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George Mason University is Joining the Atlantic 10 Conference

Take the Mason COP Survey

Summer and Fall 2013 Printed Copyright Course Pack Order Due Dates

Seeking Participants for a Psychology Study Investigating Memory Recall Across the Life Span

Help Psychologists Learn How Couples Communicate

PROV 701: Preparing for Careers in the Academy Program

Do You Have Chronic Neck Pain?

Fenwick Fellow Program Seeks Applications

Updated University Policy 1129: Art Collection Management

Office of Institutional Assessment

HR and Payroll

Submit Accolades to Mason News

2013 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Call for Proposals

Campus Drive and Braddock Road Project Updates

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

RS Intensive Course Designation


Globalization Dialogues - Being Global with President Ángel Cabrera

Vision Series: Jorge Haddock: Transformational Leadership

Conversation with Jim Lehrer: Reflections on a Career in Journalism

Francis Fukuyama: China and the United States as Alternative Models of Government

The Mason Inn to Host 6th Well Library Induction Ceremony

School of Art

An Inspirational Musical About Autism

Seventh Annual Conference for Governance: Why Democracy?

FAMS Visiting Filmmakers Series: Reportero and Bernardo Ruiz

Global Cyber Security: Current Trends and Strategies

Health and Fitness Expo

Mason Rec Power Meet

COS STEM Accelerator & Biology Undergraduate Program Spring Seminar Series

Workshop on E-commerce in China

Community Crime Prevention Officer Selection

ITU Spring Projects Briefing

Men's Basketball Hosts Houston Tonight in CBI

Women's Lacrosse Hosts Game of the Week

TraCCC Presents: Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

Workers' Rights and Labor Activism in China

Bike to Mason in Prince William

C4I Seminar: Combinatorial Prediction Markets by Graphical Model: Algorithms and Auto-Traders

Career Services

Mason Dining

4th Annual Mason Miles 5K Run/2 Mile Walk

Graduate & Professional Fair

eLearning Colloquium: Dr. Milton Chen

Center for Global Studies 10th Annual Spring Conference


HR Learning

Office 365 Workshops

Office of Equity and Diversity Services

Budget Office Walk-In Assistance

Office of Sponsored Programs Workshops

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Fiscal Services

Posted March 25, 2013


George Mason University is Joining the Atlantic 10 Conference

George Mason University has entered into a membership agreement to join the Atlantic 10 Conference beginning with the 2013-14 season. The Patriots officially will become members of the 21-sport league on July 1.

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Take the Mason COP Survey

You recently received an email from President Ángel Cabrera inviting you to participate in a short online survey about your perceptions of crime and safety on campus and your impressions of the Mason Police, the Mason Community Police Survey (Mason COPS).

Take a few minutes to complete the survey and encourage other members of your group to do so as well. To complete the survey, go to

Once results are in, the Police-Community Advisory Council will share the findings with the Mason community.


Summer and Fall 2013 Printed Copyright Course Pack Order Due Dates

It's that time again to place an order to have a course pack printed and sold in the bookstore for the Summer and Fall semesters. The due date for the Summer semester is April 1 and for the Fall semester is June 1.

Contact Print Services Course Material Office with your requests. We prepare customized course packets with your own personalized reading lists, as well as, non-copyrighted materials, syllabi, lab manuals and class notes. We do all the background work of obtaining permissions to reprint copyrighted materials.

Just drop by the Print Services Course Material Office in the Johnson Center, Room 117B with your bibliography and originals and we will do the rest. If you prefer, you may email your requests to

For additional information or questions, call 993-3158 or email


Seeking Participants for a Psychology Study Investigating Memory Recall Across the Life Span

The study is being conducted by the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study ( Participation will require a few minutes each day (from any location), and last approximately 1-4 weeks. The study is completely anonymous (no identifiable personal data is collected) and safe both physically and mentally. The aim of this project is to gain an accurate understanding of the frequency of human episodic and prospective memory. Episodic memories are recollections of past events. Prospective memories are recollections of future intentions. Specifically, we measure the probability of having episodic and prospective memories and their durations in everyday settings from various age groups to determine age-related changes in memory frequency that may occur.

Requirements: At least 26 years old, speak English fluently, with no memory/language impairment or diagnosed neurological condition.

If interested, or would like more information, contact Robert Gardner at


Help Psychologists Learn How Couples Communicate

Married/co-habiting couples age 18 or older are eligible for a psychological study of couples’ communication. Both spouses/partners fill out questionnaires online (45 minutes to 1 hour), then have a 1.5 to 2 hour laboratory visit in Fairfax, where they have discussions about issues important to their relationship and then answer questions about those discussions. Four weeks later, both spouses/partners fill out an online follow-up survey (30 minutes). Couples are paid for their participation. Evening/weekend lab visits are possible. On-site babysitting can be arranged.

