Archive for November, 2008

Playing in a Theater Near You: Actor and Professor Edward Gero

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

Associate Professor of Theater Edward Gero is not your typical academic. In fact, one might go as far as to say that Gero, performing in his 25th season at Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company, warrants his own adage: those who can, do, and those who can, also like to teach.

Mason Community Veterans Honored at Luncheon

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

Mason’s Office of the President and Board of Visitors Rector Ernst Volgenau hosted a luncheon on Nov. 11 to honor members of the Mason community — students, faculty and staff members — who have served their country in the military.

Mason’s RAK Campus Signs Agreement with UAE Telecom Authority

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

As part of an initiative to increase the number of qualified Emiratis in information technology, Mason’s Ras Al Khaimah Campus recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Kirov Orchestra

Posted: November 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater enjoys a distinguished history as one of the oldest musical traditions in Russia.

Men’s Soccer Clinches Third-Seed Spot in CAA Tournament; Game Tonight

Posted: November 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Patriots will host sixth seed Hofstra at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at George Mason Stadium in the 2008 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Championship.

Mason Faculty Authors to Sign Books

Posted: November 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Novelist Alan Cheuse, author of the newly published “To Catch the Lightning,” and economist Russell Roberts, whose most recent book is “The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity,” are the featured faculty authors at a Mason Bookstore event on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mason Dining and Sodexo Sponsor ‘Cans Across America’

Posted: November 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason Dining and Sodexo Inc. are sponsoring a one-day food collection drive on Nov. 12.

After-Election Dialogue: Mason Students Explore Differences

Posted: November 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

What motivated 58 students from 17 majors to gather last Thursday afternoon to talk about an election already debated for two years?

Revamped Mason Spirit Magazine Sent to All Staff and Faculty

Posted: November 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason faculty and staff members will soon find a redesigned Mason Spirit magazine in their mailboxes.

Mason Receives $1.5 Million Gift for Chair in Islamic Studies

Posted: November 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason has received a $1.5 million gift from the International Institute for Islamic Thought to establish an endowed chair in Islamic studies.