Archive for January, 2009

I Resolve: Mason Community Shares Goals for the New Year

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

Mason community members respond to the Gazette’s call for New Year’s Resolutions.

Flexible Work Option Creates Mason-Miami Connection

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

Tara Hammond

Imagine being able to roll out of bed in the morning, grab a cup of coffee from the kitchen, sit down at your desk that overlooks a Miami lake and begin work for the day — without getting out of your pajamas.

Mason Center Names Bud Ward Climate Change Communicator of the Year

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

Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) named environmental journalist Bud Ward the 2009 Climate Change Communicator of the Year.

President-Elect

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

President-elect Barack Obama acknowledges the audience’s applause before giving a major economic speech at Mason on Jan. 8.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Mason Launches Patriot Pass for Improved Computer Security

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

On Jan. 12, the first in a series of new computer security measures mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia will go into effect at Mason.

Mason Makes Princeton Review’s List of Best Value Colleges

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

Mason is one of the nation’s best values among undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review.

Mason Professor Looks at Historical Events through an Economic Lens

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

At first glance, French wine imports, Filipino colonial history, and Soviet chess players wouldn’t seem to have a whole lot to do with the economy — but they do. According to Mason economist John Nye, they are all fertile ground for historical economic research.

Jackson Joins Mason as Director of Equity and Diversity Services

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

Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson, most recently director of diversity and inclusion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Indianapolis, has joined Mason as assistant to the president and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity Services.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra

Posted: January 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At the time of its founding in the mid-1800s, Dublin was one of the most vibrant and distinctive cities in the British Isles, and the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra was a pillar of Irish classical music.

conductor Gleeson and the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra

More than 150 years later, this brilliant orchestra undertakes its first tour of the United States. Mason’s Center for the Arts will welcome the orchestra at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus on Friday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m.

Mac Monday Ushers in B.Y.T.E. Week

Posted: January 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Monday, Jan. 12, B.Y.T.E. (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) week begins, leading off with two workshops for Mason faculty and staff presented by professionals from Apple Computers.