This study is run by the Anxiety, Stress, & Relationships Lab at George Mason University, under the direction of Sarah Klein, M.A. and Keith Renshaw, Ph.D. For more information, contact or 993-5662.


PROV 701: Preparing for Careers in the Academy Program

The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence is currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 cohort of the Preparing for Careers in the Academy Program for advanced PhD and MFA students. This is our signature program for graduate student professional development and has been very well received by our previous two cohorts.

Chosen participants will join a select cohort of Mason PhD and MFA students who are preparing to go on the academic market. This program offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career in academia by developing teaching and mentoring expertise, drafting important components of the academic job application, and exploring different types of academic careers. In particular, participants will learn about best practices in teaching and learning, enhance their understanding of the academic job search process, and develop strategies for mentoring graduate students.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 1. Information about the application process, which is competitive, can be found on our website:


Do You Have Chronic Neck Pain?

Are you a healthy individual with neck pain for 3 months or more? If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, you may be able to participate in a neck pain study and receive a comprehensive cervical musculoskeletal examination and treatment.

Contact Dr. Lynn Gerber at or 993-1940.


Fenwick Fellow Program Seeks Applications

Proposals for the 2013-2014 Fenwick Fellow program are being accepted through Friday, April 26. The competition is open to the tenured and tenure-track faculty members at George Mason. The selection of the Fellow will be made soon after the acceptance date and announced to the University community at the start of the 2013 Fall academic term.

The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his/her field. It provides one award of up to $5,000 for research materials and assistance, along with use of an office in Fenwick Library.

Applicants should submit a brief proposal and curriculum vitae. Proposals should contain a project summary and information about the central problem to be addressed, applicant's previous work in the general area, research methodologies to be used, the need for research space in the library, budget of specific materials/services to be purchased with the award and expected results of the fellowship.

For complete application/guidelines information, check the Libraries’ website or e-mail Debra Hogan ( in the University Librarian's Office.


Updated University Policy 1129: Art Collection Management

The updated University Policy Number 1129 has been uploaded to the University Policies website,

This policy from the Curator of Collections provides guidelines and procedures on the management of the George Mason University Art Collection including acquisition, accession and deaccession of artwork, and loan policies for its internal and/or external use. Any department, unit, or college that is interested in purchasing art or is offered a gift of art must get approval by the Art Collection Advisory Committee. This requires submitting an acquisition proposal, attached in the policy, to the Curator.

For any questions please contact Kariann Fuqua, Curator of Collections, at 993-3838 or


Office of Institutional Assessment

Graduate Student Exit Survey Trend Report, 2008-12. The latest In Focus report is available online by clicking here. If you prefer a paper copy, contact Karen Manley at or 993-8834.

Workshops. Assessment workshops, including Introduction to Assessment and MATS, are being offered this spring. Go to for availability and registration.


HR and Payroll

Health and Flexible Benefits Open Enrollment Dates Announced. Health and Flex Open Enrollment will be from May 1 to May 24. There are important changes to your benefits beginning July 1. More information will be sent to faculty and staff in the coming weeks. You can also read E-Files and check the HR Benefits website for additional details as they become available.


Submit Accolades to Mason News

Accolades for the April 1 column are due on Monday, March 25. Send faculty and staff achievements--honors, awards, publications, presentations, and appointments to


2013 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Call for Proposals

The Innovations in Teaching and Learning (ITL) Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2013 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 19.

The fifth annual ITL Conference's theme is: Transformational Learning Campuswide: Insights to Enhance Student Engagement. Proposals are being accepted for a variety of session types, including 40 minute compact sessions and distance education showcases, as well as 90 minute interactive presentations and demonstrations. Proposals are due by Monday, April 8, and should include a 150-200 word abstract and description of audience takeaways.

See our official call for submission guidelines and further information:


Campus Drive and Braddock Road Project Updates

Campus Drive. The Campus Drive project continues to progress. A significant phase is construction of a detour on Route 123 (Ox Road), which will allow for the construction of the bridges to begin. As a result, the inside lanes of Route 123 between Mason Pond Drive and University Drive will have intermittent closures between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, for the next month. The Route 123 detour lanes are expected to open by mid-April.

Braddock Road/Roanoke River Road. The lane closures are continuing through the end of April on Braddock Road between Route 123 (Ox Road) and Nottoway River Lane, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, as the project nears completion.

With all lane closures, expect traffic delays on Braddock Road and Route 123 commuting to and from campus and use alternate entrances.

Visit Construction News: Building Patriot Pride and follow @MasonParking on Twitter for further updates.


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.


RS Intensive Course Designation

Does your class have students participate in 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 (RS) 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.



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