Archive for January, 2009

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

President-Elect Obama Delivers Major Economic Speech at Mason

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

Barack Obama

Mason’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall was the venue for President-elect Barack Obama’s major address on the economy, which he delivered on Jan. 8.

Mason Wrestlers Earn CAA Honors

Posted: January 8, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sophomore Cayle Byers was named the Colonial Athletic Association Wrestler of the Week, and freshman Mendbagana Tovuujav earned Rookie of the Week honors.

New Research Center to Explore Health Effects of Microorganisms

Posted: January 8, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Patrick Gillevet

The human body contains billions of microorganisms. Microbial cells in the human gut are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to one in healthy adults, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), but very little is known about the ways in which these minute life forms influence health and disease.

Web Watch

Posted: January 8, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This Gazette column puts a spotlight on new or redesigned Mason web sites. Send submissions to gazette@gmu.edu.

Men’s Basketball Holds On to First Place in CAA

Posted: January 7, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team used a 16-4 run in the closing minutes on Monday evening to push past Georgia State and win a battle of first-place Colonial Athletic Association teams.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Philadelphia Dance Company

Posted: January 7, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Considered one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, the Philadelphia Dance Company, or Philadanco, has danced its way into the hearts of America with extraordinary technique, highly skilled dancers and an exciting repertory of classical and contemporary dance.

Phildanco

Getting Older? Get More Sleep, Advises Mason Expert

Posted: January 7, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Many of us think that the key to feeling healthier is to “eat right and exercise more.” What most of us don’t realize is that in order to eat right and exercise more, we need to get enough sleep.

Potomac Arts Academy, Department of Music Present High School Honor Band Festival

Posted: January 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Potomac Arts Academy and the Department of Music will present the 2009 High School Honor Band Festival Jan. 22-24 on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

The festival will give band students from public and private high schools in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., the opportunity to participate in master classes and perform under the direction of distinguished Mason faculty.

Mason Plans Inauguration Day Events

Posted: January 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jan. 20 is the first day of classes, but the inauguration will be marked and celebrated with activities.