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MICA Students Develop Campaign to Curb Drunk Driving Statewide

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), a division of the Maryland State Highway Administration; and Urbanite magazine partner in Loss and Consequences: The Drunk Driving Project to develop unique anti-drunk driving messaging.

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Johns Hopkins, University of Baltimore form medical-law center

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Baltimore School of Law said Tuesday that they would forge an unusual formal collaboration aimed at fostering a stronger relationship between doctors and lawyers so they may better understand the evolving health care landscape.

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College of Notre Dame Selected for $80K “Project RN” Grant From the CareFirst Foundation

College of Notre Dame of Maryland has been awarded a Project RN grant from the CareFirst Foundation to attract more nursing professionals into the classroom as educators. The grant of $80,000 will support practicing nurses pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, in exchange for a commitment to teach nursing classes for a minimum of three years.

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Economic Impact of MICUA Colleges and Universities Tops $6.4 Billion

Fifteen private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Maryland have a profound impact on the State’s economic vitality, according to an independent analysis conducted by Appleseed and released today by the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA). The findings quantify a $6.4 billion industry, which directly and indirectly supports 63,780 jobs. Together, these 15 colleges and universities attract billions of dollars in federal and private revenues, which fuel the region’s economic engine. The MICUA member institutions directly employ almost 32,000 Marylanders with a combined payroll of $2 billion.

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Capitol’s Cyber Battle Lab Outreach Program Teams up with Maryland MESA

On Jan. 21 and 28, 2011, Capitol College hosted over 100 middle and high school students as part of the Cyber Battle Lab outreach program held in conjunction with Maryland MESA. The goal for the event was to encourage middle and high school students in Maryland to consider pursuing a college education and career in information assurance (IA) and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, through cybersecurity demonstrations and career awareness workshops.

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Maryland teacher named finalist for national title

A Frederick County chemistry teacher named Maryland's Teacher of the Year last fall is among four educators from around the country who will vie for the title of National Teacher of the Year, the State Department of Education announced Wednesday.

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Capitol College Furthers Dedication to STEM Learning

Capitol College was proud to host the 2011 Maryland FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Kickoff Event on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Laurel, Md. campus. More than 200 students representing 33 Maryland high school teams attended the event. The event reiterated Capitol’s dedication to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning and its ongoing partnership with FIRST students.

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Loyola University Maryland Receives Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification

Loyola University Maryland has been named among the colleges and universities receiving the 2010 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification recognizes institutions demonstrating a significant commitment to their communities through service, curricular engagement, partnerships, and other forms of outreach.

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Local universities address nursing shortage

Driven by two trends — the graying of the profession and a bedeviling national nursing shortage — Baltimore-area colleges and universities are expanding programs to not only train the next generation of nurses but address a looming shortage in their own faculty ranks.

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For summer: Community service internships for undergrads

The Johns Hopkins University today unveils a program that will pay for service-minded undergraduates to stay in Baltimore over the summer to work as interns at local nonprofit and government agencies at no cost to those agencies. Launched with a $1.25 million gift from an anonymous donor, the new Johns Hopkins Community Impact Internships program hopes to attract more than 25 students in this first year, and is funded to accommodate 50 undergraduates each year thereafter.

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Baltimore International College (BIC) students meet the President of Ireland during Ireland practicum

Baltimore International College (BIC) students participating in their 5-week Ireland practicum had the privilege to meet the President of the Republic of Ireland, the Honorable Mary McAleese and her husband, Dr. Martin McAleese, during a luncheon visit to the Park Hotel. President McAleese's title in Irish is “Uachtarán na hÉireaan.”

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Baltimore biotech parks grow despite recession

While some sectors of Maryland's economy struggle to shake free of the Great Recession, the biotechnology parks adjacent to Baltimore's two top teaching hospitals stubbornly continue to add laboratories, offices and — most importantly for the city — jobs.

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Baltimore International College School of Culinary Arts Students Help Prepare Thanksgiving “Dinner” for Kennedy Krieger School Students

Baltimore International College (BIC) and Coastal Sunbelt Produce are teaming up to provide a Thanksgiving meal for students and staff of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Lower/Middle School on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. The special lunch will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans.

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College of Notre Dame changes name to Notre Dame of Maryland University

The College of Notre Dame will be known as Notre Dame of Maryland University starting next fall, school officials announced Tuesday at an on-campus pep rally. President Mary Pat Seurkamp said the new name, chosen by a unanimous vote of the board of trustees Oct. 30, is a nod to a long tradition of all-women's undergraduate education and to Notre Dame's evolution into a more complex institution that offers doctoral degrees in education and pharmacy.

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College of Notre Dame changes name to Notre Dame of Maryland University

The College of Notre Dame will be known as Notre Dame of Maryland University starting next fall, school officials announced Tuesday at an on-campus pep rally. President Mary Pat Seurkamp said the new name, chosen by a unanimous vote of the board of trustees Oct. 30, is a nod to a long tradition of all-women's undergraduate education and to Notre Dame's evolution into a more complex institution that offers doctoral degrees in education and pharmacy.

