Archive for January, 2009

Mascot Bobblehead

Posted: January 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Some lucky fans at the Mason’s men’s basketball game on Jan. 17 walked away with a free mascot bobblehead doll, courtesy of Inova Blood Donor Services. The team beat James Madison, 71-57, in a record-setting game. The Patriots won their sixth-straight game and remained unbeaten at home. They are 7-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association […]

The Economics of Inauguration: An Interview with Mason Tourism Expert Daniels

Posted: January 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Maggie Daniels

Mason tourism expert Maggie Daniels talks about the short- and long-term impact the presidential inaugural activities will have on the regional economy.

Newt Gingrich to Speak at Mason

Posted: January 15, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich will be featured at the School of Management’s inaugural Johnson & Strachan Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus.

Professors Tapped for Inauguration Commentary

Posted: January 15, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason professors are in demand as the media seek experts on inauguration-related issues.

Short-Term Fixes for Major Fairfax Intersection Under Consideration

Posted: January 15, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tens of millions of dollars of state money for road improvements is hard to come by, especially in tight economic times. But upgrades to the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 (Ox Road) are moving up on Fairfax County’s priority list.

Nursing Students Provide Health Care and Education to Local Youth

Posted: January 15, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the past two decades, Mason’s School of Nursing (SON) has supplemented health care staffs in local elementary, middle and high schools by providing nurses in training.

Transitions

Posted: January 14, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of Mason faculty and staff.

Text and Community Program Celebrates the African Novel

Posted: January 14, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Book cover of

The English Department has selected Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut novel, “Nervous Conditions,” for the 2009 Text and Community Program.

Mason Cancels Classes on Jan. 20

Posted: January 14, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Although Mason was originally scheduled to hold classes, growing concerns about the ability to get to campus in a safe, timely manner in light of recently announced Inauguration-related traffic and transportation restrictions ultimately led to the decision.

The Fairfax and Prince William Campuses and the Loudoun site will be open; the Arlington Campus will be closed because it is directly impacted by road and bridge closures.

Men’s Basketball Matches Best-Ever CAA Start

Posted: January 13, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team matched its best start ever in Colonial Athletic Association play, surviving a turnover-filled effort to hold off the Old Dominion Monarchs, 61-53, at the Patriot Center on Jan. 10.