Department in July.