Archive for December, 2008

Roundabout Research Incorporated into Campus Transportation Network, National Projects

December 19, 2008

Aimee Flannery

If you’re a civil engineer specializing in the nuances of potential transportation tangles, there is no other way to sum up the arrival of Mason’s first campus roundabout.

Mason Astrophysicist Receives Presidential Early Career Award

December 19, 2008

Merav Opher, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science, will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Mason in the News

December 19, 2008

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

Mason Alert Test

December 19, 2008

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m., the Mason Alert system will send out a test message.

ICAR Hosting Georgian and South Ossetian Peace Builders

December 19, 2008

Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) is hosting South Ossetian and Georgian civil society-based peace builders this week.

Latest State Budget Proposal Dominates Town Hall Meeting

December 19, 2008

The proposed additional budget cuts for Mason and other state agencies for the 2009-10 fiscal year were the focus of the Dec. 18 town hall meeting.

University Offices Close for Winter Holiday; Gazette Takes a Break

December 19, 2008

All offices and buildings on the Mason campuses will be closed for the winter holidays beginning at close of business on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Mason Community Shares with Greater Community

December 19, 2008

Members of the Mason community have big hearts and a generous spirit, even in tough economic times.

History Is a Guide in Selecting Name for Faculty and Staff Housing Community

December 18, 2008

Expectant parents have the option to simply open a baby name book and choose one they like. But naming a building at a university requires a much more comprehensive process.

Last summer, Mason re-established the Naming Committee, chaired by Vice President for University Relations Christine LaPaille, to guide the sometimes complicated process of naming buildings, streets and other landmarks on campus.

Transitions

December 18, 2008

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