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House Of Sweden Explores Earth & Space

March 29, 2015

The Embassy of Sweden has started a year-long journey through Earth & Space. Within their outreach program they will explore:

Outer Space – how can innovations in space become sustainable solutions on earth? What can we learn from space science?

Mental Space– how can we involve a diversity of actors in promoting human rights and transparency globally? Equality and openness will be on the agenda.

Cyber Space– how can we use social media and digital diplomacy to influence difficult issues? What are the latest examples of innovations in this field?

Earth’s Origin – how does our way of living impact the earth – what are the new environmental technical solutions?

Earth’s Resources – how are we using the resources from the earth? What can we learn from, e.g., the mining industry, life science sector and transport industry?

Read more about their Spring Program here.


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Thos Moser is Back

March 12, 2015

Join founder Tom Moser and the Master Craftsman Warren Shaw for the return of Thos. Moser, Handmade American Furniture, to Georgetown on Saturday, March 21, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the new showroom, located at 1028 33rd Street.

Tom will be on hand to sign a commemorative catalog between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Master Craftsman Warren Shaw will demonstrate how the iconic Continuous Arm Chair is made. Visitors are also invited to enter for a chance to win a spot in the Customer-in-Residence program where the winner spends a week in the Maine workshop building a Continuous Arm Chair while staying at Freeport's historic Harraseeket Inn.

To enter the contest online, click here.


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President Obama Congratulates Georgetown University

March 2, 2015

The President Obama paid tribute Sunday to Georgetown University’s 200th anniversary of its charter with a message lauding the impact Georgetown graduates have made in this country and around the world. The charter, signed into law by President James Madison on March 1, 1815, is considered a seminal event in university history.

Obama: Happy Birthday

“A lot’s happened in Washington over two centuries and Hoyas have always been at the center of the action,” Obama said in his tribute.

“Simply put, this country and this world benefit from your commitment to Jesuit principles, to being men and women for others. Here’s to the next 200 years. Happy Birthday and Hoya Saxa.”

Read more here.

 


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