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As one door closes for Baltimore Hebrew, another opens

As one door closes for Baltimore Hebrew, another opens

Megan Goldsmith is approaching her graduation from Baltimore Hebrew University with mixed emotions. The 25-year-old Pikesville woman talks about the joy of completing her master's degree in Jewish communal service, the honor of having been selected by her classmates to deliver the student commencement address, and the anticipation of her new career.  

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Hopkins, UM get most stem cell grants

Hopkins, UM get most stem cell grants

The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland won the lion’s share of $18.9 million in grants the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission said it would award researchers Thursday.  Of the 59 grants doled out, Johns Hopkins got funding for 39 projects and the University of Maryland School of Medicine received money for 11 projects.

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Stimulus funds spur flurry of research grants

Stimulus funds spur flurry of research grants

After years of flat government funding for medical and scientific research, officials at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have been working overtime recently, putting in hundreds of grant requests in hopes of grabbing some of the $13 billion in stimulus money set aside for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. 

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Grants Totaling $20.1 Million Awarded to Address Maryland's Nursing Shortage

Grants Totaling $20.1 Million Awarded to Address Maryland's Nursing Shortage

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) has awarded eighteen institutions grants totaling $20.1 million over five years as part of the fourth round of funding in the Competitive Institutional Grants component of the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II). HSCRC has contracted with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to administer the Nurse Support Program II.  

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Arts appear to play role in brain development

Arts appear to play role in brain development

For years, school systems across the nation dropped the arts to concentrate on getting struggling students to pass tests in reading and math. Yet now, a growing body of brain research suggests that teaching the arts may be good for students across all disciplines. 

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Aspiring poet takes Sophie Kerr Prize

Aspiring poet takes Sophie Kerr Prize

A 21-year-old from the Philadelphia suburbs who'd already decided he wants to pursue a life of writing walked away Sunday from Washington College's commencement with a check for nearly $69,000 - the largest literary award in the country for undergraduates.  William Bruce, a soft-spoken English major from Rydal, Pa., won the small liberal arts college's Sophie Kerr Prize with a portfolio of poems, essays and an excerpt from the memoir of a Rwandan genocide survivor.

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Capitol College students clinch rare Department of Defense scholarships

Capitol College students clinch rare Department of Defense scholarships

For the second year in a row, students from Capitol College were awarded scholarships under the U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program. The program is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, and administered by the National Security Agency. 

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Gearing Up for Stimulus-Funded Work

Gearing Up for Stimulus-Funded Work

Since March, Johns Hopkins faculty and research staff have aggressively pursued grant dollars created by the federal government's economic stimulus package. University administrators hope that the money — some of which is already in the pipeline — will energize science and spin the wheels of job creation across the divisions. 

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Science waits for Hubble

Science waits for Hubble

The picture on Adam Riess' computer monitor arrived fresh from the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. It was the fading light from an exploding star, potentially a key piece of evidence in his yearslong investigation of one of the greatest of all cosmological mysteries - dark energy. But as the Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist waited for the next image to arrive, an e-mail message popped onto his screen. In an instant, he tumbled into what he describes as one of those "uh-oh" moments when everything changes. 

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Johns Hopkins Lab Joins U.S. Cyberdefense Effort

Johns Hopkins Lab Joins U.S. Cyberdefense Effort

Cyberwarfare is in the spotlight — and a Johns Hopkins University lab is taking part in the fight. The New York Times reports that President Obama is expected to propose an expanded digital defense push as the country grapples with “thousands of daily attacks on federal and private computer systems.” 

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Reading specialist named county Teacher of the Year

Reading specialist named county Teacher of the Year

Ebony Love Cross, a reading specialist at Valley View Elementary School in Oxon Hill, believes teaching is a "work of heart, not a work of art."  Cross was recognized Tuesday for her 12 years in the Prince George's County Public Schools system when she was named the county's Teacher of the Year at a ceremony at Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville.

