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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Office of Diversity Programs & Services, (703) 993-2700

 

2012 Living and Leading with Resilience Conference

The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel

What does it mean to live a good life - a life full of meaning and purpose? Keynote speakers: Dr. Chris Peterson and Dr. Rick Hanson.

Center for Consciousness and Transformation, (703) 993-6090

Web Site

8:30 am

Pre-Retirement Seminar

Research Hall, Room 163

Mason faculty & staff who are planning to retire in the next five years and are enrolled in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) or Virginia Retirement System (VRS) are invited to attend this day-long workshop and receive valuable information and resources from the experts.

Bridget Peabody, (703) 993-6764, hrlearn@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll, (703) 993-2600

Web Site

8:30 am - 8:30 pm

2012 DC Marketing Colloquium

Mason Hall, Edwin Meese Conference Room

The colloquium offers a unique, casual opportunity to talk reserach and interat with marketing faculty from around the region.

Chris Joiner, (703) 993-4235, cjoiner@gmu.edu, School of Management

Web Site

8:45 am - 5 pm

TEDMED - Live Streaming

Research Hall, Showcase

For three and a half exciting days, this uniquely diverse community will explore the ideas, innovations and challenges that will help shape the future of health and medicine for 300 million Americans...and the world.

Volgenau School of Engineering, (703) 993-1505

Web Site

9:30 am - 1 pm

Mason Spotlight Days for Admitted Students

Johnson Center, Cinema

Mason Spotlight Days are designed specifically for students who have been admitted to Mason as freshmen for the Fall 2012 semester. RSVP required.

Admissions Office, (703) 993-2400

Web Site

10 am - 12 pm

Mason 101

Johnson Center, Room B

University Information presents a two-hour information session each month that provides essential information about George Mason University to faculty, staff, and students. Registration Required by email or through web site.

Read More

University Information, (703) 993-1005, gmu101@gmu.edu

Web Site

10 am - 12 pm

Emerging Leaders

The Hub, Room 2400

Eight-week course designed to introduce leadership topics to a cohort of new and beginning leaders.  Topics include leadership styles, managing conflict, stress management, and more.

Leadership Education and Development, (703) 993-4186

Web Site

10:30 am

Ringling Brothers Circus: Fully Charged

Patriot Center

Don’t miss Fully Charged, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize children of all ages!

$110, $75, $55, $30, $18, $14

Patriot Center Box Office, (703) 993-3000

Web Site

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Academic Skills Workshop: Advanced Reading Strategies

Student Union Building I, Room 3129

This workshop provides information on strategies for various reading demands. Learn techniques for getting the most out of textbooks, literature, and research articles. Open to Mason students only.

Counseling and Psychological Services, (703) 993-2999

Web Site

11 am - 12 pm

Statistics Seminar

Johnson Center, Room B

Spring 2012 weekly statistical seminar, featuring speakers from academia, private industry and the government.

Statistics Department, (703) 993-3645

Web Site

11 am - 2:30 pm

APA Heritage Month: Lunch

Southside Dining Hall

Come and enjoy the diversity of Asian foods and music.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education, (703) 993-2700

Web Site

12 pm

Noon Mass

Student Union Building I, Room A

Father Peter Nassetta will celebrate Mass for Mason students, faculty and staff.

Kathy O'Hare, (703) 425-0022

12:30 pm

Concert: Monticello High School Choir

de Laski Performing Arts Building, Room 3001

School of Music, (703) 993-1380

1:30 pm

Applied and Computational Math Seminar

Science and Technology 1, Room 242

Far-from-Equilibrium Dynamics in Economic and Financial Systems. The talk will focus on perhaps the two most important disequilibrating factors that are ignored, or treated simplistically, by such models.

College of Science, (703) 993-3622

Web Site

3 pm - 4:20 pm

Math Colloquia: Gerard Venema

Science and Technology Building I, Room 242

Wild things are fractals by Gerard Venema from Calvin College. Refreshments will be served before the talk.

Department of Mathematical Sciences, (703) 993-1460

Web Site

3 pm - 4:30 pm

Department of Computational Social Science Seminar

Research Hall, 3rd floor, Center for Social Complexity Suite

Re-thinking Kauffman's NK Fitness Landscape: Going from Artifact & Groupthink to Weak-tie Effects presented by Professor William McKelvey, Organizing and Complexity Science from UCLA's Anderson School of Management.

Free

Karen Underwood, (703) 993-9298, kunderwo@gmu.edu, Computational Social Science

Web Site

4 pm - 5:30 pm

Experimental Economics Seminar: Hilke Plassmann

Arlington Campus, Truland Building, Room 648

Healthfulness Claims, Flavor Processing, and Overeating: Behavioral and fMRI Insights into the Paradox of Low-Fat Food and High-Fat People.

Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, (703) 993-4719

Web Site

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Night Fun at Freedom

Prince William Campus, Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center

For children ages 5 to 12.  Activities include a variety of competitive games, upbeat activities, swimming and pizza. Please pack a bathing suit, towel and tennis shoes.  Participants must be registered the day before the event at 10pm.

$18

Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, (703) 993-8513

Web Site

7:30 pm

Ringling Brothers Circus: Fully Charged

Patriot Center

Don’t miss Fully Charged, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize children of all ages!

$110, $75, $55, $30, $18, $14

Patriot Center Box Office, (703) 993-3000

Web Site

7:30 pm - 11 pm

APA Heritage Month: Philippine Cultural Night

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Come and enjoy a story well known in the Philippines called Ibong Adarna. Watch the journey of Don Juan as he searches for the legendary adarna creature in order to save his father.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education, (703) 993-2700

Web Site

8 pm

Moscow Festival Ballet

Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The Sleeping Beauty

$54; $46; $27

Center for the Arts Box Office, (703) 993-8888

Web Site

8 pm

Opera Gala concert/Musical

Harris Theater

H.M.S. Pinafore - by Gilbert and Sullivan.

$20; $15

Center for the Arts Box Office, (703) 993-8888

Web Site

8 pm

APEX Cycle Education

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Parking Lot

The Occoquan Lot will be closed each Friday evening at/by 8:00 pm and will re-open on Sunday evenings by 8:00 pm.

APEX Cycle Education, (571) 201-7661

Web Site

8 pm - 11 pm

Mason Housing Formal Dance

The Hub, Ballroom

Presented by the Shenandoah Neighborhood.

Office of Housing and Residence Life, (703) 993-2720