Archive for September, 2008

Researchers Decode Viral Process that Prepares Cells for HIV Infection

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

A new study takes the medical community one step closer to understanding how HIV attacks cells in the immune system.

New Chef Leads Menu Makeover for Mason

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

New executive chef Peter Schoebel is here to ensure a butter-smooth operation is in place at Mason.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Phishing Phlash: Don’t Get Hooked by the Latest Phishing Scams

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

Every day, cyber-criminals are hard at work creating deceptive Internet traps with one goal in mind — to lure in some unsuspecting “phish.” Yet even the most sophisticated scams still rely upon an individual’s response to be successful.

Faculty Senate Opens Academic Year

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

At its first meeting of the academic year on Wednesday, the Faculty Senate elected new committee members and faculty representatives and voted to disapprove a proposed policy on research records.

Mason Alumnus Heads Pentagon Memorial Fund

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

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the first national monument to honor those who lost their lives will be dedicated, with a Mason alum at the helm.

Mason Recognized in Top 100 of Academic Ranking of World Universities

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

Mason was ranked as one of the top 100 North and Latin American universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Higher Education conducts the analysis annually and published the results on the institute’s web site on Friday, Aug. 15.

Third Annual Vision Series Spotlights Mason Scholars

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

Vision Series logo

Eight top Mason scholars and researchers will share their work and insights during the third annual Vision Series, which begins Sept. 15 and continues into next year.

Although the subject areas are varied, taking audiences from workforce issues to landmine detection, presidential politics to art history and many other topics in between, all the lectures are relevant to people’s lives in the 21st century.

Department of Music Announces September Events

Posted: September 3, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Department of Music has announced several musical events to start the academic year.

Transitions

Posted: September 3, 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.