Archive for February, 2009

February Events in the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Posted: February 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts has announced its calendar of student and faculty events, performances and exhibitions for February.

Mason in the News

Posted: February 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Names for Mason Campus Buildings, Streets Announced

Posted: February 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Naming Committee recently made more headway in the challenging process of naming buildings, streets and other landmarks on the campuses. With so much new construction, the committee has had to step up its meeting schedule to keep pace.

President Merten Addresses Economic Situation; Establishes Adverse Economy Assistance Fund

Posted: February 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In an open letter to the entire campus community, Mason President Alan Merten urged staff and faculty to continue seeking ways to operate “smarter and more effectively” during these times of economic downturns in the state and throughout the country.

Larranaga Tip-Off

Posted: February 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga spoke to students at Lanier Middle School in Fairfax to “tip off” the Ticket to Reading Rewards program, a new initiative by Fairfax County Public Schools and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. The program aims to get middle schoolers to read more on their own. Among […]

Aspiring Scientists Program Accepting Applications

Posted: February 19, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

High school or college students interested in exploring the cutting edge of science and medicine are encouraged to apply for the 2009 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program at Mason.

Public Policy Team Analyzes U.S. Postal Service Operations

Posted: February 19, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Lee Fritschler

When the Postal Regulatory Commission was required to submit a report to the president and Congress on universal postal service and the postal monopoly of the United States, it relied on a team headed by the School of Public Policy’s Professor A. Lee Fritschler and Research Assistant Professor Christine Pommerening.

Mason Launches Northern Virginia’s First Master of Public Health Degree

Posted: February 19, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Association of Schools of Public Health says the nation will have a shortage of more than a quarter of a million public health professionals by 2020.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Returns to Center for the Arts

Posted: February 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jim Carroll

Comprising some of the Washington, D.C., area’s finest jazz musicians, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra is known for its insightful interpretation of revered jazz classics.

Mason Keeps It Green, Saves Rare Tree

Posted: February 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Facilities Management team has come to the rescue once again.