Archive for February, 2009

Virginia Opera Presents ‘Tosca’ at Center for the Arts

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

Mason’s Center for the Arts invites audiences to the Virginia Opera’s brilliant production of Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera, “Tosca.”

College of Visual and Performing Arts Presents 24-Hour Arts Festival

Posted: February 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts will present Making Connections Marathon, a 24-hour festival of theater, art, music, film and dance activities, beginning on Friday, Feb. 20, at 8 a.m.

The event kicks off at the Fine Arts Building.

The festival is intended to give Mason faculty, staff and students and the surrounding community the opportunity to participate in creative experiences, including an acting class and hands-on studio activities led by faculty and students, in a progression of open house music, theater, dance and art studio settings.

Mark Anthony Neal to Deliver 2009 W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

Posted: February 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal, professor of black popular culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University, will present the annual W.E.B DuBois lecture on Wednesday, Feb.11.

Hylton Performing Arts Center Tops Out

Posted: February 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, representatives from Mason and the Campaign for the Hylton Performing Arts Center will sign the new building’s final steel beam and watch as the beam is placed and the facility is “topped out.”

Post-Socialist Film Series Ties into Gorbachev Visit

Posted: February 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The embrace of socialism and the emergence of socialist states around the world is the central theme in 20th-century global history.

A host of social movements and far-reaching reforms have marked an equally momentous shift to an era of “post-socialism” since the 1980s.

During the spring semester, a free film festival at Mason will explore the human dimensions and social dilemmas of post-socialist life in China, Eastern Europe and Russia.

The film festival has been scheduled to coincide with former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit to Mason on March 24-25.

Mason Experts Offer Tips for Fending Off the Flu

Posted: February 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The winter is winding down but flu season is just getting started.

No One Has ‘Swagger’ Like Mason

Posted: February 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s Homecoming Week and the big block party and men’s basketball game against the Northeastern Huskies gets under way in less than five days.

‘History in the Making’: Mason Celebrates Black Heritage Month

Posted: February 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A number of events and activities are planned this month to reflect on, rejoice in and remember the contributions people of black or African heritage have made to American history.

Mason and City of Fairfax Celebrate 50 Years of Partnership

Posted: February 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ever since the then-town, now City, of Fairfax handed over a deed to land where Mason’s Fairfax Campus now sits, the partnership between Mason and the city has generated countless mutually beneficial programs. Some have introduced the community to new cultural arts, others have expanded public interest in education, while others have brought solutions to transportation dilemmas.

GMU Players to Present ‘Hay Fever’

Posted: February 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The GMU Players will bring one of Noel Coward’s most popular and beloved comedies to the stage this spring as part of the company’s Studio Series.