Archive for December, 2008

Mason to Form Climate Action Plan Subgroups

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

Mason’s Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Science and Policy are developing Climate Action Plan subgroups to help the university “map our way toward climate neutrality.”

Men’s Basketball Wins CAA Opener

Posted: December 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team beat Drexel, 56-55, for a road win on Dec. 6 in its Colonial Athletic Association opener. Mason is now 6-2, 1-0 while Drexel is 2-2, 0-1.

Mason Military Outreach Support Group Announces Meeting Schedule

Posted: December 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason Military Outreach (MMO) Support Group is forming. All interested Mason faculty and staff members, as well as students, are invited to attend lunchtime brown-bag sessions scheduled throughout the remainder of the 2008-09 academic year.

Budget Discussion Announced

Posted: December 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Senior Vice President Morrie Scherrens and Provost Peter Stearns will discuss the implications of the governor’s budget announcement for the university on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Center for History and New Media Wins Prestigious Awards

Posted: December 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Center for History and New Media continues to excel in the world of digital history and online tools, recently winning two prestigious awards.

Transitions

Posted: December 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.

New Course Encourages Students to Think Critically about Language

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

Jennifer Leeman

Although English is the only language spoken in the majority of homes in the United States, almost 20 percent of the population five years and older speaks another language at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Parkening, Sykes Present ‘A Classical Christmas’

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

On Saturday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m., guitarist Christopher Parkening and singer Jubilant Sykes return to the stage at Mason’s Center for the Arts.

Smithsonian-Mason Semester Opens Conservation Field to Undergraduate Students

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

Tucked into the rolling landscape near Shenandoah National Park, the 3,200-acre National Zoological Park Conservation and Research Center is home to more than endangered animals and the scientists who study them. Last spring, 15 Mason students spent the semester at the CRC as part of the Smithsonian-Mason Semester.

English Professor Kuebrich Recognized as 2008 Sustainability Hero

Posted: December 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Kuebrich, associate professor of English, was awarded the 2008 Sustainability Hero Award for his determination to make Mason a sustainable university.

The annual award is given to those who have furthered university sustainability efforts through their creativity and dedication.