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Spring Break (March 11-15) Hours of Operation for Mason Dining

The Global Register: Mason's New Global Portal

Important Java Software Update Information

Proposals for the Creation of New Living Learning Communities are due by March 29

Request Open Access Publishing Funds

Summer Term Registration Begins

HR and Payroll

Mason Pond Drive: Road and Parking Closure

Mattaponi River Lane Shut Down

Professor Warfield Exhibit at Fenwick Library

Research and Scholarship (RS) Intensive Course Designation

Summer Game Institute for Kids and Teens: Where Art and Technology Learn to Play

Seeking Participants for a Study Focused on Body Image, Weight, and Appearance


Candidate Public Presentations: Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Great Prizes at this Week's Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatch

Jeremy Black Lecture

Learning Colloquium: Dr. Milton Chen

Game of the Week: Mason Baseball vs Northeastern

Hire a Liberal Arts Student Career Panel

Education Recruitment Day

Is it Cost-Effective to Pay People to Stop Using Illicit Drugs?

When Dreams Defy Reality: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation

Center for Global Studies 10th Annual Spring Conference

15,000 and Counting - The Search for the Disappeared in Peru

ABFAS: Community Lunch Gathering

COS STEM Accelerator & Biology Undergraduate Program Spring Seminar Series

Mason Sustainability Institute Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop

Violence as an Element of Irregular Border Crossings: Human Smuggling Operations in the US Southwest


Office of Equity and Diversity Services

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Budget Office Walk-In Assistance

Fiscal Services

Suicide Prevention Training Opportunities for Faculty and Staff at Mason

WAVES: Training Dates - Emerge

Register Now for Tips for Web Accessibility Workshop

Office of Sponsored Programs Workshops

Posted March 11, 2013


Spring Break (March 11-15) Hours of Operation for Mason Dining

Johnson Center
Express: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Peet’s Coffee: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Simply to Go: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sub Connection: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Burger King: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mein Bowl: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
IndAroma: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Red, Hot & Blue: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
La Patisserie: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Student Union Building I
Rathskeller: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Northern Neck Hall
Starbucks: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rogers Hall
Subway: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Arlington - Founders Hall
Einstein’s: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Prince William - Occoquan Building
Randall's: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

For complete information visit under hours.

Regular hours of operation resume Monday March 18.


The Global Register: Mason's New Global Portal

Mason’s Office of Global and International Strategies is pleased to announce the launch of Mason’s interactive global database – the Global Register – that captures and displays Mason’s wide range of Global Activities and Expertise. The purpose of this dynamic portal is to promote collaboration across university units and between Mason and international partners.

Discover Mason’s Global Register at Demonstrations of the Global Register will take place on March 12, April 3 and April 8. See Today@Mason for more information. For questions, call Richena Purnell-Sayle at 993-9630 or email


Important Java Software Update Information

Another critical patch to the Java software was released Tuesday, March 5, that is an important fix to security vulnerabilities in Java versions 6 and 7. If you are unsure of which version you currently use, follow the instructions on the IT Security Site at: This vulnerability would allow potential hackers to easily gain access to your system via Java. This patch protects you from hackers.

Internet Native Banner (INB) users: visit to get the latest patch version.

It is imperative that you visit the Oracle website to download this latest patch as soon as possible to protect your sensitive information.

For instructions on how to download the patch, which version to use, and how to find the necessary system information, visit the IT Security site at

For more information on this vulnerability, visit: For more information on the security patch, visit

Contact the ITU Support Center at 993-8870 or with any questions.


Proposals for the Creation of New Living Learning Communities are due by March 29

University Life is soliciting proposals from the University community for new Living Learning Communities (LLC) to begin in fall 2014. LLCs provide academic departments with opportunities to enhance their connection with students; deepen learning and engagement with course content, and help departments recruit students into their major and minor. National research indicates that LLCs improve retention and that students in LLCs earn -higher grades. Faculty that participate in LLCs have an opportunity to share their own broad interests with the university community. LLCs also provide numerous possibilities to introduce research, study abroad and internship opportunities to new students. Proposal guidelines can be found at:

Contact Kara Danner at or 993-8910 if you have follow-up questions


Request Open Access Publishing Funds

The University Libraries continues to accept applications to Mason’s Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF). The $25,000 fund for the 2012-2013 fiscal year may provide up to $3,000 per author, with a $3,000 cap per article, for payment of article processing fees required by some OA publishers. All Mason faculty members, registered graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply. To date, 21 requests for funding have been submitted, and 18 have received funds. We are excited to support our community in publishing in reputable open access venues. We look forward to your questions about open access publishing and hope you will consider sharing your scholarship with the world.

Read the OAPF eligibility requirements before applying. Complete and submit the Open Access Publishing Fund application, available on the University Libraries’ website, to request funds. For more information on the OAPF, contact Claudia Holland at or call 993-2544.


