Archive for October, 2008

Mason Treats

October 31, 2008

Jack Villagran, son of Mason communication professor Melinda Villagran, gets a treat from Events Management staffer Kelly Thorgramson. Jack attends the Child Development Center on the Fairfax Campus; each Halloween Mason offices “treat” the CDC children. This stop was at the Student Union Building II.Photo courtesy of Melinda Villagran

Course Asks Business, ‘What’s Your Green Strategy?’

October 31, 2008

If you shop at one of the local Whole Foods markets in the D.C. area, you might notice that the store has increased its selection of locally grown produce, or that it is now selling its compost back to customers.

Mason in the Community

October 31, 2008

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

Prof. Fuller Caps Off Enrichment Day with Reassuring Economic Report

October 31, 2008

Stephen Fuller

As if the warm, fuzzy feelings generated by Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day workshops, vendor displays, comfort food and raffle prizes weren’t enough, Mason public policy professor Stephen Fuller left attendees feeling that the economy isn’t really so bad after all.

Mason in the News

October 31, 2008

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Enhancing Research Collaboration

October 30, 2008

The first collaborative poster session between Mason’s College of Science and the Naval Research Laboratory was held on Oct. 29 on the Fairfax Campus. Mason faculty and students who are active in space science research participated, as did scientists from NRL. Above, Mason research professor Lev Titarchuk makes a point.Creative Services photo

Center for the Arts Welcomes Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

October 30, 2008

Exuberant, athletic and eclectic, the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has been an innovative force in the dance world for more than 30 years.

Hubbard Street dancers

Web Watch

October 30, 2008

This Gazette column puts a spotlight on new or redesigned Mason web sites. Send submissions to

Mason Prepares for Election

October 30, 2008

Mason’s umbrella for all things election 2008, MasonVotes, has developed a lineup of events at Mason for pre- and post-voting. All activities are free and open to all.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Aquila Theatre Company and Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’

October 29, 2008

Aquila Theatre Company, an esteemed British/American touring company, returns to Mason’s Center for the Arts with an imaginative and exuberant production of Shakespeare’s classic farce, “The Comedy of Errors” on Friday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.

Scene from Comedy of Errors

This glorious farcical romp about two pairs of identical twins separated during a shipwreck features mistaken identity, assumed personas, hilarious machinations and whimsical family ties.