Archive for February, 2009

Arts Marathon

Posted: February 24, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Helen Frederick, associate professor in the Department of Art and Visual Technology, shows students a print during the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ 24-hour Making Connections Marathon. The festival of theater, art, music, film and dance activities was held Feb. 20-21.Photo by Evan Cantwell

More Than Meets the Eye: New Forensics Program Debuts

Posted: February 24, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Popular television shows like “Law and Order,” “CSI” and “Bones” seem to have caused a buzz around the field of forensic science.

Acknowledging that this field is increasingly popular, Mason turned to the professional forensic community for help, guidance and support in creating a new program to meet students’ needs.

Bill Whildin, senior medicolegal investigator in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Fairfax, contributed his ideas and suggestions when Mason decided to offer a Graduate Certificate in Forensics for the first time this spring.

Top That! Waffle Day 2009

Posted: February 24, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus will host the third annual Top That! Waffle Day on Monday, March 2.

Mason Students Team Up with IRS in Fraud Investigation Exercise

Posted: February 24, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s commonly known that crime syndicate boss Al Capone was involved in the smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities in 1920s and 1930s Prohibition-era Chicago.

Conference to Explore Impact of Globalization on Contemporary India

Posted: February 24, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As India’s economy has become one of the fastest growing in the world, great attention has been paid to the “new” India and its development, progress and economic achievement.

Chan Named to Canadian National Lacrosse Team for 2009 World Cup

Posted: February 23, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason senior Alana Chan was one of 18 players chosen to represent the Canadian National Team at the 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, June 18-27.

Last Week to Make Outstanding Supervisor Nominations

Posted: February 23, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Friday, Feb. 27, is the deadline for submitting nominations for the spring 2009 Outstanding Supervisor Award.

Mertens Endow Creative Writing Scholarship

Posted: February 23, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason President Alan Merten and his wife, Sally Merten, have created a new endowed scholarship in creative writing and named it in honor of her parents, G. Louise and Anthony J. Otto.

Mason to Offer MS in Real Estate Development

Posted: February 23, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved Mason’s request to offer a new Master of Science in Real Estate Development.

Mason and Inova Health System Forge New Research Collaboration

Posted: February 23, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For more than nine years, researchers at Northern Virginia’s Inova Health System and George Mason University have been collaborating on groundbreaking research on obesity, liver disease and cancer. Now, the two have taken the relationship one step further with the establishment of the Inova Life Sciences Research Collaboration Fund – GMU.