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JHU's Daniels, USM's Kirwan among Md.'s new international business advisory board

JHU's Daniels, USM's Kirwan among Md.'s new international business advisory board

The new president of Johns Hopkins University and the chancellor of the University System of Maryland are among 16 prominent businessmen and women Gov. Martin O'Malley has selected to help shape the state's international business efforts. Just two months into his tenure as president of Johns Hopkins, Ronald Daniels joins Brit Kirwan of the university system, Baltimore port leader Scott Menzies and Maurice Tosé of TeleCommunication Systems in Annapolis on the new International Advisory Council. 

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D’Orazio teacher of the year

D’Orazio teacher of the year

D’Orazio was chosen from eight finalists during the Carroll County Public Schools’ employee recognition ceremony Thursday evening. He will go on to compete for the title of Maryland Teacher of the Year. 

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Business Has A New Name At Stevenson University

Business Has A New Name At Stevenson University

While Stevenson University's brand new School of Business and Leadership had a huge banner hanging from it welcoming Steve Forbes, it was a surprise to those attending its dedication ceremony whose name will be permanently etched across the front of the building. The School, located on Stevenson’s Owings Mills Campus, has been named for Baltimore builder and developer Howard S. Brown. The surprise announcement was made at the dedication ceremony at the school in Baltimore County. It will be referred to as the Brown School of Business.  

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Preparing for Swine Flu

Preparing for Swine Flu

As member colleges and universities are working to prepare for the possibility of a swine flu outbreak, MICUA will share information to help ensure campus safety. The following online resources provide relevant information and contact numbers.

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McDaniel College president says she'll retire next year

McDaniel College president says she'll retire next year

McDaniel College President Joan Develin Coley has announced that she plans to retire at the end of the next academic year, concluding 10 years leading the 141-year-old liberal arts school in Carroll County. Coley took office in October 2000 as the college's first female president and first to be promoted from the faculty.

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Washington College president says he will retire in 2010

Washington College president says he will retire in 2010

The president of Washington College says he will retire in 2010 after one more academic year.  Baird Tipson has been president since 2004 and says he's ready to enjoy reading, writing, volunteering in higher education and spending time with his new grandson.

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MICA Alumna Christina Ralls '08 Contributes to Award-Winning Public Project

MICA Alumna Christina Ralls '08 Contributes to Award-Winning Public Project

Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth, a series of public initiatives by the University of Baltimore that includes work by MICA alumna and community artist Christina Ralls '08 (MA in Community Arts), has won the National Council on Public History's 2009 Outstanding Project Award. 

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JHM Sets New Policy on Industry Interactions

JHM Sets New Policy on Industry Interactions

Johns Hopkins Medicine has adopted a new policy that significantly limits interactions with industry while ensuring effective, principled and appropriate partnerships with drug and medical device makers.

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Transfer Professionals Day Slated for May 8, 2009

Transfer Professionals Day Slated for May 8, 2009

As part of our efforts to continuously encourage the sharing of best practices designed to meet the ongoing needs of higher education students in the state, the University System of Maryland’s Office of Academic Affairs will host Transfer Professionals Day on Friday, May 8, 2009.  

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Veterans, colleges should begin preparing for Post-9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

Veterans, colleges should begin preparing for Post-9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

Veterans interested in taking advantage of one of the best educational benefit programs since World War II should begin applying to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Post-9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 beginning May 1, 2009. Maryland’s two- year and four-year public and independent colleges and universities who do not already know about the program should be ready as well, according to officials at the Maryland Higher Education Commission. 

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Tuition freeze to stay in place: House eyes state aid cuts

Tuition freeze to stay in place: House eyes state aid cuts

Maryland’s lawmakers appear poised to maintain a tuition freeze at public universities for a fourth straight year. But at the same time the House of Delegates is considering slashing state aid for private colleges and universities—a prospect which troubles some educators and lawmakers.

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Capitol College reduces summer tuition rates

Capitol College reduces summer tuition rates
In order to continue providing access to a quality, affordable and practical education in these difficult economic times, Capitol College will reduce undergraduate tuition rates by 1/3 for the 2009 summer semester.

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