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  • Preparations are underway for a new hackathon focused on health and technology. The first edition of MedHacks will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the JHU Homewood Campus. 

  • Mount St. Mary’s University will examine and discuss recent racial unrest in the city of Baltimore and in America by hosting an upcoming panel discussion titled: “Justice in America Today? Challenges and Opportunities for Action” held on September 2, 2015.

  • Often, when one thinks of an archaeological survey, the image is of teams of people with shovels and sifters carefully digging into the ground to see what they can find.

  • McDaniel College was recognized for the third consecutive year as the top liberal arts college of the six in Maryland in Washington Monthly magazine's "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings, which assess the value colleges provide to nonwealthy students, according to a McDaniel media advisory.

  • He'd heard the negative stereotypes about Baltimore — about its crime rate, about its disparities in wealth, about its spike in violence this year — so when Dominic Yared of Lexington, Mass., thought about moving to the city to start his freshman year at the Johns Hopkins University this fall, he wasn't sure what to expect. 

  • The new presidents of Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s University are gearing up for a new school year and students’ first day of classes Monday. “I love greeting them and seeing the level of excitement — and some anxiety of course,” Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine, 48, said in an email.

  • Careers in science, technology, math and science — now known simply as STEM — have been male-dominated for years. That’s left many a woman, and the girls that follow them, wondering where they stand in this seemingly “boys-only” market. 

  • The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Independent College and University Association elected Roger Casey, President of McDaniel College, as Chair of the Board effective July 1, 2015. Elected by unanimous vote of the MICUA Board of Trustees—which includes the presidents of 15 private colleges and universities in Maryland—Dr. Casey will lead the organization in implementing its strategic objectives.
  • In less than two years Slack Technologies has become one of the most glistening of tech’s ten-digit “unicorn” startups, boasting 1.1 million users and a private market valuation of $2.8 billion. If you’ve used Slack’s team-based messaging software, you know that one of its catchiest innovations is Slackbot, a helpful little avatar that pops up periodically to provide tips so jaunty that it seems human.
  • Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Goucher College's Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institution on Friday to announce an effort to restore Pell grants for prisoners.

  • After half a decade of decreasing MBA applications amid a financial crisis, graduate business schools across the country have steadied the ship in recent years, with the number of applications remaining relatively stable since 2012. But to move beyond mere stability and build that number back up, business schools must adapt their curricula to the needs of the communities they serve, said Kathleen Getz, the new dean of Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management.

  • When clothes get clean, students learn math, English, and other subjects at the Rainbow Coin Laundromat in Long Branch. On July 22, Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot presented a proclamation and the “Comptroller’s Medallion” to Nok Kim, owner of Rainbow Coin Laundry, and Washington Adventist University business students for their efforts in helping students in the Long Branch area.

  • The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland plan to open one of the country's largest computing centers this month. The Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center will open with $30 million in state funding, officials said.

  • Washington College is now an official host site for the middle school component of Horizons of Kent & Queen Anne’s, the nonprofit that provides low-income children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade with a summer program of academic and cultural enrichment. 

  • An interdisciplinary group of sciences faculty at Loyola University Maryland has been awarded a $565,495 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a scholarship and mentoring program to recruit and graduate academically talented low-income students pursuing a degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, or statistics.