Archive for October, 2008

Dr. Talbot, I Presume? Environmentalist Explores Nature and Changes Policy

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

Lee Talbot is an explorer, an adventurer, a discoverer. When he’s not racing cars professionally or hiking in the Sierras, he’s backpacking miles and miles through undiscovered country in the jungles of Laos, finding previously unknown ethnic groups and animal and plant species.

Public Policy Prof. Davidson Blazed Trail as Air Force Pilot

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

Janine Davidson

If you watched closely during the Democratic National Convention, you may have caught a glimpse of Mason assistant professor Janine Davidson. Davidson was one of several veterans featured in the convention’s Steven Spielberg-produced video tribute to veterans.

Career Services Wants Students to Be HIRED

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

The fall Job and Internship Fair sponsored by Career Services will be held Oct. 7-8.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage George Mason recently received.

Volgenau School Partners with Volkswagen Group of America

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

Volkswagen Group of America is investing $225,000 in Mason’s Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering.

Colorful Corner

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

A raingarden near the Research I building on the Fairfax Campus makes a pleasant spot.Mason Gazette photo

Public Policy Graduate Students Win Bryce Harlow Awards

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

Clint Woods

Mason students Sarah Gamino, Jonathan Larsen and Clint Woods will receive the Bryce Harlow Foundation scholarships for 2008-09.

Since 1985, the Bryce Harlow Foundation has awarded scholarships to Washington, D.C., area graduate students who also work full time.

“It’s a great opportunity for networking, not to mention the financial generosity,” says Woods, a legislative analyst for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

Mason’s Budget Challenges Dominate Fall Convocation

Posted: October 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Current and projected budget challenges for Mason were the primary topics of discussion at the university-wide 2008 fall convocation held Oct. 1. Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens announced that Mason could experience budgets cuts totaling approximately $18 million.

Vision Series Features Prof. Jeremy Mayer on Elections

Posted: October 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The 2008 election is fast approaching, and after months and months of campaigning, advertising, fund raising and debates, the United States is on the verge of electing a new president. The country will either inaugurate the oldest president in American history or the first president of African-American descent.

All in the Family: Faculty and Staff Welcome at Family Weekend

Posted: October 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Beginning Friday, Oct. 17, Mason is making it a family affair. That’s when the office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services (OFPS) is hosting its eighth annual Family Weekend, three days of events and programming aimed at welcoming the parents and siblings of current Mason students.