Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury the revolving door.

Many Democrats have no trouble seeing the inequities and ethical gaps of today’s economy manifested in the Mitt Romneys of the world. It’s unfortunate and, yes, not a little hypocritical that they aren’t more willing to draw those same connections when it comes to their own.

Why Did Democrats Give Jack Lew a Pass?
BY ALEC MACGILLIS
While Washington was obsessing Wednesday over whether or not the oh-so-intimidating Gene Sperling had threatened Bob Woodwardover his deeply misguided take on the budget sequester, another veteran Democratic number-cruncher skated by: The Senate confirmed Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury, by a vote of 71 to 26.
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H.R. 845 SHIELD Act Revised – patent litigation Trolls

curb patent litigation by trolls by imposing “loser pays” Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

H.R. 845 SHIELD Act Revised – patent litigation

New House legislation would create financial deterrence measures to curb patent litigation by trolls by imposing “loser pays.” There will be a House hearing on patent litigation on Thursday, March 7. Details below.
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NASA opportunities for the education community

NASA opportunities for the education community.

Full descriptions are listed below.


NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program to Host Interactive Student Presentations
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Presentation Dates: Feb. 28 – March 1, 2013
Polar Science Weekend at the Pacific Science Center
Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Date: Feb. 28 – March 3, 2013
NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Next Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Expeditions 37 and 38 In-flight Education Downlink Opportunities
Audience: All Educators
Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2013
Host a Real-Time Conversation With Crewmembers Aboard the International Space Station
Audience: All Educators
Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2013
Free Smithsonian’s Stars Lecture Series
Audience: All Educators and 9-Higher Education Students
Next Lecture Date: March 2, 2013
Historical NASA Space Artifacts Available for Educational Use
Audience: Educational Institutions, Museums and Other Education Organizations
Deadline: March 4, 2013
Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators
Event Dates: Various Dates During March 2013
Engineering Design: Forces and Motion — The Great Boomerang Challenge Web Seminar
Audience: 9-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Mar. 7, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EST
National Air and Space Museum Super Science Saturday Events
Audience: All Educators and Students
Next Event: March 9, 2013
NASA Request for Information — Educator Professional Development
Audience: Entities With the Academic Expertise Needed to Implement a Range of Requirements Designed to Enhance the Professional Development of STEM Educators
Deadline: March 11, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Pre-Proposal Teleconference Slides and Agenda — NASA Research Announcement (NRA) Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMP+) (Announcement Number: NNH13ZHA001N, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 43.008)
Audience: Informal Education Institutions
Proposal Due Date: April 9, 2013
Pre-Service Teacher Institutes at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Audience: Higher Education Students
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Institute Dates: July 12-24, 2013
Don’t miss out on upcoming NASA education opportunities.
For a full list of events, opportunities and more, visit the Educator and Student Current Opportunity pages on NASA’s website:
— Educators http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/current-opps-index.html
— Students http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/current-opps-index.html
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