Archive for February, 2009

Mason Students and Faculty Perform with U.S. Army Band

Posted: February 27, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Students and faculty from Mason’s Music Department will join the U.S. Army Concert Band in a performance on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m.

Mason in the Community

Posted: February 27, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the Mason community who recently made presentations as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers bureau. For more information or to schedule a speaker, visit the web site or call 703-993-8761.

Mason in the News

Posted: February 27, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

McLaughlin Named CAA Co-Wrestler of the Week

Posted: February 26, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Frankie McLaughlin

Sophomore Frankie McLaughlin IV was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Co-Wrestler of the Week for his performance in three dual matches during the final week of the 2008-09 dual season.

McLaughlin improved his record to 23-9 overall with the three victories.

Transitions

Posted: February 26, 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, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Mason Celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted: February 26, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The celebration of Women’s History Month will include an exhibition of feminist art, a staged reading of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” and guest speakers.

GMU Players to Present ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’

Posted: February 25, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The GMU Players will bring Stephen Adly Guirgis’ dark comedy, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” to the stage this spring.

GMU Opera Celebrates First Place Victory at National Competition

Posted: February 25, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The sounds of sopranos and baritones echoed off the walls of the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., where the National Opera Association (NOA) held its 54th Annual Convention in January.

When the convention came to a close, the verdict was clear: Out of five universities from across the country, the GMU Opera walked away with its first national-level award.

GMU Opera contestants

Panel Discussion Focuses on Foreign Assistance in Post-Conflict Settings

Posted: February 25, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Recent post-conflict reconstruction, stabilization and development efforts have revealed a range of new challenges that call into question much of the prevailing conventional wisdom and practice in this area.

Provost to Hold Forum Regarding RAK Campus

Posted: February 25, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason Provost Peter Stearns has announced a forum to discuss the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Campus in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, Feb. 27, at noon in the Edwin Meese III Conference Room in Mason Hall on the Fairfax Campus. Arrangements have been made for audio participation on the Arlington and Prince William Campuses.