Archive for October, 2008

New Art and Visual Technology Exhibition Invites Community Participation

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

While Americans and the rest of the global community are intensely focused on the outcome of the 2008 presidential election, artists are also struggling with the point and counterpoint of the political compass in our nation’s capital.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Web Watch

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

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

Indian Companies to Set Up Offices at Mason Enterprise Center

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

Gov. Timothy Kaine announced yesterday during the Virginia Conference on World Trade that an Indian government-sponsored association of information technology exporters will establish a U.S. presence at the Mason Enterprise Center for Regional Analysis and Entrepreneurship (MEC) in Fairfax.

Senator at Symposium

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

Sen. Jim Webb and Mason’s Department of Administration of Justice hosted a symposium at the Arlington Campus on Oct. 15.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Theater Department and GMU Players Announce ‘Shakespeare In Hollywood’

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

Lights, camera, Shakespeare! The GMU Players will soon present Ken Ludwig’s “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Directed by Mary Lechter, the play is an entertaining fusion of Hollywood glitz, classic comedy and Shakespeare’s poetry.

Dear Mr. President: Mason Experts Offer Transportation Advice to Incoming Administration

Posted: October 16, 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 expert Mason faculty on a variety of important campaign issues. This week’s focus is on transportation.

Mason Madness to Open Basketball Season on Oct. 17

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

Basketball season will officially tip off at Mason on Friday night when the Mason basketball teams host Mason Madness, the highlight of Family Weekend. The 12th annual event begins at 9:30 p.m. in the Patriot Center.

Pirhalla Named Arlington Campus Executive Officer

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

Karen Pirhalla

Karen Pirhalla, BS Business Administration ’80, has been named to the newly created position of Arlington Campus executive officer. Prior to this appointment, she was Mason’s executive director for regional campuses operations.

Mason Administrators Outline Budget-Cutting Strategies for Current Fiscal Year

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

“The budget cuts we are now facing are a challenge, but we should all remember that they will not deter us from continuing to move forward on our institutional priorities and initiatives,” Senior Vice President Morrie Scherrens said yesterday.