Archive for October, 2008

Transitions

Posted: October 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

ITU Projects Briefing to Be Held This Month

Posted: October 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason community is invited to attend the next Information Technology Unit Projects Briefing on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Research I Building, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus.

Southside Toast

Posted: October 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason President Alan Merten raises a glass of sparkling cider to toast the new Southside dining facility on the Fairfax Campus. Southside opened to campus diners on Oct. 6.Photo by Ginny Cathcart

Mason Forensics Team Starts Season with Style

Posted: October 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason Forensics Team had great success in a two-day tournament recently held at Towson University, finishing as champions in the “Team Sweeps” category both days.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa

Posted: October 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa brings a spectacular array of singers, dancers and musicians to the Concert Hall stage at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Friday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.11, at 8 p.m.

Nutrition Education Program Battles Obesity in D.C. Schools

Posted: October 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

An online game might be the secret weapon for winning the war against childhood obesity. Mason researchers have designed and tested a nutrition education program called “Color My Pyramid” to teach students how to evaluate their dietary intake and activity level.

Turn Off the Violence Week, Oct. 13-17

Posted: October 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Next Monday, Oct. 13, marks the first day of Turn Off the Violence Week at Mason, an initiative dedicated to help end violence against women and children. It also calls attention to the impact of sexual and domestic violence on our campus community.

Turn Off the Violence logo

Men’s, Women’s Basketball Schedules for 2008-09 Season Released

Posted: October 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason Athletics has announced the schedules for men’s and women’s basketball. The teams will host Mason Madness on Oct. 17, the first official day practice is allowed. Doors at the Patriot Center open at 9 p.m. for this free evening of activities.

Office of the Provost Welcomes New Members to Its Team

Posted: October 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As a university with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, Mason strives to educate a new generation of leaders for the 21st century, nurture and support students and faculty and maintain an international reputation for superior education.

New Master of Global Health Offered by College of Health and Human Services

Posted: October 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Students who want to improve the lives of people around the globe now have a new degree option — the College of Health and Human Services’ Master of Science in Global Health.