Archives for May 12th, 2012

How Raleigh bicycles got Britain’s economy spinning

You probably didn’t know this, but Raleigh bicycles helped to rally the British economy in 1946 following World War II. OK, so maybe I’m giving bicycles more credit than they deserve, but if you want to spin your wheels for a bit, you’ll enjoy this 17-minute short film from 66 years ago.

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Are dominos the new handwriting?

I never really got into Nintendo, but these 30,000 cascading dominos tell quite a story in about three minutes if you want to be mesmerized.

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.