Archive for September, 2008

Caught in Burmese Cyclone, Professors Counsel Those Helping with Relief Efforts

Posted: September 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung arrived in Yangon, Burma, on May 1, they had no idea that Cyclone Nargis had shifted in the Bay of Bengal and was now headed directly for the impoverished country.

Employee-Created Program for Seniors Wins State Award

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

A program created by two Mason employees has helped dozens of senior citizens prevent injuries and regain their confidence.

“Stand Tall, Don’t Fall” is an ongoing community-level intervention program for people 65 and older.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Mason Provost Featured at Fall for the Book

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

Mason Provost Peter Stearns will present “Making the Past Do New Things” at this year’s Fall for the Book festival at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Transitions

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

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Dear Mr. President: Mason Experts Offer Foreign Policy Advice

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

In a weekly series running from now until the election, the Mason Gazette will present the views of Mason faculty experts on a variety of important campaign issues. This week’s focus is on foreign policy.

Study Abroad Students Share Their Experiences

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

Two dozen Mason students who have studied Spanish abroad shared their stories with prospective travelers at a luncheon held by the Center for Global Education on Sept. 10.

Students at study abroad lunch

Ride for Research

Posted: September 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Bea Meltzer completes the 2008 NYC DC AIDS Research Ride on Sept. 15. The four-day bike ride from New York City to Washington, D.C., raised $100,000 to support the next stage of AIDS research by Mason’s Yuntao Wu, assistant professor in the College of Science’s Molecular and Microbiology Department. Meltzer is a researcher in Wu’s […]

Broadway Artist Brian Stokes Mitchell Comes to Center for the Arts

Posted: September 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Dubbed Broadway’s “last leading man” by the New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a rich career on Broadway, television and film.

Eyewitness View: Mason Scholar Says National Party Conventions More Polished Than They Used to Be

Posted: September 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Richard Norton Smith

You couldn’t keep presidential historian and Mason scholar-in-residence Richard Norton Smith away from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions — even if their back-to-back lineup was exhausting.

When he wasn’t serving as a commentator for PBS’s convention coverage, Smith spent his time at the two conventions soaking in all the different strategies and mood shifts and making notes about the differences in the two parties’ approaches.