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Inauguration of President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

The Mount St. Mary’s University community will gather on Monday, October 23 to celebrate the inauguration of Timothy Trainor, Ph.D. as the 26th president of the university. The inauguration ceremony celebrates not only Retired Brigadier General Trainor’s formal installation as president, but also his leadership and accomplishments since joining the Mount in August 2016.

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Baltimore artist (& MICA alumna) Amy Sherald to paint Michelle Obama's official portrait

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004 and just joined the faculty there, has been commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Student drug awareness campaign begins with talk on the brain chemistry of addiction

Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Linda Gorman set the tone for her talk on drugs and brain chemistry Wednesday night with a clarifying statement.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University Announces New Board of Trustees Chair

Notre Dame of Maryland University Board of Trustees names longtime educator and community leader, Dr. Brenda Jews as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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Hood College, Carroll Community College sign enrollment agreement

Hood College and Carroll Community College signed an enrollment agreement Oct. 9 to ease the transition of CCC students in continuing their education at Hood.

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Matters of National Security (Washington College)

After completing a yearlong vetting process, four Washington College students have spent their summers with high security clearance working at three national security corporations and a government agency.

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McDaniel Interview Day a chance for students to practice, make connections

Students made their way around McDaniel College’s campus on a sunny fall day wearing business attire, many in dresses and heels, suits and ties.

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The Philosophy of Technology (St. John's College)

The advent of digital technology may have changed the way the world communicates and functions, but its origins date back centuries.

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(MICUA) congratulates Hood College on its 125 years of service and leadership: A Letter from MICUA's President

The Maryland Independent College & University Association (MICUA) congratulates Hood College on its 125 years of service and leadership as an outstanding institution of higher learning in the liberal arts tradition.

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MICA President Samuel Hoi Receives Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship

MICA President Samuel Hoi was just named a 2017-2018 Art of Change Fellow by the Ford Foundation. The fellowship program recognizes "visionary artists and cultural leaders in creating powerful works of art that help advance freedom, justice and inclusion, and strengthen our democracy," according to a statement released by the Foundation.

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The university project that led to the discovery of a long-lost Albanian alphabet (MICA)

Design Week: How did the idea for your thesis project come about?

Edon Muhaxheri: I came to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, US to study illustration practice, which is a programme for already developed illustrators. The course allows them to experiment within their existing field so I ended up focusing on mechanical toys, which before electricity was invented were known as automatons.

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DACA letter to Congressional members

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New health and fitness accelerator names first five members (Johns Hopkins)

Five startups have been selected to participate in the inaugural M-1 Ventures health and fitness-focused accelerator program based at Johns Hopkins University.

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Check out these games by MICA’s new game designer-in-residence

Earlier this week in Business Buzz, we told you that The Maryland Institute College of Art named Silver Spring native Lishan AZ its first ever Game Designer-in-Residence, and that she plans to work on an interactive experience on Baltimore’s public transportation, using smartphones and low-tech materials like notebooks and playing cards.

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State budget cuts target aid for Md. private college students

Grants to Maryland’s private colleges and universities will be cut by $2.1 million as part of $67.2 million in budget cuts announced by the state Thursday, forcing the schools to find money to replace grants promised to students.

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Hopkins incubator pairs startups with lawyers pro bono

When Nan Zhang decided to grow her company out of her alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, she knew to handle the science but not the business side.

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MICA names a Game Designer-in-Residence

The Maryland Institute College of Art named Lishan AZ its first ever Game Designer-in-Residence, another step forward for the school’s developing game design program.

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McDaniel College students feel excitement, nerves during new move-in

Carah Pennington, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, sat on her bed in a McDaniel College dorm room, petting her service dog, Daisy.

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Hood College celebrates beginning of 125th year

A new set of freshmen filed into Hood College’s Hodson Outdoor Theater donning their red beanies and ready to start their college journey.

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Message from Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president: Responding to the weekend’s events in Charlottesville

As we work together to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity within our campus community, we cannot fail to witness this weekend’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., with concern. As members of a university community with its values firmly rooted in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, we are called to speak out against bigotry, prejudice, and hatred.

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Washington Adventist University Gains Approvals To Offer New Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree First institution in Maryland to offer the degree

Washington Adventist University (WAU) has been approved to implement a new Bachelor of Music Therapy degree program. WAU is the first institution in the State of Maryland and currently the only Seventh-day Adventist institution in North America to offer this degree.

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Washington College’s innovative new Eastern Shore Food Lab will be based in the heart of Chestertown in a renovated restaurant space.

In an effort to integrate Washington College’s innovative new Eastern Shore Food Lab directly with the local Chestertown community, the College announced today that the Food Lab will be based downtown in the building which presently houses the Blue Heron Café.

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Capitol senior Ryan Brown prepares for career in research

What sets Capitol Technology University from other higher education choices in the region? Ask Ryan Brown and he’ll mention two attributes in particular: the focus on engineering and technology fields, and the close-knit, friendly environment.

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McDaniel College honored for 'Models of Excellence'

McDaniel College is one of six colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its 2017 Models of Excellence program, drawing recognition for its partnership with a Maryland school system to train and employ a more diverse workforce.

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Hood College's Master's Degree in Cybersecurity Approved

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved Hood College to begin its Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

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Washington College receives $1 million gift

A couple who visited Chestertown regularly for over 30 years has bequeathed over $1 million to Washington College as an endowment for the study of the classical world.

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MICA Launches New Citywide Initiative to Support Baltimore's Creatives and Entrepreneurs

The Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (B/CAN) is a new citywide initiative spearheaded by MICA but operating under its own identity that will foster a vibrant and inclusive creative economy in the city. Longtime Baltimore arts and culture producer Maggie Villegas, who co-founded the renowned EMP Collective and previously oversaw community-driven arts initiatives for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA), will officially begin as executive director August 1.

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Cheng (MICA professor) is named winner of 2017 Sondheim Artscape Prize

Baltimore artist Cindy Cheng has been named the winner of the 2017 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

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Maryland, Hungary strike deal that leaves Budapest campus of McDaniel College open

Members of Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet struck a deal Friday with Hungarian diplomats to ensure classes continue at McDaniel College's Budapest campus after the Central European country tightened its regulation of foreign universities.

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St. John’s College: How the nation’s third-oldest school became a pioneer of modern liberal arts

Established in 1696, St John’s College is the third-oldest college in the United States. It’s liberal arts curriculum and teaching strategies are famous worldwide, placing the school among the most highly-respected places of study in the US. Over the years, the school has developed and innovated a unique educational experience for all attendees; one which immerses students in a world of active involvement and thought-provoking insight.

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