Archive for January, 2011

Fund-Raising Nears Goal to Name Center for History and New Media After Founder

Posted: January 31, 2011 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: January 31, 2011 at 6:09 am

The center needs just $50,000 more to reach the overall $1 million goal to name the center after the late Roy Rosenzweig.

Self-Aware ‘Masculine’ Women Get More Promotions, Study Finds

Posted: January 31, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: January 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Women who know when to ‘turn on and off’ masculine traits can use it to their advantage and get more promotions at work, Mason researcher Olivia Mandy O’Neill has found.

Trio Uses Theater to Build Self-Confidence in At-Risk Teens

Posted: January 31, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: January 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Inspired by a theater class at Mason, alumnae Janet McGraw and Dannie Snyder, along with current student Patricia Talmadge, launched a nonprofit company.

Local dancers are winning plum jobs with the famed Mark Morris Dance Group

Posted: January 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Mason dance professor Dan Joyce and several dance alumnae discuss their relationships with the Mark Morris Dance Group.

State Honors Psychology Professor Eden King with Outstanding Faculty Award

Posted: January 26, 2011 at 9:00 am, Last Updated: January 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion will present the “rising star” award to King on Feb. 17 in Richmond.

Sweetheart 16 Couple to Join Homecoming Week Events

Posted: January 25, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: January 25, 2011 at 7:06 am

After thousands of votes were cast, alumni Daniel and May Quigley were selected as the sweetest Mason couple.

JFK and Eisenhower: 50 Years Later

Posted: January 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith discusses two enduring speeches with CNN’s Candy Crowley.

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

Posted: January 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Mason psychology professor Todd Kashdan discusses his research on curiosity and happiness.

Alumna Creates Museum Exhibit to Inspire Appreciation for Suffragists

Posted: January 24, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: January 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Judy Kelly hopes her “Torture at the Workhouse” exhibit will inspire people to fight for what they believe in.

Quidditch, Anyone? Students Find Expressive Outlets in Special Interest Clubs

Posted: January 24, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: January 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Since Mason is full of creative students, business is booming for the office responsible for approving student clubs and organizations.