Archive for April, 2009

Gorbachev Visit Touches Minds — and Hearts

Posted: April 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union and Nobel laureate, spoke at Mason’s Fairfax Campus last month, a whirlwind of activities were organized around the event.

A select group had the chance to dine with the former world leader. For graduate student Erinda Birko, it was an event she will never forget.

Erinda Birko and Gorbachev

Mason in the News

Posted: April 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Quality Enhancement Plan Selection in Process

Posted: April 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The committee working on Mason’s Quality Enhancement Plan is seeking input to help in the final plan selection process.

New Mason Song Celebrates University’s Past, Present and Future

Posted: April 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s new song reflects the principles and ideas of George Mason, the man, and evokes the past, present and future of the university.

Newest Residence Halls Near Completion

Posted: April 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason will take another significant step this fall in its quest to satisfy students’ housing needs as two new residence halls near completion.

Sally Ride Festival Encourages Girls’ Interest in Science

Posted: April 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Saturday, April 18, Mason will host the Sally Ride Science Festival (SRSF) for the fourth time, bringing together hundreds of upper elementary and middle school girls, parents and teachers for a day of science and socializing.

5K Run/Walk for Victims of Violence Fund Set for April 29

Posted: April 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason will hold the 13th annual 5K Run/Walk in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on Wednesday, April 29. The race will start from Mason Pond on the Fairfax Campus at noon.

On the Job and Outside the Job, Remick-Simkins Keeps Mason Community Connected

Posted: April 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Stacey Remick-Simkins

In her 13 years at Mason, Stacey Remick-Simkins has been involved in a number of university-wide initiatives.

Poster Scholar

Posted: April 15, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nursing major Fakiha Jamal Khan displays her research poster titled “Family History and Depression in Primary Care” at Georgetown University’s Undergraduate Research Conference on April 3. Khan, along with four other Mason students, was part of a select group of about 50 area undergraduates invited to showcase their research projects. Clinical Instructor Ann Maradiegue was […]

Center for the Arts Welcomes National Philharmonic of Russia

Posted: April 15, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Founded in 2003 at the initiative of President Vladimir Putin and the Ministry of Culture, the National Philharmonic of Russia has quickly become a musical symbol of the new, postreconstruction Russia.