Summer Term Registration Begins

Let your students know that registration for summer begins today. For a list of courses or more detailed information, visit Questions? Call 993-2300 or email


HR and Payroll

It's Chronicle Survey Season. Mason is once again participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For program. As part of the process, 600 full-time faculty and staff will be randomly selected to complete a survey. New this year, the Chronicle is piloting adjunct faculty participation. Mason has agreed to participate in the pilot hence 300 randomly selected adjunct faculty will also receive the survey. The survey runs March 18 - April 15. If selected, we hope you can take a few minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for all you do to make Mason a great place to learn and work.

DMV2Go Coming Back to Fairfax in April. DMV2Go will be back on the Fairfax campus on Monday, April 29 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the University Hall parking lot. Details are on the DMV2Go flyer.

Free Health Screenings. Kaiser Permanente's mobile health vehicle will be at the Fairfax campus Thursday, March 28 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on the Southside Plaza offering free blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), blood glucose and cholesterol screenings. Faculty and staff do not have to be Kaiser Permanente members to participate. The process takes 10-15 minutes. Call the Work/Life Team at 993-2604 to schedule an appointment. March 28 is also the day of the annual Health & Fitness Expo (HFE) in Dewberry Hall from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Stop by for free food, health screenings, and health information. See for details.


Mason Pond Drive: Road and Parking Closure

Mason Pond Drive will be closed from Patriot Circle to the Mason Pond Deck for milling, repaving and re-stripping from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. No parking is allowed on either side of Mason Pond Drive all week. Mason Pond Deck will remain open from the Mason Pond Circle side. The disabled parking lot beside Mason Hall will be accessible at most times during the week.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Johnny Cameron at 993-3910 or


Mattaponi River Lane Shut Down

Mattaponi River Lane will be milled, repaved and stripped from Patriot Circle to College Hall from Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. Deliveries will still be able to get to Johnson Center.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Johnny Cameron at 993-3910 or


Professor Warfield Exhibit at Fenwick Library

The new exhibit, the Life and Work of Dr. John N. Warfield, is now on display on the 2nd Floor of Wing A in Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus. Dr. John Nelson Warfield (1925 – 2009) was a faculty member at George Mason University from 1984 until his retirement in 2000. During a sixty-year career, Warfield served as a World War II Army scientist, a pioneer in the field of computers, a holder of multiple patents for electronic devices, and a founder of Systems Science, an interdisciplinary field which studies complex systems in nature, human interaction, and science. At George Mason University, Warfield served as Director of Mason's Institute for Information Technology and ended his tenure as Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Integrative Sciences (IASIS), a part of the Institute of Public Policy, now known as the School of Public Policy.

For additional information or inquiries regarding the exhibit, contact Special Collections & Archives at or 993-2220.


Research and Scholarship (RS) Intensive Course Designation

Does your class have students participate in an authentic research or a creative project, one in which the students are contributing new knowledge to your field? If so, your class may be eligible to be designated as Research & Scholarship Intensive through the Students as Scholars initiative. In RS courses, students do authentic scholarly work, the work is a significant portion of the class, and students have the opportunity to disseminate the results beyond the classroom. Learn more about RS classes, and benefits to both students and faculty, at Mason has a very broad view of what scholarship is, and would like to encourage programs across campus to submit classroom-based, distance, and independent research courses for designation.

The deadline to apply for RS Designation this semester is on April 3. Stop by the OSCAR (Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, & Research) in Johnson Center, Room 246. Visit, or email us at for more information.


Summer Game Institute for Kids and Teens: Where Art and Technology Learn to Play

Computer Game Design is one of the fastest growing fields of study that incorporates computer technology, sciences, and arts, with creative & critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The Summer Game Institute, offered by the George Mason University Computer Game Design Program, offers courses in the fundamentals of Game Design, 3D Game Design, Art and Animation, Application development for iOS and Android, C++ programming, Java, and just for fun – game modding. Some courses will be eligible for credit within the Mason Game Design Program.

Students can gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art technology, participate in team-based activities, and learn about the career opportunities in serious and entertainment game design and mobile application development.

Each course is one week long, Monday - Friday, June 24 - August 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Students can sign up for as many weeks as they wish.

To learn more, or to register, visit: or

For questions, email Vera Lichtenberg at


Seeking Participants for a Study Focused on Body Image, Weight, and Appearance

Seeking female college students between the ages of 18 and 25 to participate in a study focused on body image, weight, and appearance.

Women interested in participating in this study will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have been born in the United States or lived in the United States for at least 10 years
  • Experiencing no current major life stressors

Participants will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win one of two Amazon gift certificates.

If you are interested, contact Amanda Gordon, M.S. at



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