George Mason News

Altamira announces partnership with GMU Engineering School
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Volgenau School of Engineering provides graduate and undergraduate education, as well as contract programs, focused on and responsive to the unique technology, management, and leadership needs of government and the business community. Examples include a set of two-day, non-credit courses that raise understanding around massive data analytics and systems engineering topics, and a full master's degree in Data Analytics Engineering, each delivered at the customer's offices. (more...)

Jeffrey Herrmann Named New Managing Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre Board President Becky Lenaburg announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Herrmann as the Rep's incoming managing director, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Herrmann will succeed departing Managing Director Benjamin Moore, who has led the organization for 28 years. (more...)

Parabon Launches Crowdsourcing Initiative to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease with Computing Capacity Donated By Concerned Citizens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The CAAD software infrastructure, which is powered by idle, otherwise wasted computing capacity of potentially thousands of computers – ranging in power from laptops to Linux clusters – the program aims to become a vital platform for computationally intensive AD research. By downloading and installing a small, unobtrusive software application that, like a screensaver, operates only when a computer is not otherwise in use, volunteer providers can offer up the idle capacity from their computers to support the CAAD effort. The crowdsourcing of such spare capacity from computers around the globe will enable important AD research questions to be addressed that would otherwise be prohibitively time consuming. Individuals who wish to support the CAAD program can download the application and learn more about the research initiative by visiting ComputeAgainstAlzheimers.org. (more...)

Leidos Sponsors 2014 FIRST Championship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

RESTON, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is continuing its longstanding commitment with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Leidos is funding more than 120 teams, 38 of which are FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC ) teams, providing employee coaches and mentors, and sponsoring elementary, middle and high school competitions across the country in regions with Leidos offices. In addition, Leidos is sponsoring 10 regional events and the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Mo., April 23-26, 2014. (more...)

Ailey II Returns to New York to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from today, April 2 - 13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season - the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France. Tickets starting at $49 are on sale now. (more...)

New Simulation and Game Institute in Prince William County Opens Doors to support entrepreneurship in simulation, modeling and game industry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Simulation and Game Institute (SGI) is the only one of its kind on the East Coast and one of only four global affiliated facilities established to primarily support early-entry entrepreneurship into the simulation, modeling and game industry – an $80 billion industry, growing 7% annually. (more...)

Mount Washington College Names Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Information Technology
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

In this role, Dr. Overmyer will lead the continued development of the school's new information technology degree programs for Mount Washington College's national online program. Dr. Overmyer will build staff, vendor and partner relationships for the online program and as the Vice Provost, he will supervise the deans of the College's schools and the activities of the academic programs. He will report to Dr. Gregory von Lehmen, Mount Washington College's Provost. (more...)

Cyber Security Research Alliance Initiates First Research and Development Projects with Drexel University and George Mason University
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

"Drexel and George Mason Universities were selected from a number of outstanding academic research proposals for their approach and understanding of the challenges in securing cyber physical systems," said Lee Holcomb, president of the Cyber Security Research Alliance and director, engineering and technology, for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. (more...)

Nouvation's New OTIS Advisory Council to Help Drive Safety and Process Improvement in Blood Banks and Laboratories
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

“We are grateful to these seven seasoned advisors for their expert counsel as we continue to fine tune our deviation-tracking-and-trending solutions relative to practitioner needs and regulatory requirements,” said Nouvation President and CEO George Behr. “Their 150-plus years in blood banking, laboratory and transfusion medicine, pathology—and healthcare administration, process improvement, quality assurance, risk management and technology—will be invaluable as we explore new ways to help users drive process improvement and compliance, and promote transfusion safety and laboratory quality.” (more...)

ClancyWorks, Zeta and More Set for Green Space's TAKE ROOT & FERTILE GROUND, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new and emerging artists in April. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by ClancyWorks Dance Company and Zeta Dance Group. (more...)

Leading Communications Experts to Address Global Wireless Technology & 5G Infrastructure Advancements at IEEE ICC 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014


NBC Sports Group's Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Coverage Begins 3/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

For the second consecutive year, NBC Sports Group will present live coverage of the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. More than 16 hours of coverage of the first round and quarterfinals begins Thursday on NBCSN and select NBC Sports Regional Networks. All games telecast on NBCSN will also be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. (more...)

Eric Cevis Appointed President of Global Wholesale at Verizon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Verizon Enterprise Solutions president John Stratton has appointed Eric Cevis to lead the unit's global wholesale division. Cevis most recently led the Verizon's global wholesale sales organization for the Americas. (more...)

AVG Technologies Highlights Importance of Security for People in their 'Connected Cars'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), The Online Security Company for 177 million active users, today announced its participation in the Connected Car Pavilion during the week of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival. (more...)

AVG Technologies Highlights Importance of Security for People in their 'Connected Cars'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), The Online Security Company for 177 million active users, today announced its participation in the Connected Car Pavilion during the week of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival. (more...)

William Peace University Continues Speaker Series with Dr. Peter Mandaville Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

William Peace University (www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it is continuing its with a presentation and discussion by Dr. Peter Mandaville, The event will be held today, March 6, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium located at 15 East Peace St. (more...)

Battelle in Panel Discussion on Vehicle Cybersecurity Issues
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

AUSTIN, TX(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2014) - A leader in Battelle's cybersecurity division will be a panelist at the Connected Car Pavilion event, hosted by Waggener Edstrom Communications and automotive expert Doug Newcomb, in Austin, Texas on March 8 to discuss the future of connected car technology. The event takes place at 101 Red River Street, across from the Austin Convention Center. (more...)

New Digital Economy Task Force Report Addresses Digital Economy, Illicit Activity
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) released its report on the emerging digital economy and recommendations for policy makers, financial institutions, law enforcement and others to encourage its growth while preventing the sexual exploitation of children and other criminal activity. (more...)

NBC Sports Group Adds Live Coverage of Atlantic 10 Men's Championship 1st Round Games
by TV News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

NBC Sports Group will present more than 16 hours of live coverage of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (more...)

THE MOST EXCELLENT (AND BUSTED) BATTLE Set for Reading at Playwrights on March 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

The newest piece from playwright, actor and hip hop artist Psalmayene 24 , THE MOST EXCELLENT (AND BUSTED) BATTLE, will be presented in an industry reading on Friday March 7th at Playwrights Horizons. Book and Lyrics are by DC Based Psalmayene 24, Music is by DJ Nick tha 1da and it is directed by Wendy C. Goldberg, the Artistic Director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. (more...)

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