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McDaniel College Graduate Students Assist Elementary-schoolers with Reading in Summer Clinic

One hot afternoon in July, a group of students were still working away studiously in the classrooms of Robert Moton Elementary School. Though they were young — second to fourth grade — they were plugging away at writing their memoirs.

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Hanna Pickard, an Expert in Moral Psychology, Joins Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Hanna Pickard remembers participating in lively dinner-table discussions as a kid. She'd listen closely as her parents, both law professors, debated abstract ideas of equality and justice as well as current issues like the finer points of nuclear disarmament, the ethics of trade embargoes with South Africa, and the viability of civil disobedience as a legitimate form of protest.

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At the Lux Art Institute, Carolyn Case, MICA Alumna & Faculty Member, Seeing What Sticks

When artist Carolyn Case starts a painting, she’s never sure how it will end up.

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Seven Finalist Named for $50K George Washington Prize (Washington College)

Seven books published in 2018 by historians have been named finalists for the 2019 George Washington Prize.

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Common Ground Students Set to Complete Remake of Henry David Thoreau’s Single-story 'Walden' Cabin (McDaniel College)

In Henry David Thoreau’s masterwork, “Walden,” he describes the simple, self-sustaining life he led when he stayed in a single-story cabin on Walden Pond in Massachusetts for two years.

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TEDCO Used $4.2 Million to Help Commercialize University Research Last Year (Johns Hopkins University)

A TEDCO program designed to help universities turn research into commercial activity funded seven startups and 26 technology assessments during the last fiscal year, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation announced.

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Hopkins Taps University of Maryland Dean to Head Business School

Johns Hopkins University didn't turn far to find the next dean of its Carey Business School.

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Liberal Arts Colleges Can Regain Enrollment With These Four Strategies (St. John's College & Goucher College)

Despite a spate of negative headlines, it's not all doom and gloom for liberal arts colleges. To be sure, financial pressures and sagging enrollments are major threats to the viability of small colleges, and an increasing number have not been able to survive. But several colleges are also proving that smart pricing and well-designed academic initiatives can stem enrollment slides and sometimes increase student headcount even in the current, challenging environment.

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NASA Announces New Dragonfly Drone Mission to Explore Titan (Johns Hopkins University)

NASA announced Thursday that it is sending a drone-style quadcopter to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

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Washington College Men's and Women's Swim Teams Garner Scholar All-America Status for Outstanding Grades

The Washington College men's and women's swim teams have once again been award Team Scholar All-America status by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA).

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Eight Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty to Become FAANs

Eight faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The recognition sets aside nursing leaders as the most highly distinguished within the profession and honors outstanding accomplishments that have significantly impacted health care.

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Capitol Technology University Signs New MOU with Istanbul Aydin University, Strengthens International Cybersecurity Presence

On May 31, 2019, at the historic Middleton Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Bradford Sims, President of Capitol Technology University, signed an MOU with Dr. Mustafa Aydin, President of Istanbul Aydin University. The official signing was held following a meeting with the university presidents, along with Mr. Gunay Evinch, Co-chairman of the Board of the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), and Maryland’s Secretary of State, Mr. John Wobensmith.

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MICA Graduates Design Light Installation to Convey Łódź Ghetto Population Decimation for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

At the end of the month, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will feature a powerful visual installation, "Liquidation," designed by two recent Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) graduates that uses LED lighting to tell the story of the Nazis' annihilation of Jewish and Roma people living in the Łódź Ghetto during the Holocaust. The installation is part of an exploration of how museum visitors interact with information visualization.

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How Racial, Geographic Disparities Affect Cancer Treatment (Hood College)

Leaders in the field of cancer research gathered at Hood College for the imaging science and cancer biology symposium, and kicking off the event was the keynote speaker, Otis Brawley, M.D.

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Washington Adventist University's Enactus Team Places Third at National Exposition

The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus Team received a 3rd place award in the Opening Round of the 2019 Enactus National Exposition held in Kansas City, Missouri held May 5-7, 2019. The competition featured 86 universities who for three days presented their entrepreneurial-based projects aimed at empowering their communities.

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Alicia Wilson departs Port Covington team for Johns Hopkins

Alicia Wilson, who has played a key role in kickstarting the 235-acre redevelopment of Port Covington, is joining Johns Hopkins as vice president of economic development.

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What Happened When a Small Liberal Arts College Stopped Raising Tuition (St. John's College)

In November 2017, leaders from St. John's College met to discuss the three-century-old institution's annual tuition increase. They expected the meeting would be straightforward. For years, the small liberal arts school — with campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico — raised its sticker price by around 3%.

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Mount St. Mary's hires new dean of students

Levi Esses has been hired as the new dean of students of Mount St. Mary’s University. Esses will manage the university’s student life services, including the offices of residence life, and campus activities and recreation, among other responsibilities.

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How to Woo Capitol Hill? Johns Hopkins Is Putting On a Research Extravaganza

Marcy Davis had her elevator pitch down. Huge deficits in reading ability had made it harder for Baltimore’s high-school students to succeed, she said, practicing into a computer screen on Monday morning. But a semester-long reading lab for ninth graders had helped them build vocabulary and read more fluently. That work, funded by the Department of Education, was making a difference.

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Kent Devereaux Appointed 12th President of Goucher College

The Board of Trustees of Goucher College today announced that it has selected Kent Devereaux to become the College’s 12th President by unanimous vote last evening. He will assume the office of President on July 1, 2019.

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Hood College's Frederick Food Security Network Awarded Grants to Expand Operations

Hood College’s Frederick Food Security Network (FFSN) has been awarded two grants to help maintain and expand its community gardens.

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Johns Hopkins University's 21st Century Cities Initiative funds 15 new urban research projects both local and global

Johns Hopkins University's 21st Century Cities Initiative, a hub for urban research, recently awarded 15 seed grants to faculty and doctoral researchers pursuing projects in Baltimore and beyond.

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Mount St. Mary's University Announces $6 Million in Transformational Gifts to Athletics

Mount St. Mary's University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. announced today that John J. and Patrick J. Rooney, both C'60, and their spouses JoAnn and Sandy, respectively, have given a total of $6 million for a state-of-the-art facility that will promote growth and enhanced performances for the Mount's Division I athletic program as well as increased intramural sport and recreational opportunities for all students.

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Loyola names Brightview Senior Living CEO Marilynn Duker as 2019 Business Leader of the Year

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management named Marilynn Duker, Chief Executive Officer at Brightview Senior Living, the 2019 Business Leader of the Year. The award honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization.

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Baltimore firm raises $110 million to bring Johns Hopkins' cancer-detecting blood test to market

A newly formed Baltimore company has raised $110 million to develop and commercialize a cancer-detecting blood test, created by Johns Hopkins researchers, that doctors would give patients during routine physicals.

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Over $6 million in Nursing grants awarded by MHEC

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that nearly $6.2 million was awarded for 17 Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at nine Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II).

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Hood Graduates 500 Students During 122nd Commencement Ceremony

Approximately 500 total undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at Hood College’s 122nd Commencement ceremony today.

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Stevensville High School students selected to attend Congressional Academy at Goucher College

Stevensville High School will have three representatives attend The Presidential Academy for American History and Civics and companion experience The Congressional Academy for American History and Civics in Maryland, July 7-20.

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Loyola University Maryland Pledged $250,000 to York Road Initiative

Govans property owners on York Road will decide whether to create a business improvement district and pay a new tax in exchange for more services.

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Cancer survivor, three sisters among graduates at Hood College

Allison Poore was halfway through her master’s program at Hood College when she was diagnosed with stage 2A Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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