Archive for December, 2001

Athletics Department to Launch Hall of Fame

Posted: December 19, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As part of Homecoming 2002 festivities in the Patriot Center, the George Mason Athletics Department will re-launch its official Athletics Hall of Fame with a halftime ceremony during the televised men’s basketball contest on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. The new Athletics Hall of Fame, dormant since the late 1970s, will include seven […]

Capitol Connection Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Posted: December 19, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For George Mason University Professor Michael R. Kelley, there is more to celebrate this month than the winter holiday. Today marks the 20th anniversary of George Mason’s Capitol Connection, America’s pioneer multichannel wireless cable system, which Kelley founded in 1981 to bring C-SPAN’s coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives to the White House and […]

Tech Center Faculty Start InformationWeek Column

Posted: December 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre InformationWeek, a national magazine that reaches 440,000 business and information technology professionals with news, analysis, research, and perspectives on the latest business technology trends, has tapped Bradford Brown, chairman of the School of Law’s National Center for Technology and Law (Tech Center), and David Post, Tech Center senior fellow and a Temple […]

Boyko Heads New Mason Media Lab

Posted: December 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron Jack Boyko, coordinator of media services at Eastern Connecticut State University for the past five years, has joined George Mason as director of the new Mason Media Lab (MML) under development in the Johnson Center. Boyko, who has an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, reports that the floor plan […]

ICAR Professor to Study Zones of Peace

Posted: December 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger Christopher Mitchell, Druscilla French Cumbie Professor of Conflict Resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), is beginning a two-year study of Zones of Peace within societies affected by protracted civil conflict. His research is funded under a $35,000 grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent, […]

Faculty/Staff Holiday Party Is Tomorrow

Posted: December 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The annual George Mason faculty and staff holiday party is held tomorrow from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. This party marks the fifth annual holiday event for faculty and staff members. An array of great food, including shrimp, crab claws, turkey, and roast beef will be served, as well as […]

New Special Occasion Speaking Class Offered Next Semester

Posted: December 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the last several years, the university’s commencement program has included a student speaker. In an effort to expand the pool of students from which the 2002 student speaker is chosen and to connect this activity with academic programs, the Communication Department will offer Special Occasion Speaking (COMM 399-007) in the Spring 2002 semester. This […]

Summers on Team Selected to Design Pluto Mission

Posted: December 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron Michael Summers, associate professor of computational sciences and physics, is one of 21 scientists on the New Horizons team selected this month to design and carry out NASA’s space mission to Pluto, the only planet that hasn’t yet been probed by man. The mission’s goal is to fly by Pluto and its […]

Gilmore Proposes Higher Education Bond Initiative

Posted: December 14, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. James Gilmore unveiled a “higher education bond initiative for the 21st century” at a press conference held yesterday in the Johnson Center Cinema. The proposed bond totals $927 million out of which approximately $75.7 million would go to George Mason, according to the governor. “The pressures on Virginia’s institutions of higher education with the […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: December 14, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Sunday, Dec. 9, Straits Times (Singapore) Bush’s New Start “Professor Jim Pfiffner, a presidential scholar at the George Mason University in Virginia, said Americans have historically rallied around the flag in times of peril, and sent the approval ratings of the […]