Archive for February, 2009

Quality Enhancement Plan Topics Narrowed to Three

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

Mason is currently in the process of developing and selecting a topic for the Quality Enhancement Plan.

Homecoming ’09

Posted: February 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason students dressed in their best Mason gear for the Homecoming block party and game on Feb. 14. To cap off the day, the Patriots beat the Northeastern Huskies, 64-53, their 12th straight home victory.Photo by Nicolas Tan

‘Figures in Space’ Painting Exhibition by Laini Nemett

Posted: February 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Figures in Space,” an exhibition in the Mason Hall Alumni Atrium Gallery now through Feb.20, is inspired by the streets of Barcelona that Maryland painter Laini Nemett experienced while working at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya on a Fulbright Grant.

Outside the museum, Nemett was drawn to the large-scale graffiti paintings, which she refers to as “contemporary frescoes,” on the deteriorating building façades. These became the backdrops for her figurative compositions.

Mason Ranks in World ‘Webometrics’ List

Posted: February 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A Spanish research group called the Cybermetrics Lab has ranked Mason number 86 in the world on its “webometrics” list, which measures the impact and performance of universities through their web presence.

CVPA Students Discuss Arts in the Real World

Posted: February 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) who wish to discuss the challenges and opportunities of navigating the arts profession can participate in a CVPA student career evening, Arts in the Real World.

Hintz to Discuss Landmines in Vision Series Lecture

Posted: February 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Landmines are a worldwide humanitarian tragedy because of the difficulties associated with removing and disabling them after they have been emplaced during a conflict.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Aims to Inspire

Posted: February 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Believe it or not, some college students already have good entrepreneurship skills under their belt.

That’s why this year’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy will offer two tracks, one called “exploratory” for beginning entrepreneurs, and another labeled “next steps” for those already familiar with the basics.

Mason’s fifth annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy for college and high school students will be held on Friday, Feb. 20.

Mason Benefactor J.J. Mathy Dies

Posted: February 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Joseph J. (“Sunny”) Mathy, whose quiet encouragement and leadership philanthropy to George Mason University spanned decades, died Feb. 11.

Examining the Faces of Transnational and Transracial Adoption

Posted: February 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

People face any number of decisions and complications when adopting a child. Beyond the most basic of decisions — whether or not to become a parent and raise another human being — they make more subtle choices, such as where to adopt a child and how to create the conditions for their child to feel part of their family.

Topping Out

Posted: February 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rex Parr and Johnny Atkinson of the Hylton Partnership and Development Committee sign the I-beam that will top off the new peforming arts building at the Prince William Campus. Committee members Jana Yeates and Richard Seraydarian wait their turn, while Bennie Scarton, far left, of the Manassas Journal Messenger takes notes.Photo by Evan Cantwell