While You Were Out: What You Missed at Mason over the Summer

Posted: August 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Many students and faculty members were away from Mason over the summer, but big things were happening; new people came on board, and exiting new initiatives were launched.

Here are a few highlights you might have missed; to read more, check the Gazette archives.


A survey finds Mason is a great place to work.


Mason’s “Building Patriot Pride” campaign gets under way.

Mason’s first summer Festival of the Arts was held.


Profiles on two of Mason’s distinguished Robinson Professors, Spencer Crew and Hugh Heclo.

New representatives to Mason’s Board of Visitors and student representatives named.

Some new people and new positions at Mason announced: the assistant director for weekend initiatives, new director of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Project, a new vice president for research, a new director for the School of Nursing, and a new vice president for administration.


New books from faculty members George Donohue on air transportation, Peter Mandaville on Islamic politics and Robert Matz on Shakespearean sonnets.

Exciting new research on brain aneurysm diagnostics, atmospheric hazards modeling, global environmental issues, multiple myeloma treatment, AIDS and lymphedema treatment.

New Academic Programs

A Chinese major, a PhD in physics and a new certificate in forensic science.

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