Archive for February, 2009

Mason Names Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response

Posted: February 3, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Farris

To heighten campus safety and improve emergency preparedness programs, Mason appointed David Farris as its first director of emergency preparedness and response.

The new position was created in response to rising expectations from the federal, state and local governments, as well as the Mason community, to have strategically run emergency preparedness programs in place.

Mason Professors, Alumni and Students Collaborate on Operetta

Posted: February 3, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When Rick Davis, associate provost for undergraduate education and professor of theater, was asked to direct an operetta for In Series, he called upon Mason talent for the cast and crew.

Staff Senate Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Supervisor

Posted: February 3, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Staff Senate is accepting nominations for the spring 2009 Outstanding Supervisor Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 27.

Making Progress

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

No longer a gaping hole in the ground, the construction site for the new Arlington Campus academic building has reached ground level. The building is on target for completion in 2010.Photo by James Greif

February 2009 Accolades

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades is a monthly column that recognizes the latest achievements of Mason faculty and staff members.

Susan Turriziani Is February Employee of the Month

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to her colleagues in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Susan Turriziani’s wonderful attitude and exceptional work ethic show how much pride she invests in her work.

Marks Named Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Michelle Marks

Michelle Marks, associate professor in the School of Management and currently a half-time faculty fellow for graduate education, has been named associate provost for graduate education, effective July 1, 2009.

Another Look at Offshore Outsourcing: Applying a Mathematical Analysis

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Although the issue of offshore outsourcing was overshadowed by broader economic concerns during the 2008 presidential campaign, offshore outsourcing of U.S. jobs was a hot-button issue four years ago. The 2004 presidential candidates debated the subject, as did CEOs, unions, workers and even talk show hosts. These often volatile discussions made Mason engineering systems expert Janos Gertler want to see a detailed analysis of the data to help him to formulate his own opinion.