January 2016


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List of Announcements (details below):

  * VSE in the News
  * Photo of the Week
  * Seminar series: Responsible Conduct of Research
  * Announcements from Office of Teaching & Faculty Excellence


*VSE in the News*

Here is a list of news stories about VSE that have been posted:

On the Volgenau Homepage: (http://volgenau.edu)

  * CSAB Elects Pearl Wang President
    Associate Chair of Computer Science, Pearl Y. Wang (IEEE-CS) was
    installed as president of the CSAB for the 2015-16 term.
  * Simohamed Ghiwane Awarded First Michael J. Casey Endowed Scholarship
    Simohamed Ghiwane, EIT, a candidate for the MS in Construction
    Project Management in CEIE, has been named the first Michael J.
    Casey Endowed Scholar. The Michael J. Casey Endowed Scholarship was
    established to honor the life and work of the late Michael J. Casey,
    PhD, and former CEIE professor.

If you have suggestions for other stories, please submit them to Martha 
Bushong, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


*Photo of the Week*


Simohamed Ghiwane the first recipient of the Michael J. Casey Endowed 
Scholarship currently works as an engineer for Fairfax County.


*Seminar series: Responsible Conduct of Research*

George Mason University is offering a seminar series on the Responsible 
Conduct of Research (details below) starting on February 3, 
2016.Completion of this series is a requirement of certain NIH career, 
education, and training grants (see: 
It is highly encouraged that all trainees (undergraduate students, 
graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars) working on other types of 
awards also complete this training.The seminars will be presented by 
experienced faculty and cover a wide range of topics related to 
conducting ethical and professional research.In order to attend, 
individuals must visit this link: 
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2539477/RCR-Seminar-Enrollment-2016 and 
enroll in the course. Once enrollment is completed the room number for 
the training will be displayed. Please encourage your trainees to enroll 
and attend.Enrollment is capped at 30 attendees for this session but 
future sessions will also be offered if the times for these sessions do 
not work for individuals who wish to attend.

For more information contact Aurali Dade ([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, 703-993-5381).

///Day 1 – Wednesday, February 3, 2016/

1:00pm-2:15pm: Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research/the 
Researcher as a Responsible Member of Society– Dr. Aurali Dade, 
Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity & Assurance

2:15pm-3:15pm: Collaborative Research and Mentor/Mentee Relationships – 
Dr. Catherine Tompkins, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean and Dr. 
Emily Ihara, Professor/Director, BSW Program, Social Work

3:15pm-3:30pm: BREAK

3:30pm-4:00pm: Research Safety - Dr. Julie Zobel, Assistant Vice 
President, Safety, Emergency and Enterprise Risk Management

4:00pm-5:00pm: Conflicts of Interest and Research Misconduct - Dr. 
Aurali Dade, Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity & Assurance

///Day 2 – Thursday, February 18, 2016/

1:00pm-2:15pm: Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership - 
Dr. Anne Washington, Assistant Professor, School of Policy, Government, 
and International Affairs and Wendy Mann, Head, Data Services Group; 
Digital Prog & Sys, University Libraries

2:15pm-3:30pm: Peer Review - Dr. Adam Winsler, Professor, Psychology

3:30pm-3:45pm: BREAK

3:45pm-5:00pm: Responsible Authorship - Dr. Jeff Offutt, Professor 
Computer Science


*Announcements from Office of Teaching & Faculty Excellence*

The items below were sent to me by Kim Eby (Director, Teaching & Faculty 
Excellence Center, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>).Please contact 
her office if you have questions.

/CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: David J. King Teaching Award/

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2016 David J. King 
Teaching Award, Mason’s award that honors an individual for their career 
contributions to the overall educational excellence of the university. 
Nominations are due February 4. For more information, please visit the 
awards page: http://ctfe.gmu.edu/awards/david-j-king-teaching-award/


_Online Course Development Institute (OCDI)_

Have you been interested in learning more about teaching online? The 
Information Technology Services (ITS) Learning Support Services 
Instructional Design team is seeking proposals for participation in the 
Online Course Development Institute (OCDI) from 02/03/16 – 03/22/16. The 
OCDI is an online, instructional designer-facilitated course development 
program. Full-time tenured, tenure-track, adjunct, term faculty members, 
and graduate teaching assistants who are interested in learning how to 
design and develop online courses are all encouraged to apply. To learn 
more about the OCDI experience, see this video 

Applications are due January 19 and can be accessed here. Please direct 
questions to Dr. Constance Harris, Manager, Instructional Design, at 
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-5950.

_Graduate Student Opportunities this Spring_

Just a reminder about our “Thriving in Graduate School” Workshop Series 
this spring, in partnership with Graduate Student Life. This 
professional development workshops series is designed for Mason graduate 
students to explore the opportunities and challenges of graduate school. 
All workshops will be held on Fridays, 1:30pm-2:50pm in Robinson Hall, 
B106. Space is limited and registration is required—see 
http://gradlife.gmu.edu/thriving/ for a full listing of spring offerings.

/Leadership Legacy Program Applications/

This program is designed for faculty and staff who are committed to 
furthering their leadership development. A significant goal of the 
program is to increase the number of faculty and staff prepared to 
assume leadership responsibilities at all levels of the institution. 
Please see the Leadership Legacy website 
(http://leadershiplegacy.gmu.edu/) for more information. A formal call 
for applications will go out next week; completed applications will be 
due February 12.


Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Phone: (703) 993-1505
Fax: (703) 993-1633