Archive for April, 2004

Reception for Karen Rosenblum to Be Held Today

Posted: April 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As Vice President for University Life Karen Rosenblum steps down from her position and returns to the faculty, a reception will be held today in appreciation of her many contributions to George Mason. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome to attend the reception, which will be held in the SUB I Atrium from 3:30 […]

Q&A with Julie Zobel, Director of Laboratory Safety

Posted: April 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

Although this is a new appointment for you, you were already employed at the university. What expertise do you bring to your new position?
I was named director of laboratory safety on Feb. 25, and I’ve been employed at Mason for almost four years as a laboratory safety specialist in the University Safety Office.

Poet Brock-Broido Concludes Visiting Writers Series

Posted: April 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Lucie Brock-Broido, author of three books of poetry, will read tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the SUB II Ballroom. The event is part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Professor Organizes Book Drive for Ethiopian College

Posted: April 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Stephanie Hay

Rutledge Dennis, Sociology and Anthropology, went from department to department at George Mason to meet a commitment he made to his Ethiopian American friend Merid Tola, a Virginia Union University professor, after realizing the limited resources of schools and universities in Ethiopia. “Let me organize a book drive, and I will go ask for books,” he said to Tola while they were walking together on a bike path near their homes in Richmond.

Research, Scholarly, and Creative Achievements to Be Celebrated

Posted: April 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Achievements Artwork

George Mason will host the third annual reception to honor the research, scholarly, and creative accomplishments of the university’s faculty and students today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall Main Lobby.

Search Committee Named for New Law School Dean

Posted: April 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

Provost Peter Stearns has announced the names of the Search Committee members for the new dean of the School of Law. Dean Mark Grady is stepping down from the position on Aug. 15. Daniel Polsby, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, will serve as acting dean until the search is completed.

Picture This…

Posted: April 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

SUB I atrium

Cirque Éloize Comes to Center for the Arts

Posted: April 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s a unique kind of performance, including clowns, jugglers, levitation, contortionists, trapeze work, aerial hoops, and a unicycle. Cirque Éloize invites audiences to journey with a small troupe of nomadic European circus performers wandering through dreams and memories as they set up their camp at dusk and begin their trip again at dawn.

CAS Employee Organizes Working Mothers’ Support Group

Posted: April 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Stephanie Hay

Heather Aleknavage, CAS Dean’s Office, has been “making a difference at Mason” a lot lately—and one of her efforts includes establishing a Working Mothers’ Support Group that meets twice a month.

School of Management Hosts Speakers on Entrepreneurship, Japanese Telecom, and Biodefense

Posted: April 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

The School of Management (SOM) will bring several prominent speakers to George Mason as the spring semester wraps up. Today, the “Founders Forum on Entrepreneurship” will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Board Room. Kellyanne Conway, president and CEO of The Polling Company Inc., and Mark Ordan, CEO, Sutton Place Group, LLC, will discuss entrepreneurship, with Mark Bisnow, of Bisnow on Business, as moderator.