Archive for May, 2009

Several College of Visual and Performing Arts Departments to Become Schools

Posted: May 19, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Bill Reeder

Since it was formed in 2001, Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) has continued to undergo significant growth in stature, enrollment and infrastructure.

Keeping in line with other state university arts programs of the same size and stature as CVPA, several departments within the college will become individual schools this fall.

Mason Community Donates More than 1,000 Books for Charity Initiative

Posted: May 19, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Through a collaborative project, 1,156 books filling 46 boxes were collected this spring for Books for Africa through Better World Books.

Remarks by Steve Case Highlight Mason’s 2009 Commencement

Posted: May 19, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The founding leader of Revolution and former chair and CEO of America Online told Mason graduates he believes the three keys to a successful career are people, passion and perseverance.

Grads Galore

Posted: May 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason graduates processing into the Patriot Center for the 2009 Commencement on May 16.Photo by Lori A. Wilson

Mason Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame Inducts Three New Members

Posted: May 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason men’s soccer head coach Greg Andrulis announced the induction of three members into the Mason Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame.

From the Inside-Out: Gender Issues Examined at Mason

Posted: May 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Others on campus may not have noticed, but a team of researchers quietly spent the past academic year studying gender issues at Mason. From the effects of the now-defunct gossip web site JuicyCampus to the sociological rules governing pick-up basketball games in the Field House, this team collected information about issues affecting students’ daily life at George Mason University.

University Libraries Adds to Special Collections

Posted: May 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Over the past year, Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) within University Libraries received multiple collections, both large and small, that have built on its already impressive offerings.

Little Italies and Tastes of Japan Immerse Students in Foreign Language Communities

Posted: May 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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Little Italies and Tastes of Japan are two separate eight-week summer courses aimed at helping students, with little or no exposure to Italian or Japanese, complete their foreign language requirement in one summer.

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Mason on Cutting Edge in Offering Renewable Energy Program

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

Economists say there are many businesses that are virtually recession-proof, namely the health care, education, energy, environmental and security industries.

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Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.