Archive for February, 2009

Transitions

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

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Potomac Arts Academy Offers Classes Year Round

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

As a community outreach branch of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), the Potomac Arts Academy provides the surrounding community with quality arts instruction. The academy has just begun offering classes year round.

‘Studio A’ Announces Guests

Posted: February 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Studio A,” a show filmed live to tape in the GMU-TV studio, has announced its spring schedule. Rick Davis, artistic director of the Center for the Arts, hosts the award-winning interview show, which features film and video professionals.

Mason’s Female Students Let Their Voices Be Heard

Posted: February 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Female members of Mason’s student body are raising awareness to stop violence against women and children by presenting Mason’s ninth consecutive production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 and 8 p.m.

University Libraries Exhibit Spotlights ‘Hidden Treasures’

Posted: February 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The University Libraries new exhibit, “Hidden Treasures in Special Collections & Archives,” features unusual, unique or otherwise unconventional archival material. The exhibit includes Civil War era items, rare books, theater-related archives and other visually appealing selections.

Board of Visitors Meets

Posted: February 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its meeting held on Feb. 4, Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) voted to approve new room and board rates for 2009-10. The average increase for most students living on campus will be $450 or 6.25 percent for the year.

Biology Professor Royt Retires

Posted: February 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

You could say that Paulette Royt, associate professor of biology, practically grew up at Mason: Last week she retired after 31 years on the faculty.

Learning Across Cultures: Disciplines Unite to Create Shared Opportunity

Posted: February 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Being able to communicate effectively across differences of age, gender, language, culture and political orientation is a highly useful skill. Just as important is the ability to understand culture and its influence on our perspectives.

Students were given the opportunity to learn these essentials when the undergraduate Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program and the English Language Institute partnered last fall.

Dialogue and Difference class

New Vaccine Developed for Preventing ‘Uncommon’ Cold Virus

Posted: February 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Common colds typically cause a week of sneezing, aches and pains, and then fade away, leaving only a sore nose and a few days of used sick leave behind. But what if that cold turned out to be something more?