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Editors Release WITKACY, A '21st Century Perspective' on the Life & Work of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

United Kingdom – While many are unaware of him, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz 'Witkacy' (1885-1939) was a prolific Dramatist, Poet, Novelist, Painter, Photographer, Art Theorist and Philosopher; one of the most colourful personalities of twentieth-century Poland. While his work stretches far and wide, a hugely insightful new book provides us with a consideration of Witkacy's artwork, philosophy and theatre together in one definitive collection. (more...)

MicroVAX Cancer Vaccine First in Human Clinical Trial in Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

MicroVAX, LLC, a biotech company located in Manassas, Virginia announced today the commencement of a phase I clinical trial for its unique and proprietary vaccine platform that allows under the provisions of an FDA IND entry of patients with cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, ovary and lung, that have relapsed after initial salvage therapy. The trial is sponsored by the Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI), and conducted by Dr Toh Han Chong, Senior Consultant and Deputy Director at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). “Our main objective is to assess the safety and benefit of this unique vaccine, which aims to target a common protein on many of the commonest cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and provide a specific extra boost to the immune system against cancer at the same time. We will also assess how potent this vaccine can stimulate a meaningful immune response against the cancers.” When fully implemented, the MicroVAX vaccine is designed to both destroy pre-existing cancerous tumors and prevent cancer. NCCS also obtained a research grant for SGD $800,000 from National Medical Research Council, Singapore for support of the evaluation of the immune response induced by the vaccination of subjects in the clinical trial. (more...)

MicroVAX Cancer Vaccine First in Human Clinical Trial in Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

MicroVAX, LLC, a biotech company located in Manassas, Virginia announced today the commencement of a phase I clinical trial for its unique and proprietary vaccine platform that allows under the provisions of an FDA IND entry of patients with cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, ovary and lung, that have relapsed after initial salvage therapy. The trial is sponsored by the Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI), and conducted by Dr Toh Han Chong, Senior Consultant and Deputy Director at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). "Our main objective is to assess the safety and benefit of this unique vaccine, which aims to target a common protein on many of the commonest cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and provide a specific extra boost to the immune system against cancer at the same time. We will also assess how potent this vaccine can stimulate a meaningful immune response against the cancers." When fully implemented, the MicroVAX vaccine is designed to both destroy pre-existing cancerous tumors and prevent cancer. NCCS also obtained a research grant for SGD $800,000 from National Medical Research Council, Singapore for support of the evaluation of the immune response induced by the vaccination of subjects in the clinical trial. (more...)

State of Indiana Chooses SAP HANA' Platform to Help Fight Infant Mortality
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the State of Indiana has chosen the SAP HANA platform as the foundation for a management initiative, driven by Governor Mike Pence, to improve data efficiency across state government. The project, dubbed the Management and Performance Hub (MPH), will empower state leaders and citizens alike to track the state's progress against government key performance indicators and be used to initiate targeted policy solutions for Hoosiers. The state's MPH initiative will make use of SAP HANA in combination with SAP Predictive Analysis and SAP Lumira software. (more...)

comScore Appoints Mel Wesley as Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

RESTON, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ comScore (SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced that Mel Wesley will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 29th. He will step into the position following current CFO Kenneth Tarpey's retirement from comScore later this month. (more...)

Cubic Appoints Mike Knowles and Mike Twyman to Key Defense Business Segment Roles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today the following appointments aimed at strengthening its defense business unit worldwide. (more...)

Great Value Colleges Issues Research Findings on the Most Affordable Computer Science and Engineering Colleges in the Country
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SALISBURY, Md., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Value Colleges has just launched an online article that is focused on quality low-priced degrees in computer science and engineering. '50 Great Affordable Colleges for Computer Science and Engineering' is a comprehensive ranking of dozens of highly ranked colleges and universities with reasonable tuition rates. The release of the article marks a new addition to the Great Value Colleges website, which is a no-cost guide to low-cost degree programs in the United States. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company produces Bryony Lavery's HER ACHING HEART, 7/10-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bryony Lavery's Her Aching Heart. The production includes original music composed for this production by Veronica Barron. The piece will be the Boston directorial debut for Lee Mikeska Gardner who was appointed Artistic Director of The Nora Theatre Company in November 2013 following a national search. The press performance is Monday, July 14 at 7:30PM. (more...)

