Archive for September, 2008

Mason, VDOT Detail Fairfax Traffic Improvements

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

At a Mason-City Forum held on Sept. 10, representatives from Mason and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) updated community members on the status of the major building and road construction projects under way on and around the Fairfax Campus.

Season Tickets on Sale for Mason Basketball

Posted: September 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Don’t miss a minute of Mason basketball! Season tickets are on sale now.

Dance Professor Analyzes the Meaning of Body Movement

Posted: September 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Karen Studd

Karen Studd has been observing and analyzing body movement for more than 20 years. She says body movement can be considered a universal language to which every human being instinctively reacts.

Fall for the Book Features Paperback Book Swap

Posted: September 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Volition, Mason’s undergraduate journal of literature and art, will host a paperback swap at Fall for the Book on the Fairfax Campus. Trade in books you’ve already finished for others you can’t wait to start.

Campus Community Urged to Attend Convocation on Oct. 1

Posted: September 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

All members of the university community are invited to attend Mason’s fall 2008 convocation, set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall. At this year’s gathering, university officials will discuss Mason’s upcoming goals and budget challenges.

Mason’s Office of Tech Transfer Focuses on Turning Discoveries into Products — and Profits

Posted: September 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By turning scientific discoveries into new products through collaboration with the private sector, universities play a vital role in spurring innovation across many industries. Since its January 2001 launch, Mason’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) has been promoting and facilitating the use of its faculty’s inventions by the business community.

Staff Senate Issues Call for New Senators

Posted: September 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Staff Senate is calling for nominations to fill open seats in the 2008 mid-term election. Eight seats are open at Fairfax, one at Arlington, and two at-large seats to represent all employees who do not work at Fairfax, Arlington or Prince William.

New Student Veterans Center Will Help Military Students

Posted: September 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Plans for a new Student Veterans Center that will provide support for all military students, whether they are currently serving or veterans, to help them reintegrate into the academic community, is currently in the development stages.

ACT NOW in MATH Program Helps Improve Mathematics Teacher Preparation

Posted: September 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to a report published earlier this year by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, a sharp falloff in mathematics achievement in the United States begins when students reach middle school and algebra course work commences.

Professor to Receive Distinguished Service Award Posthumously

Posted: September 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At a memorial ceremony for School of Public Policy (SPP) adjunct professor Tony Wallace on Friday, Sept. 19, the SPP Alumni Chapter will present a special Distinguished Service Award posthumously.