Monday, December 17, 2012

OSCAR's Top 3 Picks of the Week 12/17

This Week at Mason:


TheatreWorks: Aesop's Fables (Jim West Productions)

December 18th


Prince William Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Aesop's delightful fables of wit and wisdom, including The Stag at the Pool, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the grapes, The Wind and the Sun, and The Lion, and the Mouse come to life through the large and colorful puppets of nationally acclaimed puppeteer and storyteller, Jim West.

ECE Seminar: Noraisyah Mohamed Shah

December 19th

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 4801

Join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a presentation by Noraisyah Mohamed Shah: Analysis of Variation in Satellite to Ground Path Losses in Apparent Clear Sky.       

George Mason University Convocation

December 20th

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Patriot Center

Mason's first formal convocation for December graduates. Patterned after convocations held in May, one university convocation will be held to honor those graduates from each school and college, and will include the hooding of doctoral candidates. Faculty members are encouraged to attend; full regalia optional.

Good Luck on Finals and Have a Happy Holiday Season!  

Friday, December 14, 2012

Internships with The Working Group on Displaced Populations

The Working Group on Displaced Populations will offer four internships for the Spring 2013 semester for undergraduate students who are committed to conducting research in displacement-related areas.

The working group is a collection of Mason faculty, students, and alumni who are exploring the creation of a Center for Displaced Populations at the university while doing those things we expect from the Center.  The mission is improving the response to displacement through research, instruction, coordination, and awareness. “Displacement” for our purposes includes refugees, internally displaced persons, immigrants, child soldiers, and the victims of human trafficking.

          Students accepted into an internship can expect to work on the WGDP displacement news blog, CDP Watch (; author white papers on displacement issues; plan and conduct their own displacement projects; assist in event planning; participate in awareness events, including kiosks at Mason; and to present their own displacement research with their fellow interns at an end-of-semester event.

          Applicants must be enrolled in a directed study course and have an agreement with a Mason faculty member that will provide academic credit while taking advantage of the student’s involvement with the working group.  Interns will be supervised by Alan Howe, a founding member of the WGDP and 2012 Mason graduate (BIS, Middle East Displacement Studies) under the direction of the WGDP faculty steering committee.  These rewarding internships are unpaid.  Interns are expected to contribute 10 to 12 hours per week. 
Applications including an academic resume and a student-faculty academic agreement should be sent to my address below by January 13th.  Selections will be made before classes begin. 

For more information, please contact:
Al Fuertes
New Century College
WGDP Faculty Steering Committee Coordinator


Monday, December 10, 2012

OSCAR's Top 5 Picks of the Week 12/10

This Week at Mason:


ECE Seminar: Lev Rodovskiy

December 10th, 2012

11:00am to 12:00pm

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3202

Join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a presentation by Lev Rodovskiy on Vehicle Leveling Using Optimal Control.

6 Annual Conference on Security Analysis and Risk Management

December 11th - December 13th


Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 125

Professionalizing Security Risk Management. The Security Analysis and Risk Management Association's Annual Conference is the primary outreach event for the security analysis and risk management community, and is expected to attract approximately 300 participants this year.  

Cybersecurity 2012: Global Threat, Global Responses

December 12th, 2012

10:30am to 2:00pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, McLean, VA

Join the School of Management while they attend this conference that investigates how countries, governments, and corporations are responding and the elements of international cooperation in cybersecurity. There are a limited number of free student tickets. Please visit:

FAVS Senior Project Screening

December 14th, 2012

9:00am to 4:45pm

Johnson Center, Cinema

Join the Film and Video Studies program as they present works from the Fall 2012 graduating seniors.

OSCAR Fall 2012 URSP Student Presentations

December 14th, 2012


Johnson Center, Robeson Room 240A

Join us for the Fall 2012 URSP Oral Presentations. A schedule of the presentations and their locations will be available in the Johnson Center Robeson Room (Rm 240A). We welcome all Mason affiliates to attend the presentations and learn what our URSP students have been working on this semester.