SciCast Calls for Science, Technology Experts to Make Predictions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

FAIRFAX, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SciCast, a research project run by George Mason University, is the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site. So what makes a crowdsourced prediction market more powerful? An even bigger crowd. SciCast is launching its first worldwide call for participants to join the existing 2,300 professionals and enthusiasts ranging from engineers to chemists, from agriculturists to IT specialists. (more...)

Chris Stinson, Maggie Erwin & More to Star in Hub Theatre's ABOMINABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's summer production of the Hub artistic director, Helen Pafumi's new play ABOMINABLE. (more...)

Canara Names Experienced Data Center Industry Executive Tom Mertz As CEO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Canara, the leader in predictive monitoring and analytics for backup power systems that ensure data center uptime, improve efficiencies and cut costs, has named Tom Mertz as its CEO. Mertz brings more than 20 years of experience in the data center and IT industry to Canara, and he will be responsible for implementing a growth plan that taps into the industry's need for more proactive and effective management solutions for backup power systems. (more...)

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Appoints DISYS' CEO Mahfuz Ahmed to the Board of Visitors (BOV) for George Mason University
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Board of Visitors of George Mason University was established in April 1972 by an act of the General Assembly after the university became an independent institution. The Board of Visitors exercises its authority principally in policy-making and oversight. Members of the Board serve four-year terms. Among Governor McAuliffe's goals for the latest appointees in their roles is to use their positions to draw upon their experiences and networks to “prudently...manage our colleges and universities...to find cost efficiencies in order to keep tuition rates as low as possible and to embrace innovation...to prepare every Virginia student to compete in a 21st century economy.” (more...)

Cyber Security Research Alliance Workshop Pursuing 'Roots of Trust' Research Focus to Protect Cyber Physical Systems
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The CSRA is a non-profit consortium founded as a forum for public-private partnerships to address cyber security research and development. 'Roots of Trust' refers to a set of security functions in a device or system, which are implicitly trusted by the device's operating system and applications, and which constitute the foundation for security. (more...)

IEEE ICC 2014 to Explore Entire Range of Global Digital Communications Advancements
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014


Paul Hurley Joins Cast of Arena Stage's HEALING WARS
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

United States Navy veteran and Washington, D.C. native Paul Hurley joins the company of the new theatrical dance piece Healing Wars, a world-premiere production from choreographer Liz Lerman that explores the aftermath of war. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Stage Reading of LIFE IS A DREAM at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

SPAIN arts & culture and The Shakespeare Theatre Company present a staged reading of Life is a Dream (La vida es sueño) by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, newly translated by Helen Edmundson. In this special presentation at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, the philosophical masterpiece comes to life in a one-night-only staged reading by some of Washington's finest actors. (more...)

National Employee Wellness Month to Support Employees in Healthy Lifestyles, June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

National Employee Wellness Month will kick off in June, helping employers focus on engaging employees in healthier lifestyles. This year, more than 200 companies have pledged their support, joining sponsoring organizations Virgin Pulse, the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork to demonstrate their commitment to engaging employees in healthy lifestyles. (more...)

KZO Innovations Co-Founder Jeff Fissel Honored as Distinguished Alumni
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

“Jeff really exemplifies all the different ways you can be involved with your alma mater. His commitment to the school and his success in his career make him a model for the highly successful professional we look to honor,” said Christine Clark-Talley, Associate VP for Alumni Relations at the Office of Alumni Relations at George Mason University. “Our distinguished alumnus of the year award designation is a pretty incredible honor since there are so many talented alumni within this school.” (more...)

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum Presents FAMILY FUN DAY Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is hosting Family Fun Day today, May 10. The event will celebrate two different yet uniquely connected themes: Chinese heritage and National Train Day. Through special exhibits, programs and events, the museum will showcase how trains and the people of China have long shared a very special place in American history. (more...)

SimonSays Entertainment Joins Producing Team of 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, Now Playing the Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

SimonSays Entertainment, helmed by Ron Simons, a three-time Tony Award nominee and a two-time Tony Award winner, has joined the producing team of "5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche.' SimonSays Entertainment is a production company which develops projects of underrepresented communities for film, television, and live theatre, has joined lead producers Chicago Commercial Collective and Pinckard Production Partners. The show having previously run to rave reviews in Chicago and New York City opened today at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago. The New York Times said the work's "raw and magnetic dementia seems destined to attract a cult following." (more...)

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