Friday, April 12, 2013
Events are held at George Mason University's Founders Hall in Arlington.
Arlington Economic Development's Venture Camp series will round out the spring with a pitch fest and an event on 3D printing. The social venture pitch fest starts at noon Monday. Up to 20 entrepreneurs from around the region are expected to attend. "3D Printing: A Revolution on your Desktop" will be at 5 p.m. May 1. According to the event announcement, "And you thought the internet was big? 3D printing is going to change the make up of our economy and society as much as the information revolution did in the 1990s and 2000s." Venture Camp events are free, though organizers ask that you register online if you plan to attend. Both events will be at George Mason University's Founders Hall, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive. Stories from past Venture Camp …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
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Thursday, March 7
The 2013 No Fear in Love Race Committee would like to thank the George Mason University Arlington/Fairfax Campus and the wonderful Arlington community. Because of your kind contribution, we are closer to our goal of awarding a 16- to 24-year-old dating violence survivor a one-year scholarship to attend Mason. We would like to especially thank the Communication Department for sponsoring/advertising the race; Josh Cantor/Transportation Services for donating shuttle services to and from Arlington; Marilyn Clark for marketing the event on both campuses; the Arlington Holiday Inn for hosting the pre-race/reception activities; Cardinal Bank for donating the awesome T-shirt bags; Silver Diner, P.F. Chang’s, Uncle Julio's, and Sport & Health for …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The van will make a stop outside Founder's Hall.
The DMV2Go van will be at George Mason University’s Arlington campus Wednesday. Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles hosts the service for both those affiliated with GMU and the Arlington community. Drivers can renew their driver's license, update their address, get a copy of your driving record, obtain titles, license plates, decals, transcripts and more. Details of what services are offered are on this flyer. The van will be parked from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arlington campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, in front of Founder’s Hall.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Students raised more than $1,000 to buy personalized gifts for 86 children in Arlington County's Kids in Action.
George Mason University students and alumni raised more than $1,000 to provide 86 presents to low-income children enrolled in Kids in Action, according to the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, which oversees the elementary after-school programs. Students with George Mason's Hillel organization — the center for Jewish campus life — used a combination of email blasts, on-campus fundraisers and Internet crowdfunding to raise the cash needed to buy presents for all 86 children in Arlington's elementary after-school program. The effort followed a smaller fundraiser last year, where money was raised to buy personalized gifts for 30 elementary school students at Carver Community Center's elementary after-school program. The …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Campaign advisors talk candidly at VPAP forum at George Mason's Arlington campus.
Remember all those horrible television ads in the Tim Kaine-George Allen race for the U.S. Senate? It turns out not everyone with those campaigns liked them, either. Mo Elleithee, a senior strategist for the Kaine campaign, and Boyd Marcus, a senior political advisor for Allen's Senate bid, agreed Thursday that many of those ads were "total crap." Elleithee said the negative ads paid for by outside groups actually helped Kaine. The two spoke candidly for more than an hour at a Virginia Public Access Project forum at George Mason University's Arlington campus. George Mason political scientist Mark Rozell moderated. The pair — Elleithee is a longtime Democrat, and served as senior spokesman for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2008; …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Ries, Chopra among panelists at George Mason University's Venture Camp.
Listening to those engaged in Arlington's burgeoning startup culture talk about their increasingly successful seat-of-the-pants lifestyle is like sitting in the crowd at a rock concert, just as the lights go out: Something is about to happen. And it's not just economic development officials casting the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor as a tech-centric, creative breeding ground for successful companies. Other people are starting to notice. That breeding ground reflects a cultural stamp, said Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup and one of four speakers Tuesday at George Mason University's Venture Camp. "They're not just trying to copy Silicon Valley," Ries told Patch. "They're doing their own thing. They're showing that the way of thinking and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Eric Ries is one of featured speakers at Tuesday event.
Eric Ries, author of "The Lean Startup," will be the featured speaker Tuesday at George Mason University's VentureCamp event in Arlington. Ries will join Arlington resident and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Melon Power founder Craig Isakow for the one-hour event. "A Conversation with Eric Ries," according to a news release, will be "a lunchtime conversation about Lean Startup principles and their application to the work of the public sector. From innovation in social policies to science and technology policy, lean startup techniques can support rapid, cost-effective innovation and better policy outcomes for the public sector." The event starts at noon Tuesday at …
Monday, October 1, 2012
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will square off on domestic policy Wednesday.
With the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney taking place Wednesday night, some may wonder about the importance of the debates to the American people and the election. “Debates are key events particularly for undecided voters in this election cycle who are persuadable at this point,” said Mark Rozell, professor of Public Policy at George Mason University in Fairfax. The debate, on domestic policy, airs live at 9 p.m. ET from the University of Denver. Jim Lehrer of PBS' NewsHour, will moderate. According to CNN, in the 2008 presidential election, 60 percent of registered voters had already made their decision before viewing the debates. However, a recent CNN poll showed that 57 percent of …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Noted economists will debate an issue of growing importance.
Income inequality in America has become an increasingly important issue, as evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the growing disparity from the local to the national level between the haves and the have-nots. In October, two nationally prominent economists will discuss the question: Income inequality in America — is it a problem for public policy? The speakers are: George Mason University political scientist Jack Goldstone will serve as moderator. The event is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at George Mason University's Founders Hall, 3301 Fairfax Drive. A reception follows.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
With reversal on affirmative action, enrollments could become less diverse.
Hispanics, African Americans and Asians make up about 30 percent of George Mason University's student body, but, a few years from now, that percentage could drop if the Supreme Court reverses its position on affirmative action. Last week, the court announced it will hear arguments this fall for a Texas case in which the plaintiff claims she was discriminated against attending the University of Texas because she is white. The use of affirmative action in college admissions was last upheld in 2003, but the makeup of the Supreme Court has since changed significantly. In The Huffington Post, law professor Ediberto Roman said he believes the conservative bloc of justices will likely eradicate the practice "once and for all." The court's …