Events Archive

November 2011

Nov 10 – 4th Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The 4th Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference: Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Austerity will be held November 10, 2011 on George Mason’s Arlington, Virginia campus. The conference will tackle how governments, organizations, educators, and students are finding solutions to society’s greatest challenges in an age of limited resources. Follow George Mason’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship on Twitter (@masonsocent) to stay up to date.

Recently confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  • Paul Carttar, Director of the Social Innovation Fund, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Terry McAuliffe, Chairman of GreenTech Automotive and former Chair of the Democratic National Committee
  • Alan Merten, President of George Mason University
  • Tom Perriello, former U.S. Representative from Virginia
  • Andrew Wolk, Founder and CEO of Root Cause
  • Julie Kantor, Executive Director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship- D.C. Region

Nov 10 – CILER-GLERL Seminar Series / Dr. Bradley Cardinale

November 10, 10:30 – 11:30AM at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab. “Biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems: The evolution and future of a paradigm.” Reserve your Webinar seat now!

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Nov 10 – Erb Speaker Series / Detroit Dirt

Detroit Dirt: Sustainable Urban Entrepreneurism in Detroit. 5-6:30 pm, R2310

Panel: Founders of Detroit Dirt,  Greg Willerer and Pashon Murray, and John Bradburn of General Motors.

John Bradburn is a Staff Environmental Engineer with GMs Real Estate and Facilities Group, Energy and Environment, Global Environmental Programs. John’s current job responsibilities include implementing process and product technology improvements on a global basis that reduce environmental impacts and costs. These improvements include working with suppliers, product and manufacturing engineers as well as external stakeholder groups from a Design for the Environment (DfE) perspective to improve the global environment. To date, this program has resulted in over half of GMs global manufacturing operations (76) and 13 non-manufacturing operations eliminating all manufacturing waste from entering landfills.



Nov 9 – SNRE PhD Seminar / Ted Lawrence

“Taking the ‘Co’ out of ‘Co-management’: The delegitimization of Fishing Communities on Lake Victoria, E. Africa.” Dana 2024. Wednesday, November 9, 12-1pm. Refreshments will be served.

About Ted: Ted Lawrence is a Ph.D. Candidate at SNRE. He studies fishery co-management institutions on the shores of Lake Victoria in East Africa. Fishery co-management requires strong relationship between the national-level government and the local-level community. Legitimacy is fundamental to effective fisheries management. Ted?s research reveals the two major factors on Lake Victoria that undermine legitimacy: 1) lack of support from higher political authorities; and 2) lack of financial returns from the fishery and higher political authorities. Each of these core weaknesses degrades the legitimacy of local-level management and makes it impossible to implement proposed fishery management.

Nov 9 – Lunch with Chris Coulter, Senior VP of GlobeScan Inc.

Chris Coulter, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Collaboration at GlobeScan Incorporated will be speaking at STRAT565/NRE513.  We have arranged a BYO-lunch for him with students in room R4020 from 12-1pm.  Please reply to Shelly Whitmer ( if you would like to join.


Nov 8 – Erb Town Hall

Erb Town Hall: Erb’s Strategic Plan & How We Should Measure Success
Tuesday November 8, 5-6:30pm

Location: TBD – Calender invite coming soon (Erb Community Members Invited to Attend)

Wondering about Erb’s strategic vision? What metrics does the Institute use to measure success? What strategic initiatives are staff, faculty, the EAB, and the new Advisory Council working on?

Join the SAB and Erb staff in our first town hall of the school year! Town halls are a great way for you to give feedback to Erb faculty and staff and to ask questions of strategic importance to the Institute.

This town hall will feature a walk-through of our strategic plan and highlights of strategic initiatives that Erb staff, faculty, the External Advisory Board, and the Strategic Advisory Council are working on. Rick will open a dialogue with students regarding how the Institute should define success as it relates to an academic institute of sustainable enterprise.

Whirlyball to follow!


Nov 8 – Population & Land Cover Changes in a Maturing Agricultural Frontier

“Middle of nowhere and beyond: population and land cover changes in a maturing agricultural frontier.”
IFRI Post Doc Applicant Lecture / Laurel Suter
3:15-4pm, 1028 Dana.

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Nov 7 – Erb Colloquium Brown Bag / Wes Sine

“The Evolving Influence of Social Movement Organizations on the U.S. Wind Power Industry.”
12 – 1:30 PM, Ross E0550
Open to the University community
The Erb Colloquium is an informal gathering, please feel free to bring your lunch.

Professor Sine’s research focuses on the emergence of new economic sectors and entrepreneurship. His research context includes the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East. He explores issues related to institutional change, industry and technology evolution, technology entrepreneurship, and new venture structure and strategy. He has examined a diverse set of economic sectors ranging from the electric power industry to the emergence of the Internet. Teaching interests include entrepreneurship, commercializing university technology, new venture growth, the management of technology and innovation, and organizational change. He has consulted and taught executives in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Nov 7 – ELPP Lecture Series / Gary Ballesteros, VP Rockwell Automation

12pm, 138 Hutchins Hall. Free admission and lunch will be provided.

Gary Ballesteros, VP (law) of Rockwell Automation, is responsible for the company’s litigation and oversees the Records Management function, the Environmental and Safety organization, and the Product Safety organization and works closely with those groups to practice preventative law to avoid issues before they rise into litigation. He also serves as the company’s representative on the Civil Justice Reform Group. Before joining Rockwell in 1997, he was a partner with the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago. Gary received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988.
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Nov 4 – Ross Preview Days

The Ross School of Business invites you to a learn more about our full-time MBA program.

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