Archive for February, 2009

Mikhail Gorbachev to Speak at Mason as Part of Cold War Conference

Posted: February 13, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union and Nobel laureate, will speak at Mason as part of a conference that explores the historical implications of the end of the Cold War.

Patriot Circle to See Further Road Work

Posted: February 13, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To those who thought construction work on Patriot Circle was finally complete, think again. Just months after the “circle” was reconnected following the completion of the roundabout in front of the Physical Education Building, campus drivers will need to brace themselves for further adjustments.

Mason in the News

Posted: February 13, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Military and Veterans Office Serves Growing Student Segment

Posted: February 13, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The transition to college can be difficult for any student, but for military students, whether they are currently serving or veterans, the experience can bring daunting challenges.

Dawes Time

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

Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes brought an inspirational message to campus as part of Black Heritage Month events. Above, from left, E. Teejay Brown, office and program manager of Diversity Programs and Services; Joya Crear, director of Diversity Programs and Services; Dawes; and Rebecca A. Walter, associate director of faculty partnerships and curriculum development in […]

L.A. Theatre Works Presents ‘The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial’ at Center for the Arts

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

One of the great debates of American society comes to life in “The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial,” performed by America’s foremost radio theater company on Friday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus.

Mason in Race for ‘America’s Greenest Campus’ Title

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

On Earth Day this year, Mason has an opportunity to add a new accolade to its long list of awards.

Provost Addresses Faculty Senate

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

At the monthly meeting of the Faculty Senate on Feb. 11, Provost Peter Stearns took questions from senators on a wide range of issues.

New Books from Faculty Authors

Posted: February 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following is a selection of books recently written or edited by members of the Mason faculty.

Climate Change book cover

Susan Crate, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, edited a book with Mark Nuttall called “Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions” that was released in January 2009. The book was published by Left Coast Press Inc.

Nominations for Recognition Awards due in March

Posted: February 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Office of Human Resources & Payroll is calling on the Mason community for nominations for five recognition awards.