Archive for December, 2008

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Mason Employees Encouraged to ‘Test Drive’ Flexible Work Options

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

As budgetary challenges become a concern for many employers in the coming months or years, offering a flexible work schedule to employees is a low-cost and high-impact solution.

Mason Alumnus Wins Top Government Award

Posted: December 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Cushing

David Cushing, Mason alumnus and deputy chief financial officer of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, was recently selected by President George W. Bush as a recipient of the 2008 Presidential Rank Award.

The prestigious award represents a top achievement for Senior Executive Service members in the federal government.

Permanent RAK Campus Construction to Begin in Early 2009

Posted: December 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason Provost Peter Stearns has announced “a definite agreement” with the government of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in the United Arab Emirates to construct permanent student and faculty housing and academic buildings for the Mason RAK Campus.

BOV Approves Degrees, Faculty Handbook Revision

Posted: December 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its meeting on Dec. 3, Mason’s Board of Visitors, the university’s governing body, approved six new degrees and a revised Faculty Handbook.

Pearson Named CAA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for Second Time

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

Mason freshman forward Ryan Pearson has played collegiate basketball for just three weeks and he’s already been honored twice for his play.

Genocide Prevention Scholar Bartoli to Present Next Vision Series Lecture

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

Andrea Bartoli

In 1948, in the wake of the human atrocities committed by Nazi Germany, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

On Dec. 8, the day before the 60th anniversary of the convention, Andrea Bartoli will present the next Vision Series lecture, “Preventing Genocide.”

Cultural Studies Hosts Interdisciplinary Symposium on Oil

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

The Cultural Studies Program will present an interdisciplinary symposium covering issues surrounding oil on Thursday, Dec. 4.

A Match Made at Mason: Chess Club Players Top Russians

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

When he graduates later this year, senior Jeff Brown can say that while he was at Mason his team beat the Russians – that would be in chess, not some other sport.

Students playing chess

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Brings ‘Home for the Holidays’ to Center for the Arts

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

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will bring their infectious holiday cheer to Mason on Friday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m.