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Fort Meade Alliance to promote STEM to students with Tech Mania

The Fort Meade Alliance is hosting its 6th Tech Mania to help boost high school students’ interest in STEM-based careers through hands-on technology demonstrations by local companies. Nearly 200 students from Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George’s Counties will gather at Capitol College on Friday Nov. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. to experience some of the technologies being used right in their own backyard. Students will examine cybersecurity, social networks, Bluetooth technology, iPhone apps, video surveillance, intrusion detection, satellite and GPS technology and home networks.

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MICA President Honored for Civic Leadership by Partners for Livable Communities, Dec. 7

Partners for Livable Communities will honor MICA President Fred Lazarus IV with a Founders Award for Civic Leadership for his contributions to the Baltimore community through his leadership at MICA and local arts organizations. The award will be presented during the Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit formal dinner and awards program on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. One of the defining aspects of Lazarus’ tenure as president of MICA has been his commitment to using art to affect positive community change.

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McDaniel, Boys and Girls form outreach partnership

McDaniel College and the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster are forming a partnership with the goal of strengthening the relationship between the campus and club. Campus officials said the partnership includes increased volunteer opportunities, access to college facilities and events and club-based programming.

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Goucher Earns an A- on the College Sustainability Report Card

Goucher College is getting greener, according to the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The institute raised Goucher's grade for sustainability efforts to an A- in its annual College Sustainability Report Card.

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Mount Saint Mary's Univ. transfer numbers rise

Over the past two years, Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg has tripled the number of student transfer applications. This past fall semester, the Mount admitted 50 transfer students to go along with its 425 first-year students. Currently the college has 150 transfer students on campus, with half of them transferring in from community colleges.

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Financial Times Ranks Loyola's Sellinger School Among World's Top Executive MBA Programs

Financial Times has named Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management one of the world’s top Executive MBA programs. “The Sellinger School is committed to challenging our students to approach business and leadership guided by ethics, integrity, and a deep understanding of the global economy and their organization’s role in it,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management.

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College of Notre Dame of Maryland Steps Up to Address Maryland's Nursing Shortage

College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Nursing is boldly addressing Maryland’s nursing shortage with the launch of its first entry-level, four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program. Women who are interested in a nursing career and are high school seniors or graduates can apply now for fall 2011 admission to the Women’s College.

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Stevenson University to Offer RN to BS Program at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

The Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) is the newest addition to Stevenson University’s RN to BS partnerships. Stevenson was recently approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer classes at SMHEC. This partnership will allow nursing students in Southern Maryland to finish their bachelor of science degrees in nursing through Stevenson.

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Frederick County's Michelle M. Shearer Named 2010-2011 Maryland's 'Teacher of the Year'

Michelle M. Shearer, a chemistry teacher at Urbana High School in Frederick County, has been named the 2010-2011 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick made the surprise announcement this evening during an elegant gala at Martin’s West that also included Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. Ms. Shearer is a graduate of Princeton University and McDaniel College.

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UMMS chief: Health reform may slow ‘meds’ growth

If New York is the center of the financial world and Detroit is forever linked with automobiles, Baltimore has its “meds and eds.” Health care and higher education have long dominated the region’s economy, as again supported by the Baltimore’s Business Journal’s latest List of the region’s 100 largest employers.

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Hopkins again tops in U.S. for research spending

Johns Hopkins University again led the country in research and development expenses in 2010. The university spent $1.85 billion in medical, science and engineering research dollars in fiscal 2009, which ran from July 1-June 30. That made the university the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for the 31st straight year, according to the National Science Foundation.

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New site helps students compare private loans

Students at private, nonprofit colleges and universities in 12 states can use a new online service to find the best deal on a student loan, avoiding complex web searches that discourage students from finding the best deal. The Marketplace, a web site launched in August, offers private loan options that show student applicants how much they will be charged before submitting their loan application.

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New Website Supports Student Access and Success at Private Colleges, Highlights MICUA Institutions

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) unveiled a new website yesterday designed to highlight and support efforts by nonprofit private colleges and universities to increase the number of at-risk students they enroll and to boost the retention and graduation rates of various student populations. The website is the central component of Building Blocks to 2020, a national initiative organized by NAICU and CIC to help the nation meet President Obama’s call to make the United States first in college completion by 2020.

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St. John's helps build college in Iraq

St. John's helps build college in Iraq
St. John's College may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about exporting American democracy and ideals to Iraq, but the little Annapolis college is, in fact, playing a big role. "Over the years, I have seen how a liberal education can transform the lives of students," said college president Chris Nelson. "But can a single university, through the liberal arts, transform a country?"

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MICA Students Design Energy-Saving Mobile Information Station for MEA's EmPower Maryland Campaign

MICA Students Design Energy-Saving Mobile Information Station for MEA's EmPower Maryland Campaign

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) have partnered to develop an energy-saving interactive mobile information station that demonstrates to users how to save money and reduce power consumption with simple behavior changes. The exhibit, EmPower Maryland: You Owe It to Yourself, is the product of a year and a half partnership with the MEA and MICA’s Center for Design Practice (CDP) on designing innovative communication strategies for the state’s campaign on energy efficiency, EmPOWER MARYLAND.

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