Archive for April, 2009

As Pro Baseball Season Begins, Tampa Bay Executive Reflects on 2008 World Series

Posted: April 21, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

2008 was such a crazy year for Rick Vaughn, BSEd Health Education ’79, that he knew it would be December before he could really process it all. Even then it felt as if it had been a dream.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Posted: April 21, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A full-time news editor and cameraman at one of the largest television networks, NBC, Don Stumpo still finds time to bring his knowledge and experience to Mason as a part-time communication faculty member.

University Ombudsman Helps Students Resolve Issues

Posted: April 21, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Dolores Gomez-Moran

The Office of the University Ombudsman is an independent, neutral, informal and confidential resource that provides assistance to students in resolving university-related concerns.

Mason to Offer New PhD in Linguistics

Posted: April 21, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This fall, Mason will offer a new PhD in linguistics, with a main objective of training students to be research scientists in academia, industry and government.

Confucius Institute Launched

Posted: April 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On April 16, the Confucius Institute at George Mason University was formally launched and a plaque commemorating the event was unveiled. Above, from left, are Madame Xu Lin, director of the Office of Chinese Language Council International (or Hanban); Alan Merten, Mason president; Liu Guangyuan, minister of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; […]

Mason Author, English Professor Cheuse to Present Vision Series Lecture

Posted: April 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Alan Cheuse

Alan Cheuse, professor of English, will persent “A Glimpse into the Writer’s Workshop” as part of the Vision Series, on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

MBA Students Visit the ‘Oracle of Omaha’

Posted: April 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Given the state of today’s economy and job market, a few names come to mind when thinking of people from whom to seek advice. World renowned investor, businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett tops the list for most.

Grant Will Provide New Equipment for Security Research

Posted: April 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Anyone who uses the Internet regularly is aware of the risk that their computer may become infected with a virus, spyware or other types of malware.

Mason to Open Weekly Farmers’ Market for On-Campus Community

Posted: April 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Just in time for Earth Day, Mason is offering a weekly sustainable and producer-only farmers’ market for the campus community. The market, which will be part of the Smart Markets Inc. network, will feature value-added products, dairy products and produce — all locally produced.

Mason Scientists Know No Boundaries in Studying Environmental Issues

Posted: April 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

From the scenic Galapagos to sub-arctic Siberia, Mason faculty members are casting a wide net in their efforts to ensure a more sustainable and diverse planet Earth.